Hey, hey, hey, good morning, everyone! I’ve got some beautiful, crisp work for you today by the one and only Meredith McClaren who’s got a slammin’ webcomic number called Hinges. There’s so much to like about Hinges, from the coloring to the line quality to the character design to the story. Get over there and check it out.
Q1] What are you working on right now, art-wise?
One unannounced title.
My own webcomic HINGES.
And a second webcomic to premiere some time in 2014.
Q2] What is your workflow like?
A2] I have 5 to 7 projects to juggle each week. 4 are generally ongoing long form comics.
Anything else is usually commissions or promotional work.
Q3] Who are your top three influences (any medium)?
A3] Too many.
But what I look for in an influence is a good eye for camera angles, efficiency in the narrative, and character variety.
Q4] What is the one piece of indispensable advice you would give a comics creator for getting their work out there?
A4] Put it out there. Consistently.
Conduct yourself accordingly.
Q6] If you could do one thing better, in regards to graphic storytelling, what would it be?
A6] Tell the story more efficiently.
Q7] What, if anything, do you prefer to listen to while you work?
NPR. Television. Music. Documentaries.
Unfortunately it can’t be anything too engaging. But I do need white noise.
Q8] What is the one comic story you read that has stuck with you throughout the years?
A8] It’s actually a collection of work. I think it’s called Fuan no Tane…
They are all short Japanese horror stories (usually no more then a few pages each) and they are the most perfectly executed horror stories I have ever read.
Q9] What do you consider to be the greatest power of graphic storytelling?
A9] Cultivating empathy in the audience.
Whether it’s for the characters or a line of thinking previously not considered, getting a reader to feel something strongly in regards to my work is what I’m working towards.
Pretty work, huh? Great energy, great sense of balance. Meredith has a good-sized archive over at here Site, so don’t forget to go read up on Hinges. Till Monday, friends!