For this September’s Creator Spotlight interview is with a Free Lance Artist named Drew Swift, and Drew was part of Last month’s Bell County Comic Con over at Artist’s Alley. I had the great opportunity to interview him and see what he had planned:
Red: What was your inspiration for becoming an Artist?
Drew: I don’t think I ever really set out to become an Artist at first. I just always had an interest in art as a kid and never stopped lol. One day I said to myself”Hey let me see if I can make a buck doing this” and well, here I am.
Red: Was the Bell County Comic Con your first time having an Artist Panel in Artist Alley?
Drew: I honestly wasn’t aware of the panel, unfortunately. I didn’t get a lot of chances to enjoy the con itself. It seemed like a good idea though to have the celebrity guests among the art guests.
Red: Do you have any projects you’re working on?
Drew: No, not currently at this time or long-term professional projects. Just freelance work, and private commissions, which I’m always open to.
Red: Do you watch anime or read Manga? If so, what is your favorite?
Drew: Yes on occasion I will watch modern anime, but most of my favorite ones are from the 90s like Ninja Scroll, Ghost In the Shell and Vampire Hunter D, I guess I’m just more of a fan of the old school grittier stuff, but I do like One Punch Man, and My Hero Academia. I’d Say that like a lot of modern artists the Japanese art forms have had a great deal of influence on my work.
Red: When it comes to doing Commissions, Projects, or just doing trade-art with another artist, Do you look at it as a chance to learn something new? Or just a job?
Drew: Well I feel as an artist we are always learning, and if a new project gives me a chance to improve my working method, then I’m all on board. In the end, it only makes me better at my craft!
Thanks for the interview and it was great meeting you once again!
There you have it, True Believers, Drew is one of the great artists who is looking to learn something new and has great taste in Old School Anime! If you would like to check out his work or Commission him, here is how you can contact him!
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