TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF?
I'm Sally. I'm an artist living in Northern Indiana. I have a BA in Graphic Design and done work as a medical illustrator in the orthopedic industry. I am working as a freelance illustrator and designer. Currently I am drawing and writing the horror comic Ostension. It is a series that focuses on two young girls bonding over paranormal experiences. It updates every Monday.
HOW DID YOU GET INTO COMICS?
My first experience with comics came in the Sunday newspaper. I met a big fat orange cat that loved lasagna and hated Mondays. Then I was introduced to the wonderful world of manga and from there I went on to discover a variety of genres and styles.
WHAT CREATORS DO YOU FIND INSPIRATION FROM?
Jim Davis of Garfield was the artist that really got me interested in drawing. When I saw Naoko Takeuchi's work on Sailor Moon I fell in love with anime and manga. I also love Hayo Miyazaki's story telling and character development. Georges Remi, Albert Uderzo, and Rene Goscinny have also had influence on my work.
WHAT DRAWS (PUN INTENDED) TO DOING COMICS?
I have loved making up stories and drawing from a very young age. When I found out that people were combining the two and making comics it changed my life. My two favorite things in one!
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN DOING COMICS?
About 21 years, I started drawing my own comics when I was 10 years old. It is only in the past two years that I have been publishing my work online for the public to see.
IS THERE A CHARACTER OR A TITLE YOU'D LOVE TO WORK ON?
I really enjoy working on my own stories. I would be thrilled to have a chance to work on a Batman or Wonder Woman issue.
ARE YOUR COMICS DONE FOR ANYONE, I.E. DO YOU HAVE AN AUDIENCE IN MIND?
I'd like to hope that my work can be read by all ages. Mostly I create things that I myself would like to read.
ARE YOUR COMICS AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL?
Most of my work is inspired by true events in my life. My series SELF DOUBT deals with my struggles with anxiety and depression.
WHAT IS YOUR WORK DAY LIKE?
First thing in the morning when I wake up, I take the dog out for a walk. After I have breakfast and a shower I take care of any house hold chores the need to be done. Then it is time to work in my studio. Depending on what deadlines I have coming up I am either drawing, coloring, or researching and thumb-nailing. Then I break for lunch and run any errands (i.e. groceries, or appointments). Then I am back in the studio finishing up what I had started earlier in the day. At around 5 PM I come to a stopping point and get ready for the evening.
WHAT IS YOUR DREAM PROJECT?
I have an adventure story that I have been planning for a number of years. It is based on Japanese folklore. I haven't figured out where I want to go with it yet and I would love to see it come to life one day.