9 Questions with Joshua Buchanan
One person we were lucky enough to meet at the Detroit Fanfare convention a few years back was an up-and-comer name Joshua Buchanan. Josh was showing off his portfolio which included pages from his awesome anthropomorphic space opera The Rocket. We hit it off and before we left the show, Josh handed us a super-cute rendering of our very own Scratch!
Now Josh is featured in the upcoming Scratch9 anthology! He collaborated with creator Rob M. Worley on a future adventure featuring that cyborg cat of the 25th century: N3K0!
Here’s Josh downloading his thoughts on nine keenly insightful questions from team Scratch…
Scratch9: What made you want to draw comics?
Joshua Buchanan: Honestly, I couldn’t see myself doing anything else. Drawing is all I’ve ever wanted to do since I was very little.
Scratch9: Your story involves N3K0’s struggle with an astro bat. Have you ever struggled with a bat and, if so, what was the outcome?
Joshua Buchanan: There was that ONE time…this dude was brooding on a rooftop in Gotham City. He got up in my business when I asked to draw him, so I just as soon leave than put up with that attitude of his. REALLY wanted to draw that suit…
Scratch9: Which of your behaviors is most catlike?
Joshua Buchanan: Laser pointers absolutely mystify me. So shiny.
Scratch9: What is the first thing kids should do if they want to become an artist?
Joshua Buchanan: Honestly, just draw what you love, and be sure to challenge yourself every now and then. Admire and learn from everyone’s style, but don’t copy them…you’ll naturally develop a style of your own that will inspire other artists to learn from you.
Joshua Buchanan: Possibly the best venue that will never be used for metal concerts…such a shame…
Scratch9: Rob Worley: Mastermind or Genius?
Joshua Buchanan: Rob is definitely a busy guy, and that kind of behavior tends to scream “mastermind”. Juggling everything takes a lot of energy.
Scratch9: What are you working on now?
Joshua Buchanan: My first comic “The Rocket” is in the final stages of issue five, and the final issue is in development now. After that, I have another story that I want to tell with all new characters. You’ll probably see me sketching those ideas out if you find me at a convention.
Scratch9: What is your dream project?
Joshua Buchanan: I think I’m living it. I get to do graphic design during the day, be a dad and husband in the evening, then make art and comics by night. It’s pretty diverse, and I have a new challenge each day for every role. Buh…heavier diapers…*shudder*
Scratch9: Where can our readers find you if they must know more about Joshua Buchanan?
Joshua Buchanan: You can find my every day sketches and comics progress on my Twitter, Google Plus accounts, and my own website. I try my very best to answer each question that comes my way on art, comics, and juggling it all together.
Onwards and Upwards!