Irkus M. Zeberio

Irkus M. Zeberio was born in Donostia, Spain in 1982. He went to Barcelona young, bourgeois and ingenuous. Studied at the prestigious Massana School of Arts. He became a drawing master and comic artist. Now, completely denatured in Barcelona at the age of 31, he followed the path of Jean Baptiste Baigorri and produced the beautiful and strange Cramond Island. Here he tells us a little about his world, and how he goes about creating a full length comic.

What inspires and informs your work?

Wikipedia, Jorge Oteiza, sci-fi, marxism, space, esoterics, anarchism, sex, future, Nietzsche, Jess Franco, Pasolini, Tumblr, Jules Karnibal, G.C., insanity…

Tell us a bit about your process…

I write everything I’m interested  in carrying forward on paper, it’s bit chaotic. After that, everything becomes an attempt organise those ideas. I start drawing characters and looking for something interesting. Interesting drawings. Once I have some characters and scenarios in my mind – I think I have a comic. I do the script very simply, vaguely writing what will happen on each page, paired with good dialogue. I used to also roughly draw some layouts etc, and then focus on diper sketches for the key pages. I like to lay out the roughs and script on the floor so that I can see the whole project. There are always too many pages, so I have to move and remove. When I have done this, it’s time for the hard work. I’m the god of whole thing but also my own slave.