Comics, Smorgasbord Squad

An Interview With Justin Wood of Smorgasboard Squad.

May 16, 2016 • By

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What is your drawing/artistic routine like?
Day job till 8 pm most nights, get home, eat, and then procrastinate/art till around 4 or 5 in the morning.
What excited you to be a part of the Smorgasbord Squad comic?
Jacques enthusiasm is infectious and is inspiring to work with. He wants to build something, and I appreciate that and want to help that happen.
How much revision and editing do you do while working?
Once I draw something and am happy with it, I try not to touch it again, but I do polish corners and clean up lines obsessively.

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How much influence did you have in the creation/concept of the Smorgasbord Squad team?
Concept was all Jacques, but he maintains a pretty great atmosphere of collaboration on his projects and lent me a lot of freedom to bring ideas to the table.

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While creating comics, what tools do you use?
Depends on the comic. On ‘Smorgasbord Squad’ I did the whole thing digitally, using Photoshop and a Wacom tablet.
When making sequential pages, do you compose/layout the page as a whole or do you focus on individual panels?
I tend to sketch my pages out on paper first, even if I’m doing them digitally, not so much strict guidelines but rather messy scribblings to figure out how to make everything fit. A lot of the details of the panel itself is determined while drawing it, but the overall page composition is foremost in my mind when approaching a new page.

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What other artists or artwork that you enjoy or inspire you?
Kayla Miller, Nicole Hamilton, Jesse Mead, Rebecca Sugar, InCase, Leigh Walls, Rupert Everton, Felix Colgrave, Hiroyuki Imaishi
Tell us where people who enjoy your work can find you on the internet, if you choose to.
I’m on Twitter, but I’m currently actively avoiding anything more than friendly interactions with other artists. That might change in the near future, but for now, effectively nowhere.