Gooooooood morning! What a great day don't you think? I'm in a great mood, I won't deny it. Let's be honest, how could I be sulking in a corner when today we're hosting one of the most talented webartists? Plus, Dan Jones is not only one hell of an artist who only publishes his art and then leaves you with no explanation, he also gives you gifs at every step of the creation. If you'd like to become an artist yourself or if you're just curious, it's more than pleasing to the eye. Let's start this interview, shall we?
-What are your name, surname and nickname?
-My Name is Dan Jones, and use the Nickname "CauseImDanJones" for anything on the internet. The name came from high school, though my friends called me DJ at the time. Whenever I would do something random, or stupid even, and someone would ask me, "Why did you do that?" I would come back with, "'Cause I'm DJ" and after college everyone started to call me Dan Jones, so it just changed to that!
-How old are you? -I just turned 25 in August!
-Where do you live? -I currently live in Orlando, Florida. Though I'm not sure how long I'll stay here! I've lived in Florida my whole life, and I think it's about time for a change.
-What's your job? -I work full-time as a freelance artist at the moment, but I'm always keeping an eye out for any job openings where I could work in a studio alongside other creative folk!
-What's your journey? -My journey is to enjoy life, and further myself and my art so that people can be entertained my work!
-What are your inspirations? -Heh I'm gonna combine these two questions into one. Webcomics are a huge inspiration to me, and are honestly the main reason for pursuing art in the first place! I really admire someone who can put out a steady flow of work, simply for others to enjoy. While there can be a career in webcomics, I'm still amazed with some of the content other artists release for people to read! Also my list of Webcomics is very long, but some of my current favorites are Johnny Wander, Paranatural, Fanboys, Boxer Hockey, and Ava's Demon. I'm always looking for new webcomics to read so let me know if there are any hidden gems out there!
-Tell us more about "Scribe". -I actually just started my own webcomic titled "Scribe." I've had so many stories I've wanted to turn into comics, but developing Scribe has been my main focus over the past few years, and I'm so happy to finally be working on the actual pages! As for why I created it, I simply want to share this story with others! It would be a dream to someday release printed books of the comic, but one step at a time for now!
-How do you work? -I work from home, and I mainly use Photoshop for most of my work. Every now and then I'll turn to Paint Tool SAI, and Manga Studio if a project calls for it. I also upgraded to a 24HD Cintiq this past year after using a 4x6" Intuos 3 tablet for a few years.
-Why did you choose this FML story? -I chose this story simply because it was hilarious and super depressing at the same time hahaha.
If you want to be the next published artist, send an email to alice [at] fmylife.com including a link to your website/blog/DeviantArt. But DON'T send your illustration right away! You need first to get in touch with me, and I'll tell you what you have to do!
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