Monday, September 28, 2015

Meet a Local Cartoonist: Chatting with Afrofuturist's J.T. Wilkins

JT with Rafer Roberts' banner
by Mike Rhode  

JT Wilkins was at Small Press Expo this year as part of the DC Conspiracy, and selling copies of his new Afrofuturist comics. He kindly agreed to answer our usual questions.

What type of comic work or cartooning do you do?

 I'm known for Black Dayz, The Afrofuturist, and stuff in Magic Bullet.

How do you do it? Traditional pen and ink, computer or a combination?

I'm a Pen and Ink type of guy.

When (within a decade is fine) and where were you born?

Call me an 80's Child!

Why are you in Washington now?  What neighborhood or area do you live in?

I live in Southeast, but I'm really from Maryland.

What is your training and/or education in cartooning?

Drawing and Sketching got my groove on!

Who are your influences?

Spain, S. Clay Wilson, Crumb, Fletcher Hanks, Wood, Kirby, Beardsley, Ditko, Lee, Kubert, Lynch, Panter, Knight just to name a few.

If you could, what in your career would you do-over or change?

I would have never gone in the military!

What work are you best-known for?

Mostly my Magic Bullet stuff, but my indie stuff stands the test of time.

What work are you most proud of? 


What would you like to do or work on in the future?

Anything art-related that would make me happy.

What do you think will be the future of your field? 

Computers world wide!

What local cons do you attend? The Small Press Expo, Intervention, or others? Any comments about attending them?


What's your favorite thing about DC?

The Museums!

Least favorite?


What monument or museum do like to take visitors to?

The Smithsonian.

How about a favorite local restaurant?

Anything with seafood.

Do you have a website or blog?

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