Creator Profile: Adam Sarjeant

Name: Adam Sarjeant

Type of Creator: Artist/Writer

List your work:

Marmalade Hour I, II, and III

Contact Information:

www.adamsarjeant.com,
adamsarjeant.tumblr.com (tumblr),
@AdamSarjeant (twitter)

What was the first comic you read?

Harvey Comics Casper Digests, which are also widely distributed in Comics Hell.

What inspired you to make comics? A specific story? Writer? Author?

In University, I was making comics and also writing words, but separately. Later, I read “Akira,” then “Watchmen,” which is a very embarrassingly obvious way to get into comics; after that, I started listening to Robin McConnell on “Inkstuds,” which every comic artist probably should, and eventually I ended up where I am now.

 

What’s the most important thing people need to know about comics?

Read left to right, except in Japan

What comic would you recommend to a first time reader?

Taiyo Matsumoto’s “Sunny.”

What medium do you work in?

Right now, ballpoint pen and digital.

Do you have a set work space?

My living room, where I have a standing desk.

Do you listen to music while you work?

Podcasts. Dan Berry’s “Make It Then Tell Everybody,” NPR’s “Planet Money,” “99% Invisible,” and many others.

What is the:
Most romantic comic you’ve ever read?
IDW Weird Love
Most exciting?
IDW Weird Love
Most Inspirational?
IDW Weird Love
Funniest?
IDW Weird Love
Scariest?

IDW Weird Love

Who is your favourite comic character?

Alan Moore’s beard.

 

What is your favourite place to go in Calgary?

Between Sunalta and 17th, the shabby part.

Future projects you are working on/would like to work on?

Returning to zines, if I can find the time. Also something much, much longer, if I can ever find someone to pay for it.

Unlikely Inspiration?

Arthur Rackham, E.H. Shepard and Beatrix Potter.

You are stranded on a desert island, you must have:

Which 3 comics? Takehiko Inoue’s “Vagabond,” Q Hayashida’s “Dorohedoro,” and Hitoshi Tomizawa’s “Milk Closet;” their numerous volumes will thatch my new island home.

Which 3 albums? Trust Fund’s “No One is Coming For Us,” Twin Shadow’s “Confess,” and Ben Bridwell’s “Sing Into My Mouth;” their limited edition vinyl covers will be shredded into fibers for clothing.

Which 3 movies? “Tekkonkinkreet,” “The Shining,” and “Fantastic Mr. Fox;” Their sharp edges will be ideal for hunting and fishing.

Which 3 foods? Nuts and seeds. I must begin to adjust to this new life immediately. The outside world is behind me.

Which 3 television shows? The feeling of the cool waves against my skin, and “Kemonozume” if they ever translate it.

And which 3 people would you be happy to be stranded with? Three seasoned Green Berets whose grit and resolve will finally free me from this island prison.

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