Gerard draws himself with his favourite creation.
I was invited to speak to Gerard Ashworth at the 2009 Comic Book Funny series of events put on by David Blumenstein (http://www.nakedfella.com/) which were held at Trades Hall during the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. After posting the audio on his own website David has given me permission to pop it in TheComicSpot archives.
Gerard Ashworth is an immensely intriguing and somewhat elusive figure in the Australian comics scene. His striking, intense, energy packed comics blew me away when i was first turned to them. I must say that i was a little nervous prior to meeting him because of his reputation for being somewhat erratic and taking no prisoners. But once we'd had a pre show chat I was ready to go on stage with him and go head to head. Thanks to Gerard for being so open and honest about his mind, his work, his struggles, his opinions and thanks once again to David Blumenstein for asking me to do it in the first place.
A self portrait?