2014 in Review: Jason Chatfield

What have been your personal cartooning/comics highlights of 2014?
Getting an editor from Universal Uclick was a big help. Having a qualified second set of eyes on your work makes you concentrate on every aspect of your audience online and in print. I also started going in to the New Yorker each week to pitch my cartoons to Bob Mankoff which has been a bit of a surreal thrill.

What are some of the comics you've enjoyed in 2014?
I've really enjoyed seeing one of my favourite Web Comics, WuMo by WULFF & MOREGENTHALER successfully go from online to also now be syndicated internationally in print. They also had another comic release on GoComics in June I've been enjoying called Truth Facts.

One of my favourite cartoonist discoveries of 2014 was the work of both Peter Arkle and Edward Steed.

What is something non-comics that you have enjoyed in 2014?  
Moving my life to New York was a big one. I've been doing the best work of my life in comics and stand-up comedy. I'm out nearly every night doing a gig somewhere in the city which helps hone material way faster than trying to get gigs in Melbourne.

What are you looking forward to in 2015?
I've been asked to join the board of the National Cartoonists Society and host the 2015 Reuben Awards in Washington DC. I'm pretty excited to get to work on that... It's going to be a busy year!

Jason Chatfield