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Rehab Exit Interview: Cassandra Tytler

February 29, 2008

1. Briefly describe your experience at comic artist rehab:

I liked the fact that I only had to draw four panels each time. Usually my stories at six at a minimum, but often 12 or more. Having four panels meant that I could tell smaller stories, which meant I felt freer. It was nice having my work online and reading people’s comments on what had been posted. It was also nice that other people were doing the same thing as me on the other days, and also great to meet them all. Gave me a sense of community.

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

That the interest in my comics isn’t in my skills as a drawer, and to stop being paranoid about my lack of technique.

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

Probably my one about living in France cos it’s a story I like to tell, but not enough people ask!

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

Maybe my one about Aussie men, cos I’m not entirely sure it made sense, and in a way what I was feeling wasn’t thought through enough, or at least was hard to communicate in four panels.

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

Yes, but it was great to have rehab to push me along.

6. Any suggestions for future rounds?

Can’t think of anything. All ran smoothly for me and can’t think of any changes necessary. Thanks!

Round Four: Day Twenty Eight

February 28, 2008

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Round Four: Day Twenty Four

February 24, 2008

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Round Four: Day Twenty

February 20, 2008

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Round Four: Day sixteen

February 16, 2008

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Round Four: Day Twelve

February 12, 2008

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Round Four: Day Eight

February 8, 2008

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Round Four: Day Four

February 4, 2008

Big Baby

The perspective is a little warped because I took photos of the images rather than using a scanner.

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Artist Introduction: Cassandra Tytler

January 31, 2008

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To my shame, I’ve been very distracted from making and reading comics for the last few years. I have a fanzine worth of material but haven’t got round to getting to the photocopiers. (Do people still even photocopy their comics?) It all seems hard, and I admit that I need a kick up the arse – thank-you Amber for doing just this.

On the up side I have other creative endeavours that I have been obsessing over. It’s not as if I’ve become an (insert your idea of most boring job here). I’ve been in France for the last year doing two art residencies, and have been continuing to make videos and extra bits and pieces. Am inspired and busy and enthusiastic … but something is missing … The pain in my hand as I carefully trace over my pencilled drawing, the dirty erasure debris collected on my desk, the yellow spots in my vision after being at the photocopiers. I want back in!