“Think about things in terms of story. Anything else is just flourish and self-promotion”
I talk to artist Ben Dewey about art, music and the Faustian aspect of working crappy jobs while pursuing a carreer in comics creation. Besides being the artist and writer of his own Tragedy Series (http://www.tradegyseries.tumblr.com), he is the artist on Tooth and Claw with writer Kurt Busiek, released this week from Image Comics. Luckily Ben is not just incredibly talented but also very articulate about the craft and the life of a creative person. Really good advice in this episode!
For a preview of Tooth and Claw, go here.
Related podcast: Episode 25 – Periscope Studio with Steve Lieber
Haris Varajic says
Your guest quoted lyrics from one great Dire Straits ballad and even mentioned Mark Knopfler in nice perspective. Beside all good things about comics he shared, for me, as a huuuuge DS/MK fan, this one was particularly cool to listen 😉
Palle Schmidt says
Thanks Haris! Yea, Ben is i great guest, really smart and articulate about the creative process. If I remember correctly, you’re a musician too..? Maybe that’s why this connected 🙂
Glad you liked the episode. Thanks again!