MRR Comics & Art Issue Artist Q&A with Héctor Sudor
What are your main publishing projects?
The main things I’ve published are Amigo Blas zine and the Sudor record covers.
What are some of your artistic influences?
My main influence is Jaume Perich (aka El Perich), a satiric Spanish cartoonist from the ’70s. When I was eight years old, I read his books and I started to draw. He drew really badly but all of his pictures had a great message.
How would you describe your style of drawing?
Along the years (I think) my style has changed, especially following some of my influences. In the last few years I have been focused on Spanish comics of the ’40s, ’50s, and ’60s—that little man with a big nose. I have tried to do something similar but I cannot do it because I don’t know how to draw well.
For me, comics and punk music are the same way. My style is really limited but both told me, “Hey, Héctor, if you don’t know how to draw, if you don’t know how to play—but you have something to say—don’t give a shit and do it!” I’d like to think that my comix are a weird blend between the first years of Francisco Ibañez and Philippe Vuillemin’s humor.
What other punk projects are you involved with?
I play in Sudor, Nueva Autoridad Democrática, Portadores del Tinga Tinga, Aparatos Reproductores and La Fe. Sometimes I organize shows in Madrid and I was doing a punk radio show with my friend Jorge from the record label Sólo Para Punks, but we finished with it. We were thinking of starting it again but…we are a lazy sod.
What’s in the future for you as a cartoonist/artist?
Future? I am sorry but my English is very bad.