Andrew Robinson creates great art. Period. We've known it for a while now and we think you should, too. Just take a look at his beautiful covers for Starman and Hawkman, or check out the cowboy-noir storytelling in his own book, Dusty Star. Clearly greatness abounds in the guy's work.
The question that's always boggled my mind though (and I'm an easy boggler)—is why can't I see more? I love everything he puts out, but I'm greedy. Why can't I get a monthly book and covers? Hell, some trading cards and a yearly art book?! Hmm...
In our interview with Andrew, we get a clue as to why he doesn't always do more. Or at least, a partial clue. It's not because he doesn't want to, that would be silly. And it's not because he's slow, although he openly admits to having missed a deadline or two. I won't divulge the clue here, but you'll know it when you hear it. And the worst part about it for me was, after hearing it—I was frustrated more! In a perfect world, all my favorite creators, like Robinson, would be left alone to do what they do best...create. And they'd be well paid for doing so (ahh, what a world that would be—naivete, I love you)!
In the last 15 years, my man Andrew has worked for Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Image, Upper Deck, Wizards of the Coast and more. He created Dusty Star (his baby), started a fine art career out in California and recently took the leap into music. That's right, he's written some lyrics for a band project called Space Junkies (Hey, Suki).
I kinda hesitate to use the word phenom (although I just did), but the guy draws like Bridgeman, paints like Loomis, tells stories like De Palma and always leaves you wanting more. And more is what I want, dammit! I kid...
From where I sit, you don't have to look far to see the greatness in Andrew Robinson's work. Just open your eyes, it's right there.
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