Meet the Artist – Kent Clark
When did you start drawing?
It’s clichéd, but I’ve always been drawing. I have a copy of a newspaper clipping of a drawing I did at about 5… I think. Maybe 7. I didn’t become serious about drawing comic books until about 12 when I started reading comics again.
What are your favorite things to draw?
Comic books. I genuinely love the medium. Everything about it. The history of comics, the people of comics, even the smell of the old ones.
Who are some of your artistic inspirations?
So many. Outside of the obvious ones like Kirby, Ditko, Kubert, etc., I love Frank Robbins. His use of strong black areas is so powerful. I love Ron Lim’s work because his stuff is so solid and the quality never wavers. Ed McGuinness is amazing. His characters just exude strength and power. My first huge influence was John Byrne. The man has no weaknesses. He can draw anything. I recently discovered some old Ramona Fradon work on Aquaman that I love. Her characters have such great personality.
Any projects you’re working on or looking forward to working on?
Working on a superhero 8 pager for Mark Davis’ Surprising Comics. Character called Skyscraper.
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