MRR Comics & Art Issue Artist Q&A with JM Bertoyas

  • Published March 23, 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 JM Bertoyas from Lyon, France.


What are your main publishing projects?
Anthologies: L’Horreur est Humaine, Hopital Brut, Rock Strip n°2; Ducon (published by l’Association), and so many things…. Pfff, I’m not a youngster and bad at archiving my production… Tons of gig posters…

What are some of your artistic influences?
Early comics are so good, like the Kin-der-Kids and Wee Winkie’s World of Feininger, Segar’s Popeye, King Jack Kirby, all the 1980 graffzines and international silly sex and meat comics…It’s the same thing as music, at first there are tons of madmen, who then turn into nice boys and girls when they start being weak and commercially viable… May they all die!

Musical influences?
Memphis Slim, and popular music from Cajun to Chicago house sound, ha ha! Noise, psychedelic and local scene…

How would you describe your style of drawing?
An overweight Gary Panter… Gary Pantoufle, Gary Burger…

What other punk projects are you involved with?
When I see a punk in the streets, we kiss and make out! Ha ha! Sometimes I book modest gigs, like Dinosaur With Horns, or the great Ralph White.

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

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