Share 1-3 things about your creative/conceptualizing process.
It really depends on the project! For my solo books, I tend to work in a series of images. Sometimes the work is created specifically with Riso reproduction in mind-so I'll make an ink drawing and then scan it in and create the color separations digitally, or print out a cleaned up version of each drawing and create color separations by hand on vellum, scan them back in and assign colors to each of them. , , Each issue from my Megalith series of zines is essentially a curated collection of paintings and drawings from the year it was published. Some of the work has also been exhibited in gallery or museum shows, or has popped up in other forms in commercial illustration jobs. , , , I'd describe my work as the ancient past and the far future collapsing together into a chaotic present. , , In everything I do, from Riso publications, to drawings and paintings, to commercial design and illustration work, I tend to work in forms, ideas, and themes that have interested me for years- science fiction, the classical world of ancient Greece and Rome, archaeology, evolution and devolution, the far future, the infinite, the unknown, science and technology, mysticism and the occult, mania, hallucinations, and altered states, political theory, mass psychology, color and form. , , Some of my biggest influences- Eduardo Paolozzi, Hokusai, Gary Panter, Max Beckmann, Adolf Wölfli, Howard Finster, Nancy Spero, Bridget Riley, Heinz Edelmann, Gretchen Bender, Paul Thek, Paper Rad, Leon Golub's Sphinx and Head paintings, Robert Mapplethorpe, H.C. Westermann, Huma Bhabha, the Hairy Who, anonymous Aztec sculptors and craftsmen, the Classical Greek sculptor Polykleitos, Ryuichi Sakamoto, early Cronenberg, Hilma af Klint., , If you look at the artists who I've published via Mega Press, they all somehow relate to my interests, and curating and publishing their work is almost a sort of collage process, as if Mega is a gigantic, ongoing, collaborative work. I've been lucky to work with some incredible people since 2013! ,