2014 in Review: David C Mahler

What have been your personal cartooning/comics highlights of 2014?
I put out an envelope of mini’s for Fulton’s Mini Comic of the Month Club, ‘Parcel of Spells’, which was a big struggle while trying to balance uni. It wiped me out for a few months but it was very rewarding, the most developed thing I’d made up til then I reckon. Since then I put out a cathartic mini, about seven months in the works, called ‘NY, NY’, which was a failure in my opinion as a comic but a big learning experience and overcome hurdle. So rewarding in the end.

What are some of the comics you've enjoyed in 2014?
I’ve only just gotten onto Chris Gooch’s stuff thanks to fantastic Optic Pop released ‘Very Quiet, Very Still’. Gone back and grabbed his catalogue, everything is rewarding. ‘Moonbeard’ was actually one of my favourite books of the year, it made me smile when I really needed it. Thinking back I haven’t bought many new books this year, I’m still working through my CAB 2013 pile…

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

What are you looking forward to in 2015?
Four month manga research trip in Japan, trying to scrape money together for TCAF ’15, plan on releasing two chunky books. 2014 will hopefully be the last experimental year.

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