Linework NW is at its heart a gathering of remarkable creators, editors, illustrators, cartoonists, and publishers who represent some of the best work that is being produced in these mediums today.
Each day from now until the show we are going to be highlighting the amazing creators of Linework NW in a series of interviews conducted by the awesome folks over at Gridlords
. Today’s spotlight is on illustrator Jennifer Parks
, a member of the collective Pony Club Gallery.
Which Spice Girl are you?
Gothic Spice. She seems kinda DARK.
What kind of process do you adhere to when you make work?
Think, sketch, erase, ink. OR Think, sketch, erase, charcoal, erase, charcoal, erase, more charcoal, then spray fix.
How do you feel about backgrounds?
Me and Backgrounds don’t get along too well. Every once in a while we’ll agree on something, but otherwise we tend to avoid each other.
What famous artist or historical figure do you often psychically interact with?
I psychically interact with a lot of people, but so far nobody famous.
Tell me about the tough comics crew from your town.
Oh man, my comics crew could beat up your comics crew any old day! They are the TOUGHEST.
Is illustration your career?
It’s more than my career, it’s my love and my life. Without it I would wither away into nothingness.
What do you think about fortune telling?
I’m more interested in my past lives and how many times I have died and how. Fortune telling is cool and all but to quote a friend, “You are the Wizard of Your Destiny!” and I truly believe that.
What is the project in your head that you’d like to make?
I have always wanted to make a HUGE forest installation with large and small characters and creatures lurking about. Either in a real forest, or a made-up one. I’m not picky.
What are you most excited to do at Linework NW?
Gridlords Interview by Suzette Smith