Sunday, January 13, 2013

JezzLoads Q&A: BUTCH McLOGIC





I just love it when you'e a fan of someone and when you actually meet them they prove themselves well deserving of your admiration. I had the pleasure of meeting Butch McLogic at last year's Bent-Con and he didn't disappoint. 
Butch's diverse portrayals of anatomy and use of color amaze me! With each release of Tug Harder, I've grown more fascinated and inspired by his art.  So, when I met him and he turned out to be this sexy, cub-ish, soft spoken sweetheart - I was in awe. 
Most of the artist that I look up to turn out to be great when I meet them, So I'm not sure why I'm still surprised when another great artist turns out to be just as great a person, but I am. 
Anyways, I'm sure you'll love Butch just as much after reading his interview. 




BUTCH McLOGIC: Insight

Favorite Guilty Pleasure:
"I love seeing a dude cry.
What a horrible question to start with. Ha!"

What are you doing when you're not drawing?
"When not drawing, hopefully I'm hiking around, at the gym, eating at a nice restaurant, or having sex.
There's not much else I care about doing."

What scares you?
"Zealotry of any kind is scary. Climate change is terrifying."

What is the "Gayest" thing about you?
"Probably my penchant for Dink."

If you could have dinner with 3 dead people, who would they be?
"I'd love to organize a televized banquet with Christopher Hitchens (atheist extraordinaire), U.G. Krishnamurti (the ultimate anarchist), and Jesus Christ (the 'Son of God').

What single super power would you like to have and what would you use it for?
"I would LOVE to always have a spare hand, if you know what I mean, and I think you do."

Rumor has it, you're turning 40 this year. How do you plan on celebrating?
"I'm terrified my friends are going to throw me a surprise party. I've literally had nightmares about it. I hate that much direct attention, so I plan on booking a little cabin somewhere on a nearby island and hiding there until the threat has diminished. I'm not joking."





BUTCH McLOGIC: Art

You've just wrapped up your Tug Harder trilogy - BEAUTIFULLY I'll add! What's Next?
"Thank You! I'm very glad you enjoyed it. I've started working with Robert Fraser of Class Comics on 'Beautiful Dead,' a story about sex and love under the threat of zombie annihilation. So far, I've managed to do rough layouts for half the comic, and it's been really interesting and fun for me to interpret someone else's writing to put it into comic form. He's been unbelievably trusting which has made the process heavenly."

What part of drawing comes easiest to you?
"I tend to have an easier time with organic things."

Is there anything you don't like to draw?
"I'm not always excited about doing iterations. The first thing you draw is often the best, and iterations can kill the joy for me."

How did you get your start in comics?
"When pixel-pushing (the 2D art you see on Super Nintendo) started to go the way of the dinosaur, I decided to shift my career toward concept and production art. I was looking for a fun, and perhaps profitable, way to improve my digital painting, story-boarding, and anatomy skills. Porn-Comics seemed like a fun option. I didn't realize how much fun."

Do you have a routine? What is your process when you create a piece?
"I usually go grab an americano at my favorite cafe, sit with my back to the wall and go at it."

Who were/are some of the biggest influences on your artistic style?
"I feel weird narrowing down my influences to a few, but I guess a sensible answer would be Fred Beltran, Moebius, Paolo Serpieri."

Your use of color is what pops the most for me in your work. It's inspired me to push my own coloring techniques. What tips would you offer to anyone hoping to use color as well as you do?
"Start simple. Create big blocks of rich colors and then move toward the detail. I'm often surprised that more people don't instinctively do this.
When highlighting and shading any object, move through the color wheel toward warmer and cooler tones, don't just stick to a single hue. For example, shadows could be more blue and highlights could be more yellow. 
Experiment, and never forget, rules are meant to be broken."




BUTCH McLOGIC: Sex

Top or Bottom?
"Sometimes the dynamic calls for one or both. Or neither"

Spit or Swallow?
"Depends on my mood."

Most over rated thing about sex:
"I'm probably going to get some hate-mail for this one, but I'm not crazy about role-playing. If it isn't fully genuine, I have a hard time getting into it."

Sexiest thing a man can wear?
"Nothing. 
I've always had a weird hangup about mixing clothes and sex."

How old were you when you lost your virginity?
"How does one answer that? There are so many types of virginity to lose! 
Let's just say it was a slow unravelling for me."

Did you lose "them" to a girl or a guy?
"I've never been intimate with a girl. I couldn't do it."

How big is "Too Big?"
"Bring it on! I'm sure I'll figure something out. Ha!"


Butch McLogic, Lady Boys and Gentlemen!
Thank you, Butch! It was awesome to meet and even better to get to know you. 

If you don't have it yet, the third and final part of the Tug Harder trilogy is out and well worth the read. You can also keep up with Butch's projects and art by following his blog
I would encourage you all to attend this year's Bent-Con to meet him in person. 

Until next time, continue making it a great year!
-Jezza








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