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Mememe

September 25, 2008

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Sorry I didn’t do the deadline thing Amber! I’m a loner, a rebel.

Plus I have no scanner at the momo and had to photograph this.

The last panel that got chopped off reads “I spent a lot of time in the sick bay, either crying or with my friend and her mysterious fainting condition”.

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Rehab Exit Interview: Sarah Howell

January 31, 2008

1. Briefly describe your experience at comic artist rehab:

Tough but good. It would of been even harder if I hadn’t decided to serialise a story I had already sketched out, but as it was is was hard making myself sit down and do the work, particularly the first 4 installments. After that for some reason it was easier. The first half I keep on getting caught out by the fourth day, but later it was becoming more of a habit and I’d be a bit more forward thinking about other commitments that might interfere.

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

Just sit down and do the work. I know this theoretically and I do it in other areas of my life, but actually pushing through with Comics Rehab has given me an example of actually achieving that persistance with my comics that I can refer to and say “see it works”.

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

The fifth one (Day Nineteen), not because the art work is any better or worse but because this was the first appearance of the bunny character and the story shifts at this point, picks up pace.

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

The third one (Day Eleven) was the most rushed, but it still worked ok, so it was a lesson to not be so anal.

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

I drew comic journal entries on average once week before Comics Rehab, but Comics Rehab has definitely made me think about doing work that is more polished than my journal work and it has also got me thinking about webcomics. I’m going to go back to the notes I made in the lead up to Comics Rehab and see if there are any ideas that I chickened out on that would work as another series for my own blog.

6. Any suggestions for future rounds?

This round was a big learning curve I think for everyone involved, the mid-round slump was devastating to witness, but made everyone’s return to form even more triumphant. The fact that all of us recovered from our stumble is credit to how Comic Artist Rehab works and the thought Amber has put into it. It will be interesting to see what effect the face-to-face drawing session mid-round in february has on the process.

That was a very roundabout way of saying it works and i don’t think it needs any messing with.

Thank you Ross, John, Miss Helen, Amber and everyone who left comments! Thank you Comic Artist Rehab.

Rehab Exit Interview: John Weeks

January 30, 2008

1. Briefly describe your experience at comic artist rehab:

We drew comics until the wee hours. We had fun. We didn’t get paid. I enjoyed seeing the other strips as they progressed, and getting immediate feedback on my stuff.

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

a) I need to brush up on Photoshop or b) I’m too dependent on computers. Maybe both. Also, I need to set up a home studio space. All my art tools are at the office, as well as the scanner.

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

Probably ‘Daily Commute‘. It’s been fun to reference stuff from my daily life & neighborhood. I’m getting better at drawing cyclos, bit by bit…

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

Day 16 needs to be a bit more cohesive in terms of style. Happy to get it out of my system and on the page though.

5. Do you hope to keep up drawing comics after rehab?

Yep. I may do a small collection of my Cambodia comics. ‘Breakfast‘ will appear in an exhibition this Friday.

If so, how often.

Sporadically. I need to mind Comics Lifestyle too.

6. Any suggestions for future rounds?

The more comments and peer pressure there is to complete a strip, the more effort artists will put in. I’ll be watching from the peanut gallery to see if Round Four’s ‘fresh meat’ can cut it.

Rehab Exit Interview: Ross Radiation

January 30, 2008

1. Briefly describe your experience at comic artist rehab:

This all sort of came about at a time where I was busier than I have been in the last year or so, it was all pretty hectic… but enjoyable and I really needed to force myself to do some drawing, so it was beneficial

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

I am not good with deadlines… but I can force myself to do anything… and I underestimate how long things take to actually create…

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

Day Fourteen, the art is a little sketchier but I think it’s kind of funny and it’s slightly more autobiographical than my “flights of fantasy” stuff

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

Day Twenty two, I think the art was pretty lousy, it was rushed and the idea is no prize-pig either

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

Yeah, maybe not every four days but maybe weekly, believe it or not I have already done a page…. woot!

6. Any suggestions for future rounds?

Trophies, man! that’s what we need!

Rehab Exit Interview: Miss Helen

January 30, 2008

1. Briefly describe your experience at comic artist rehab:

I drew comics every 4 days. I whinged a lot but I really enjoyed it. It’s good to have an incentive to create things and though I think I could have done a better job, had my health not been so problematic, I’m glad that I stuck it out! I really loved the support and comments. It’s so nice to get a bit of love. Self publishing can be so isolating!

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

Soldier on! That it’s ok to do a bad drawing, you can often save it or just re-draw it! It’s good to plan things, but sometimes spontaneity is better! I’m def going to keep a list of ideas on hand constantly.

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

Day Nine. I’m so obsessed with the inside of flowerpot girl’s house.

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

Chicken. It’s just so messy.

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

But of course, in some form or other. I’ve got a new zine out which hasn’t been launched yet and it’s more freestyle pictures with words than comics. But this has encouraged me to explore narratives.

6. Any suggestions for future rounds?

More Amber with a big stick!

Links:

More Miss Helen at spycore dot net

Round Three: Day Twenty Eight

January 28, 2008

Life’s a Beach

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Round Three: Day Twentyseven

January 27, 2008

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Today I’m back in Tassie. Different scanner makes this post not as crisp as I would like, but that’s how it goes.

I hope you folk have enjoyed this slowly evolving tale and thank for your kind comments!

Round Three, Day Twenty-Six

January 26, 2008

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What would you do with your life if you were stinking rich?

I’d probably spend more time drawing comics like this…. sad, isn’t it?

Round Three, Day Twenty Five

January 25, 2008



Apparently this is my last rehab! I’m going to miss it! I’ve got some ideas in the melting pot(ie. noggin) about the flowerpot community, which will be fun to rehash in my future works.
I’ve also got a new zine out, Fly Away Bird #5 which hasn’t been offically released, but when it is, I’ll be posting a link to how/where you can get a copy at my blarg.
Forgive my lateness of this comic, I just got back from Critical Mass(we rode from Hyde Park to Bondi Beach and I insisted on frollicking in the water when it was over). It was my first big ride since I’ve been ill, and it felt good. I’m on the mend, finally now, with some special perscription only nasal spray, for those interested in my health.
Byeeeee comic rehab people!!!

Round Three: Day Twenty Four

January 24, 2008

This Marvellous Digital Age:

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