What have been your personal cartooning/comics highlights of 2014?
I've been flirting with it on and off for years but with the start of my Pencilsword series for the website The Wireless this year it's been cool to have an outlet for some non-fiction comics opinion pieces for a wider audience than just comics fans. That's been fun, using comics to make some serious points. And because it's online I've been playing around with colour and some little animated elements too which is new for me.
What are some of the comics you've enjoyed in 2014?
What a good year for NZ comics! I've pretty much only read NZ comics I think. I really liked Nothing Fits by Mary Tamblyn and Alex McCrone, that came out of nowhere for me and that was a cool surprise. Was awesome to see the collected Dharma Punks, and Sam Orchard's stuff collected too, enjoyed that. Sarah Laing's stuff too, more local non-fiction. She is awesome. American Captain. Dylan making two books in a year. Karl Wills and Tim Kidd's new project. I liked the little Radio As Paper books Jerome Bihan is making - the Ralphi one was great but I loved unpicking the french ones too. And Squires was another new one for me, that stuff is great!
What is something non-comics that you have enjoyed in 2014?
What are you looking forward to in 2015?
Keeping on going with the Pencilsword, see where that takes me. More NZ comics surprises. Star Worlds 7.