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THE TEN SPOT #7

Hello, everyone, and welcome to The Ten Spot, Sketch Lottery's little break post in between every tenth subject. Our 70th subject is currently Walter of The Big Lebowski, please join us in drawing him! (and be on the look-out for the next subject announcement tonight at midnight! It's beyond compare!)

With that 70th subject, and as we also do after every ten subjects, we toss an old character back into the mix for one more go around. So, if Connor MacLeod of the Clan MacLeod comes back up in the Lottery, that will be the last shot to draw him for SL!

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Apologies to the fans of this, but we're eliminating the "Who Chose What" feature of The Ten Spot. With the SL Character List growing to immense proportions, and many folks choosing the same characters, it's just too hard to maintain this part of it. Please continue to offer up your suggestions for the list, though! Each unique one jumps on to it!

ON THE (TEN) SPOT WITH JERRY MA!
 
For this edition of On The (Ten) Spot we interview illustrator Jerry Ma, who is coming off curating and contributing to the wildly successful Old School Kung Fu Fest! (this interview was conducted right before it and while Jerry was drawing his King Kong!) Check out his work here and his Sketch Lottery contributions here.

1. Who is this Jerry Ma and what does he do?

I'm just an aspiring illustrator/designer. But I am the Art Director and a contributing artist to the Asian American Superhero Anthology Secret Identities and Shattered. I do work where I can get it. But have worked on projects such as Kangol Hong Kong, Funabashi Tokyo, The Smithsonian Museum, The New York Asian Film Festival, The Old School Kung Fu Film Festival, Yes We're Open the movie, Unidentified the movie, Linsanity the movie and most importantly I catch myself dreaming that I am Clarence Wurley.

2. What made you decide you wanted to be an artist?  

Growing up I didn't have much in the way of entertainment. So my two brothers and I would pool our money together to get as many comics as we could. And I'd just let myself get engulfed into all these different worlds. It always amazed me that there were actual people getting paid to create their own universes. Maybe one of these days I'll get to do that too.

3. What're you drawing today?

I'm working on some poster illustrations for this summer's New York Asian Film Festival as well as the next Sketch Lottery entry, King Kong!

4. Who are some of your favorite artists?  

Jim Lee, Walter Simonson, Travis Charest, Tyler Stout, Leinil Yu, Bernard Chang, Cliff Chiang, Andy Macdonald is ok I guess, Ken Knudtsen, John Ruggeri(if you went to SVA you know this guy is the MAN), David Choe, Phil Noto, Geof Darrow, Arthur Adams, Adam Hughes, Yamazaki, Ka Va Lan, Johnnie Walker, Chivas Regal, John Paul Leon, Tommy Lee Edwards, Adam Haynes, Jon Contino....man...seriously, I could go on and on....

5. And what's your work space like?

Even though I have a room supposedly dedicated to drawing, I basically use that room as storage now. And I draw on my couch off of my knee.  No joke...even when I work on 11x17 bristol...off of my knee. I do this because I get to watch tv at the same time. And then I mozy on over to my computer to generally put on the finishing touches. 


OFF THE KNEE!

6. What, if anything, do you use as inspiration (music, movies, TV, books, etc.) while creating a piece?  

I start every morning reading other artists blogs. Even if they haven't updated their blogs in months, I still check them out every morning. Just seeing how those guys think and approach their work helps get me in the mood...oooo lah lah.

7Which of your Sketch Lottery contributions do you consider your favorite? 

eh...I look at them all now and wish I could have fixed some stuff up. The one thing I can say is my least favorite is my Hawkeye. I don't know what I was thinking, but I drew him with a broken left leg. ouch.

8. Other than yours, which Sketch Lottery entries have you loved?   

Honestly, I really do whole heartily look forward to seeing what everyone does. The Sketch Lottery is one of those blogs I look at every morning. But I definitely have to mention that I am always excited to see what my friends Ken Knudtsen and Andy Macdonald come up with.

9. If you could have any artist out there contribute a piece to Sketch Lottery, who would it be?

Without a doubt...I'd like to see Bernard Chang and Cliff Chiang do something. You would be shocked at how good those guys can just rattle off something quickly. hint hint...

10. Which character are you desperate to see come up in the Lottery?

Crystar the Crystal Warrior.

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That's it for this edition of The Ten Spot. Keep the sketches coming, and, again, please help spread the word about Sketch Lottery! Thanks all!

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