2014 in Review: Katie Parrish


What have been your personal cartooning/comics highlights of 2014?

I guess the coolest part of 2014 has been being booked up with art jobs and projects solidly since the start of the year, I’m really starting to feel like I’m going to make the final transition into young professional very soon. I can now walk to the super market in the afternoon, my pyjamas covered in paint and announce to anyone who looks, with a knowing nod and finger guns, that i ‘work from home’ it feels fucking great. also i got my first book published and started working as the art edit at the lifted brow.  

What are some of the comics you've enjoyed in 2014?

Arsene Schrauwen and grey by Olivier Schrauwen, new comics 3 by Pat Kyle, Mould Map 3 anthology (pretty much everything in it), Daryl Seitchik’s missy series, also oily comics is printing heaps of really great stuff. they're the main ones i think. but mostly Olivier Schrauwen <I LOVE THAT GUY>  

What is something non-comics that you have enjoyed in 2014?  

Trimming away the things I don't want/need in my life and making it into a metaphorical minimalist painting. I’ve spent all year making stuff in my shed and hanging out with people I like. its been sick. 

What are you looking forward to in 2015?

So far next year I’m collaborating with a magical writer to make a children’s book. I’m going to cCnada with my advice comics buddies for TCAF to sell some books and meet some publishers, then maybe releasing a book with some nice American people late next year, but I’m not totally sure that's a thing just yet. OH, and i’ll maybe start getting back into having shows. But mostly just drawing things. Its gonna be a good year.

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