What have been your personal cartooning/comics highlights of 2014?
I had my first NYC launch for my comic 'Magpie, Magpie'. It came with a collaboration with Paul Pope, who is a formative influence on my work, particularly early on, and has since become a guide and a friend so it's a kick to see our lines and signatures next to one another. I warmed up with a preview exhibition in Sydney and the comic release came with a conscientious foray into webcomics that I'm rather proud of.
What are some of the comics you've enjoyed in 2014?
Aidan Koch's Impressions was the last comic I read that I delighted in, she's such a great talent. I love seeing what Connor Willumsen is up to. Ben Juers and Bailey Sharp's Psychotherapy anthology. Dick's Inferno by Ricky Carroll. Previewing Pat Grant's Ambient Yeast. Sam Wallman's doing great work, between his SERCO piece and the Fluid Prejudice anthology. I liked Danica Novgorodoff's Undertaking of Lily Chen, and there was Paul Pope's Battling Boy. I was a part of the Little Nemo anthology from Locust Moon. I am reading Michael Fiffe's Zega and Copra at the moment. I like Rebekka Dunlap's work too. I'm glad to see Akino Kondoh's gorgeous work getting a new English release.
What is something non-comics that you have enjoyed in 2014?
Lila by Marilynne Robinson - her books are a rare event and something to celebrate. She's a great influence and inspiration.
What are you looking forward to in 2015?
I have some surprises up my sleeve, so the release of some larger projects.