1.What is your name?
2.What is your quest?
To rock this coffin ’til I’m dead and rottin’!!
3.What is your favorite color?
Obviously, I’d like to say black…but color-wise…red.
4.You create with paint, ink and digital mediums. What is your favorite to work in?
I love working with ink. I’ve never been very big on digital. In fact, almost EVERY digital piece of mine is still done with a pencil and pen in my sketchbook first.
5.Your best known for your horror art, is that the subject you love working with the most?
Oh yesss!! I’ve been in love with horror and scary stuff since I was a little kid. I’m also a huge fan of comedy. If I gross someone out, cool. If I can make someone laugh, great. If I can gross them out AND make them laugh…I’m happy.
6.What has been the most rewarding part of traveling across the country to different conventions to show your work?
Meeting fans. I’m surprised constantly by the level of support from them. I’ve been able to meet and mingle with so many different people and make so many new friends, it’s incredible. Nothing is quite as flattering as when someone shows me THEIR tattoo of MY work. Meeting the celebrities can be fun too.
7.You have a book being published, tell me more about it.
Yeah, it’s a labor of love. A tribute to Shel Silverstein and Edward Gorey. I’ve basically written 40+ whimsical poems involving all sorts of weird and interesting characters under the pen-name of Skipp Magnificent. Almost every poem has an accompanying illustration. It’s kinda my way of inspiring kids to draw and create in the same way that I did when I was young. It’ll be a good gift for my niece and nephew too.
8.What are your 3 biggest artistic influences?
Other artists. Paying Bills. Pain.
9.What are the last 3 albums that you downloaded?
Wu-Tang-Legendary Weapons, Cool Kids-When Fish Ride Bikes, Kendrick Lamar-Section.80
10.What’s a typical day like for you?
Shave my head, shower, COFFEE, check my e-mail & FaceBook, do art, watch T.V./movies, do art while watching T.V./movies, work at the coffee shop if I’m scheduled, MORE COFFEE, do some more art, surf the net. Sprinkle some Mary Jane on top, and we’ve got a solid day.
Special thanks to Ashleigh Skaggs for offering up her skills and creativity as makeup artist. You and Lisa look fantastic dead and covered in blood <3