The 5 Question Interview #26 with Rik Jackson

We put 5 Questions to Silent-P's Rik Jackson...

Who are you and what do you do?

I'm Silent-P, horror and pinup illustrator from London. I draw dark and unpleasant things, dangerous femme fatales and horror comics to upset your mum.

What can people expect to find at your table at True Believers?

There will be blood!

Looking at my art is like watching Michael Myers and Freddy Krueger fight the Suicide Girls, and you'll find plenty of art prints and original pieces depicting my particular type of comic book style horror.

My first horror comic, Brutal Bombshells, launches on Halloween 2015 and you will be able to pick up a copy from my table. Also teasers of my next comic project, a Twilight Zone style horror compilation, Grave Tales will be on display. Script writer of both titles Craig Jex will be joining me at True Believers so you'll be able to ask him how he comes up with the dark stories we feature.

What’s your favourite thing about what you do?

Drawing anything I want to! Other than commission work, all my art is the sort of thing I like to see. It's great to have the freedom to create the dark images that I do and tell the nasty little stories that are in my head. Seeing a piece come together from a rough sketch to an inked, full colour piece is such an exciting process for me, so I post a lot of work in progress photos on Twitter and Tumblr, as I love to share what I'm doing with people who are interested.

What was the first comic you collected?

Batman first got me into comics. I loved how he was just a real man who worked hard to be able to do what he did. All the 90's era titles were part of my collection, but I've always had a soft spot for Legends of the Dark Knight.

If you had to recommend one comic (or story arc) to people, which would it be?

Creepy, published by Dark Horse Comics. I love the collaborative approach to having so many creatives involved in contributing stories and art. It's a goal of mine to have one of my stories feature in this publication.

If horror isn't really your thing then I'd recommend picking up Witchblade, particularly issues illustrated by Laura Braga. But I guess if horror isn't your thing you probably didn't read this far

Thanks Rik.

Be sure to check out the Silent P website and stop by Rik's table at #TBCF2016 and say "Hello!"