The art work for the December 2012 Print Buzzer is one of our favourites yet! We first saw Jesse’s work when Jason Vanderhill (the man behind Illustrated Vancouver) suggested to us that he’d be great for the Buzzer. We agreed and I think the latest Buzzer is testament to that decision. Here’s a little more about Jesse:
Tell us about yourself and your art.
I’m originally from the NWT and moved to Vancouver when I was 10. After high school I attended Vancouver Film School and graduated from the 2D and 3D Character animation programs in 2002. Since then I’ve worked for animation companies around Vancouver on projects ranging from movies, TV shows, and video games. In 2009 I started, “Blatant Studios” where I handle Producing and Directing animated Commercials and Music Videos.
I’ve also worked on my art through comic books. I co-created a graphic novel with my cousin, James Davidge, called “Mathemagick & Mystiphysics” and am currently working on the second volume. You can check out my art on my blog at www.jessedavidge.com to check out what I’m up to.
How did you come up with your illustration?
One of the things I do at comic conventions is offer people the chance to have me draw anything they can think of for five bucks! On one occasion, a person asked for me to draw a “skytrain with wings”, so I spent the next 20 minutes doing it. Apparently this drawing made its way to TransLink HQ and they liked it so much I was asked to do the next cover of the “Buzzer”, which I was very excited about.
Do you take transit? If so, what’s your favourite mode of public transportation?
I take the bus quite a bit, it gives me time to catch up on music or some reading.
What can we expect from you in the future?
My next goal is to attend the next Vancouver Comic Arts Festival with 2 new comics. I’ve finished one and am half-way through the other, so look for it next May!