6 Questions with Shannon Denton

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First comic you remember reading: Marvel Team-up #47! This is the issue that started it all.  I obviously didn’t know at the time I’d grow up and get to work on two different Spider-Man cartoons so I’d say this was a good use of twenty-five cents! 

Creators who have inspired you: There are the two different kinds of inspiration. The first is the work itself that I admired while growing up (and I’ll keep this to comics guys but pal Nilo Rodis-Jamero and a whole lot more would be on this).  The second would be the creators who I’ve been lucky enough to get to know and find inspiration in their work ethic and the way they live their lives. Some of these have overlapped. The work I devoured in my youth was by Jack Kirby, Bernie Wrightson, Alex Toth, John Byrne, and George Perez to name a few. As an inspiration on how to be a good person AND insanely talented I’d say Bernie Wrightson and Mike & Laura Allred continue to inspire.  Both were extremely gracious to me early in my career and I have much love and respect for them.

Dream project: I’ve worked on Spider-Man, Star Wars, Doc Savage, Superman, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, He-Man, X-Men and G.I. Joe!  I’ve been pretty lucky to have been paid to work on a ton of my childhood favorites. So my only other childhood dream not checked off is being an astronaut but my Actionopolis line of books is my dream project! Between Actionopolis and all the fun stuff we have rolling at Lion Forge Comics I’m living the dream!

Current Project: Miami Vice, Airwolf, Knight Rider, Rampage Jackson, Chavo Guerrero, Accel, and tons of other stuff rolling right now with Lion Forge Comics!

Favorite Art tools: Pencil and a sketchbook!

Anything special for ACME/Free Comic Book Day: Really looking forward to finding the next round of Lion Forge talent as well as letting everyone know about all the fun stuff we have coming up from Lion Forge.

Where can people find you and your work online: ShannonDenton.com is the best place along with @ShannonDenton and @LionForge on Twitter! You’re also welcome to say howdy in person any time!

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