The 5 Question Interview: Guest Edition with Paul Duffield

We put 5 questions to comic creator and artist Paul Duffield...

What’s your favourite thing about what you do?

What I do is my favourite thing about what I do! Being able to tell stories with art! It's such a satisfying process to go through, and it offers a unique level of creative control.

What was the first comic you remember reading/collecting?

Probably the Beano, and a little later the Transformers comic!

What was the first comic you professionally worked on?

That was The Tempest, for SelfMadeHero's Manga Shakespeare range. It was more-or-less right after I came out of university, so it was a big thing to tackle!

Which comic or comic book character would you most like to work on if you were given the chance?

It might be a bit of a boring answer, but it's my own charachters! I love telling stories, so the chance to work on something original and have it professionally published and well-read is my highest personal goal.

If you had to recommend one comic (or story arc) to people, which would it be?

The Walking Man by Jiro Taniguchi is always the instant recommendation I make - a really unnusual and contemplative comic. It's literally just about a man walking from place to place, but it brings out the beauty in everyday life in a startling way, and the art is stunning.

Thanks Paul.

Be sure to check out Paul's Website and stop by his table at #TBCF2016 and say "Hello".