QUICK QUESTIONS WITH Eoin Ryan
WHO ARE YOU AND WHAT IS YOUR CONNECTION TO COMICS?
I’m Eoin Ryan and I write and illustrate the sporadically updated SpaceAvalanche.com
WHAT COMIC ARE YOU WORKING ON RIGHT NOW?
A current strip which may or may not turn out to be funny… involves Inuits..
WHAT’S THE BEST PART OF MAKING COMICS?
Getting attention, the thrill of making people laugh at something wicked or moving people with something sweet, or sometimes both…
WHAT’S THE WORST PART OF MAKING COMICS?
Drawing hands and other really difficult things – or working on an idea or joke that you realise late in the game doesn’t actually work – painful..
HOW DID YOU FIRST DISCOVER COMICS?
As a kid, through my dad’s collection, was lucky to be exposed to stuff like Groo, The Yellow Hat…
WHO IS THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR WORK?
Nicholas Gurewitch, Vaughan Bode, the likes of Gibli, Pixar, great movies, directors like Kubrick, Otomo, Spielberg – a lot of comics I need to read…
WHAT TOOLS OF THE TRADE DO YOU USE?
Sometimes pencil, mostly wacom tablet and photoshop
WHAT IS THE SINGLE WORK OF WHICH YOU ARE MOST PROUD?
For me the best works have humour AND heart – I am most proud of this: http://www.spaceavalanche.com/2011/01/25/chinese-lantern/
Eoin and his young son Sean live in Skerries, a seaside town on the east coast of Ireland.http://www.spaceavalanche.com/