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Sandbox Spotlight: CHRIS OZ FULTON, Comic Artist

The Convention Collective: How did you get into art/why did you want to become an artist? 

Chris Oz Fulton: I’ve drawn my whole life. My biggest influence has to be the cover art on my mom’s books when I was a kid. She always had stacks of Horror, Sci-fi and Fantasy books laying around. Lots of Edgar Rice BurroughsRobert E. Howard, [J.R.R.] Tolkien, and Stephen King. Those covers always asked questions. Questions that I had to know the answers to.

TCC: What artists inspire you?

Chris: First and foremost always [Frank] Frazetta. Bernie Wrightson, James O’Barr, H.R. Giger, Barry Windsor Smith, Mark A. Nelson, Jeff Easley, [Gerald] Brom, and Drew Struzan. There are so many more, but these are my go to guys. 

TCC: Tell us your greatest fanboy moment!

Chris: Wow that’s tough one. But it’s gotta be having a beer with Bernie Wrightson, Mark A Nelson, Len Wein, and Simon Bisley. I’ve had a lot of adventures and experiences traveling all over the country and doing hundreds of conventions. But I don’t think much could top that.

TCC: Who is your favorite comic book character/movie/tv character (any fandom)?

Chris: Wolverine, and Roland Deschain

 TCC: Favorite fandom?

Chris: Horror. Any Horror. Comics, books, movies, TV. All of it in any form.

TCC: What characters do you like drawing the most? 

Chris: Anything creepy macabre eerie ghoulish. Horror

TCC: What projects are you working on right now? Do you have any projects coming up you’d like to mention?

Chris: I just finished up two projects I can’t talk much about yet. But if you like Horror or Sci-fi movies stay tuned. I’m currently working on an oddities and curiosities series that I’m having a lot of fun with. My dream project (that I can never get enough time to work on) is an anthology horror/fantasy graphic novel following the exploits of a ghastly cabal of loveable characters. 

TCC: When you’re drawing, what do you use for background noise? Some artists use music, some use a tv show that they just can listen to. What do you use?

Chris: I listen to music. Mostly scores. Lots of Jeremy Soule, Akira YamaokaMatt Uelmen, Javier Navarrete, Alexandre Desplat, and Danny Elfman.

TCC: With the lack of conventions a lot of artists are doing commissions and sending them out to people, are you as well? Where can people see an example of your art?

Chris: I do when I have time. You can always keep up with what I’m working on via my Instagram page. It’s my name ChrisOzFulton. I randomly do sketch covers and throw them up on my eBay

Thanks for your time Chris!

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Dan Berry
Dan Berry
Dan Berry is a man of mystery, an enigma that flits from convention to convention like a spectre, like a spirit. His interests range far and wide: he cannot be determined, he cannot be defined, he cannot be contained. He's like the wind. He also is a Sagittarius and enjoys a nice Italian.

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