- First of all, thanks for taking some time out of your day to speak with me, please introduce yourself and give us a brief bio:
- When did you first discover your creative talents?
- Could you tell us about some of your own favorite work?
I'm really proud of the panels I did for the Labyrinth Lord Referee's screen that Goblinoid Games just put out. That job really intimidated the heck out of me, but it all came together really well. Also, the LL core book, which I did nearly all of the artwork for. To have an entire book to put my own spin on was really an honor and I enjoyed working on it immensely.
- How would you describe your style and where do you draw your inspiration from?
A lot of how I draw really comes from my training in etching/intaglio printmaking, and so I do a lot of heavy line work and crosshatching. In college, I looked at Albrecht Durer and William Blake a lot, but drew much more from Blake. But most of my inspiration has come from comics, sci-fi television and movies. Star Wars, Star Trek and the old Universal monster movies have loomed large in my imagination, as well as the writings of Tolkien, Howard and Edgar Rice Burroughs.
- Do you have a favorite artist? What draws you towards his or her artwork?
- You've created art for a number of gaming products, are you yourself a gamer and if so what are your favorite games?
Oh, heavens yes! I started playing D&D in high school, and the art from those old rule-books really inspired me. Right now, I'm running a weekly Labyrinth Lord game, but I also love superhero games such as Villains & Vigilantes or Champions, and science fiction games like the old FASA Star Trek, Traveller and X-plorers. My current gaming crush is on Tales of the Space Princess as well as ADB's Federation Commander and Star Fleet Battles games.
- Who is your favorite musical artist and why?
A lot of Wilco lately, as well as the Minus 5 and the Young Fresh Fellows. They all do just a lot of really wonderful stuff, and I can never guess what each new disc they do will be like.
- What was the last book you read?
Chessmen of Mars
- Where can the readers go to see your art?
- Lastly, any words of advice for aspiring artists?