HECTOR GOMEZ

Name: Hector Celestino Gomez
Position/Job Description: Penciler
Status: Married

Address: Av. Ang�lica, 546-  ap. 101- S�o Paulo

 INTERVIEW  

Where were you born? Where did you grow up?  

In the city of Santa F�, Argentina � I moved to Buenos Aires when I was 13 and came to Brazil (S�o Paulo) when I was 23.

 

Schooling? Art training?  

Architechture (FAU Buenos Aires) � Escola Panamericana de Arte

 

How long have you been working professionally in comics?  

Since 1984

 

What things -- both in art and otherwise -- have you worked on, besides comics? 

I�m an internet creative director, I do story boards for movies, commercials and feature films, concept design for videogames, publicity illustrator. Depends on the opportunities that come up.

 

Talk about how you broke into the business --was it easy? 

It was easy, my first work was Paranoia for Malibu, from then on many good jobs start coming.

My best work was at the same time, a defeat, because it was never published due to some internal problems at Marvel. It was Wraitheart, a hero created by Clive Barker, sensational.

Another great unpublished work, was The great and secret show, also from Clive Barker. The publisher that was doing this project went bankrupt.

Did you work as an assistant to any other artists?  

No, I�ve always worked alone.

 

How did your parents take to the idea of working in comics?  

My parents have always supported my artistic activities; my father was a comics fan.

 

How would you describe your workspace?  

My studio is in my home. It�s my favourite working place.

 

What job are you the proudest of?  My greatest prides are a lot, above all the already mentioned works I did with Clive Barker, a special note to the short story �How Spoilers Bleed�, published by Eclipse.

The worst, I wouldn�t say embarrassing, was Buffy, since I thought the scripts were too boring, it was a torture doing this book.

What are you currently drawing?  

I�m working on samples for several projects, actually trying to find my way back in a business that has changed much since I wandered away (1995).

 

Talk about your family.  

I�ve been married for 26 years and have 2 kids, Alexandre and Natalia, who are 23 and 22 years old.

My son likes comics a lot, but doesn�t work with it.

My family supports me in everything I do.

Every comics artist suffers from the same problem, the indiscriminate use of weekends for work. 

What projects do you hope to work on in the future?  

 I�m betting heavily on concept design for games. It�s the sum of all that I love doing as a professional � create, create, create.

 

Where do you see yourself in five years?  

Older, but still tuned on. (I hope).

 

What is the interest in comics where you live?  

There�s always that brother in law that says: This guy is always drawing, when is he going to get a real job??

People in general always find our profession curious.

 

What's 1 thing you'll always find in your refrigerator?  

Milk candy

 

What's your favorite food?  

Argentinian Barbecue (done by myself) and Paella Valenciana (done by my Spanish wife).

 

What are your favorite interests --Movies? Music? TV?  

I�m mad about movies, internet, games, comics and books. 

 

Everything that involves telling stories to people. I don�t care about sports and I got no time for hobbies.

 

Have you ever thought of writing your own stories?  

 I�ve written several and published them.

 

What's an average day in your life like? 

I like to start working early, around 8:00. Regular routine� I always try not to accumulate work so that I can have nights and weekends free. 

 

I keep a super  tidy schedule, so I don�t get lost with deadlines and meetings, since I do several different things, as I said.

 

Do you have any great, unsold projects in your files that nobody's gotten to see published?  

 A drawer full of them... One of them is a series of short stories to be published in the Internet, animated.

 

If you weren't a comic-book artist today, what would you be? 

A movie director.

 

Have you taught comic-book art or had any assistants? 

I�ve had my own art school. I love to pass down my experience to the younger ones.

 IMAGES 

Below are penciling works done by Hector. 

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 COLORING 

Below are coloring / digital painting works done by Hector. 

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For Hector's page rate and availability,

email david@glasshousegraphics.com

 

 

Any humorous or interesting anecdotes to tell about the comics business?

 

 A few years back I did the story board for a movie called �A dama do cine Shanghai�, the director had another script, called �Samsara�, only problem is that the production was going to be too expansive, so we made a 

graphic novel. It�s interesting to note that the work process was the same in both cases.

 

 

The single thing you'd most like to be remembered for in your life is...? That Gomez dude was fucking good!!!

 

Any closing words for your fans?  

Enjoy good art and demand innovating and good scripts.

 

 

LIST OF CREDITS (as penciler): 

 

In Brazil:

Samsara (editora Globo)

Amazing Muchachas  I, II e III (editora Ninja)

Aventuras de Juba e Lula I e II (Nova Fronteira) e revista Porrada.

In the USA:

Comic Books:

Battlestar Galactica e Lady Pendragon (Maximun Press)

How Spoilers Bleed

Twilight at the Towers

The Great & secret Show e Babel�s Children- Graphic Novels by Clyve Barker (Eclipse)

X-men, Ectokid e Wraithearth (Marvel comics) 

Paran�ia (Malib�) 

Battle Cry e Jade Warriors (Sal Quartuccio productions)

Buffy, the vampire Slayer e Angel (Dark Horse Comics).

Trading Cards: 

Superman e DC Heroes (Sky Box)

Vampirella e Star Wars (Topps comics)

 
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