This interview is part of the 10,000 Dawns Finale, which you can read all of (and download!) at this link: http://www.jameswylder.com/home/10000-dawns-the-finale
Rachel Johnson: Artist
Rachel is an artist who has drawn art for the 10,000 Dawns Artist Showcase, as well as for our bonus stories! It was a pleasure to speak with them.
First off, could you introduce yourself for our readers?
I’m Rachel. I’m currently a sophomore at the Minneapolis College of Art and design where I’m studying comic art! Drawing is one of my biggest passions.
You have an interesting relationship with 10,000 Dawns, in that you read it's first short story in “An Eloquence of Time and Space” and made the first fan art of it! Did you ever expect you'd be drawing more of it?
I can’t say I was but I’m really glad I got the chance to!
What drew you to 10kd?
Obviously I’m going to be interested in anything a friend of mine is doing, but I also really love sci-fi so this is right up my alley.
Do you have a favorite character from 10kd?
Probably Graelyn. Or Mister Sprinkles.
What's your favorite work of art you've made for 10kd?
The big group picture I did of Songbird and her crew!
You've drawn more art for 10kd right now than any artist other than Annie Zhu, in some ways you've given your own feeling and aesthetic to Songbird's World, and the Bonus Stories. What was it like defining a look for so many characters?
It was pretty challenging trying to get everyone’s looks to line up with their written descriptions, but it was also a lot of fun for me!
Can you tell us about your other art?
I also make short comics and also digital illustrations, mostly inspired by daily life and my interests.
What sort of things do you like to do in your free time? Any hobbies or interest?
I love to draw, obviously. I also enjoy reading. If I’m not doing either of those I’m probably watching superhero shows.
If you could have the chance to draw any character you haven't yet from the story, who would it be?
Is there anything else you'd like to tell our readers? Thank you so much for chatting!
It’s been so much fun being involved in this story and I hope you guys are enjoying it!
Poet, Playwright, Game Designer, Writer, Freelancer for hire.