Now I know that I haven't mentioned this much in the past, but my academic background originally derived from the technical subjects of electronic engineering, programming, and design. Personally speaking, I found that this logical-foundation has kept me in good steed in my life, just like it has done my good mate Jeremy. Here, when you have the time, please check out what we said to each other whilst break dancing with Darth Vader in the Bahamas.

The Practice and Science of Drawing

1) What are your own origins Jeremy? And when did you know that you wanted to be a artist?   I grew up in small towns in Ohio then Washington state. I probably wanted to be an artist at around 4 years old.

2) In your own words how would you describe your style of art?   I would use the term, Black & White, American Superhero, comic book line art to describe it.

3) Have you had any commercial work published or in trade?   Not at any well known publisher. I've only had stuff printed at small press companies such as Silber Media.

4) What are your artistic and personal inspirations?   I find inspiration in the music I like, the women I'm fond of and anything I might see as artistic that you normally wouldn't think as art. Such as the way shadows fall over certain forms during the night or day.

5) If you style of art was a movie, a piece of music, or an object, what would it be and why?   Having a degree in mechanical engineering I learnt a lot about blackbody radiation. It's an ideal absorber and emitter. My goal artistically is to use as much black and shadow as possible while still maintaining something that is pleasing to look at and make sense so I would liken my artwork to a blackbody in that I'm always trying to achieve that perfect image with as much black as possible.

6) What was the first comic book you have ever read? And do you still read mainstream comics?   If memory serves me correctly the first real comic book I ever read was a Spider-Man comic my mom got from the doctor's office. It was one I believe Marvel had printed up for kids who visited the doctor. Circa late 70's. Today I read two titles, Detective Comics and Batman.

7) During your time as an artist, what is the one thing that has kept you in good stead?   Staying down to Earth about the comic biz -- keeping in mind where the industry really fits in, in society as a whole, trying not to make a career of it and having fun. There's only one book I'd like to do at the big companies. Detective Comics at DC. I have no interest or desire to work on anything else professionally.

8) Do you have any projects on the horizon?   The only real project I have right now is working on a 48 page Batman story I wrote and am drawing. It's inspired by the type of writing Bob Kane originally did. I'm on page eight but have put it on hold while I'm doing a Kubert School Correspondence course in inking.

Thanks for that Jeremy. I wish you all the best in all of your future endeavors. So when you've got the time dear reader, please check out his site -- www.jsqred.blogspot.co.uk -- plus don't forget the facebook thing too. Good reader. You know it makes sense. 

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