November 17, 2006

Matt Haley

Comics: Superman Returns movie adaptation, Who Wants To Be A Superhero tv series
Making comics since year of: 1990
Art education/schools attended: none


Pencils: F hardness 2MM lead holder, .3 and .5 F or 2H hardness mechanical pencils or Corel Painter 9

Inks: Higgins black india ink, china marker or Corel Painter 9

Brushes: Winsor Newton sable brushes or Princeton round brushes

Pens: Copic multiliners of various sizes

Paper: DC paper, or 2-ply Bristol board, kid finish

Lettering: hire a professional

Color: Photoshop CS and Corel Painter 9

Layout/ Composition: non-photo blue pencils or Corel Painter 9

Tool timeline, starting from when you began drawing in any serious way until the present, and what spurred the changes: Began drawing comic for DC in 1990, have used the same kind of pencils until I started inking my own work 6 years ago. I picked up digital art at the same time, and feel more comfortable working digitally than by hand, but I refuse to give up drawing and inking. I love inking, and have a lot more respect for the craft now that I am a novice inker.

What tools you'd never use, and why: Swimsuit magazines for swipe.

And lastly, any advice you'd like to give: Create your own comics and put them on the web, instead of trying to get a paying gig right out of art school, there aren't any, and you'll get a lot more notice for your creations than drawing someone else's characters. Draw every day, even when you're sick or you have homework. Get kicked out of class for drawing comics. learn to like staying inside. Stay away from caffeine, drink green tea instead. Exercise. Invest in gold.

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