what project are you currently working?
I'm not able to reveal that, due to the non-disclosure agreement I
signed, but I can say that it's a comic book version of a thriller from
a very popular novel writer, and that it is very cool! It will be
released by Dynamite Entertainment later this year, most likely.
Whom in your field do you admire most and why?
I'd have to say Stuart
Immonen. It's very hard to pinpoint ONE person you admire the most, as
I'm a huge fan of a lot of people currently working on the comic book
industry, but Stuart Immonen is definitely the artist that most
influences and inspires me right now. Also, his career choices and style
evolution are true examples of a great artist's journey towards becoming
a master in his craft.
How did you get into the comic book field?
I worked as a marketing executive for years, after giving up on trying
to be a comic book artist during college. After some Brazilian market
hiccups, I took some much needed "sabbatical period" and began
to review my life and my professional choices. I ended up working as an
illustrator for many gaming companies before finally giving another shot
at the comic book industry. As a more mature and experienced artist, I
started working for Dynamite Entertainment with a graphic novel titled
"Anne Elizabeth's Pulse of Power" (which was an AWESOME debut
gig). Since then, I worked on many titles, and hopefully will be working
on many more in the years to come.
On which title would you most like to work and why?
I love underdogs. Characters that aren't usually in the spotlight and
most people ignore or do not take them as big shots. One of my favorite
characters is Moon Knight, who is getting a makeover right now, but any
character that was overlooked and can be turned around to become a star
is interesting. As of big, high-profile titles, I'd have to say the
X-Men. I grew up on Claremont/Byrne's run on Uncanny X-Men and followed
them through the 90s, so these characters hold a special place in my
heart. If I ever drew an X-Men story, I'd be able to say that I had
achieved the high point of my childhood dream. But, what the heck, I
just enjoy drawing super heroes! :)
On what project will you be working next?
I'm not sure yet. The one I'm currently working on is a long graphic
novel and may still keep me busy for a month or two. But whatever comes
next, I'm sure it will be fun!