I have several wonderful and talented artists that I work with on a regular basis. Some are clients, some are friends, and others I have managed to just blissfully stumble across. I have sent 5 questions to various artists for a form of “virtual interview”. Without further delay…
LEWAINE PUBLISHING (LP): What is your “key project”? How long have you been working on it? Synopsis?
JASON: I am working on a comic book titled Suzi Quazar. I’m releasing it as a web comic, putting up one new page every Tuesday starting March 19th. I have been working on it for about 3 months now. The story is set in a retro styled future, where an average woman finds herself billions of light years from home. Now she has to solve an ancient riddle to find a way home. It’s a retro spacegirl adventure with aliens and ray guns.
LP: What is your favorite medium to work in? What is your best creation with that medium?
JASON: I enjoy many different mediums, but I think my favorite so far is digital. While I have a love for pencils, my obsession with computers make it a natural tool for me to create. I can go from words to images in one limitless creative space.
LP: What are your hobbies?
JASON: Almost everything creative. I love collecting vintage space toys and watching bad movies, and old TV series from the 60’s and 70’s.
LP: To what do you contribute your success thus far?
JASON: Not giving up, even with life slams doors in my face. I feel there are always options, and that it’s better to move forward even a tiny amount than to stay still. I have been very lucky to find a supportive partner who helps motivate me to new levels.
LP: What are the three most valuable lessons/tips you have learned about being an artist, so far?
- Keep creating. You never know where that next idea or project will take you.
- Getting started sucks, but never trying sucks even worse.
- It’s ok to draw a crooked line. Every drawing or project you complete moves you that much further along your journey.
Thank you, Jason, for taking the time to talk with me on your adventures as an artist. I am looking forward to seeing the Suzi Quazar project take off.
If you would like to check out some of his works as well as his comic, check out his links below. You can even purchase some of his art as prints over at deviantART!