Our newest feature here at Scene Point Blank is our semi-daily quickie Q&A: One Question Interviews. Follow us at facebook or twitter and we'll post one interview every Monday-Thursday. Well, sometimes we miss a day, but it will be four each week regardless.
After our social media followers get the first word, we'll later post a wrap-up here at the site. This week check out Q&As with Mitch Clem, Daniel of Bad Sports, Spoonboy, and Chis of Coke Bust/Sick Fix/D.O.C.
Mitch Clem (artist)
SPB: How do you approach drawing an album cover as compared to a comic?
CLEM: That's actually a solid question. Since I started doing comics as my primary thing like a hundred years ago, most of my growth as an artist happened within the confines of panels and, as such, I think in panels now. I don't sketch or doodle, like, ever. A lot of artists have sketchbooks just full of random crazy stuff. Not me. If I have a script in front of me and need to fill a panel with visual information, I can work it out with relative ease. However, not having that practice (or drive, really) of doodling, when I'm approached for any other sort of art, be it an album cover or a shirt design or anything like that, I hit a brick wall. In terms of conceptualizing what to draw on an album cover, I'm rarely good at coming up with ideas. I depend greatly on the band giving me direction and, even then, it's a substantially harder task than it would be to just draw a couple small squares and relay something like "the band puts down their instruments and goes out for saltwater taffy" or whatever. It doesn't seem like there should be a disconnect like that, it seems like it should be basically the same thing. But it's not at all. Also you have to draw album covers a lot larger, and I don't like drawing on a large scale like that as much.
SPB: Do you still get nervous before you play a show? How do you address your nerves?
Spoonboy: Sometimes. I just try to remember that I've played like 1000 shows and I just mentally teleport myself to after the show is over, where I see that everything went fine. Because, even if some shows go better than others, I always make it through and I'm happier for getting to be a performer.
Daniel (Bad Sports)
SPB: Who is the best band in Denton right now?
Daniel: The answer is obvious, Bad Sports. In fact, if you asked me who the best band in the world is, the answer would be Bad Sports. There's none better, none greater, and none better looking. We are the be all, end all of good music. Look no further than Bad Sports, and stop asking silly questions when you already know the answer.
Chris Moore (Coke Bust/Sick Fix/D.O.C.)
SPB: What is your favorite music-related film or documentary?
Moore: It's a toss-up between Last Days Here, the documentary about Bobby Liebling the singer of Pentagram, and Hit So Hard about Patty Schemel, the drummer from Hole.
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