This week we welcome Jordan Nior to the CBFC Artist Spotlight!
Q. Where are you from?
A. I’m from a town called Baden, just out of Toronto Canada. I’ve been drawing “seriously” since I was 7, my father is a talented tattoo artist, and he and my mom split when I was about 5 and after I was 7, we lived too far apart for my dad to visit regularly,
Q. How long you’ve been drawing?
A. But he would draw me pics of godzilla, terminator, spiderman, spawn, and I missed him so desperately. My dad will come back, and eventually 12 years later he did, around when I was 18 he contacted me again and I moved across the country to be with him and learn how to tattoo. Which is when I first started drawing “proffessionally”.
Q. What materials do prefer to do your art with?
A. Materials. My go to right now is digital, I work at a record label @dasrecord.club as an art director and design a fair bit of the album art myself. I use mainly procreate for my illustration at this point. But nothing gets a good ol’ staedtler mech pencil and some nice paper. I’ve been drawing on a lot of sketch covers lately. To break up the monotony of my “work” art.
Q. Character you love to draw?
A. I’d have to say venom, drawing venom is like sitting in my underwear, with a slight buzz, eating hamburgers and candy. Hes like artistic comfort food. Hes a muscular pile of slush with teeth, very low pressure, cuz if you fuck up, hes just gonna have a spike, tendril, swirl in that spot. A close second would be the terminator. I’m very interested in cyberpunk, mechs etc. So any chance to draw a robot, I’m all in, and I get lots of opportunities to shoe horn terminators into my work, especially lately, since the record label started letting me do hand made record sleeves, kinda boring the idea off stuff that artists like clayton crain or ken lashley or Jon boy Meyers do on blank comics, but for music.
Q. Character that you want to draw that you havn’t drawn yet?
A. I would like a crack at doing venom or spawn professionally, on an actual cover. So any shops looking for store exclusive covers. Holler at me, I’d be happy for that shot.
Q. What artist inspires you the most and why?
A. Two way tie between McFarland and Crain. When it comes to accomplishments, attitude and savvy, a lot of my proffessional choices and endeavours are modeled off what I’ve seen mcfarlane do in the past. His incredible determination has always impressed me. When it comes to the actual pen to paper work, at the moment, in big into crain. I’ve always loved his work, he was the inspiration behind what got me doing the blank covers on records and comics.
Q. What was your first published work?
A. It eas a book I wrote and illustrated call “doom flamingo” nobody saw or heard about it cuz the production was a mess, both me and the publishers dropped the ball a few times and the whole comic wing of the project just kinda collapsed, the book got out though, and the band it’s based on is still doing quite well. but to put it in perspective. The book came out maybe a year and a half ago. I just saw it for myself for the first time about a month ago. I can say it was a great learning experience though.
Q. Which artist would you love to do a collaboration piece with?
A. Another two sided answer here. For sheer ego, and the fact he’s my idol, and any chance to meet him I jump at, would just be a dream to do a cover with mcfarlane. But to create the actual “best” piece of art, based on our styles. I’d jump at a chance to ink and color a David finch piece, or I would love to illustrate a mirka andolfo book. They both have such unique looks/flavors to their work that I can single out from a mile off. And I’d love to be involved with them and their work.
Big thank Jordan Nior taking the time to answer a few of our questions! Be sure to give him a follow!
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