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Oliver McTavish-Wisden: October Buzzer illustrator interview

Oliver McTavish-Wisden: October Buzzer illustrator interview

Oliver and his illustration for the October 2012 Buzzer!

As promised when we wrote about the October 2012 buzzer last week, you can now download the latest newsletter in .pdf form! That is of course if you haven’t already picked up an issue on the system yet. This month’s artist, Oliver McTavish-Wisden (or Oliver Mac for short), is making a name for himself as a comic artist and illustrator. We really like what he did for the Buzzer this month! Here’s a bit more about Oliver.

Tell us about yourself and your art.

I am a local comic artist operating within The Cloudscape Comics Society in Vancouver. My comics range from tales of science fiction to heroic legends and stories about real people. My goal as a cartoonist is to create compelling characters within idea-driven stories. I also spend my time illustrating for The Other Press newspaper and playing in a band called Sleuth.

How did you come up with your illustration?

I wanted to highlight both the new school year and the shuttle bus’ anniversary, and since my running comic series The Scout features children as main characters, I’m quite adept at illustrating them. I decided it was a good chance to use my style to celebrate these two yearly events. It was also a chance to try out a new colouring style, so I went with one that reflected youth and excitement.

Do you take transit? If so, what’s your favourite mode of public transportation?

I often take transit to Vancouver. My favourite mode of transport is the SkyTrain, for it rarely disappoints me time-wise and it spares me the stressful drive on a highway under constant construction.

What can we expect from you in the future?

You can most definitely expect more comics online and in print later this year. You can also expect to see me teaching some youngsters about drawing comics at Cloudscape’s new studio space soon.


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