Dwight and I attended the Atlanta Comics Expo in February and had the pleasure of moderating some panels for the show. This is the first of several portions of ACE audio we'll be posting over the next week..and it's a good one! We call it Digital Visions and it focused on digital tools, the interface and how today's artists use them.
Our panelists were Ragnar, a California based artist and illustrator with a background in character design and animation. Ragnar has a tremendous following for his beautiful prints and art books, and his work's been featured in the prestigious pages of Spectrum.
Then, there's Tony Shasteen, a talented illustrator with a commercial background, but who many comics fans know from 12 Gauge's, Occult Crimes Task Force. He's had work in Spectrum as well and Tony's a new member of Gaijin Studios.
And last up is Jim Burns, the creator behind books like Detached and Daemon Process and a comic artist who works completely in the digital realm. Jim does a weekly web and newspaper comic called Grumbles and he also does work for local publisher, Terminus Media.
All the guys were candid, insightful and full of opinions, and the panel was a lot of fun to be a part of. My thanks to ACE for having me and to the panelists for participating.
**This episode features a small snippet of Roger & Zapp's Computer Love 'cause it's all about the digital love, baby. And a shout out to John Burns for supplying the group image!
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