Welcome... to an inspirational issue
It’s always inspiring browsing our FXPosé galleries of art. I’m forever impressed with the work on show – they’re arguably the most important pages in the magazine. This issue, I was particularly taken with Daniel Tyka’s comments on page 11. He reveals how he quit his job in a bank and then spent 16 hours a day toiling away on his Wacom tablet, honing his craft to develop the required skills to be an artist who gets paid for what he creates. I’m sure that’s the Holy Grail for most of you.
Take a moment to gaze at the art within FXPosé. They’re where you get to see what your peers are creating and – if you submit your art – provide a showcase of your art to the world. So, if you haven’t submitted your art yet, what are you waiting for? See what we need on page 19 and send your art in today!
A comics issue always brings excitement to the ImagineFX office. We were chuffed to be working with cover star Stanley Lau again, because as well as being a great artist, he’s also such a positive force! If you’re ever at a convention where Stanley is also attending, I urge you to go and chat with him. He’s really approachable and humble.
Also in this issue, we’ve managed to squeeze in interviews with no less than three titans of the comic art world. Alex Ross and Terry Dodson both try to catch your eye with their mix of colourful, realistic and playful imagery, and Bill Sienkiewicz provides some wise words in his First Impressions slot on page 114. We really enjoyed putting this edition together, so we hope you enjoy it, too.