Thursday, January 1, 2009

Doug Braithwaite - 5 Quick Questions

Doug "Dougie" Braithwaite is a British comic book artist.

He started out working on British comics, like 2000 AD and A1, but is best known for his Marvel Comics work on the Earth X sequels, Universe X and Paradise X (with Alex Ross and Jim Krueger), as well as for The Punisher Kills the Marvel Universe and Punisher: MAX #13-18, with Garth Ennis. He had been exclusive at DC but in 2008 he announced that when that deal ended he would sign as an exclusive with Marvel for three years and his first project would be Secret Invasion: Thor with Matt Fraction.

While at DC he worked with Ross and Krueger again on the twelve-issue limited series Justice.

In addition, he has illustrated issues of Ghost for Dark Horse Comics as well as Archer & Armstrong, for Valiant Comics.

Recent projects include a four issue run on The Brave and the Bold with David Hine.

He agreed to answer 5 Quick Questions

1) What would you say is your greatest achievement in comics?

Still putting it out there after 23 years in the business is an achievement in itself I suppose but drawing just about every character in the Marvel and DC Universes in that time is probably my greatest achievement.

2) Who was your favorite writer or artist that you worked with & why?

Without doubt, Al Williamson. A great artist and a true gent. I met him early in my career and he sort of took me under his wing - he liked the way I drew and made a point of encouraging me and I learnt so much from him. He also did some of the best inking over my pencils.

3) What character you have never worked .., would you like to do & why?

Spider-man - and the Silver Surfer as reserve. Spider-man was the first character I was drawn to as a child and Silver Surfer because I'd love to do my homage to John Buscema.

4) Who are your influences?

How many do you want?:
John Buscema, Jack Kirby, Andrew Loomis, Alex Raymond, Norman Rockwell, Alex Toth, Gil Kane Mort Drucker, Tex Avery, John Romita snr, Mobius, Steve Ditko, Frank Brangwyn, Frank Hampson, Frank Bellamy, Al Williamson, Arthur Rackham, Edmund Dulac - and those Italian geezers - Leonardo and Michaelangelo.

5) What hero or villain would you like to change if you could and why?


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