Comic Creator Interview
Update with Nate McDonough
Name: Nate McDonough
City: Pittsburgh PA
Comics: Grixly, Don’t Come Back, Bears In Space
Websites: grixly.tumblr.com, facebook.com/grixly
Nate – A few questions I figure I’ve got a worthwhile update on….
QRD – How much do you think comics should cost?
Nate – Nowadays I hardly ever pay more than a quarter for a comic when I go to a comic shop. If a shop doesn’t have a cheap bin, I really wont stick around unless they have some cool small press stuff on hand. At shows & shops, if I ever see something really cool by someone I’ve never heard of before, I can never resist.
QRD – At what point in the artistic process do you work digitally? / Do you prefer working in color or black & white?
Nate – Lately I’ve been doing a ton of color work. I’ve got a couple coloring processes I’m pleased with but I’m definitely still tweaking them & experimenting with others. I’ve been coloring work by hand, digitally, & a combination of the two. I’ve started working with greytones in Photoshop. I used a Wacom tablet for the first time recently (24 hours in a 36 hour period. I felt like my eyeballs were leaking out of my head when I was finished). Also, color reproduction keeps getting cheaper, I keep doing more color work. An inversely related thing for sure.
QRD – Do you consider yourself a comic collector or a comic reader or both?
Nate – Lately I’ve felt more like a comic reader than anything. I had a bookshelf packed with comics, original graphic novels, minis etc, that I finally got around to tearing into. In the last couple months I’ve gone through four or five hundred comics. It was fun, it was educational, it was surprisingly disorienting.
Other QRD interviews with Nate McDonough:
Indie Comic Creator Interview with Nate McDonough (April 2013)