I'm a relatively old fogey who's been into superhero comics since the very early 80s ... I loved Spider-Man before then but 'Secret Wars' was the series that REALLY turned me into a comics nut. I loved drawing as a kid and won several art prizes at school but lost my enthusiasm for it in my teens when art became too much of a science for me, learning about three-point perspective and shading and such like.
I remained a big comics fan, at one point having a collection of over 3000 comics, and posting regularly on www.herochat.com but I was focussed on other things at the time, little unimportant things like getting married and having a daughter and stuff. Then, a few years back, I got wind that my all-time favourite comic artist, George Perez, was coming to a con in the UK. Fans of George will know that his eyesight's deteriorated badly in the past few years, so I wanted to see him while he was still able to travel. I decided to pick up my pencil again for the first time in nearly two decades to draw him a pic and show my appreciation for him, and I haven't stopped since!
I've much more serious now about my pictures than I was as a kid but drawing is now my number one hobby and I go crazy if I'm not working on something! I try to alternative between colour, grayscale and black and white, between pen, pencil and colour marker pics, and between comic art, TV, cartoon and video game fanart, more realistic pics using photos for reference and the odd animal drawing here and there. As my daughter grows up, though, I find myself drawing more and more pictures for her to stick up on her wall! She's turning into a really good artist herself!
Anyhoo, dat's me. Pleased to meetcha and what not.