Andrew is a cartoonist in Melbourne. He posts comics online at mumblier.com, though embarrassingly not for a while. He wrangles the Minicomic of the Month Club each year, and the Caravan of Comics ebook project.
What is your favourite thing to draw? Do you keep a sketchbook? What do you fill it up with?
I try to keep a sketchbook, it kind of feels like my main Publishing Output at the moment — sad as it is — is posting sketchbook drawings to instagram. My sketchbooks tend to fill up with fleshy folds and distressed muscles, but I’ve also been super into drawing chickens recently. We’ve had a few in the yard for a while, they are pretty silly and fun to draw.
What’s a great comic you’ve read recently?
I liked Box Brown’s An Entity Observes All Things, a collection of short sci-fi stories. I liked each of the little worlds Box made for each story, and visually there were some great robots and monsters and spaceships. Nice use of colour too — just one or two different colours for each story.
I think my favourite was the one where the lady moves forward and reaches some kind of Universal Enlightenment after being captured by a space lizard.
What’s the most enjoyable part of the comics making process for you?
There’s some part of me that enjoys the busywork of stapling and folding, but only for so long. I really like the few moments where I find the right point to balance on, watching a drawing, a page come to life — for those few happy minutes before I get super impatient with inking and ruin it by rushing.
Is print dead?
You can get away with more if you’re dead.
Do you remember the last cool thing you got in the mail?
The Minicomic of the Month Club is an annual subscription series of Australian and New Zealand Cartoonists. Subscriptions are open for the 2015/16 season, you should go ahead and subscribe at minicomic.club.