tiernostiburones asked: Are you influenced by the 80´s comic-book artist Liberatore? I think your themes and style are very close to him. Otherwise, congratulations, your work is amazing!
Absolutely - he, Mick McMahon, Alfonso Font, Jordi Bernet and Charles Burns had a profound impact on me as a kid and are the ones who’s style seem indefinitely encoded in mine. I have of course tons of other influenses but those are the early, defining ones.
live-love-laugh-die asked: refreshing art :)
armandis2000 asked: Hey how old are you so I know how long it'll take me to get good?
Getting good is all about doing it. A lot.
I used to obsess about not being as good as I thought I’d be at the age whoever I admired was, instead of just drawing away and accepting the fact that practise actually makes perfect. After a while this feeling of inability got me so down I gave up drawing for about five years, focusing on dreary book cover art and graphic design and making bad music while holding a crap job that was clearly making me even more miserable.
Then I came to a crossroad in life - I realised I didn’t do what I should; I can cope with a lot in life, and even be pretty damn good at anything if I just try, but I need to draw.
So that’s what I did - I quit my job, went into unemployment without a plan or any real money saved. But I drew again, like a madman. I whipped up a portfolio and within a month I was doing concept art for a AAA game.
But to answer your question - I’m 34, and nowhere near as good as I hoped to be at this age, but I don’t care - I just draw.
godsblackfriend asked: Have you ever worked in comic books? And if not, would you ever consider working in comic books?
Not really profesionally, no - I’d love to though, but the problem making (my spare) time + money work for both parties has been the issue when I’ve been approached by publishers.
Someday, when stars align, currents shift and tides turn stuff will happen - maybe I’ll even release my own comic that’s been on the back burner for a few years.
circleofpharaohs asked: your work is amazing point blank period
Thanks - Likewise, really dig those clothing prints!
mamamixalot asked: Thank you for drawing your girls thick, strong, bad ass, and beautiful....
Thanks, that pretty much sums up what I call ‘hot’!