Now in a previous interview that I did with Linda Ly she enjoyed working at Zenescope Comics. What makes Zenescope Comics different from other studios? Ok how about this instead how do you enjoy working as a freelancer?
by D. Goines Aug 12.2013
I would like to start off by thanking you for your time in taking part in this Q&A for Mira's Run.
Hello to our Readers this month our Q&A is with Jeremy Clark Inker/Artist who has worked in the industry. Jeremy (Clark) has worked with companies such as work for Zenescope Comics, Contraband/Counterpoint Comics, Caliber Comics, No Gravity Studios, RIA Comics and Gin-Ryu which is currently featured on Amazon books.
On your site Jeremy Clark & http://jclarkart.deviantart.com) you stated that you have done both inking and penciling. But your vast work right now is Inking, some people think that inking is an easy job. I know for a fact that inking has a lot creativity to it, because it takes a lot of work to feel in the Blacks to balance the work. How do you approach another pencils with your ink style?
You are right when you say that inking requires creativity. Not only in the sense that as an inker you must adapt and flow well with a pencillers lines but one must also enhance and embellish the pencils in a way that improve upon the original image and not take away from what was trying to be conveyed in the first place. An inker doesn't want to detract from the pencillers initial style by overpowering it with his or her own. It is this balancing act that sets the good inkers apart from the great ones.
Now before we get into you vast catalog of work, you have also stated, “I also work regularly with other studio pencilers from Marvel and DC on conceptual art designs and exclusive print layouts for conventions.” Can you elaborate on this statement because it seems detailed and complicated to insure that things wouldn't change.
I have had the pleasure of getting to work with a lot of different creative art teams and pencillers in this industry some of which has involved me doing exclusive con related material or print collabs over the last years. The most recent example being the Deadpool/Venom back in black esk layout I got to ink over Carlo Barberi pencils (who has worked on numerous Marvel titles from Deadpool, X-Men, Guardians of Infinity, etc.) for the STCE Laredo Comic Con debuting at the end of Jan. next year. I also have inked guys such as Steve Erwin (Deathstroke the Terminator, Checkmate, etc), Jonathan Lou (Green Hornet, Red Sonja) and others on a number of print layouts which can be seen at any of my show appearances across the US each year. I always enjoy getting to work with new artists and I would imagine there will be plenty more good things to come in the future :)
Freelancing is great because it allows so many opportunities to work on projects I think would be fun and interesting without having a company prevent me from doing it because of an exclusivity contract with them.
As for Zenescope they are perhaps one of the largest indie publishers currently established in the comic book industry so I am just happy to be have the opportunity to continue to do work with them. My editor which oversees Mike DeBalfo and I who is the penciller that I predominantly ink over for the published work there is easy to communicate with and thats always a good thing.