10 Questions: The Gathering Edition – Nick Francis
We continue our interview series with members of The Gathering and GrayHaven Comics. We’ve put out the same questions to numerous individuals and can compare their responses. A hopefully intriguing interview series.
Check out our previous interviews.
|George Amaru||Doug Hahner||James O’Callaghan|
|Elena Andrews||Erica J. Heflin||Chris Page|
|Arcadio Bolaños||Travis M. Holyfield||Amanda Rachels|
|Marc Deschamps||Marc Lombardi||Jason Snyder|
|Andrew Goletz||Glenn Matchett||Sam Tung|
Up next is penciler Nick Francis.
Graphic Policy: How did you get started in the comic book industry?
Nick Francis: Social networking and posting my art. I have had the pleasure of learning from my idols as well.
GP: Were you a fan of comic books before?
NF: I have been a fan of comics since the early 90’s pre-image era
GP: Do you read comics now? If so, what are some of your current picks?
NF: Batman, Red Hood and the Outlaws, mostly DC titles
GP: How did you get involved with The Gathering?
NF: A friend of mine sent me a link to GrayHaven and I contacted them. Rest is history :)
GP: Each issue of The Gathering has a theme, how did that factor into the comic creation?
NF: I’m actually not involved in a Gathering book with them at the moment. We are working on something special.
GP: What advice would you give to independent creators just breaking into the business?
NF: Never give up and always have a great attitude. Learn as much as you can about every aspect of making comics.
GP: What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned through your experiences?
NF: It can be stressful at times but never giving up seems to stand true.
GP: Do you think it’s easier today for creators to get published?
NF: With programs like Kickstarter I think it’s a lot easier than say, ten years ago.
GP: How do you think technology like social networking or crowdfunding sites like IndieGoGo or Kickstarter are impacting comic book publishing?
NF: Everyone is more accessible from fans to comic book creators. It definitely helps up and comers more
GP: What can we expect from you next?
NF: Hopefully big things!