Ferguson’s 7 Questions With… Liam Cuthbert

Another Cork creator on 7 questions. An artist who first came to my attention due his work on “The Drawing Room Scene” in I’m Awake, I’m Alive… Liam Cuthbert.

What was the first comic work you did that was published?

My first published work was in a Cork city library graphic novel anthology book, a short story about Edgar Allan Poe, which as far as I know is still floating around somewhere online.

What is the biggest thing you have learned since that book?

Since working on that (back when I was in my leaving cert), I’ve learned a lot about how to approach illustrating comics, about my own stylistic preferences and strengths, and I think if I were to redraw that story now it would look very different.

What’s your process for drawing a comic book?

My work process tends to vary quite a lot depending on what I’m working on. I do a lot of graphic design work, so being more or less stuck with a digital medium on those projects, I like to work in traditional mediums when I can when I’m working on comics.

What is the biggest influence on your work?

My biggest stylistic influences right now would be comic artists like Stuart Immonen, Sean Murphy, and David Aja, but I think one of the biggest influences on my own style has been animation, specifically Avatar the Last Airbender, but even more so the 90s Batman animated series.

What do you out now or coming out next?

Right now, I’m very much knee deep in college work, I’m studying theatre and drama in Cork School of Music. I’ve got a few projects in the pipeline at the minute, but not anything I can talk about yet haha.

What is your favourite Irish comic?

My favourite Irish comic is Half Past Danger, though Celtic Warrior comes a very very close second.


Liam Cuthbert’s Deviant Art Page: morlockhater.deviantart.com