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“Johnny Whiskfingers” Comic by Josh Josh Jones

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UK-based journalist, copywriter, interviewer and quality content producer, as well as editor and founder of art ‘zine Pavement Licker, Josh Josh Jones, recently published his first comic. This story about drink, drugs, bears, fights, gay saunas and reluctant superheroes was done in collaboration with illustrator Simon Davies and was premiered in Pavement Licker #10.

“100 years from now, in Itchytown, London’s scummiest area, lives masterful pick pocket, Johnny Whiskfingers. After having his hand cut off by a corrupt government he staggered into the lawless borough and was rescued by two ex-special forces bears, Saul and Gibbs who run an illegal bar. Fighting a secret war against injustice, the bears, joined by no nonsense barmaid, Tilika, let the hard drinking, drug taking, unreliable anti-hero into their lives and fit him with a robotic hand that might just save the city…”

Intended for mature audience the comic is now available for worldwide order through JohnnyWhiskfingers.com.

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SMC[3] – Son$ of Anarchy

Sydney-based artist, SMC[3] is kind of old-school. His head-spinning characters and artwork draw influence from skateboarding, anarchy and cartoons. We caught up with the mad bomber for a quick quiz, ahead of his entry into this year’s Sidewayz skate and snowboard art event…

Your art’s pretty tripped, what gives you the ideas for your characters?

I get a lot of influence from 60’s, 70’s & 80’s surf, skate & punk comics and art, the characters are mostly trippy, cartoony, monster-based funk and ooze.

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Skel – Can you kick it?

Melissa ‘Skel’ Jaksic is a legend. She recently painted Oxford Art Factory alongside Shannon Crees, Alex Lehours, Anthony Lister and Sprinkles for the VNA launch in Sydney. Her creative projects include work for Absolut, Outpost, Paste Modernism and Secret Wars (now Secret Walls). She also helps run Ben Frost’s online print store, Stupid Krap, in her spare time. We caught her in between beers for a look at how she gets her kicks…

‘Skel’ means, basically, a bit of a lowlife, is that your persona as an artist, or your representation of what artists can be?

I got the nickname Skel from one of my crackhead friends back in my hometown. Because, at the time, I was a bit skinny and I guess they thought they were being crafty, seeing as I was Skeleton-like and it rhymed with Mel. It wasn’t until one of my friends linked me to the definition of Skel on Urban Dictionary that I saw it had all these alternate worldly meanings that, funnily enough, still applied to me as a person. I think everyone has the capacity to be a bit of a lowlife, and my work generally focuses on the darker side of people’s psyches, so I guess Skel is more a representation of what people can and sometimes want to be, but can’t because of societal pressures. The Dr. Jekyll to my Mr. Hyde I guess…

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