One of the things we like to do here at Comic Impact is feature various comic book artists each month. Some you may know and some that are new to you. The idea is to make people aware of the amazing talent that’s out there and hopefully to get you interested in reading new books! This month we’re taking a look into the mind of Alfred Trujillo.
1-Who are you and what are you known for?
I am known for drawing Zenescope books like Wonderland and Grimm Fairy Tales. I have also done a number of covers for independent books. This is in addition to my modelling career…I hope this interview gets my good side!
2-Who do you currently represent and what are you working on?
My independent book Project: Shadows. And exhibiting at conventions across the country!
3-How did you get into the world of comic art?
By going to conventions and showing my art to editors. You gotta show your work to the right people!
4-Did you ever think as a kid that you would be working in the comics industry?
Yes. No. Maybe. My five year old self would be proud of me! I don’t really remember wondering if I would or not.
5-Do you read comics and if so, what are your favorite titles?
I like Invincible and The Walking Dead. Really enjoyed Y: The Last Man. I also have read a ton of manga. I love Slam Dunk, Vagabond and Uzumaki.
6-Who is your favorite comic book character?
Black Cat Felicia Hardy. She is awesome at what she does and looks good doing it.
7-What artists or writers are your biggest influences?
Again, I like a lot of manga. Masakazu Katsura and Takehiko Inoue. I do like J Scott Campbell and the late Michael Turner.
8-Who is the one character that you’ve always wished you could put your artistic touch on?
I would love to draw Spider-Man! Pass that onto Marvel 😉
9-How long does it take for you to complete a project, issue, or cover?
A project…? I don’t know. An issue takes a month. A cover about a day or two.
10-What is your basic creative process for each project?
Usually work the script, do rough layouts followed by rough pencils. Then lightly erase and redraw with polished lines.
11-Do you do most of your work traditionally, digitally, or a combination?
I like working traditionally on paper with pencil.
12-Have you ever met anyone you were star struck over?
Nope. Not at all.
13-Do you buy any toys, busts and etc. based on some of your work?
I don’t really like buying things. I do like hats, though! And shirts.
14-What does your workspace look like?
Drawing table, tv as a computer screen and a couch. Pretty simple! I usually draw on the couch while some movie plays off of netflix.
15-What is the strangest thing that someone has asked you to draw?
I think it was Pitbull (the rapper) playing an accordion. I had to double check…still pretty sure he can’t do that! Oh and I get asked to draw beefcake Thor. Last time I was asked I drew Grumpy Cat as Thor though. That’s how I roll.
16-Do you have any upcoming projects or plans you can share with us?
I’m just gonna keep on keepin’ on with Project: Shadows. There’s also a bed time story I tell my children that may be made into a book. But we will see!
17-Where can people find you and interact with you?
I am all over the web! Facebook,Deviantart. I am also on twitter, tumblr, instagram yada yada yada Thanks for reading, everyone! I’m gonna get back to drawing. Peace and love. *drops mic* I’m OUT 😉