MRR Comics & Art Issue Artist Q&A with Luiz Berger
This month’s MRR magazine is the Comics & Art Issue! Throughout March we are highlighting some of the participating artists right here on MRR.com. Today we hear from Luiz Berger from SÁ£o Paulo, Brazil.
What are your main publishing projects?
I contributed with comics and illustrations to the following zines:
GibiGibi #1 and #2 (Brazil)
Prego #6 (Brazil)
Lodaçal comix Hors-série #1 (Portugal)
Lodaçal comix #7 (Portugal)
Suspect Device #3 (USA)
Tétanos #3 (Mexico)
AltCom 2014: POSTAPOKALYPS anthology (Sweden)
What are some of your artistic influences?
I have a huge list of artists I have been influenced by, but I’ll try to keep as short as I can: Basil Wolverton, Gilbert Shelton, R. Crumb, Jano and Vuilleman.
I love to listen to music to get into the right mood of what I’m drawing. I used to be a psychobilly when I was a kid, so that’s a huge influence for me. The dark humour of the psychobilly music is always present in my comics, but I also listen a lot of punk, metal, surf music, etc.
How would you describe your style of drawing?
A dumber version of the classic underground comics.
What other punk projects are you involved with?
Usually I’m focused on making comics, and editing comic zines, but sometimes I do some artwork for bands and shows. I recently made a cover for the next Garrafa Vazia album (a Brazilian punk band) that I’m really proud of.
What’s in the future for you as a cartoonist/artist?
I’ll probably end up being a millionaire, and make a theme park with my characters. I will paint everything that I have with gold.
Check out more from Luiz at www.luizberger.com.
For links and more info about this artist and all of the artists in our Comics & Art Issue, check out the artist bios page.