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Josel Nicolas on Doc Brick: Balloon Scientist Problem Solver

Posted by Paolo Chikiamco On April - 1 - 2010

Today we’ve got a guest interviewer in the person of Macoy (you can find his site here, though note that some of it may be NSFW), creator of the wonderful Maskot komik (which I reviewed at Metakritiko here). For this interview, he speaks to fellow komiks creator Josel Nicolas, who has a new monthly comic coming out in the pages of K-zone. Yep, he’s THAT Josel Nicolas. In K-zone. Read on:


Josel Nicolas makes intense, psychological alt-comix which range in theme from semi-autobiographical angst (Windmills 2: Bearkdowns) to Saw-esque dungeon torture (Roleplay). His work has garnered praise from the likes of Gerry Alanguilan and Ramon de Veyra. Earlier this year, he adapted Adam David’s award-winning The El Bimbo Variations into a graphic novel for his UST Fine Arts graduate thesis.

Given that pedigree, Josel’s latest project seems shockingly mainstream: an all-ages monthly comics feature in Kzone magazine entitled Doc Brick: Balloon Scientist Problem Solver.

So, tell us about Doc Brick.

Ah, Doctor Brick is my take on the Genius Cartoon Character template. It probably came about from my love for Dexter’s Laboratory and Jimmy Neutron, and all that faux science adventure stuff.

Only he’s a brain-slash-balloon tied to a brick. Where the hell did that come from?

Haha! It just came from me sketching around.


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