Comic curator Keith McClearly conducted a great interview to go along with the release of my comic Earth Maps on the Entropy mag website, you can read the full interview here.
'ON WEIGHT AND CONSIDERATION
I’m a filmmaker and animator, and I see many similarities between the fields. I kind of see them as interchangeable. It’s all about story. One story might work best in motion, one might work best with the time manipulation you can achieve with comics. With this comic I was to put it frankly more interested in the words. Which is taboo to say in comics; a true pro gives equal weight and consideration to both, right? But here I had a script, a rant, that really just needed illustrations.'
Deep Park got a nice mention in this The Comics Journal article from a few years back. Thank you Rob Clough!
'This was my favorite of all the Pikitia releases; Mahler’s darkly satirical and absurdist sense of humor is not unlike that of Matthew Thurber. This 54-page novella is a Carver-esque look at the lives of different people as they intersect during a day at the titular theme park. The book starts as a pointed critique of corporate escapist entertainment. The ways in which Mahler explores corporate entities’ lack of regard for real human life get truly strange. For example, one of the many odd-looking characters goes on a Random Wilder-style soliloquy about the park before realizing that a particular seat on a roller coaster induces mind-boggling orgasms. He forms a cult around riding in this seat that is opposed by another secret cult of people who had previously discovered it and abandoned their former lives as a result.'
Check out the rest of the article over here!
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