1. 20 Questions With Andrew White

    Research for a project led me to once again encounter Austin English’s old Twenty Questions with Cartoonists blog. If you’re not familiar, he asks a uniform set of interview questions to different cartoonists. They’re good questions, and for several of the people on the blog I would say this is among the most interesting interview they’ve done. So I think we should all answer Austin’s questions! I’d be interested to read your answers. Tag them #20questionswithcartoonists so they’re easy to find, maybe? It’s not narcissistic to answer interview questions on your own accord – well, maybe just a little. Still, it’s important to be able to talk about your work, and I’m sure people will find your responses interesting.

    (I’m talking to myself here. Convincing myself to post this. It got kind of long.)

    Anyway, here you go:

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  2. Still moving forward…on to a second draft now. Throwing out more pages than I would prefer. So it goes. This one will be 40-50 pages probably, paced nice and slow.

     


  3. I am more actively aware of my own privilege as straight/white/cis/male thanks in no small part to discussions happening in the comics community. I don’t mean to say I wasn’t aware of this previously, or that I only relate to the world through comics. I also recognize that there are many problematic things being said on these matters in the comics world. This is not me saying, “Go Team Comics” or anything like that.

    Still, I want to acknowledge the important influence that positive discussions in this community have had on my views, leading me to think more carefully about my actions and words in this context. I don’t talk about privilege and related issues as often as I perhaps should, even though I think about them a lot, because I don’t feel I am very articulate. I’m working on that. Even this is not very well put.

    But I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who talks about these issues even when it is difficult. Please know that you are making a difference.

     

  4. Making progress…

     

  5. This is the first page of a story I finished recently. I don’t think I’m going to post the rest of it, at least for now, because it became too personal. That’s two finished comics from this year which I’m not going to share (the first one was just not very good). At least for me, at least for now, this strikes me as a very healthy thing to do. Might try it again soon.

     

  6. whitecomics:

    I put the first issue of my comic Black Pillars up online for you to read.

    I decided to do this sort of on a whim. This first issue is very nearly out of print, and I won’t be reprinting it because I’m putting together a collection of the full two issue comic for this fall. Maybe I’ll take this down once the collection is printed, or maybe not, but I didn’t want the comic to be unavailable over the next few months. So at least for now, here it is. I hope you like it.

    In case you missed it earlier this week. Thanks for reading.

     

  7. I put the first issue of my comic Black Pillars up online for you to read.

    I decided to do this sort of on a whim. This first issue is very nearly out of print, and I won’t be reprinting it because I’m putting together a collection of the full two issue comic for this fall. Maybe I’ll take this down once the collection is printed, or maybe not, but I didn’t want the comic to be unavailable over the next few months. So at least for now, here it is. I hope you like it.

     

  8. First draft of a story in progress. No thumbnails, drawing a page each day. Trying to find an approach to working in color that isn’t too time consuming but also polished enough that I can keep the first draft of the image in the finished work if I decide that’s best. Post-its are notes for words.

     


  9. Anonymous said: Thousands of self proclaimed artists, swirly through the void of Tumblr, wondering what to do with their new easy sense of legitimacy. Will they focus their attention on creating easy derivative stylized work, or will they give themselves the opportunity and challenge to create something that reflects and reflects upon their subjectivity with undeniable passion?

    I like you, Anon. This is in fact a good point. I aim for the latter and I am sure that I sometimes wander into the former. If you’ve only looked at the Comics Workbook stuff, I think the weakest pieces there are the worst offenders in terms of banality, etc. If you’d like, I can send you some of my print work, which I think is a bit stronger. Email me your address — whitecomics at gmail 

    xoxo

     


  10. Anonymous said: Your comics are unbelievably banal and sentimental. It's like bad poetry in panels.

    Thousands of anons, swirling through the void of Tumblr, wondering what to do now that DeForge has deleted his account. Will they focus their attention on someone specific, or will we now all get an opportunity to duel it out, battling for Michael’s Best Anon Ask Answerer crown?