Name: Leigh Jeffery
Type of Creator: Artist and wanna’ be writer 🙂
List your work:
What was the first comic you read?
What inspired you to make comics? A specific story? Writer? Artist?
I’ve always enjoyed the medium and have had an internal “pulling” towards it. I don’t have a specific story, just that it has always felt like creating comics is “what I’m supposed to be doing”. I wish that internal voice told had wanted to be a Tech Mogul :'(
What is the most important thing people need to know about comics?
That there is something for everyone! Just keep reading and you’ll find your niche.
What comic would you recommend to a first-time reader?
I would say start with a comic that has a movie you love based on it. It’s much easier to get into the “world” if you already have context. Also, start with a trade paperback or a graphic novel. One good full story binge read on a Sunday afternoon should be enough to hook you!
What medium do work in? Pencils? Ink? Digital?
What’s the first thing you do when you sit down to work? Do you have a routine?
I google “comic art”. I get inspired and I always see some technique I want to figure out how to do 🙂
Do you have a set work space? Where?
I have desk in my Kitchen/living room/dining room/office
Do you listen to music when you work? Other background noise?
Never enough time. The “real world” is always seeping in, needing my attention.
If you had to pick one comic as a favourite, what would it be?
Who is your favourite comic character?
DeadPool and Wolverine
What is the natural talent you’d like to be gifted with and why?
I wish I had a photographic memory. So I could be more fun at parties.
What is your favourite place to go in Calgary?
And which 3 people would you be happy to be stranded with?
Survivor Man, Bill Nye the Science Guy and Tom Hardy.