Lee Long [leelong]
What is your specialty in illustration?
Comics & Cartoons & Childrens Illustration
What are your regular clients like? What do they expect from you?
Clean & Traditionally Rendered Cartoons
Is there a web address where we can see some of your work?
www.littleangelcomics.com for comic book stuff
www.lee-cartoons.blogspot.com for illustration stuff
Have you completed formal art studies, or are you self-taught?
Self Taught in cartooning, but my degree is in advertising.
How did you get your first full assignment? What did it involve?
I created a comic book for a dentist office giveaway item.
What past or present day illustrators do you admire most?
Past: Alfred Harvey, Jack Davis
Present: Tom Bancroft, Jim Davis
How similar are your current drawings to those you did as a child?
More child-like now than back then.
What was your favorite comic book as a child?
Casper the friendly Ghost & Wendy the Good Little Witch
Do you have a particular style, or does it vary a lot?
I have the ability to draw in variety of styles.
But I make a living doing a simple comic book style.
What is hardest to draw?
Mean & Evil seems to be the hardest to draw for me.
What type of music do you listen to while you work?
Jazz & Classical + Lynyrd Skynyrd (All Southern Rock)
What do you do when a client simply says "I don't like it"?
Roll my eyes & Make the necessary Changes.
What new techniques have you been experimenting with lately?
Flash, Wacom Tablet & Painter
What part of your work do you do on paper and what part digitally?
Usually drawings are on paper, then scanned for colorization.
What research do you do for your illustrations?
Whatever is needed.
What are you working on now?
A new series of comic books called Little Angel.
Birmingham, Alabama, US