MRR Comics & Art Issue Artist Q&A with JM Bertoyas
What are your main publishing projects?
Anthologies: L’Horreur est Humaine, Hopital Brut, Rock Strip n°2; Ducon (published by l’Association), and so many things…. Pfff, I’m not a youngster and bad at archiving my production… Tons of gig posters…
What are some of your artistic influences?
Early comics are so good, like the Kin-der-Kids and Wee Winkie’s World of Feininger, Segar’s Popeye, King Jack Kirby, all the 1980 graffzines and international silly sex and meat comics…It’s the same thing as music, at first there are tons of madmen, who then turn into nice boys and girls when they start being weak and commercially viable… May they all die!
Memphis Slim, and popular music from Cajun to Chicago house sound, ha ha! Noise, psychedelic and local scene…
How would you describe your style of drawing?
An overweight Gary Panter… Gary Pantoufle, Gary Burger…
What other punk projects are you involved with?
When I see a punk in the streets, we kiss and make out! Ha ha! Sometimes I book modest gigs, like Dinosaur With Horns, or the great Ralph White.
What’s in the future for you as a cartoonist/artist?