READERSVOICE.COM: I read that you liked Charles Bukowski, but I was wondering if you could list some of your favorite books of all time, as many as you like, comics, novels, or other types of books.
BOBBY N.: FAVORITE BOOKS: Shit Magnet – Jim Goad; Selected Letters – Charles Bukowski (vol 1-4); The Last Night of the Earth Poems – Charles Bukowski; Notes from the Underground - Fyodor Dostoyevski; The Manipulated Man – Esther Vilar; The Prisoner of Sex – Norman Mailer.
FAVORITE COMICS: Cages – Dave McKean; Cerebus – Dave Sim; Ripple: A Predeliction for Tina – Dave Cooper; Monsters – Ken Dahl; BPRD: Plague of Frogs – Mike Mignola/Guy Davis; Spent - Joe Matt; Little Nothings – Lewis Trondheim.
RV: What did you like the most about the Cerebus Guide to Self Publishing, by Dave Sim, which you mentioned in your comic Digested, Issue No.2?
BN: I liked the honest kick in the ass it gives you about the reality of hard work and sincerity that is required in creating comics.
RV: In your blog you mentioned some Melbourne comics you really liked, like Jase Harper’s Guh #5; Changing Ways by Justin Randal; and Walking to Japan by Ben Hutchings. Can you name a few more you’ve come across and liked?
BN: The two recent standouts that pop into my head are:1. Being Born is Goin Blind – Sam Wallman; 2. It Shines and Shakes and Laughs - Tim Molloy.
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