We got with AiU Comic studio head, Mochammad to get his thoughts on the comic industry. Here’s what he had to say:
Anomalous Comics: Let’s start with the basics. Who are you and what do you do?
Mochammad Iqbal: I’m Mochammad Iqbal, comic artist/agency/publisher/illustrator. I run a comic workshop and also a business named AiUcomic in a small town in Bandung West Java Indonesia.
AC: What Projects have you done or been a part of?
MI: I’m the founder one of the biggest comic community in Bandung. I help supply artists for Anomalous Comics as well as
about six comics at Advent, Josh bacon for character design for his games, Henky’s Corporate for tees and superhero design, Alex Coscas for coloring his comic, to name a few. Presently, I will launch my AiUcomic as soon as possible after completing and publishing here in Indonesia.
AC: Was there a major event that led to your decision to work in comics?
MI: Indonesian and American superheroes influenced me to pursue my interests in the comic business.
AC: Who are your influences?
MI: Pendekar Bambu Kuning with Usyah Budin as creator from Indonesian illustrator and Jim Lee.
AC: What would you be doing now if you weren’t making comics?
MI: Rolling thunder with my bike and beers.
AC: What advice can you give to aspiring creators?
MI: Keep moving. Just do it and you will have your success.
AC: What’s your favorite quote?
MI: “The show must go on!”
AC: What’s your favorite comic series or OGN? What are you reading now?
MI: Budha’s and Bone comic.
AC: What are your dream projects? Just in case someone who can make that happen is reading this.
MI: I want to publish Indonesian comic in US and after that, I will publish our comic here in Indonesia. That’s my dream… ^_^
AC: What are you most looking forward to this year?
MI: Yes, I’m excited for the end of year 2014.
AC: Where can we find you?
AC: Anything else you’d like to add?
MI: We are family… Let’s keep our relationship lifelong, bro. 🙂
That we are, bro! Thanks for the interview and for your friendship! For those who don’t know, Mochammad helped bring our attention to our Bob the Ancient Astronaut and Thrill Killers artist, Mangolang Ramlan and for that, we are very appreciative. Keep kicking ass, Mochammad and we will definitely help where we can!