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Rehab Exit Interview: David Tang

November 28, 2007

1. Briefly describe your experience at comic artist rehab:

It was a pretty stressful experience actually, in between work and life, it didn’t leave much time for making comics. But somehow I managed to get the comics out. A big part of it was not wanting to let down my fellow Comic Rehabers after all if they can do it, so can I.

I had to give up a lot of things though, I’m actually going to Bali next week and was planning to work out my guns. But because I had to make so many comics, I didn’t have time to go to the gym! So I’ll be traveling with a bit more flab than I would’ve liked 😦

2. What, if anything, did you learn from the program?

Whenever I’m not actively making comics, for some reason I always think I can draw a page quickly and easily. For example I would often waste away a weekend and say “ahhh… I’ll work on comics later, there’s still time.” But when I finally get around to starting, I barely manage a panel.

Participating in Comics Rehab makes me remember how long it takes to make a page, and unless I set aside sufficient time – it’s not going to happen.

3. Which one of your own comics are you most pleased with and why?

Day twenty-three: “All dressed up” (part 3), looking at the art it’s probably one of the best pages I’ve ever drawn. I struggled for AGES trying to get the likenesses down of my friends in panel 2 but in the end, I’m really happy with the results.

4. Which one of your own comics are you least pleased with and why?

Day nineteen: “Things to do before I turn 30” was a very last minute comic. It was probably around this time that I hit a funk and my output started to go downhill. My art (with the exception of the next week’s) just wasn’t as strong as the previous weeks.

5. Do you hope to keep up drawing comics after rehab? If so, how often.

I’m going to take a couple weeks off, but afterwards I am aiming for a panel a day for a few weeks, take a break, rinse and repeat. I’ve got some good momentum right now and it would be a shame to let it fizzle out. But we’ll see.

6. Any suggestions for future rounds?

It would be good to get the word out more. Especially early on, when there were more people around, cheering and commenting – it encouraged me to produce better work, because I wanted to impress people. But towards the end, it felt like I was in a desert – making even four panels every four days a mammoth task.

Round One: Day Twenty Seven

November 27, 2007

Sales 101


Round One: Day Twenty Three

November 23, 2007

All Dressed Up (Part 3)

Hey kids, this is not the end of “All Dressed Up”, but for the next comic (my final one for Comic Rehab) I want to draw a self contained one. I’ll probably print “All Dressed Up” in it’s entirety for my next comic book, so stay tuned!

Round One: Day Nineteen

November 19, 2007

Things to do before I turn 30

Originally I was planning to post up the next instalment of “All dressed up”, but after penciling it I wasn’t happy with the results. I might be going through a bit of an artist’s block right now, my drawings have been pretty crap over the last couple days. So instead of posting something subpar, I figured I’d give it a bit of a break before takling it again in 4 days time. This filler comic is obviously something I knocked up really quickly. I know it sounds bad but I’m really starting to lose steam.

Round One: Day Fifteen

November 15, 2007

All dressed up (part 2)

One thing I’ve learnt from participating in Comic Rehab, is that there will always be an excuse to NOT make comics. Work, going out, going to the gym, television, video games… at the end of the day it just gets to the point where I have to think, “what’s important to me?” And if it’s making comics, then I need to MAKE the time.

And from what I understand, tonight’s comic marks the halfway point for me. Hoo ah!

Round One: Day Eleven

November 11, 2007

Oh no! Like Ben Cousins getting whisked away by a pair of blondes when he was supposed to go to LA for a rehab clinic – I’ve missed my first day of comics rehab 😦 I do have a good excuse though, on Saturday I had my belated 26th birthday party, and it left me pretty wrecked for most of Sunday (which was when I started the comic). If it’s any consolation, the party was so freaking awesome. Also, I had heaps of trouble getting my friend Ling’s likeness right… anyway it is now 2:00AM, I need to sleep cause I go to work in a few hours. Goodnight!

“Obsessive Compulsive” Conclusion:

Obsessive Compulsive (part 2 of 2)

“All Dressed Up” Part 1:

All dressed up (part 1)

Round One: Day Seven

November 7, 2007


This comic has two more panels to it. Tune in in 4 days for the stunning conclusion!

Round One: Day Three

November 3, 2007


Oh no! I posted this comic earlier last night (it is now 2:17AM of the next day) but forgot to press “publish” (instead only pressing “Save”)! I went out immediately afterwards and only just got back now, and hadn’t realised that there was a problem with the uploading :(!!!!
Really sorry fellow rehabers, but I swear I stuck to the deal!

Artist Introduction: David Tang

October 31, 2007


“Comics to me has always been a hobby, so anytime it starts to feel like a chore I’d rather not create. I mean if I don’t enjoy it, what’s the point right? At the same time though, I’ve been telling people I’m a comics creator since 2002, and in all that time I’ve only put out two issues of “Knee Pockets”. I keep thinking that when I turn 30 in a few years, what am I going to have to show for it? Help me comics rehab, help me!”