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?
Katie: Earthquake or Hurricane?
Katie: Coke or Pepsi?
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Katie: Lucky Charms or Fruity Pebbles?
Anthony: Lucky Charms
Katie: Dark Choc. or Milk?
Anthony: White Chocolate
Katie: Jog or Speed walk?
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.
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