Comic book fans will know multi-talented cartoonist Sina Grace as the author and illustrator of his autobiographical graphic novels Self-Obsessed and Not My Bag; for his neo-noir wizarding detective tale Cedric Hollows in Dial M for Magic; and for writing Marvel Comics' successful Iceman title.
Grace also did the artwork for Shaun Steven Struble's cult hit comic The Li'l Depressed Boy; Image Comics' Burn the Orphanage (which he co-wrote); Buffy alum Amber Benson’s Among the Ghosts; and Michael Stock's Penny Dora & the Wishing Box. He was also an editor for The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman's Skybound imprint at Image Comics and worked with IDW, BOOM, Dynamite, Valiant, and more.
Grace recently took some time to sit with us for our latest edition of SYFY WIRE's Artists Alley, during which he sketched an electrifying-looking punk-rock Storm from Marvel's X-Men comics. Grace explained choosing to draw an '80s version of Ororo Munroe because he wanted to do a "rad" character for us and because he was "super nervous" about drawing with the cameras rolling on him, adding that he wanted to do something he was comfortable with.
He also touched upon how he got to work on the Iceman comic, which ended up doing better than expected, and recounted interning as an editor at Top Cow Productions back in high school and apprenticing under comic legend Howard Chaykin. We also learned about his favorite artists, the characters he loves to draw and would love to draw, recently switching to working on digital, and more.
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Additional material by Nathalie Caron.