I just wrapped up my first graphic novel, "Torchlight Lullaby." It's debuting at Emerald City Comic Con this year and I'm super excited to see how it's received. I've spent
two years working on this book pretty much in isolation. I can't wait to let it out into the world.
2) Whom in your field do you admire most and why?
My influences tend to fluctuate a lot depending on my mood or what I'm working on. Right now I'm really digging Skottie Young's work. His expression, loose line work, movement and character are one of a kind. If I can learn to capture 1/5th of that I'd be ecstatic. The other big one as of late is David Petersen. For my taste he's the best draftsman in comics today. Everything that guy produces makes me wanna throw my hands up and quit (in the best way possible.)
3) How did you get into the comic book field?
I actually started in webcomics about six years ago. I cut my teeth on two different projects; learning to write, draw and actually tell a story with the two together.
"Torchlight" is me "dipping my toe" into the deep end with long form story telling. Only I'm pretty sure I ended up doing more of a cannonball then testing the water.
4) On which title would you most like to work and why?
For the most part I am completely content working on my own creator own work. Although there is one title I would drop everything to work on and that's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The TMNT are what started my love with comics and have fueled it my entire life. It would be a literal dream (pretty sure I wrote it down as a life goal in like 3rd grade) come true to work with the "Mean Green Machine."
5) On what project will you be working next?
I have two books in the works right now. The first is an anthology that I'm really stoked to see come together. The second is a horror/thriller which is a totally different animal for me and man am I stoked to really get going on it.
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