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Artist Junior Schiller



1) On what project are you currently working?
Actually I did take a break to improve my art skills, so I'm not working in anything at this moment. But I'm writing a personal project that involves kids, family, trains, and a little of the magic of childhood.

2) Whom in your field do you admire most and why?
Wow, a lot of artists. My favorite comics artists I think are Bill Watterson and Alessandro Barbucci, but I love, really love Hayao Miyazaki's art (his animations and mangas), and Kazuo Oga's backgrounds. But I admire people from every field that you can imagine. A lot of them from sports, and all of them inspire me and are important to my growth as an artist. People like Ayrton Senna, Bernardinho (Brazilian volleyball coach), Marcelo Bielsa, Tolkien and so on.

3) How did you get into the comic book field?
I started selling original artwork in 2007 I guess. Later I started sending my comic pages to publishers, hoping to get hired, till I got my first job at the end of 2008 when I was working together with some friends.

4) On which title would you most like to work and why?
Today my goals are changed. I still want to work with comics (my own comics mostly), but I want so much to work with animation, 2d and 3d animation, maybe later become a animation director and run my own studio. I think one of the best feelings that an artist can feel is to see people care about their characters, their stories, crying and laughing together, and it's something I want. I want to tell something to people.

5) What project will you be working on next?
Hmm, as I said before, I'm writing my own comic, that I want to create in a painting style and put online by the end of the next year. Also I'll try work for European comics publishers. But I think my major goal is to become an character designer and concept artist for games and animation. I think it's my major passion right now.

To find out more about Schiller and his work, visit here and here