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Rehab Exit Interview: Tim Danko

December 30, 2007

1. Briefly describe your experience at comic artist rehab:

Extreme highs and desperate lows as i felt myself stripped back to the very core of existence before heading out to rejoin my drugged life again…. sorry that was Lohans rehab. Until technical and physical difficulties threw me out of whack it was very pleasant and exhilirating to see what came out without planning or foresight under four day deadlines. Rythmic utopia.

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

That i could make the deadline but to always have a safety back up. Trust my own inner resources to create.

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

I think around four five six the comics hit to the meat of something, early on they were a bit thin and then last round finally too complex. this will change with further distance and i can fully ‘get’ what really came out in the comics.

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

My last one felt unsatisfying to me. Maybe i hit the conclusion too early.

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

I draw comics every day anyway. Most of the source for my rehab strips were from one of my daily books. I set up a structure for the book i am drawing in to allow it to be like free diving. The book i used for rehab is limited to black blue and white.

6. Any suggestions for future rounds?

God like interference in the personal lives of rehabbers by the moderators. Removal of all contact with the outside world for all rehabbers and a strict regime of menial daily chores.

Round Two: Day Twenty Five

December 25, 2007

Added February 2008:


Round Two: Day Twenty One

December 21, 2007

Added February 2008


Round Two: Day Seventeen

December 17, 2007

my computer monitor fried out on sunday and will have a loaner tomorrow so my dec 17 is gonna be a day late… apologies. unavoidable. things scarce on this island.

Added later:


Round Two: Day Thirteen

December 13, 2007

deeper jokes

….we are getting closer to the action! A joke, yay!

Round Two: Day Nine

December 9, 2007

are we here?

something is emerging… trying to get a handle on the story without the characters taking it on a natural drift. i had a plan but i also want to see where it goes by itself.


Round Two: Day Five

December 5, 2007

rehab no no noo

i had to get the rehab joke out of the system… hopefully the class can now move on.

Round Two: Day One

December 1, 2007

your mamma wears army boots…

some guys talking and stuff… and so it begins

Artist Introduction: Tim Danko

November 30, 2007


My name is Tim Danko; I have been making komiks for mmbbllrrfff (over twenty years) in Melbourne, Australia and most recently on Great Barrier Island, New Zealand. I have generally created activities under the Dead Xerox Press candelabra. Komiks love and hate me.

Beyond the really obvious reason that checking into any kind of rehab is sooooo cool, I am doing this to make a story. On a broad komik level I never have trouble drawing or coming up with an idea. I get a little antsy if I haven’t drawn something in four days. Making a comprehensible story is another matter. I would like to make a continuing strip like story told in four panel segments that hopefully rehab will provide the structure for without me relapsing into obscurity. Hopefully a direct audience may pin me to the floor and stop me lying (like group therapy, don’t lie to the group). Especially if all the drugs have been taken away. And I’m forced to take out the trash and do the dishes. I’d like to feel like part of a conversation again komik-wise which has felt a bit missing lately.

On a personal level, I am struggling with psoriatic arthritis condition. After trying the traditional medicine way (massive amounts of steroids, grrrrrrrrrr….), I have been looking at alternative ways and been told that the main cause is my body’s immune system attacking itself. Essentially my self not recognizing itself. I hope to pursue these stranger selves through the rehab therapy and resolve them into one happy family, and cure the crippling pain in the joints. Jeepers…