If you check out this podcast on the regular, you know that for the most part, we're fans of all kinds of art. Comics, animation, illustration, concept and fine art, sculpting... It doesn't matter, we dig it all.
And that's what makes a chat with Coro Kaufman so apropos. He digs it all, too. This guy is proficient in so many different areas, he's got it covered from the rooter to the tooter, as we say here.
Other than being an amazing concept artist and painter, designing t-shirts, CD covers and art directing for Massive Black, one of the most exciting art production studios in the entertainment business—he's now on the precipice of adding published comic book creator to his resume.
If you know anything about Coro, you know that he co-founded Massive Black with his buds back in 2005. Since then, MB has become a complete juggernaut in the video game and film industries. Much of the ideation, crafting and finished production you see in today's most popular games comes from them.
In between all the work for clients Coro and Co. have done over these last five years, he started writing and drawing a graphic novel in his spare time (we say comic book). It's called Transient and it began as his modest attempt at a sequential art story dealing with the homeless. I say modest because it's grown to almost 200 pages long (just...damn).
He also opens up about his early life as a graph kid painting murals on the streets of El Paso, TX where he grew up, living life today in San Francisco and being the "art monkey" he confesses to be (a man after our own hearts).
**Below are various images from El Coro. Some Transient stuff, potraits, random pics and what have you.