This week we sit down and talk to the awesome person Duncan Cunningham responsible for Killer Comics. If you like comics, and we’re sure you do, you’ll want to take a peek at what Duncan is up to. After you’re done, be sure to check out their work here.
What was your reason for getting into comics? That is, how did you end up involved in comics?
I’ve always loved comics and movies, but how I got started was, I made a film but could not get my dark vision across with the budget I had to work with, so I said wait a sec I can do anything in the comic world – so that’s how we started.
Who would you say is your comic book inspiration as an artist?
Todd McFarlane not just as and an artist but as a businessman
Before comics, what did you do? If you’re still doing it, what are you doing?
My graveyard shift job, working at an asylum for the criminally insane
What was your first work in comics like?
Well, what I did is come up with the story and had my mate write it into a script from there I hired the best team I could find to make it come to life.
How many years have you been working in comics?
I started Killer Comics in 2013 but was always working on drawings and stories.
Tell me a little bit about your work. Where does it draw inspiration from? Where do you come up with your ideas?
My influences can be found in film, television, comics and my life experiences obtained working in morgues, hospitals, and asylums for the criminally insane.
Who have you worked alongside in the industry?
Niçk Percival, he did our first cover for Crucifix Executioner he’s worked for most of the big comic company’s
Growing up, who is your favorite character or team? Who is it now?
Superman/Batman when growing up, my teen years it was The Hulk, Spiderman, and X-men and now I like the anti-hero’s BERSERK, Venom, The Punisher & Wolverine I like so many oh also love the Mortal Kombat Comics.
Do you have any advice for a new artist who is just getting into the business?
Just keep at it every day you will get better or learn something new.
Where do you see your work taking you?
Into Motion comics and television.
What are you up to next?
Making the Crucifix Executioner vol 3 and a Motion Comic
Where do you see the direction of the comic industry heading in 20 years?
Hard to say, as it keeps changing all the time, but I think it’s a good time for the indies to get their work shown to the world.
How can people get ahold of you?
Where can we buy and/or see your work?
Any last words for the industry?
If you want to create something just go out there and do it.
A Little History…
“Originally a Filmmaker and a lifelong comic fan, Duncan Cunningham found himself becoming increasingly frustrated with the mechanics of filmmaking holding back his dark imagination. The answer to his problem had been right in front of him the whole time, on display throughout his home, decorating shelves and walls – Comics. Duncan now concentrates all his efforts on bringing his dark visions to life in comic form. Duncan’s influences can be found in film, television, comics and his life experiences obtained working in Morgues, hospitals and asylums for the criminally insane. Duncan has produced and directed a feature film and many short films.” – killercomics.com