I'm just going to shut up now and get on with the interview.
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I am a somewhat neurotic recluse that graduated from art school a few years ago and haven't done much with myself since, except working retail jobs to pay the bills. I do a little bit of whatever catches my interest, but I would primarily consider myself an illustrator, though a lot of my work has leaned towards printmaking lately, which sort of goes hand in hand with my letterboxing/stamping obsession. The DREAM is to one day get my graphic novel drawn and published, but it turns out that writing and drawing a whole book by yourself is a lot of work, so in the meantime I'm learning more about comics publishing by being a proofreader, letterer, and occasional color correctionist for The Farlight Saga, which is written by my friend Jared. He's working on a lot of technical stuff to get the new revision up right now, so there isn't much to see on the new website yet. It is available for purchase here though: comics.drivethrustuff.com/product_info.php?products_id=87923 , and will be updated on its old home at DrunkDuck, though all that's there now are the cover and some chapter heading: www.drunkduck.com/Ethos/5347289/
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Why do you do what you do?
I do what I do because honestly, I don't know what else to do with myself. I feel like I literally have to make things otherwise I would go crazy. Art's always sort of been my catharsis because I have a very limited ability to express my feelings to others. I used to bottle up emotions to a very unhealthy point, but I've learned to deal. I also just have a lot of nervous energy and like to have multiple things to do at once. While this leads to a lot of interesting projects, it unfortunately makes it difficult to finish many of them.
How long have you been doing it? (Your craft/trade, not doing IT)
I've been painting and drawing since I was very small--probably about five years old or so. I used to get so frustrated watching Bob Ross and trying to follow along with a little box of watercolors and crayons. I started entering competitions, selling pieces and developing a portfolio in high school, so probably starting in 2000 or so, and attended the Columbus College of Art & Design from 2002-2006.
Do you sing in the shower?
All the time. Usually old show tunes or Type O Negative.
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Either some kind of scientist or a novelist/artist. I was very big into paleontology and teratology. I also had a pretty kick-ass rock collection.
The best costume I ever wore is kind of a hard question. I do have this really awesome witch's robe and a matching shawl that my grandmother made for me when I was a kid. I wore it probably from ages 7-14, whenever I felt like it. I could probably still fit into it, though it might be kind of short. Damn, I need to find that shawl. Alternatively worst costume: the year my mom made me dress up as a clown for Halloween because she didn't feel it was appropriate for a little girl to go as something scary. My sister helped me ditch it later and dressed me up as a vampire, as I recall.
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