The 5 Question Interview #17 with Rob Cureton

We sent 5 Question's to Orful Comics, Rob Cureton. He sent us some answers...

Who are you and what do you do?

My name is Rob Cureton and I am an animator and comic artist based in London

What can people expect to find at your table at True Believers?

I’ll be selling comics! Lots of comics! I will have copies of my auto-biographical web comic Orful Comics, which should hopefully have a new issue out by the time #TBCF2016 rolls around. It’s slice of life stuff about stupid, mostly kinda embarrassing moments in my life.

I’ll also have copies of my series Scene City which is about a city made up of musical genres. It’s good for making fun of music scenes and is definitely not for kids!

I’ll also have original comic pages, mini comics, badges and bags.

What’s your favourite thing about what you do?

My favourite part of all this is definitely coming to conventions and getting to speak to fans. They’re all so nice! There’s no better feeling than having someone come up to your table and tell you they love your work and have a little chat with them.

What was the first comic you collected?

 I’d guess it’d be the Beano. Loved reading that as a kid and my first experiments in comics were making up my own Dennis The Menace stories so I owe a lot of what I do to the Beano. I suppose the first thing I actively started collecting though would be The Walking Dead

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

I’m gonna do two here, one for Scene City and one for Orful Comics.

Scene City owes a LOT to Jim Mahfood’s "Grrl Scouts”. That book was one of the first graphic novels I picked up and it made me want to start doing comics properly. It’s like an even more messed up version of Tank Girl. A lot of Scene City is inspired by that book.

For Orful Comics I’m going for “Blankets” by Craig Thompson. Man, what an emotional rollercoaster of an auto-bio book. It’s huge but burnt through it in one sitting. Couldn’t put it down. Be prepared for tears!

Thanks Rob.

Be sure to check out the Orful Comics website and stop by Rob's table at True Believers 2016 and say "hello".