Recently, my work was included in issue 58 of Stripburger, a Slovenian comics anthology. I’ve been hoping to get into Stripburger for some time, so I was thrilled that the editors wanted to run “The Best Donald“, a story I originally did for the Lies Grown-Ups Told Me anthology.
They also asked me to write a little essay for the issue. Ostensibly, this was to explain the word game featured in my comic, but the editors encouraged me to write about my larger relationship with cartooning. They even translated the piece into Slovenian!
You can read the English version of the essay below. And don’t forget to pick up a copy of Stripburger online or at fine comic shops near you– there is tons of great stuff in this magazine!
I’ve had a thing for this colour palette for some time now. I guess the combination of brown, orange and yellow makes me think of the curtains and sofas that the parents of everyone my age owned.
Or flames and charred flesh. One or the other.
Sometimes I forget how much fun it is to draw other cartoon characters. Especially when you let yourself go off-model.
Other times, I forget how much fun it is to draw toitles.