1. List ten illustrators/comic artists whose work you admire, or whose career you would like to emulate. Who are their clients? What sort of work do those clients look for?
-David Mack, Barron Storrey, Dave Mckean, Neil Gaiman, Frank Miller, Amano Yamane, Watase Yuu, Hiyao Miyazaki, Simon Prades
-most of these artists are creating both original work and work for companies like Marvel, Darhorse, etc. Some have also worked with movies/television doing storyboards, etc. These artist have very unique styles and storytelling abilities that are really pushing the comics/illustration industry
2. Find ten magazines you think you could work for. Consider both the content of the magazine and the type of illustration, if any, that they use.
-magazines: Juxtapose, Fructose, (t)here, Communication Arts
-publishing houses: Image Comics, Darkhorse, Drawn and Quarterly,
3. If you were starting your own magazine and your own livelihood depended on it selling well and your sanity depended on it being something you wanted to spend all your time one, what would it be? What sort of writers and artists would you hire? What subject matter would it deal with? How would you want it to look?
-I would like a magazine that focused around comic books. Something that would delve into upcoming releases, techniques, publishing, history(comics impact on culture), and the unique qualities of comics. It would also feature experimental comics that are being created and touch on some of the business aspects of the comics industry.
4. List ten non-magazine clients that you would like to work with. Why are these dream clients?
-I’m not sure really. Other than making my own comics I would love to work with the film industry in some fashion, whether its doing story boards or movie posters. Or doing concept art for video games. Maybe even trying my hand at being an art director for some project….