2. Do you do commissions?
I can only accept commercial commissions at this time. This means work for a business as opposed to drawing a sketch of your character or a portrait of your friend. If you are a company interested in my art services, my Contact page gives you all the information you need.
3. Can you sell me a print of your Simpsons art?
Sorry, I do not sell prints of my Simpsons, Futurama, or Calvin & Hobbes art due to personal reasons.
4. Can you design a tattoo for me?
I don’t do tattoo designs, because to get the best results, your tattoo artist should draw your design. (Look up many artists, study their portfolios carefully, find one you like, and contact them with your idea. They’ll draw up a custom piece for you as part of their services. They know what works best as a tattoo and what will fit your body.)
5. May I use your art online?
Generally yes, but please ask me first; I like to know where and how my work is being used. Feel free to use my art for online icons and avatars, though I appreciate getting credit for any of the images. I don’t allow anyone to make money off my art in any way (unless they’ve paid me first, of course), use my art in an inappropriate context, or claim my work as their own.
6. Do you attend conventions?
I can appear at your convention or speak at your event if I can fit it into my schedule/budget. Please e-mail me to discuss details.
1. Why “space coyote”?
My online penname was inspired by a Season 8 episode of The Simpsons in which Homer hallucinates after eating too many hot peppers and then meets his spirit guide, a talking coyote voiced by Johnny Cash. Homer refers to it as a “space coyote.” I thought it sounded cool so I decided to make that my name online.
2. What tools do you use?
Digital: Adobe Photoshop, Manga Studio, Adobe Illustrator. Natural: Copic Markers, brush pens, watercolour paints.
3. How would you describe your art style?
Many of my biggest influences have been manga artists but I grew up in Canada, so I have a blend of Japanese and North American influences. People here call my art “manga style,” whereas in Japan it’s seen as amékomi (American comic book).
4. What are your main influences?
I’ve been influenced by a whole bunch of people but my biggest are probably:
- The Simpsons: Watched it even when I was too young to understand the jokes. My sense of humour basically comes from here.
- Doraemon: One of the biggest influences on my career choice. The first manga I drew was Doraemon fan fiction.
- Yuusuke Murata: Best known as the artist of One Punch Man, but I fell in love with his work for Eyeshield 21 during its run. Helped improve my marker art and my drive to have diversity in character design.
- Ryuu Fujisaki: Manga creator who has done Houshin Engi, Shiki, Waq Waq, and others. Anyone who knows his work can see his influences in my comicking style, inking, and character designs.
- Naoki Urasawa: World-renowned manga creator who wrote and drew Monster, 20th Century Boys, and Pluto. Currently drawing Billy Bat.
- Monkey Island series: I grew up on PC games — especially point-and-click adventure games like this. LucasArts’ best.
- Retro video games: Specifically, video games from the ’80s and ’90s. I love its aesthetic born out of necessity due to technical limitations.
1. Are you going to continue Yokaiden?
Maybe. I definitely want to see it continued. Hopefully I’ll have a little more free time in the near future, which would allow me to tell more of Hamachi’s story.
2. Are you going to continue Saturnalia?
Unlikely. I’m always flattered when people tell me how much they enjoyed the webcomic I created so many years ago, but I created that comic in high school and I have long since moved on.
3. Speaking of Saturnalia, where did it go?
I’ve decided to remove it because it no longer reflects me as an artist or person. Sorry to my fans, and thanks for reading!