Blame my dad for me being an artist, Troy Little jokes

 

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Troy Little at his desk in his home in Charlottetown working on the latest web-issue of Angora Napkin. Calvin Parsons photo.

By Calvin Parsons

Oct. 20, 2016

Troy Little  became an artist to impress his father.

Drawing was one of the only things he was good at, his father noticed it and gave him that push, he said.

“It’s his fault,” he chuckled.

Today, Little is a Island comic book artist, that is known for his works on the Powerpuff Girls comics, his solo works like the Angora Napkin books, and his most recent works is his adaption of the Hunter S. Thompson book Fear and No Loathing in Las Vegas.

Little said some of the influences on his style varied from artists like Jeff Smith (BONE, and Shazam) to Mike Mignola (Hell-Boy, and Bat-Man).

“I just try to draw what feels comfortable.”

Little said that in order to be a freelance artist you have to try and stay motivated, you just have to keep working.

“I’m in hustle mode, until the next project kicks off.”

Little has done work with two different book publishers so far during his career, IDW/Top Shelf Publishing, and Boom.

“I didn’t like Boom as much as IDW, cause they were disorganized. IDW on the other hand, has given me the freedom I want, and has given me cool projects like Fear and No Loathing, and Powerpuff Girls.”

Also like many artists, Little has to take commissions for some extra money so they can live essentially, and sometimes he gets some pretty odd ones.

“One guy at New York Comic Con, who I like to call, Lazy Eyed Furry Man, wanted me to draw one of his original characters, and he wanted me to read his fan fiction so I could get all the details I needed. As I was reading his fan fiction it was just weird furry wrestling porn.”

He’s currently working on he said that he’s still working on a project he’s had on the go since 2012, The Allusion of Life, and even said that we may be hearing of another title from him come November.

“I’ve been trying to bait hooks the last two months.”

Little had a couple of words for some people who may want to be comic book artists, or even artists in general.

“RUN! No actually, you have to get in it because you love it. It’s not a fortune of glory.”

If you want to keep up with Troy’s work you can follow him on Twitter, or even support him over on his Patreon page, where you can get different perks depending how much you want to support him.

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