Hello everyone, hope ya'lls had a great New Year! I sure did and look forward to all that 2008 has to offer.
Anyhoo, when I was back home in Austin over the holidays I came across some of my vintage artwork, a cover to issue three of my first creator owned comic "PowerForce". (I drew, inked, colored, and lettered it all by myself, not bad for an eleven year old.) I was in fifth grade and had recently discovered comics and was hooked.
My faves were Guardians of the Galaxy, Dale Keown's Hulk, Ghost Rider, Amazing Spiderman, and Todd McFarlane's Spider-Man. It wasn't too long untill I discovered Uncanny X-Men and a hot up-and-comer by the name of Jim Lee.
In case you hadn't noticed, Jim was an influence from the start...the cover of PowerForce #3 was a direct swipe...homage...to an Alpha Flight/Vindicator cover Jim had done.
So for all of you dreamers out there with aspirations to work in the biz along with your favorite artists I have only one bit of advice: No matter how bad you are now keep drawing and do not give up. :)