Patrick Aloia Patches Aloha
Patrick Aloia Patches Aloha
: New York City: (844) 226-6427 ext. 715: patrickalexanderaloia@gmail.com: https://www.facebook.com/patches.aloha

Hey welcome to my myspace page my name is Patrick (Patches). I am a graduate of Columbia University where I majored in English. I am an aspiring artist, writer, performer, critic, and content creator. I want to spend my life making art for people and by some miracle get paid for it. I have a sketch group Witch Tit Comedy (website coming soon) and write and perform in improv, plays, musicals, and sketch comedy in New York City. For fun, I work about forty hours a week as a Digital Sales Analyst.

What is your favorite comic book and why?

Gun to my head: Chris Wright’s “Blacklung.” It was the first graphic novel that made me feel challenged by the medium. I mostly read Marvel Comics, Archie, and manga before Blacklung. I also read Sandman without appreciating it.  But I read “Blacklung” at a time I felt other mediums had become alienating to me.  I can go to “Blacklung” again and again and still be left reeling at the questions it raises, the mood it creates, the story it tells, and how the medium is the only thing capable of communicating all of those things.

If you could have one superpower what would it be?

If I could make my whack-ass doodles come to life I would be alllll over that.

What comics make you happy?

Comics with a clear intent, comics that have fun, comics that care about what they’re saying, and care about you. Comics with simple art, comics with Dr. Strange-ian fever dream vibes. Give me an unlikable protagonist any day, but complicate their standing in the reader’s eyes. We have enough poorly realized anti-heroes.

Which comic book characters do you most admire?

Peter Parker because he really does have a great responsibility. Watching a kid try to figure out what to do when he inherits these gifts is one of the most plainly inspirational things committed to pop-culture. I admire his ability to try to find a way to be a good person, even though he’s just a teenager still figuring himself out (I admire Yusuke Urameshi for similar reasons). I admire Professor Xavier because he faced what amounts to oppression but found love in his heart. I admire Magneto for finding something else, even if it doesn’t agree with my moral constitution. I admire Dr. Manhattan for trying something new in the bedroom.

Which comic book characters do you most despise?

Dilbert. Kick-Ass. Any Frank Miller character.

What is the quality you most like in a creator (writer or artist)?

A clear intent, no matter how complex; a cohesive vision, no matter how simple.

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

“Yabba Dabba/Scooby Dooby Doo”

Which comic book character would you most easily fall in love with?

Death. Right? I mean that’s everyone right? Yeah. Death.

Which creator talent would you most like to have?

Drawing/Inking. If I could evoke that much feeling with just a pen and some stains.

If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing (character or creator), what would it be?

Jack Kirby, and I’d sue Stan Lee for every penny he’s got.

What fictional universe would you most like to live?

Jodorowsky’s worlds. Any of them.

What comic is your most treasured possession?

A graphic novel version of “The Call of Cthulu” my uncle gave me. It’s in French but I don’t mind.

What do you most value in your friends?

To have a sense of moral responsibility to the world. Curious, loving, a good sense of humor.

Who are your favorite writers?

Nathanael West, Virgil, Alan Moore, Annie Baker, Camus, Joyce Carol Oates, David Milch, Doc Hammer & Jackson Publick, Ibsen, Film Crit Hulk, etc.

Who is your hero of comic book fiction?

Goliath in Tom Gauld’s “Goliath.” He is everything he is. His humanity is a gift.

Which comic book figure do you most identify with?

Joey Moonhead.

Who are your heroes in real life?

My Mother, My Father, My Brother.

What is the comic book that you most dislike?

Frank Miller.

What comic storyline would you most like to change?

I wish the House of M arc ended with Professor Xavier saying “Fuck it,” and vanishing into his own mind so he could be done with those damned kids.

Which comic book character do you think should die a permanent non-comic book death?

Frank Miller.

What is your personal motto?

This. But not so presumptuous about the “dull and ignorant,” or the gender of a higher-power.

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