Artist Spotlight – Aneke From Dynamite’s Steampunk BSG: 1880

Aneke is a relative new comer to the comic book scene, but she got to work with John Reppion and Leah Moore already. Now she’s swinging his talents over to work with Tony Lee on Steampunk Battlestar Galactica 1880. We swing the artist spotlight over to check out Aneke’s work and to get to know her a little better.

Layout 1BLEEDING COOL: How did you get started drawing? 

ANEKE: I started drawing comics after I was introduced to my agent;  I was asked to do some samples for a fantasy new series by Dynamite. It was my first time ever making comics. They liked my pages and I was in. I was really lucky.

Layout 1BC: Who were your biggest influences?

ANEKE: Influences in drawing… I love Alan Davis, Carlos Pacheco, C.Jeffrey Jones, Barry Windsor-Smith, John Byrne, John Buscema, Frazzeta, Simon Bisley, Amy Reeder, Fiona Staples, Frank Thorne…. can´t finish the list….oh, and my all-time favourite María Pascual.

Layout 1BC: What is your process for doing a page? How long does it take you?

ANEKE: I read the script, start sketching, when I feel comfortable with the sketches I start inking ( I work digitally so I can easily go backwards if I need to re-do something). And keep going until I think the page is finished. I´m not into definite separate stages at work, I see it as a whole thing so I need to be sure I can re-imagine things if I´m not happy with the final inks. It takes me a day, day and a half, two days, per page, depending on the difficulty of it.

BSG1880-01-01-REV_ALE_FINAL BSG1880-01-02-REV_ALE_FINALBC: Where might folks have seen your work previously?

ANEKE: I am quite new here, so Damsels (John Reppion, Leah Moore) is the fantasy book I was talking previously, (12 issues) and issue #12 of Battlestar Galactica (Classic) which I enjoyed very much. Before comics I made some illustrations for Mongoose Publishing and worked here and there as a freelance artist.

BSG1880-01-03-REV_ALE_FINAL BSG1880-01-04-REV_ALE_FINALBC: What are you working on now?

ANEKE: Right now I´m making the art (pencil and inks) in BSG 1880, which is a new whole world to me, full of challenges and excitement.

BSG1880-01-05_REV_ALE_FINAL BSG1880-01-06_REV_ALE_FINALBC: What is your dream project?

ANEKE: My dream Project… I don´t know, I guess one that would sum everything that I like, I can´t pick one genre right now, so I would say I´d like to work on projects  that travel with you your whole life. Of course I would love to be able to work my own projects in the future.

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About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.

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