2014 in Review: Aaron Christiansen

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

pffffttt I`ve been rottingly slow and only got a quarter of what I wanted to get done this year in terms of comic art but Beats the Kangaroo Comics and Stories #6 is almost complete and I managed to get some strips published in Bristle Anthology #2 and Funtime Comics #27.

Other highlights have included working on the first Zinefest in Hamilton earlier this year, and well finally getting some recognition for my comic work

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

The Zinefest introduced me to and in some cases re-introduced me to Bristle and Wark by Brent Willis, Incredibly hot sex with hideous people by Bryce Galloway, Ant Sang's The Dharma Punks Barry Linton's Lucky Aki, Karl Wills' Princess Seppuku, Dean Ballingers Storys from Browsers, Czepta's The Prophet Rides Again, and your own The Guzumo Show and Adversaries.

For international comics I've been getting through a fat stack of Creepy`s, Eeries, and Vampirellas and Everyone is Stupid Except for Me... by Pete Bagge.

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

Has been a very family orientated year working from home and bringing up three boys

Watching our home business grow has been a fascinating experience this year just the fact that when you put your mind to getting something done and getting it out there the rewards can be incredible.

Love being independent and working for myself meaning I can take on a variety of projects during the year such as the Zinefest and tutoring music video theory and production with the music students at Tauranga Wintec

What are you looking forward to in 2015?

uh getting through a mountain of 100 or so comic pages that are roughed out and need to be inked up, a couple of kids books that have been sitting for a year or two 90% finished.

Plan on attending more of the Zinefests around New Zealand and getting a few more comics out there.

Beats The Kangaroo Comics and Stories