So, where to begin? I guess I’ve always liked comics, and always wanted to be a comic book artist. From a young age I read Todd McFarlane’s SPAWN. That’s probably my largest single-issue collection. I would visit the comic book store downtown after class and pick up the titles that were being held for me. Another favourite was Fathom, by Michael Turner. Tomb Raider as well. Top Cow and Image were the two publishers I followed the most. Image still is to date. I’ve since migrated over to Trades instead of single issues.
Another form of comics that I discovered fairly young, was webcomics. Penny Arcade and VGCats, Apple Geeks and Ctrl-Alt-Del. These are my inspiration and motivation for my own comic. One day I want to have a full fledged comic that I can hold in my hands, but we all have to start somewhere.
My other passion lies in video games. I love them. I can’t get enough of them. I went to video game design school. In the similar light of Penny-Arcade, I figured if I was to make a comic, it should be based on what I know. Video Games, and my life, and my friends.
I’ve been drawing for as long as I can remember, but never with much consistency, or anything that could be called cohesiveness. It was always pin-ups. But if I was ever to become a comic artist, I would need to learn and practice. Drawing faces, gestures, backgrounds. These are my goals. I recently picked up a digital tablet monitor, and this is what finally kicked me into gear. I had the tools. The timing felt right. No more excuses.
So here we go.