MRR Comics & Art Issue Artist Q&A with Emma Maatman

  • Published March 20, 2015 By MRR
  • Categories Interviews

This month’s MRR magazine is the Comics & Art Issue! Throughout March we are highlighting some of the participating artists right here on Today we hear from Emma Maatman from Los Angeles.


What are your main publishing projects?
Catholic Spit — A Pact With the Devil LP and the Generacion Suicida split 7″, Deadbeat — Demo 2014, pretty much everything in the Kent State catalog. I did a shirt for Toxic Holocaust a while back, and a logo for Joel Grind’s record label, Acid Rat. I’ve done logos for other small labels like Paranoid Futures, Bad Touch Records, and Casino Trash Records. And I do illustrations for LA Record fairly often.

What are some of your artistic influences?
Charles Burns and Shintaro Kago (obviously), Daniel Clowes, Mike Diana, Jim Woodring, Chris Ware, Michael Deforge, Suehiro Maruo, etc.

Musical influences?
As far as the drawing I did for this issue, I was pretty much listening to The Gun Club the whole time.

How would you describe your style of drawing?
Pulpy. Dark. Too many lines.

What other punk projects are you involved with?
Synth for Catholic Spit (though we are currently on hiatus) and I play organ/sing in a new doom band called Taarkus.

What’s in the future for you as a cartoonist/artist?
Dying alone.

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For links and more info about this artist and all of the artists in our Comics & Art Issue, check out the artist bios page.