2014 in Review: Sam Wallman

What have been your personal cartooning/comics highlights of 2014?
Being part of the Overland editorial crew has been an honour, and this Walkley nod me and the Global Mail crew got is pretty ridic. Working on cartoons for the union movement has been really nice. Fumbling with how cartoons and graphic art can be used as part of broader social movements feels good, albeit inherently limited.

What are some of the comics you've enjoyed in 2014?
Nicky Minus's work is heaps brave and funny. Seeing a bunch of people try on kinda political cartooning styles for Fluid Prejudice was great. I dunno, Patrick Kyle, Lee Lai, Murtaza Ali Jafari, Safdar Ahmed. The Refugee Art Project zines taught me a lot.

What is something non-comics that you have enjoyed in 2014?  
Kayaking, my partner, all this rising political anger, dicks.

What are you looking forward to in 2015?
Setting up an activist artists studio in the tower of Trades Hall. Putting together this class anthology to follow on from Fluid Prejudice, and taking it to Toronto Comics and Arts Festival along with the Advice Comics crew and their new book. Exploring the comics-journalism form, hopefully along with other cartoonists, and watching a strong movement of staunch, funny political cartoonists emerge from the quagmire of apathy that is contemporary Ashtraya!! ;-P

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