Thank you! I think my style happened intentionally and naturally. When I first started drawing comics I was trying to parrot Dan Clowes but I found that I couldn’t really pull it off. I started drawing “throw-away” comics in my sketchbook that were just quick and dashed-off and I really enjoyed their energy and simplicity compared to my labored stuff. I was also reading a lot of minimalist comics at the time like Jeffrey Brown, Gabrielle Bell, John Porcellino, Ron Rege Jr., James Kochalka, etc. Over the years I’ve just tried to make my drawings quicker and so the evolution it’s taking now is mostly for speed since I don’t have a lot of time.
Thanks Julia! It was really nice to meet you! And you’ll have to remind me of that French author you were showing me.
This Saturday, 11/30 I will be at the Short Run festival in Seattle. Come to the panel I’ll be speaking at 12:15, with Virginia Paine, Roberta Gregory and Genevieve Castree, moderated by Megan Kelso!
IF YOU ARE IN SEATTLE!! I will be here as well tomorrow! Please stop by if you want to check out my comics. Also check out that panel above as those are some pretty amazing folks. Buy comics not crap!