I have had the honor and pleasure to have some great artist grace this humble blog…the great thing about it all, the one thing that united them all…even myself is the fact that we are all gamers/artist.
The next artist introduced is a fantastic artist who has a serious passion for games and art as well. He may be busy and not play as much as he wants to…but still he is a gamer at heart!
The guy is super cool! He was uber busy, yet still found some time out of his schedule to answer some questions about himself! Thanks dannlord!
Questions by me! Awesome Art by dannlord. (some of his Gears of War colors’ by Protobunker)
Hello Dannlord! Thanks again for agreeing for the interview! Could you start with a brief bio about yourself… let the people know who you are, and what you do. also anything else about yourself as well.
I was Born in Monterrey, Mexico in 1977. I am 30 years old, and have been drawing since age 3.
My professional career in comics began as a digital colorist, working for Studio F in titles that include “Mystique”, “Thunderbolts” and “Incredible Hulk” for Marvel Comics, as some titles for other companies such as Dark Horse and Image.
Later, I entered in a collaboration with Les Humanoïdes Associés in France, doing color work on the titles “Millenaire” and “Lune d’ Ombre”, while doing that I managed to illustrate my first work in comics with the miniseries “EL ARSENAL: Unknown Enemy “, published in the United States and Canada by Arcana Studio.
A couple of years ago I got together with some other colleagues from my hometown and founded Protobunker Studio, where I continue my work as a comic illustrator.
How long have you been in the art field? What is your background/school education in relation to art?
I have worked as an illustrator since 1999, but back then I worked for a newspaper and magazines. It’s been only six years since I started working on comics.
Who are some artist that have influenced you to go into the realm of creating art for a living?
Trying to create art for a living was kind of a natural decision for me (I can’t see myself doing any other thing for a living) but seeing the works of Gimenez, Jodorowsky, Otomo, Shirow among others has always been like fuel for me.
I see that with a lot of your images…there is a living breathing world in there. Has creating a story with your illustrations been part of you since the beginning? I see that through it all you are a true comic book artist.
I love detail and working in creating a good sensation of space and that my scenes have some kind of movement. Whenever it is possible to me, specially with my sequences, I try to work on as many different things happening at the same time as possible. It is very difficult at times. The (my) mind enters a labyrinth, thinking about so many things, but in some way that calms me and the hours seem minutes. Just can’t get enough of that.
What games are you currently playing? and What systems do you own?
Currently I’m not playing any games, I’m pretty busy right now, and I have only the xbox 360, but now that the fight between the HD DVD and the BlueRay is over and MGS4 is out, I am definitely gonna buy a PS3 and try to escape for a weekend at least to play it.
One word answers…
Gears of War 2=anxious
Xbox 360 =issues
Are you satisfied with your art=no
In 5 years you are=better
Project you would love to work on=batman
If you could pick anywhere to live it would be=space
Best artist in comics now=dunno
Favorite current comic series right now=none
Your sequential pages are nice. They tell a fluid and nice story… would you ever consider taking your skills to the field of animation?
Perhaps in the future, so far I do not have plans to enter it, although I found it very interesting. You must recognize that I know nothing about the production process of an animation.
Storytelling has been a part of society for ages. Comics have been a part of society for quite some time as well. As artist we all have stories to tell. In the future what project would you tackle of you had all the time in the world and money to fund it? (Really! This could be anything? Written, pencilled, inked, colored, by you!)
So far I have many of my own ideas and stories that I would like to tell, but that is a bit hard to think on producing other things. If you are talking about Anything, being a lover of science fiction, it would be great to do a comic adaptation of Frank Herbert’s Dune. That would be huge for me.
Thanks for everything Daniel Perez!