I have been a fan and reader of Patrick McEown’s work for most of the time I have read comics. From his humble early days on Grendel War Child to working on variety of short stories for Vertigo, Dark Horse and Fantagraphics. His groundbreaking short story No Escape, published in the Dave Cooper series, Weasel, is a high point in comics making.
His latest work, Hair Shirt, is just as excellent. I was very excited to talk to Patrick about his comics, and as you can tell, we cover a lot of material. Some accompanying things to check out include these blog posts from Self Made Hero that he wrote up when the book was first released to the UK market. They are very illuminating in regards to his work and process.