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Rehab Exit Interview: Emily Reed

May 30, 2008

1. Briefly describe your experience at comic artist rehab:

I was excited to give it a go but also totally intimidated by the drawing – there were ideas I had that I simply couldn’t do. But I loved having the assignment in my head all the time. I love how it made me look at my day, searching for the four panels.

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

I now realise (on an even deeper level!) how much thought, work and skill goes into a good comic.

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

I think I like #4 –the one handed activities. Because the things were easy enough to draw so that they didn’t get in the way of the idea.

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

Definitely #6 –the drawing of the old man. i was trying to capture a particular tone that my drawing just wasn’t up for.

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

Yes, I’d like to keep adding comics to my blog -it’s a nice change to the writing. But we’ll see. The rehab deadlines were a nice motivator.

6. Where can people see your work in the future? (warning: it’s a baby blog)

7. Any suggestions for future rounds?


Round 6 -Day 28

April 27, 2008

Round 6 -Day 24

April 24, 2008

Round 6 -Day 20

April 20, 2008

Round 6 -Day 16

April 16, 2008

Round Six -Day 12

April 11, 2008

Round Six -Day Eight

April 7, 2008

Tried to draw a smug look in the second panel to no avail. Also tried for guilt in the last but only got to sad. But it’s been really interesting to try. I have such the urge to look up an old cartoon drawing book from the 50s to practice.

Round 6 -Day 4

April 3, 2008


As suspected, this has made me really appreciate (even more!) the skill of comic artists. Can see I need to spent much more time on actual drawing. SO much harder than blogging!

p.s. The pram was a gift from the in-laws

Artist Introduction: Emily Reed

March 30, 2008


I’ve never drawn a comic in my life. But I’ve been reading them for a while now and watching all the great artists and wide variety of styles here on Rehab and thought ‘That looks fun.’

So I raised my hand and started thinking of all the great stories I could tell with this new genre–until I realized, um, I can’t draw. At all.

This may be painful to watch.