Artist and creator Michael Timmons stopped by comickbookinterviews.com studios and chatted with publisher John Michael Helmer about his art career and how he creates a comic page…
MICHAEL: I was born and raised in New York City. I attended the high school of Music and Art.
JMH: Tell CBI about yourself…
MICHAEL: I am a sincere and dedicated worker with the ability to excel in any task assigned to meet. Art is my passion. Especially, cartooning, storyboards, animation and comics.
JMH: How long have you been drawing comics?
MICHAEL: I use to draw and sell comics back in elementary school. This is my first break into the comic industry. I always had a passion to create comics.
JMH: How did you break into the comic industry?
MICHAEL: As I mentioned before, this is my first break trying to get into the comic industry. I plan on starting out with the web comics this year. I will be putting out another website shortly.
JMH: Do you have any formal art training?
MICHAEL: Yes I got training from the Art institute of San Francisco and Penn Foster Career college Graphic Design Program.
JMH: Who are your artistic Influences?
MICHAEL: Gil Kane and John Byrne. I love their style. There two are my idols and motivators.
JMH: How do you focus when you draw?
MICHAEL: I see use my imagination to picture the images in my head and then proceed to draw them.
JMH: What types of technology do you use?
MICHAEL: Photoshop, illustrator, flash and sketchbook pro.
JMH: What was the first comic book you ever read?
MICHAEL: The first comic that I ever read was Batman.
JMH: Do you read any of the new comic books that are being published today? If so, which ones?
MICHAEL: X–men, Spider-man , Batman and the Avengers.
JMH: Print vs. Digital. Your thoughts…
MICHAEL: I prefer Digital as oppose to print due to less time consuming easier to store and better resolution quality.
JMH: What sources do you use for a cover image?
MICHAEL: Mostly image models from anatomy for cartoonists online.
JMH: What other mediums or genres have you drawn for?
MICHAEL: Just you so far but I hope to expand one day.
JMH: What project are you currently working on at now?
MICHAEL: Mostly superheroes and a few comedy web comics.
JMH: What future projects do you have in the works?
MICHAEL: Yes, but I rather not say right now all will be revealed before the end of the year.
JMH: Do you have any words for aspiring artists?
MICHAEL: Follow your dreams and never give up.
JMH: How can fans and publishers get a hold of you?
MICHAEL: Go to my website www.timmonsenterprise.com you can Google it my contact info is there.
JMH: Michael, CBI appreciates your time. ALL the best!
MICHAEL: Thank you.
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