I wanted to be an artist and draw comics pretty young. I started around 7-10 years old, drawing my favorites and making up my own. But i was pretty sure it was never going to happen. Seemed like a dream, untl i met a comic book artist in my hometown and saw it was a real job. That was around age 15.
How has the industry evolved over the years?
It’s very different now. It used to be that the companies focused on comic books first and merchandise, games, t.v. or movies second or third or fourth. That isn’t true anymore. We creators still feel that comics are the most important part and sometimes that causes friction.
What’s the craziest thing to happen at a signing?
Nothing really sticks out.Occasionally You’ll get a strong fan reaction (weird or otherwise) but nothing crazy i can think of.
Who has been an influence in your art?
Nearly everyone. I love variety most so I’ll get crazy about Barry Windsor-Smith and all his insane detail or romanticism and go equally crazy for Mike Mignola’s dark simplicity. The first comics artist i recognized in different books was John Byrne and he was my favorite for many years, I still marvel at his storytelling.
What’s next for you?
Finishing issue 5 of Adam.3 (my creator owned book) and Blue Beetle Rebirth for DC comics. Adam.3 is a lifelong dream and Blue Beetle is becoming an outstanding new book. Very excited!
What social media do you use? Facebook, Twitter and instagram mostly.
Describe being an artist in 5 words or less: Driven, inspired, open-minded, comfortable, and hard-working.