Disney has a bit of a dilemma on their hands. They are buying Marvel, but Boom! Studios is putting out some fantastic Disney/Pixar comics. Part of what makes the Boom! Studios books so hot is artists like Marcio Takara . Just in time for this week's issue of the Incredibles ongoing #2, we got an interview with Mr. Takara here at the Outhouse!
The Outhouse - How did you get started in the industry?
Marcio Takara - I was a graphic designer before. but was to bored. so I decided to work with comics. I sent a bunch of samples to everybody I knew, got an agent. he showed it to some publishers and I've been doing it since then. my first work was for Marvel. a free comicbook with Spiderman and the FF.
The Outhouse - What are you working on now and what can fans look forward to in the future?
Marcio Takara - I'm doing the Incredibles. and I think I'll be doing it for a few more issues. I'm working on a comic project I can't say anything about. and a small online videogame. doing concepts and stuff :)
The Outhouse - Can you tell us a little about your style and how you go about making your art work?
Marcio Takara - I try to pay attention to anatomy and structure while doing a more "cartooning" style. whatever that word means :)
lot's to improve though.
the actual work is all traditional pencil/ink/ scanner. whenever I color my own work I use Photoshop. though I've been trying some watercolor lately.
The Outhouse - Who are some of your influences in comic books and other art forms?
Marcio Takara - There's a lot of guys. from Adam Hugues to Bruce Timm. I don't know, Kevin Maguire? Frank Cho? Stuart Immonen? there's a lot. I can't name them all :)
The Outhouse - Will you be attending any conventions or doing any personal appearances?
Marcio Takara - Usually whenever there's a Toronto convention, I'll be there. I'm plannin on going to some different cities but nothing is confirmed yet. otherwise we have a drink and draw on Wednesdays here in Toronto. it's open to everyone and I usually post info about it on my Deviantart page (marciotakara.deviantart.com)
The Outhouse - Can you tell us more about the Drink and Draw? Is it a casual artist get together or do you have drinking games that revolve around drawing?
Marcio Takara - Drink and Draw here in Toronto was just and idea that me and Francis Manapul had one night. I asked him if people were doing it already here in the city. since we didn't know of anything like that we decided to start one.
What it is is just an excuse for artist to get together. specially comic artist :) you know, we work all by ourselves sometimes 7 days a week. it's good to meet new people and talk about the same thing. so usually people draw while talking to each other. a bunch of local artist and students usually show up. it's cool.
The Outhouse - Is this some thing local to your area or is this some thing that takes place at Bars around the world?
Marcio Takara - No idea. I heard there are some in the US. Chicago I guess... but let's be honest, why wouldn't we have things like this all over the globe? I'm sure we are not inventing the wheel here :)
The Outhouse - What advice what advice can you give to people that want to start an artistic yet social meetings like the Drink and Draw?
Marcio Takara - I don't know? start one? :) all you need is at least another person to do that.
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Interview by Brian Osserman