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Ask me or the Pig anything... again...
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Added: 5 years, 2 months ago
 
Nikonah
5 years, 2 months ago
My question is, how did you grow up to become the artist that you are today?
ThaPig
5 years, 2 months ago
Inch by inch...
Nikonah
5 years, 2 months ago
I admit I was expecting a longer answer, but thank you.
ThaPig
5 years, 2 months ago
Ha, ha! sorry... Lets try a longer version.

I guess I just always liked drawing. I started drawing primitive comics around 5 years old and Pinton was one of my earliest characters that still exist today. Most the the secondary characters came out when I was around 12 and that's the time when I started giving my comic some kind of canon continuity. At that time I also established Pinton in a science fiction setting inspired by some comics I read at the time. I didn't grew up reading comics. I lived in a country where comics were very hard to find (except for lame propaganda ones) I knew a few European comics but almost no American ones. (Except for Mad magazine and some of Robert Crumb stuff) Even when I moved to America 20 years ago I never had an interest in the "mainstream" comics. I was exposed to characters like Spiderman and X-Men when the movies came out.

I never went to an art school but I met some great artists who were mentors to me and I learn a lot from them. My main influences were Moebius and Crumb. I don't consider myself a good artist, just someone whose main skill is to disguise his lack of skills. I published my comics officially on a magazine for the first time in 1986 and since that I have been publishing my art in different media (never with any real commercial success) The Internet allowed me to reach a wider audience (mostly with the furry world) and that's basically it.

One thing the Internet allowed me was to draw the way I always wanted. Working for any kind of publication always implies some kind of censure. I was always told my style was too grotesque and I had to tone it down. And of course, any kind of sex and violence was not allowed. Some places I worked for had the most ridiculous rules like very strict ways to draw elbows which I found frustrating.

At the present moment I'm pretty sure I will not progress much more artistically and definitely will never make a living out of my art. So I continue drawing because I enjoy it.
Nikonah
5 years, 2 months ago
Thank you, you answered my question now in a very satisfactory way, which I appreciate.

You don't consider yourself to be an artist but to us you are a very good and skilled one. I'm also glad that now you have found the freedom to draw what you enjoy drawing, that can be very important. How can you be sure that you're not going to progress more? I think you can, but that's my personal opinion.

Thank you again for the response.
SeanBunneh
5 years, 2 months ago
If you could be Pinton irl would you?
ThaPig
5 years, 2 months ago
Yes. As long as it also comes with the future technology, starships and guns.
AndyBunneh
5 years, 2 months ago
If you were going to buy a grill, which would you buy?
ThaPig
5 years, 2 months ago
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