Continuing with our annual “Looking Forward, Looking Back,” we asked creators and other industry figures what they liked in 2014, what they’re looking forward to in 2015, and what projects they have planned for the coming year.
What was your favorite comic of 2014?
I think my favorite comics this year were coming from Sophia Foster-Dimino. She’s truly excellent. I know she recently quit her full-time job as a Google Doodle illustrator in order to freelance, so I hope that means many more comics like her great Sex Fantasy series.
Comic-wise, what are you most excited about for 2015?
I’ve been living outside of the US for a few years and I’m in-between books, so I haven’t been to many North American comics festivals for a while. I’d really love to make it to Autoptic in Minneapolis or Short Run in Seattle (or both if I can swing it!) Both of these festivals were started by friends of mine, and I know how much work and thought they put into them, so it’s been really exciting to hear all the buzz and praise they’ve been getting. Now I’d finally like to see them for myself.
What personal project are you working on for 2015 that you’re especially pumped about?
I’m finally going to finish my second book, Rolling Blackouts, in 2015. I’ve been working on it for more than three years now, so I am looking forward to reaching the end! It’s been great working with Drawn and Quarterly on this book, and I can’t wait to see it in print in 2016. Once I’m done with Rolling Blackouts, I’ll have more time to work on shorter comics, such as the ones I’ve been doing for the Nib recently. I have some ideas for the next book too, but not getting ahead of myself is one of my New Year’s resolutions.
Oh here’s some artwork for Rolling Blackouts!