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FTN interviews: Greg Capullo

October 14th, 2013 by Irwin Fletcher Comments

Greg Capullo is a self taught Illustrator and the artist on DC Comics BATMAN–part of the 52 Relaunch. He is best known for his 80 issue run on Image Comics title SPAWN, created by Todd McFarlane. Other popular titles include Marvel Comics X-FORCE and QUASAR (as well a slew of one-shot titles) He is also the creator of The Creech, a Scifi/Horror comic published by Image Comics.

Greg has provided art for Blizzard Entertainment’s World of Warcraft, contributed lead character designs for the award winning HBO animated SPAWN series, was the cover artist for many popular musical groups including Korn and Disturbed, and worked behind the scenes on many projects ranging from toy design to video games for TME. He was also part of the crew who worked on the animated sequences in the 2002 film The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys.

In 2013, he appeared on Ink Master – an American reality competition on Spike in which tattoo artists compete in challenges assessing their tattoo and related artistic skills – as a special guest judge.

Greg Capullo began drawing at an early age, and remembers that he drew his first drawing of Batman. His preference for Batman persistence into his adulthood, with his favorite DC graphic novel being Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns. He decided he wanted to be a professional artist early, having been influenced by creators such as John Buscema, Neal Adams, Gene Colan and Gil Kane. He also was influenced by artists outside of comics, such as painter Frank Frazetta, animator Chuck Jones, and Mad magazine caricaturist Mort Drucker.

We spoke to Greg at the Dublin International Comics Expo, and you can see the interview below:

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