Happy days! I've been in contact with comic artist extraordinare, Todd Nauck and in between his ridiculously busy schedule he has managed to answer 10 questions for lil ol' me!
Todd is a veteran of the comic arts with credits including Teen Titans, Young Justice, Teen Titans Go, Supergirl and most recently Friendly Neighbourhood Spider-Man with superstar writer Peter David.
1. What was your favourite childhood comic book?
Probably Secret Wars. That was the series I started collecting comic books with. It established my love for comics featuring lots of superheroes.
2. What is your favourite current book?
Invincible by Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley. It’s the most fun book to read. If you’re not reading it, check it out!
3. How did you get your start in comics?
A friend from art school showed my homemade WildGuard mini comics to Dan Fraga from Extreme Studios at a comic book convention. He took them and showed them to his boss, Rob Liefeld. I got a call 2 days later to come work for Extreme. Then I moved on to work for DC and Marvel Comics.
4. Who is your favourite character to draw?
Probably my WildGuard characters. There’s just something about drawing your own creations!
5. If you could be one superhero (or heroine) for a day, who would you be?
I’d say Green Lantern. I’d love to give a power ring a try.
6. Who is your favourite writer to work with and why?
I don’t have one favorite writer. But I do like working off of Peter David’s stories. J Torres has been fun to work with as well.
7. What will you be doing once you finish your run on Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man?
Right now, I’ll be finishing up my Teen Titans Go run. I also plan on doing more WildGuard
8. If you weren't a professional artist, what would you be doing?
Trying to get work as a professional artist! Or a game show host.
9. What advice do you have for aspiring artists?
Practice! Draw as much as possible. Work on the storytelling aspect, backgrounds, and layout as well as drawing cool shots of the characters. Don’t be afraid to show your work to editors. Learn from their critiques.
And most importantly, have fun!!!
10. Autobots or Decepticons?
Autobots all the way!
Ya hear that? "Autobots all the way!" I knew I liked this guy!!!
Thanks again to Todd for taking time to answer my questions in between his deadline crunch.