Anomalous Comics: Lets start with the basic stuff first. “Who are you, and what do you do?”
Michael Hickmott: I’m Michael Hickmott from Detroit Michigan. A comic artist & inker. I also dabble with coloring from time to time.
AC: “What projects have you done?”
MH: I just finished inking a full book of 26 pages, and got asked to ink another. Also working on a project with a friend. But I can’t say too much just yet, still too early. Other stuff I’ve been working is making and selling prints.
AC: “Was there a major event that led you to get into comics?”
MH: WOW, not really. I’ve always loved comics. I’ve been drawing since I could hold a pencil. When we moved into our current house I found a box full of tons of stuff I drew as a kid.
AC: “Who are your influences?”
MH: Alex Ross, Jim Lee, Michael Turner is a huge one in the comic industry. As for art in general, Salvador Dali and M.C. Escher were huge influences growing up.
AC: “What would you be doing now if you weren’t making (involved) in comics?”
MH: Still kinda doing it I guess. I’m a property manager for a large mall. Come home an ink a page or two when I have the work.
AC: “What advise can you give aspiring creators?”
MH: Never give up. There will be tough times, but never get discouraged. I’ve been trying to break in with inking the last few years. Just now starting to get noticed.
AC: “What’s your favorite quote?”
MH: There’s a few… My all time favorite is from the ’89 Batman movie, “This town needs an enema.”
AC: “What’s your favorite comic series or ongoing series?”
MH: I use to collect all Batman & Superman titles, but after a while the art just went flat for me. Jim Lee’s “HUSH” series brought me back in a few years ago. And then “Blackest Night” in the Green lantern books brought me into those books. I’m not really reading anything currently out.
AC: “What’s your dream job?”
MH: I’d LOVE to be inking on a Batman or Superman Title.
AC: “What are you most looking forward to this year?”
MH: With just finishing inking that full book, that should be out in a couple months. Also, a book I inked last year seems to be moving forward an may be out this year too! I’m so ecstatic to be a part of the Anomalous Comics- Undesirables Book. I can tell from some of the sketches I’ve seen already that I’ll have fun inking my part for sure!!
AC: “Where can you be found?”
MH: I’ve got my art page on Facebook.