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Illustrator George Amaru

1) What project are you currently working on?

I am currently doing pencils and inks on a five issue miniseries for GrayHaven Comics titled, "Run Like Hell." It is an adaptation of the young adult novel of the same name by Elena Andrews, who is also writing the comic script. The first issue is available now at grayhavencomics.com. I am also the artist on the weekly web comic, "New Comic Day." We update every Wednesday and it can be found at newcomicday.net

2) Who in your field do you admire most and why?

That is a tough question as there are so many talented and influential people in this business. In general, I'd have to say Stan Lee for reasons that are likely obvious to any comic fan. In terms of an artist though, I'd have to go with Dan Jurgens, as he's one of the first artists who's work I followed and inspired me to pursue a career in comics. There are of course dozens of other artists that have inspired me over the years.

3) How did you get into the comic book field?

I started getting work by responding to ads/posts on various forums. These were all unpaid jobs/collaborations between novices trying to make names for ourselves. I eventually started trying out for bigger jobs from more established publishers and things grew from there.

4) Which title would you most like to work on and why?
Superman has always been my favorite comic character, so I would love to one day work on any of his ongoing titles or even a one-shot. However, my dream Superman assignment would be “Action Comics,” since that was his first title.

5) What project will you be working on next?

Right now I'm between issues on "Run Like Hell," but will continue working on that through the first part of 2014 and I will continue work on "New Comic Day." I'm also finishing a project for Bluewater Productions that should be announced early next year. Beyond that, I don't have any specific projects lined up for 2014 just yet, but ideas, pitches and offers are always flying around, so I'm sure I'll have more than enough to keep me busy. 

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