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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Zenescope art Director Anthony Spay Interview + giveaway

Dragon*Con 2012 hosted in Atlanta, Georgia was truly a spectacle not to be missed. The Sheep women were there in full force getting the latest scope. We had the opportunity to interview Anthony Spay art Director for Zenescope Entertainment. Make sure to stick around for your chance to win a one of a kind sheep drawing!

Katie: Hi Anthony, can you start by telling me a little about your company and the Grimm line?
Anthony: What I do with the company is I am the Staff Artist/Art Director. Right now I've mostly been doing covers sometimes I'll do some interior art of my own. I scout talent to use on our books and I help out with the overall art direction of the company. If there's a character that needs to be designed often times I'll be the one to design the new character.
Katie: And which characters are specifically doing right now?
Anthony: My most recent thing is Sela who's the main character of the Grimm Fairy Tales. I got her new costume which is going to be her regular costume, in issue #75, we needed a new look for that so I came up with a new design for her.

I also designed a new villain but he's a top secret character for an upcoming series that hasn't been announced yet so I can't talk about it. But he's very creepy and he looks alienish.

Katie: How long have you been with the company?
Anthony: I've been with the company about 2 and half years. I started off as a freelancer, my first issue was Grimm Fairy Tales #42 and after about a year they brought me on as art director and staff artist. Every things worked out great so far, it's been fun.

Katie: Is there anything upcoming that you can share with us?
Anthony: There's a lot of really cool new books coming up this Fall. We have three new mini series Godstorm is one it's Greek/Roman Gods, Robin Hood is a female Robin Hood and she's really badass then Sleepy Hollow with the headless horseman. He's really cool, he's got peoples heads strapped to him, it's pretty creepy.

Katie: If you had to pick a favorite Ninja Turtle who would it be?
Anthony: I always liked Donatello.

Katie: Name your celebrity fantasy crush and tell me why?
Anthony: Oh Wow! This is a tough one. Emma Stone she's great. I use her to model one of our characters after. *chuckles*

Katie: Now its time for a few rapid fire questions! Just answer with the first thing that pops in.

Katie: Cut or Bruise?
Anthony: Bruise

Katie: Earthquake or Hurricane?
Anthony: Hurricane

Katie: Coke or Pepsi?
Anthony: Pepsi
Sharon squeals in background.

Katie: Lucky Charms or Fruity Pebbles?
Anthony: Lucky Charms

Katie: Dark Choc. or Milk?
Anthony: White Chocolate

Katie: Jog or Speed walk?
Anthony: Jogging.

Katie: John Wayne or Clint Eastwood?
Anthony: Clint's cool, I like Clint.

Katie: Sword or Dagger?
Anthony: I'm a sword type myself.

Katie: Cowboy hat or Baseball cap?
Anthony: I'll have to say baseball cap. I'm a Philly boy, I don't have a cowboy hat.

Thanks Anthony for taking the time to chat with us. Make sure to check out all the wonderful things Zenescope has going on and coming up HERE.

If you'd like a chance to win this one of a kind drawing by Anthony Spay and a copy of Grimm Fairy Tales volume 1 make sure to do the following in the comments below:

1. List Your Email Address
2. If you could be a new character in the world of Grimm who would you choose and why?
3. Are you US or International?

Contest ends September 10th at midnight. Good luck!


  1. I think if I could pick a new character it would be some sort of rat character.
    I'm in the US.

  2. um...I did not more of a "whoop!" okay, maybe a little squeal.

  3. I think I would be some kind of tiger character...a bad ass one for sure!!
    Ashley A
    I'm in the USA

  4. Laceysvette at hotmail dot com
    Hmm. If i could be a character i would want to be a cat that was cool but didn't have to kill anyone or be killed. Maybe i could be a new peacekeeper character. Ha ha.
    I'm in the US!

  5. If I could be a character, I would want to be a mystical wolf. I would be invisible while I watched what was going on, then I would take form when I needed to take revenge for some wrong-doing. Oh yeah, I couldn't die or be hurt.
    I live in the USA.

  6. I would be the antihero. There are so many.
    Debby236 at gmail dot com
    I am in the USA.

  7. I would like to be a dark magician in the world of Grimm.
    I happen to live in the U.S.

    Fun, fun, interview.

  8. Hmm. How about a dark fairy? :D Thank you for sharing and for the awesome giveaway!
    I live in the US.

  9. I think I would like to be some kind of lizard in the Grimm World.
    Maybe a chameleon where I would be able to change the color of my skin to blend in.
    I live in the U.S.

  10. there are a lot of creative ideas here...thanks for stopping by everyone :)

  11. I'd like to be a giraffe because I haven't read many books with girafes in them.


  12. This contest is now closed. :)

    Ashley Applebee is the winner! You have been contacted via email.