Andrez Bergen

Andrez Bergen

Posted on April 15th, 2016

Andrez Bergen is an Australian musician, novelist and comics writer based in Japan. Andrez is a prolific creator, having released a host of successful albums and written work over the last 20 years. More recently, he launched IF? Commix, an independent comics publishing label. This week, Tom spoke with Andrez about the differences between writing novels and comics, his […]

James Gifford

James Gifford

Posted on April 7th, 2016

James Gifford is a freelance illustrator based in London. His debut comic series Mascara Men debuted last year, and explores themes of gender roles and sexuality. This week, Tom sat down with James to discuss Mascara Men, LGBT themes in comics, and inspirations in pulp fiction… T: Can you tell us a little about Mascara Men and […]

Matt Bailey

Matt Bailey

Posted on March 31st, 2016

Matt Bailey is a Cheltenham-based illustrator, known for his stark black and white images involving dark, occult themes. Having stumbled across his work on social media, we approached Matt to do the cover for our latest anthology, Dirty Rotten Comics #7. This week, Gary sat down with Matt to chat about the allure of the occult, […]

Cryoclaire & Io Black

Cryoclaire & Io Black

Posted on March 25th, 2016

Crycoclaire and Io Black are the creative team behind cyberpunk webcomic Drugs & Wires. With new pages released every Monday, Drugs & Wires follows as an unofficial sequel to the animated, interactive comic Dreamspace. Tom spoke with the team about the origins of their project, tapping into 90s nostalgia, and their collaborative process. T: So, how […]

Tally Burtram

Tally Burtram

Posted on March 17th, 2016

Tally Burtram is a comics creator and lecturer on cartoon and comics arts at Staffordshire University. Her webcomic Bajo Mano is currently in its third year of production. This week, Tom spoke with Tally about her background in comics, her position at Staffordshire University, and the future for Bajo Mano. TM: You’re a lecturer at […]

Lucie Ebrey

Lucie Ebrey

Posted on March 10th, 2016

Lucie Ebrey is a recent illustration graduate of Falmouth University and part of the Comic Book Slumber Party collective. Lucie is perhaps best known for her daily autobiographical comics, in which she shares honest and witty reflections of life that bring to mind the work of James Cochalka. This week, Tom spoke with Lucie about her inspiration, […]

Robot Con 2016

Robot Con 2016

Posted on February 29th, 2016

This March sees the launch of the inaugural Robot Creative & Comic Arts Convention in Sheffield. Brand new to the UK convention circuit, Robot promises to be a celebration of illustration and creativity across a range of media. This week Kirk spoke with convention organiser Darryll about his plans for Robot, the organisation process, and Sheffield’s creative […]

Commontongue

Commontongue

Posted on February 15th, 2016

Mhairi Braden & Peony Gent are illustrators based in Edinburgh, and are both founding members of the Commontongue art collective. This week, Tom spoke with Mhairi and Peony about the formation of Commontongue, working as part of a collective, and their shared interest in comics. Tom: Peony, you made your first appearance in Dirty Rotten […]

Matt Garvey

Matt Garvey

Posted on February 4th, 2016

Matt Garvey is a British comic book writer based in Essex. His debut series CHUNKS follows the exploits of a British punk band as they try to conquer the USA. This week, Tom spoke with Matt about writing humour comics, his inspirations in comedy, and his plans for 2016. T: I know you’re passionate about your […]

James Wragg

James Wragg

Posted on January 22nd, 2016

James Wragg is an illustrator and comic artist based in Brighton. His work has featured more than once in the pages of Dirty Rotten Comics, exploring the fragilities of human existence and the interplay between nature and science. This week, Tom spoke with James about our addiction to technology, the storytelling possibilities of indie games, and the catharsis […]