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Jake Terrell “The comic I made for this issue was done by hand, with pen and ink, on Deleter paper. I scanned in the original drawing and did all of the colors digitally. This is my process for pretty much all of my recent comic work. The comic is about the characters, their performance and their interaction with each other, as well as the interaction of the colors within the panels. For me, comics offer up an opportunity to design space, color, narrative, character, all in one go. On one page or on multiple pages. The “relief”, I guess, ties into this, but there is also a sense of relief in the characters lack of significance and how the comic has no beginning or end. There is a sort of relief in just the “in-between” moments, without any concrete details as to where these people came from, or where they’re going.” -Jake Terrell Name

What materials do you like to work with?

Jake Terrell

Pen and ink, with some digital stuff, and Risograph printing.

Age

What pieces, projects, or collaborations are you currently working on?

23 What is your current location? Brooklyn, NY Where are you from? Southern California Do you have any training or formal education in the field of art you work in, or are you self taught? Just graduated from art school in Illustration, but comic work is mostly self-taught. I took Frank Santoro’s Correspondence Course a couple years ago. What people, books, films, (etc…) inspire you the most?

Nothing official right now. I just finished my first book Extended Play, which was published by 2dcloud. That took a while to get together, so i’m slowly starting a few new things. Is there any music you like to listen to while working? Yes, all kinds Where do you like to work? My room What is one of your earliest memories of making art? I used to try and recreate those one-liner gags from the New Yorker. My dad was always reading them, so I would try to make my own. They weren’t very funny.

I mostly get inspiration from stuff like manga or anime, but I do like reading on occasion. Two authors i’m into right now are Philip K Dick and W G Sebald.

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FORGE. Issue 14: Relief  

FORGE. is a quarterly submission based art magazine, with the sole purpose of showcasing the work of different artists on the internet and a...

FORGE. Issue 14: Relief  

FORGE. is a quarterly submission based art magazine, with the sole purpose of showcasing the work of different artists on the internet and a...