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It’s Tuesday again, and that means 7 Questions! For this week’s installment, “Witch Doctor” creator Brandon Seifert took the time to talk to me about writing, comics, and writing comics.
1-WHEN DID YOU REALIZE THAT COMICS WERE THE MEDIUM YOU WANTED TO BE WRITING IN?
Wanting to write comics pretty much came hand-in-hand for me with reading them to begin with. I got my start writing comics when I was 10 years old and reading the Ninja Turtles Adventures comics from Archie. Me and my best friend would write and draw our own comics — admittedly, he could actually draw, and I couldn’t. I got too “cool” to read comics during high school, but when I got over myself and started reading them again my first year of college I immediately started wanting to write them again, and started coming up with my own plots and stuff. I took a detour through journalism in my 20s, but even then, comics were what I actually wanted to be writing.
Witch Doctor artist Lukas Ketner took time out of his busy schedule to talk about art for this week’s “7 Questions” feature. Read his answers to my burning questions below.
1-You’ve used your illustration skills in many fields, why are comic books your anchor as an artist?
It has to do with the ability to tell stories through drawing, and arranging those drawings in such a way to convey the passage of time, space, and occurrence. It’s the first thing I’ve tried to do that’s satisfying in such a complete way, and challenging in the most infuriating way as well. When you finish a page, and that page works in the best way you can manage to tell that chunk of the story, you really feel like you’ve earned something. It’s also the only work I’ve done that requires such a sheer quantity of illustration, and that results in technical drawing skills improving from all the practice. I’ll look at something I just drew from time to time and think things like, “huh, that worked well. I guess I’ll draw noses more like that from now on.”
Free Comic Book Day is this Saturday, and some of your favorite Skybound artists and writers are participating.
Here's the list.
Ryan Ottley (Invincible) -Black Cat Comics in Milpitas, CA. 11am - ?
Cory Walker (Invincible/Science Dog) -Samurai Comics in Mesa, AZ. 11a-6pm.
Brandon Siefert (Witch Doctor) - Things From Another World in Beaverton, OR. 2-4pm
Lukas Ketner (Witch Doctor) - Things From Another World in Beaverton, OR. 2-4pm
Todd Nauck (Guarding The Globe) - Phat Collectibles in Anaheim, CA. 12-3pm