MRR Comics & Art Issue Artist Q&A with Teodoro Hernández
This month’s MRR magazine is the Comics & Art Issue! Throughout March we are highlighting some of the participating artists right here on MRR.com. Today we hear from Teodoro Hernández from Arnedo, Spain.
What are your main publishing projects?
Five comic books released by some Spanish underground publishers. 24 issues of my fanzine. Designs for Voĉo Protesta, DHK, Firmeza 10, Infierno De Cobardes, Destrucción, Rakta, Suicidas, Los Conejos, Ciemo, -Y-, Los Monjo, Las Otras, Irreparables, Sentencia, System Defector, Sida, Subversion, Fracaso, Cisma… All these bands are important to me for many reasons.
What are some comic artists you are influenced by?
I’m not into comics at all, but as the years go by I keep loving Tamayo, Roger and Ja.
If I think just in music terms, the band that blows my head up is early Discharge. If I think of the first punk bands that I listened to when I was a teen, and which keep causing me shivers, I have to say Eskorbuto. But really I feel more captured by idealistic, inept and raw old bands, like Anti-Dogmatikss, Último Gobierno, Tortura Sistematika, Potas, Mierda, Xenofobia, MELI, Imagen, Bastardos Sin Nombre, Ataque Frontal, Bombanfall, EU’s Arse, Atavistic, Active Minds, Disaster, Doom, Crass, Rondos, Desperate Bicycles, early Crow… When I listen to their music I imagine the members of these bands practicing, playing live, releasing the records for themselves… Or even going to demos and taking part in anti-establishment activities. Maybe some of them were in punk just for the music but I’m sure not all of them. The music that I love is more than aesthetic, it’s a desperate cry, it’s a deep wish for destroying this society.
How would you describe your style of drawing?
What other punk projects are you involved with?
I like to think that Realidad is not just a band but an anarchist organization where three individuals are sharing their life; this is my main local project now. Aside for that, I play from a distance with Ciemo, Otan, Irreparables and Violent Shitt. I run very slowly the tape label Alta Intensidaz. I make a fanzine called Eskupe Al Alkalde/Fanzine Miguel. And I try to fight the system every day.
What’s in the future for you as a cartoonist/artist?
Keeping my fanzine alive and finishing a book for a local publisher.
Check out more from Teodoro at www.altaintensidaz.com.