Simon Bisley was one of those creators that had a profound impact on me when I was in my teens. Coming across his work in Slaine was amazing. It was violent, over the top and extreme in all the right ways. Simon has continued to make work and seems to never slow down. We cover a million different things in this interview, but somehow don’t even discuss what he is working on right now.
An inkstuds that has been a long time coming, me and Paul Pope talk about comics, art and more. His new book is Battling Boy from First Second. Paul’s other work includes the important indie comic THB, as well as 100%, Heavy Liquid and Batman Year 100 from DC, and books like One Trick Rip Off and PulpHope. I didn’t get music from Paul in time for posting, so I book-ended the interview with a couple of tracks from the soundtrack to El Topo. It felt appropriate.
Tumblr wunderkind, Simon Hanselmann joined me to chat about his ongoing web work and the world of Megg, Mogg and Owl. Simon’s work can be found on his own tumblr, Girl Mountain and as well as his amazing Truth Zone strip on Comics WorkBook.
"French cartoonist Blexbolex joined me to talk about his art and comics. His work published in English from NoBrow press and Enchanted Lion Press has been getting a lot critical acclaim for amazing use of colour in creating some fantastic books, like No Mans Land and child oriented work like People and Seasons."