I’ve been asking myself what happened to Ales Kot, because I noticed searching for trades, that there had been no new output since 2015.
Turns out he literally went off the grid for a while.
Adi Tantimedh: Ales, I was a bit out of the loop at the time, but did you go off to live in the woods for a bit? Was it to get away from it all and think for a bit?
Ales Kot: Yeah, I did. Felt like the right time. I realized I needed the time and space to process the past few years, which were quite rough, and simultaneously also needed the space to be away from the daily sociopathic rhythms of the media and be within enough emptiness to work on a few new projects. I like the woods and the mountains for that; life is simple here. Make fire, take care of food and water, do my thing. If I want to get in touch with someone, I do. If I don’t, that’s that.
Interview from december.
First issue of his new book, Days of Hate, will be coming out in summer. Drawn by Daniel Zezelj, which is cool.