Back in November, we at The Game Fanatics had the chance to interview artist Eric White. This is the man behind the cover art to my first book, Phoenix Element Normality Twisted. He is currently working on the second cover for Phoenix Element Mages of Vane.
Here is a little piece of that interview:
So how did you get started creating art? Do you have any inspirations or role models?
I have a very clear memory of when I fell in love with comic books and art. In fall of 1982 I was 4 years old at the local drugstore with my grandmother. She had given me a couple bucks to buy myself a snack while she got her hair done at the salon next door. On my way though the store I wandered past this spinner rack that had all these crazy cartoon books on it. I distinctly remember buying an issue of Incredible Hulk and an Iron Man. I loved them immediately. The drawings, the color, the way the books smelled. I couldn’t read of course but just by looking at the sequential art I could tell what was going on. I knew there was an action packed adventure story going on. After that on the weekly trips to the drug store I always bought a comic or two instead of getting myself a snack. Coming up I idolized a lot of the old school classical comic book artists like Frank Frazetta, Jack Kirby and John Byrne. I really like that classic style but as I’ve gotten older I’ve really fallen in love with artists like David Peterson, Tom Hodges, Mike Norton and Michael Avon Oeming.
You can check out the rest of the interview right here.