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Good Good Things at Vadenuevo Moron in Buenos Aires, March 16, 2015. (photo by Cristian Roma)

Monday Photo Blog: Cristian Roma from Argentina!

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MRR Comics & Art Issue Artist Q&A with Juarma López

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MRR Comics & Art Issue Artist Q&A with Julien Dupont

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MRR Comics & Art Issue Artist Q&A with Suzy X

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MRR Comics & Art Issue Artist Q&A with Juarma López


March 29th, 2015 by

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 Juarma López from Deifontes, Spain.

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What are your main publishing projects?
I have published many fanzines and comics, as ¡Viva Rumanía!, Lo Pitbull, Libertad para lo mío, Amor y Policía, Carita de gitano con SIDA, Todos los poemas hablan de ti, Los rockeros van al Infierno… I’ve never worked with any bands.

What are some of your artistic influences?
Roger y Tamayo, and the Spanish magazine TMEO.

Musical influences?
I always listen to music when I draw: Cicatriz, Eskorbuto, Carne, Gobierno Militar, Suicidas, Trance, La URSS, Juanita y los Feos, Novedades Carminha, Jack of Heart, La Secte du Futur, JC Satán, Yussuf Jerusalem, Catholic Spray…

How would you describe your style of drawing?
Free, humble and cheerful.

What other punk projects are you involved with?
I’m drawing Historia inventada del Punk, a book scripted by Jorge B. Ortiz. We hope to publish sometime in 2015/16.

What’s in the future for you as a cartoonist/artist?
Draw until I die.

For links and more info about this artist and all of the artists in our Comics & Art Issue, check out the artist bios page.



MRR Comics & Art Issue Artist Q&A with Julien Dupont


March 28th, 2015 by

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 Julien Dupont from Lyon, France.

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What are your main publishing projects?
I’ve been doing visuals for the past ten years for underground shows and bands. I recently did the cover for a French band called Taulard.

What are some of your artistic influences?
I don’t read comics

Musical influences?
I don’t really have a specific influence in music…I listen to a lot of different styles of music.

How would you describe your style of drawing?
Post or proto something I suppose…

What other punk projects are you involved with?
I play with my solo project and continue to play in a noise band called Motherfucking. I was also playing in Frustros. I am involved in the best place to me in this city, called La Luttine. It’s a space open every Saturday where you can find a non-profit distro, fanzines and a really comfortable couch with punks and Noisemaker [also featured in the Comics & Art Issue! —Ed.]. We also have exhibitions, food parties, movie screenings, and serve free coffee, since 2006.

What’s in the future for you as a cartoonist/artist?
To take my pens and to draw, as usual. “No Future” sang the “Saxe” Pistols!

For links and more info about this artist and all of the artists in our Comics & Art Issue, check out the artist bios page.



MRR Comics & Art Issue Artist Q&A with Suzy X


March 28th, 2015 by

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 Suzy X from New York.

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What are your main publishing projects?
I just published the third installment of my zine series, Malcriada. The whole series grapples with the guilt that comes with being a child of immigrants, living in the United States and fighting assimilation. My latest zine is a travel diary of my visit to Belize, my mother’s home country, where I would have to examine my own definitions of home and nationality.

What are some of your artistic influences?
I really love the work of Hellen Jo, Alison Bechdel, Lauren Weinstein and Jamie Hernandez. (Although I admit my work is not nearly as R-rated.)

Musical influences?
Chavela Vargas, Lydia Lunch and Donna fucking Summer.

How would you describe your style of drawing?
Art school dropout working with cheap pens and boudoir lighting. (Hey, I own it.)

What other punk projects are you involved with?
My band Shady Hawkins is wrapping up four years of playing with our final EP, The Last Dance. It comes out next month. Besides that I’m enjoying a lot of zine fests and tagging along with my friends at their out-of-town shows.

What’s in the future for you as a cartoonist/artist?
I’m currently putting together my Rookie Mag serial comic, “The Best Song Ever,” into an anthology. Right now I need to redraw some things and find a good press for it. But I hope to have it out by the end of the summer! I’m also working on a book design for novelist Stephanie Kuehnert, whose upcoming memoir is all about growing up punk in the late ’80s/early ’90s. It’ll be a classic cut’n’paste operation. I’m really excited about it. Someday I’ll draw my own graphic novel, but I think I need a big fat grant and a whole lot more life to live before I shackle myself to a book. We’ll see.

Check out more from Suzy X at suzyx.wordpress.com.

For links and more info about this artist and all of the artists in our Comics & Art Issue, check out the artist bios page.



MRR Comics & Art Issue Artist Q&A with Tara Bursey


March 27th, 2015 by

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 Tara Bursey from Ontario, Canada.

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What are the main things you’ve published, including comics, record covers, band shirts, anthologies, etc.?
I did the art for all the School Jerks’ records. I’ve also done record art for Absolut and a handful of other Toronto punk bands over the last decade. I also make zines, but spend most of my time making pretentious contemporary art and curating art shows.

Who are some of your influences as far as art and comics?
I don’t even know anymore—it’s been a long time since I’ve thought about it, especially when it comes to comics and drawing. Once upon a time, I would have said Pheobe Gloeckner, Yoshihiro Tatsumi, R. Crumb, EC Comics and, predictably, Raymond Pettibon.

Music influences?
Punk, psych, ’70s hard rock, X, the Kinks, Neil Young, the Poppy Family, oldies radio.

How would you describe your style of drawings?
Masochistically detailed. A combination of angry and sad in terms of tone/subject matter.

What other punk projects are you involved with (bands, venues, record labels, etc.)?
None! School Jerks recently laid me off.

What’s in the future for you as a cartoonist/artist?
Poverty.

Check out more from Tara at tara-bursey.tumblr.com and tarabursey.blogspot.com.

For links and more info about this artist and all of the artists in our Comics & Art Issue, check out the artist bios page.



MRR Presents: Friday Fuckin’ Funnies! #71


March 27th, 2015 by

LIFE IS POSERS!

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Loads more at lifeisposers.com

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NOWHERE CITY by Vickie Smalls!

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More great comix by Vic at nowherecitycomix.tumblr.com

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Lots more cool comix and illustrations by Michael Adam Kindred at michaeladamkindred.com

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LIL FRIENDS by J$N $#!T#E@D

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See more cool art and comics by Jsn at jsnmidas.tumblr.com

Every Friday we have a selection of comic strips from punx like you… You make funnies? Send em to funnies {at} maximumrocknroll(.)com and maybe you’ll see yer comic here next Friday!