Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Fiona Staples

Occupation: Comic Book Artist
Graduating Year: 2006

What are the chances of working as a comic book artist?
For Fiona, the chances were pretty good. But it was her passion and determination more than luck that made it a real thing.
This was proven in her final semester at art college. For her portfolio development class she choose to work on a comic book, Done To Death, in collaboration with writer, Andrew Foley. It was picked up by a U.K. publisher and the die was cast.
Editors took notice and Fiona has been hard at it ever since. Working on superhero comics such as Wildstorm Comics -The Secret History of the Authority: Jack Hawkmoor. And pulp covers like Sheena: Queen of the Jungle. When asked how she’s been able to stay busy, Fiona replied, “Make your deadline, editors like that... A lot of artists want to work in comics but when it comes down to doing an entire comic book they just flake out.”

Here is an interview about here comic book work: