Mephias’ Profile

So, Tell us a little about yourself.

I'm an Industrial Designer living in Iowa who's addicted to T-shirt design. I'm very much into scifi/cult/horror movies and am an avid hard rock/metal fan. My designs are a manifestation of all my interests; hopefully we share some of the same!

If you were a sea creature, what would you be and why?

I'd be a Sarcastic Fringehead. Have you seen those things when they open their mouths? Absolute terror!

Who was your favorite comic book character as a kid?

I was always drawn to the Bounty Hunters from Empire. Just the fact that there was so much mystery to them always intrigued me. I loved that there was no dialog for any of them, with the exception of Boba, of course. They just stood there looking like a bunch of bad asses.

Right now I’m obsessed with……

Smoked string cheese and spacey 70's software synths. Say that fast!

Really terrible movie that is your secret guilty pleasure?

Breakin'. Not Breakin' 2 - Electric Boogaloo. That one was just silly.

What's the strangest thing you've drawn?

A portrait of an emaciated Easter Bunny nailed to a crucifix; an upended basket of broken eggs at his feet.

What was your first job?  Have you always wanted to be an artist?

My first job was with my dad when I was 6 years old. He is a carpenter/plumber/contractor and I always wanted to go to work with him. He took me up on the roof and let me help him shingle one day.

What was your "break through" moment you knew you made it as a designer/illustrator?

I'm still waiting for that moment!

Wars or Trek?

Definitely Star Wars. I've been an uber-fan since I saw Episode IV in the theater multiple times when I was four years old. Changed my young life back then and shaped the person I am today.

What super power would you have? Would you tell people or keep it to yourself?

I already have super powers, but I can't tell you about them.

If you were not an artist, what would you be?

Like David St. Hubbins, I'd be a full-time dreamer.


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