Wed, 26 November 2008
Nathan Massengill is a friend of ours and it's been a long time coming getting him on the show. We met him at the first Atlanta Comics Expo back in 2007, and consider ourselves fortunate to have done so. The three of us struck up a conversation at an ACE after party and I think we were all shocked—it wasn't the same old party chit-chat! Nathan dropped some serious knowledge on Dwight and I that evening and I guess we haven't stopped talking since.
While he's an excellent all-around artist and painter (folks, he can paint), Nathan's professional weapons of choice are usually pen and brush. Inking, I'm sure, allows him the time to be on many more projects than full art chores ever would. You can witness his mighty brushwork on a ton of titles too: Wonder Girl,
For the interview, we convened at Casa de Massengill, grabbed some chips and dip, looked at some original artwork and just had a good time. The conversation includes a lot of Nathan's musings on the comics industry as a whole, the craft of inking and what he thinks is the future for his chosen profession. We also chat him up about his background, his time as a student at the Joe Kubert School of Art and his interactions with legendary names like Joe Kubert and Neal Adams.
People, believe us when we say, the title of this episode is no joke. The talented Mr. Massengill is an extremely observant guy and he has a real gift for communicating. Click here to read his FAQs on inking (awesome!) and click below to hear the man himself speak.
**The Robin & Crew image was drawn by the late Mike Wieringo and inked by Nathan. The annataZ piece however...is all Nathan. He sent it out as his X-mas card last year (ho, ho, ho)!