A. Wolfgang Crowe is the creator of the project ‘Danger Man’ shortlisted for WIA2021 in the New Talent Alternative Publishing Category!

What’s your favourite thing about your shortlisted project?

My project brings to light a very real issue in our society, which is called Comhet. Comhet means  “ compulsory heterosexuality.” This is “the idea that heterosexuality is assumed and enforced by a patriarchal society.    By talking about this issue I hope to change peoples minds and open a dialogue.

What materials did you use?

Digital, Photoshop on Waccom.

What processes did you use?

Idea generation through ethnographic self interview, Sketch, ink and colourize.

How long did it take to complete your project?

1-4 days

Why did you choose to enter this work?

I like the AOI as a recognizable organization that is pushing the boundaries of art and messaging.

What are your plans for the future?

To produce self made zines and comics with a focus on my life and the other lives of marginalized peoples.

What is your dream commission?

To create graphic novels which push the idea of what a comics can do and what stories are told.

What is your best tip for other illustrators?

Be true to yourself and look for issues in the world to address.

What’s your favourite thing to draw?

People and their interrelationship.