Hush Comics and Colorado local artist Lewis Brown were meant to meet. Lewis has attended many of the same events we have attended in the last year. We have watched his art grow in the last few months, which has been amazing to see. We got the chance to interview him before this year’s Denver Comic Con. You can find him at All C’s Collectibles booth working on charitable art for Aurora Rise, as well as selling prints.
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Hush Comics: What is your origin story?
Lewis Brown: I grew up the son of a Trekkie, I and would stare at covers of Sci-Fi books my mom read. So Sci-Fi is in my blood. My father was rumored to have the ability to draw. Those traits started to show in me at an early age. I had the need to draw. I would also create complex Lego battles. I have worked at being a comic artist since 5th grade. I have been studying anatomy since then just to develop the skills to create the stuff in my head.
HC: Where are you from?
LB: Denver, Colorado
HC: How did you get into comics?
LB: My mom took me to a 7-11. She said I could choose between a comic or a ball of candy. I chose the comic.
HC: What was the first comic you read?
LB: The Daredevil/ Captain America crossover in the 1980’s. I have no recall of what the story was about I just remember the anatomy and details of the art.
HC: Who are your comic book inspirations?
LB: Jim Lee, Stjepan Sejic, Marc Silvestri, Michael Turner, Joe Mad, and Greg Capullo.
HC: What was the moment you realized that you wanted to be a professional in this business?
LB: I think I was nine or a little younger. Just reading comics and watching morning cartoons like Super Friends.
Then seeing my mom come home tired and depressed from her day job. I realized that comic animation and art in general would be my happiness to get me through the formalities of life.
HC: What are your long-term goals in the industry?
LB: I want to be like Stan Lee. I want to create my own universe and give new entertainment ideas for movies, games, etc.
HC: What is your dream job?
LB: In the long term, I want to produce a movie. In the short term, I want to start my own comic company. I have a big story I’ve been working on for about seven years plan on releasing the first issue in 2015.
HC: What do you think are the best comic books/stories out right now?
LB: I really like Top Cow Universes like Artifacts and Darkness and Batman Death of the Family.
HC: How well-connected do you feel to the Denver comic community?
LB: I feel pretty well connected, like, I’m teaming up with All C’s Comics and the Aurora Rise Century 16 fundraiser at Denver Comic Con to do some free sketches. I plan on doing a book release/signing at All C’s in a month or so. I’m actually trying to merge comic geek with hip-hop. I mostly fall into the hip-hop, skater, hipster type crowd I guess. Shout out to Hush Comics, Geek Street Society, Drink and Draw groups, and any other groups starting their own movements. I’ve done DCC for 3 years now so things have definitely developed over time.
HC: Where can the masses see your work?
The artwork posted belongs to Lewis Brown.