Gareth Hopkins

Gareth Hopkins

Posted on March 13th, 2017

Gareth Hopkins is a self-described “illustrator and/or artist” based in Essex, whose work is abstract and frequently experimental. This week, Tom spoke with Gareth about his ongoing Intercorstal series, his process behind ‘abstracting’ a comics page, and the benefits of physical rather than digital production. – – – – T: Something I’ve enjoyed about abstracting […]

Gareth Sleightholme

Gareth Sleightholme

Posted on December 5th, 2016

Gareth Sleightholme is an illustrator, designer and comic creator based in Kingston Upon Hull. Gareth has been working as a concept artist for two decades, and is a prolific artist and writer. This week, Tom caught up with Gareth to talk comics, Lovecraft, and the creative process. T: Let’s start at the beginning, what first […]

Grace Wilson

Grace Wilson

Posted on November 28th, 2016

Grace Wilson is an illustrator, sculptor, and comic creator from London. Her graphic novel ‘Saving Grace’ – recently released by Jonathan Cape – follows the life of a twenty-something as she navigates impending homelessness and attempts to find self-fulfillment. This week, Tom sat down with Grace to talk about her inspirations, creative process, and plans […]

Ramsey Hassan

Ramsey Hassan

Posted on November 24th, 2016

Ramsey Hassan – also known by the moniker RAMZEE – is a comic creator based in London. This week, Tom spoke to Ramsey about the personal experiences that motivated his latest book Zorse, along with Ramsey’s origins in small press, and advice for those who may yet have a story to tell of their own. […]

Łukasz Kowalczuk

Łukasz Kowalczuk

Posted on October 3rd, 2016

This week’s interview is with Łukasz Kowalczuk a Polish comics creator known for his high-energy, frenetic style of drawing. Tom spoke with Łukasz about how he maintains his high-energy comics, his typical creative process, and his projects for the year ahead. Your work condenses the most intense and sensational elements of violent films, 80s / […]

Edie OP

Edie OP

Posted on September 26th, 2016

Continuing our new season of small press interviews, this week’s interview is with Edie Owczarek-Palfreyman – better known as EdieOP – a prolific comic artist and illustrator. She works with inks, crayon and mixed media to create strange and macabre narratives. Tom sat down with Edie to talk about spontaneity in art, the comics medium, and […]

Tim Bird

Tim Bird

Posted on September 19th, 2016

After a summer break we’re back with a fresh round of small press interviews, talking to creators who are making waves in the British comics scene. We’re kicking off with Tim Bird, a Comica/Jonathan Cape award winner and critically-acclaimed cartoonist who himself was featured in Dirty Rotten Comics (way back in issue 4!). Tom spoke […]

Tom Mortimer

Tom Mortimer

Posted on May 3rd, 2016

Tom Mortimer is an artist and comics creator known for his stark black-and-white imagery. Tom’s work combines occult themes with a pitch black sense of humour that gives him a voice uniquely his own. Tom has also recently joined the Dirty Rotten Comics team, and has conducted a host of fascinating reviews and interviews for our website. This […]

Paul B Rainey

Paul B Rainey

Posted on April 26th, 2016

Paul B Rainey is a comic artist based in Milton Keynes. His graphic novel There’s No Time Like the Present is published by Escape books, and he is a frequent contributor to Viz. This week, Tom spoke with Paul about his artistic process, the appeal of the understated, and the changing face of comic conventions. T: […]

Andy Bloor

Andy Bloor

Posted on April 21st, 2016

Andy Bloor is a graphic designer and comics artist who collaborated with a number of high profile writers. Ahead of his appearance at the Birmingham Comics Festival this weekend, Tom sat down with Andy to discuss the writer/artist collaborative process, his comics inspiration, and his recent Andy-Thology. T: Your art style is bold, striking but also alluring, possibly […]