Friday, 17 January 2014

The Random 10 interview No: 4, Lazaro Suarez

The first Random 10 interview of the year is with Lazaro Suarez, Lazaro is a writer and artist and has produced his own comic. Lazaro lives in Florida and when he's not writing or drawing he's, well for that answer check out the interview.

How did you first get into drawing and writing comics?
It was a pretty long time ago when I started to write and draw my own comic book. But I thought it came out so horrible and that no one will like it that I didnt do anything with it. Then in 2010, when I went to my first convention, I saw all the people selling their own self published comic book. I thought at that moment "I can do that". So I went to work on the book My Date with the Devil's Daughter. Who knows? I might go back and revisit that "horrible" comic I put away.

Who or what were your early influences?
As an artist, I enjoy the Kuberts, Joe, Adam, and Andy. I was also influenced by Adam Hughes. As a writer, I am influenced by supernatural horror with writings such as H. P. Lovecraft and Stephen King.

Where do you draw your ideas for stories and artwork from?
I like History and Mythology. I tend to try to put those elements in my stories. Also, movies, TV, and video games help me come up with my ideas. I try to come up with stories and artwork by answering my own "What if?" questions. 

You both write and draw, do you enjoy one over the other?
I am enjoy doing both. As long as I am creating something, I am happy. Yet, more people then to be critical with artwork rather than stories on social media.

If you could write or draw a story using any character which would you choose?
I would love to draw She Hulk. Her comics were always fun when I remembered reading them. As far as writing goes, I don't know. I fear I wont give the character much justice. I tend to go off the wall with my stories. If anything, I can only think of Dr. Strangge off the top of my head.

How do you like to relax when you’re not drawing?Watching movies, reading, and playing video as well as table top games.

You use social media to connect to people, do you consider this to be an important part of promoting your work?
It sure saves a lot of money from travel expenses to promote the books. But nothing beats going to conventions meeting people face-to-face. 

Your latest work is My Date with the Devils Daughter; can you tell us a bit about it?My Date with the Devil's Daughter takes place in a small town called Safe Haven, where our hero, Josh Allen must team up with the Devil's Daughter to retrieve an ancient relic stolen from Satan. This relic has the ability to create new dimensions (In this comic, Heaven and Hell are dimensions). In the comic, Josh is an Evocator. Evocators are humans that have the ability to fuse with the power of demons. Together they try to stop a renegade demon from creating his own Hell. 

Do you have any upcoming projects you wish to talk about?
As future projects, I have a few titles in mind, not yet developed. But I am currently working on a comic book with Brandy Green, who was a former member of Ghost Hunters International. The comic is a bit like Indiana Jones and features zombies, ghosts, and other paranormal elements. Hopefully it will come out in the beginning half of next year.

Where can you be found for anyone who wants to check either you, or your past and present work?
I have my own Facebook fan pages. One for my artwork and one for the comic book

As well as a DeviantArt gallery.

Tumblr pages

and Twitter!

I would like to thank Lazaro for taking the time to do this interview and wish him well in all his future work.

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