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Round 8 exit interview: Adam Ford

March 3, 2010

1. What were you hoping to get out of rehab? Did you get it?

I guess I was looking to rekindle my confidence in my ability to create new things. I very easily get sucked into the literary equivalent of pushing your food around the plate to make it look more empty: editing and editing poems and never declaring them “finished”, getting zines ready to print but never printing them, stalling everything at the proofreading stage… something like rehab, which forces you to commit to creating new stuff on a regular basis, is the kind of thing that I generally respond well to.

In the end, I had a new 28-panel comic strip that I didn’t have before, and I’m pretty happy with that.

2. What was the most unexpected thing about this round?

I wasn’t expecting Nacho Ravioli, but I’m glad she turned up.

3. What – about your own comics – made you happiest during this round?

The way that I got a feel for drawing the two main characters. They sort of gained more definition re: their visuals every time I drew them. They’re quite well defined in my mind – and on the page – now, as opposed to the sketchy way they appeared when I first thought of them.

The other thing that made me happy was how friendly and encouraging and NICE everyone was in the comments. It really felt like our own little happy comic-loving community.

4. what – about your fellow rehabbers’ comics – made you happiest during this round?

I particularly liked the way people were taking photos of their comics instead of scanning them. There was something scruffy and handmade about that approach that I really liked.

As for fave strips from each of my fellows:

5. Are you rehabilitated now?

Oh I hope so. I have form, though. I may have to come back for another post-relapse round.

6. Where can people see your comics in the future?

Best place to find out what I’m doing creatively (or not doing, as the case may be) is my website:

7. Any suggestions for future rounds?

More photos! More spot colour! What about rounds that are defined by their technique? A crayon round, a texta round, a pencil round, a cut-n-paste round, a vector art round…

Round 8: Day twenty7

February 27, 2010

Well, that was a lot of fun. This bird is landed – not sure if it’s in one piece, but it’s on the ground at least.

Round 8: Day 23

February 23, 2010

I think the colour on this page is Esther’s – she’s one and a half. It was already on the page when I started the comic.

I posted this last night but I wasn’t happy with it, so this morning I snuck into Photoshop and rearranged the panels. I think it’s better now.

Round 8: Day 19 (1 day late)

February 20, 2010

(i recommend clickenation for embiggenising for this one)

Ah yes. We’ve had no power in our house since last night. No electrickery means no modem. We’ve got a workaround now, so here I am, a day late but still here. Colouring credit for this one goes to my 3yo daughter Oonagh. Our first online artistic collaboration!

Round 8: Day 15

February 15, 2010

Another black and whiter – the girls were restless again tonight. I’m just pleased that this is going up on the date it was supposed to.

Round 8: Day 11 (4 realz)

February 12, 2010

No colour tonight – the daughters are restless and I’m not game to sneak into their room for their textas. Apologies for the delay, too.

Round 8: Day 11 – placeholder

February 12, 2010

Damn, these things come around so quickly! I thought I didn’t have to post a comic until tonight, so here’s a placeholder until I fulfill my rehab obligations later today. Sorry Amber, sorry everyone. Hate to be the first to stumble, but it was mere incompetence and vagueness, not comicker’s block or ennui or fear or anything like that, I promise.

Round 8: Day 7

February 7, 2010

I have no idea how I’m going to land this bird – no idea at all…

Round 8: Day 3

February 3, 2010

Round 08: Reintroducing Adam Ford

January 31, 2010

Hello. It’s nice to be here. Some of my other comics are over here.