2014 in Review: Alisha Jade

What have been your personal cartooning/comics highlights of 2014?
There have been quite a few! Experimenting with minicomics (and falling in love with them), the Itty Bitty launch, doing a panel at NYWF and getting Oh My! going. Oh, and Minicomicon, though that will be more of a highlight when it happens in February! I've also been absolutely stunned at the reactions I've gotten to my work this year, both at events and online. Hearing someone describe themselves as my 'fan' will be a surprise and a tear-jerker for a long time I think! Oh, and Fly the Colour Fantastica and being invited to be in Oi Oi Oi!

What are some of the comics you've enjoyed in 2014?
I've really enjoyed a lot of minicomics and comics I've seen come about through Kickstarter. I really liked Awkwood and In the Tasmania, along with Nothing is Forgotten, Nameless and the Scientist and Demeter. And seeing the work by the other contributors to Fly the Colour Fantastica, it was super amazing to see it progress and really kicked my butt to be better. I've been really enjoying a lot of comics and art by some of the incredible women in the community, they're just killing it right now.

What is something non-comics that you have enjoyed in 2014?  
I really enjoyed the announcement that Majora's Mask is coming to 3DS next year...it's a little hard to think of 'outside' comics haha...I've really enjoyed pushing my copic marker work, that's been a real challenge. OH and discovering Daiso, my gosh what an amazing little store for the most surprising art and display tools! I also really enjoyed The Strain...maybe a little too much.

What are you looking forward to in 2015?
Lots more comics! Season 2 of Strain, Japan in March, Majora's Mask. I'm working on a comic called Seeds of Svalbard with Caitlin Major on art and that's due first half of next year, really looking forward to that! I suppose really just forging ahead and continuing to improve, are the main things.

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