Malcy Duff is a comix creator, artist and musician currently working from edinburgh. We recently sent a few questions his way via email to catch up on what he is up to- enjoy!
If you want to find out more about Malcy’s past and future work please check out his blog. His new comix ‘The Weather and The Weather Forecast’, ‘Faded Book Spine’, and ‘Writing Postcards in the Visitor Centre’ can all be obtained by emailing the contact details on his website
I have this rule where by I don’t tell anyone the project I’m working on because if I do it will never get finished, so….
I’ve had an idea but again I better not say.
What degree of similarity is there between the way you create your music and your comics?
Peanuts or Calvin & Hobbes? Discuss
If you’re asking me to choose one I would choose Peanuts. I have a nostalgia for Calvin and Hobbes but only because my brother read it when we were growing up and Calvin really reminds me of him. I never really liked it very much. I like pictures of snow so it coaxed me in sometimes, but the snow seemed to be the only thing I could relate to. I’m looking at the light from this computer screen light up my hands and I can see all the wrinkles, crosses, pimples, lines going through my nails, jim henson rocks, wisps… clearly, all over my hands as they age. There are 60s compilations of Peanuts with these really clunky Ben-Day dots for shading which they themselves become characters and abstract forms in the strips. They make it look like the book has acne. That’s why I choose Peanuts.