Chrissie Zullo is an illustrator who has worked for DC, Dark Horse, Archie Comics, IDW, Topps, and Harper Collins. I met Chrissie while at the Rhode Island Comic con and feel in love with her work. WE exchanged contact info and I was able to get her to take a break from her day in order to answer some questions for us at Guysnation.com

Jack Nickelz: What got you started in illustration?

Chrissie Zullo: I’ve been drawing all my life and I always knew I wanted to do something art-related for a career. I focused on illustration in college and am really happy I did so.

Jack Nickelz: Now were you into comics and such when you started?

Chrissie Zullo: I got into American Comics in college; I was pretty late to the game. 1957981_267330213440846_7693395981216775436_n

Jack Nickelz: What wee some of the comics you were reading at the time?

Chrissie Zullo: Batman: The Long Halloween, Fables, Watchmen were some of the first comic books I read.

Jack Nickelz: Who were some of the artists that influenced you?

Chrissie Zullo: As for comic book artists, James Jean, Adam Hughes, Michael Turner, Chris Bacchalo, and Tim Sale

Jack Nickelz: What was it like when you got your first big gig?

Chrissie Zullo: It was pretty much a dream come true, I lost some sleep and was pretty ecstatic. I couldn’t wait to get started with a career in art…

Jack Nickelz: What have been some of your fav. projects to work on?

Chrissie Zullo: I think whatever is your current project becomes your favorite, but I’ll always love the Cinderella covers since that was my first gig.

Jack Nickelz: What are some titles that you wish you had a chance to do?

Chrissie Zullo: Maybe more super hero titles. Anything to do with Batman would be a dream.

Jack Nickelz: Outside of comics, where do you get inspiration for some of your work?

Chrissie Zullo: Just from life and discovering new art that really inspires me, mostly experiences, nature, fashion, films, and music are the drive behind a lot of my sketchbook drawings.

Jack Nickelz: Outside of comic work, do you do any other style of art?



Chrissie Zullo: I try to draw every day, whether that means a pencil drawing, digital drawing, or painting, so anything can really come up…

Jack Nickelz: Tell us about Station Studio?

Chrissie Zullo: Station Studios is a group of artists, consisting of myself, Chris Uminga, Mike Choi, and Matt Fletcher.

Jack Nickelz: What do you like the most about being a part of Station Studio?

Chrissie Zullo: I like that we push each other all to never rest on our laurels and always try new things and try to improve. We also tour a lot of conventions together and it’s fun to have a great group of friends on the road.

Jack Nickelz: Tell us about what your convention experience like from the artist’s point of view? 1957981_267330213440846_7693395981216775436_n

Chrissie Zullo: It’s always an adventure, haha. Every town is a different experience. I love going to comic shows and meeting new people. Like anything else, it has its pros and cons, but the pros definitely outweigh the bad. Mostly I love just hanging out and talking with the fans, and seeing all the great cosplays.

Jack Nickelz: What can the fans expect for you as we are about to head into a new year?

Chrissie Zullo: More original art and I’ve been trying to put together video tutorials as well, because I seem to get asked that a lot. So maybe a YouTube channel in the works with some drawing how-to’s.

Jack Nickelz: Well thank you for taking time out to answer a few questions. Is there anything else you would like to say to the fans and readers?

Chrissie Zullo: Just thanks for your support and votes of confidence! I post regularly on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr, so be sure to look there for daily updates.

For more on Chrissie check out:

https://twitter.com/Chrissie_Zullo  https://www.facebook.com/station720