In a sentence, who are you and what do you do?
I’m a comic book artist and illustrator.
What got you started? Was there a specific moment or time when you realised “this is what I want to do”?
I have been drawing since I was 5 years old, after drawing realism for many years, I was introduced to the world of comics 10 years ago discovering Alex Ross.
What was your favourite comic growing up?
Spawn and the Death of Superman.
What was the first piece of work or project that you were really proud of?
The Commander (Red King Press) 2013
What is your preferred material to work with?
Wacom digital tablet, but original watercolours in the beginning.
What is your least liked material to work with?
What’s your dream project? Forget about money, time, popular demand or any other variable. If that was all covered and you would work on whatever you wanted. What would it be?
Batman with Alan Moore.
If you were hired to create a book cover based on a classic story. What would the story be and how would you tackle creating it?
It by Stephen King, recreating Pennywise. And using a classic comic style for the past and a modern to present.
If you had a spirit animal, what would it be?
Technically I am fox. They live in their own world, away from worldly stress.
What are you currently working on and what’s coming up in the future
- City of Ruins, Vengance (Australia)
- The Hands That Feed (USA)
- Clodagh (Blue Fox Comics UK)
- Blacklight (EDJ Comics USA)
Which artist(s) would you like to see interviewed? Why?
Lee Bermejo. He keeps perfecting himself through the years and never seems to slow down.
What questions (apart from these ones!) would you like to ask them?
How it maintains the continuity of its style making it better?
Tell us something about yourself that people wouldn’t normally know!
Well, I have been working as a waiter for 12 years, while I was not working I was drawing and I managed to dedicate myself to this. Thanks to my wife Laila and my daughter Lin, I received a degree as a graphic designer and I never practiced that trade and art had more weight in my life, I am also a music lover, I love to play piano and guitar and football too.
Blue Fox Publishing Limited
As well as comics, Simon writes plays, poetry, (award winning) film scripts. He also acts, directs and produces films, too, because why have any spare time…