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DC Collectibles Q & A with Ant Lucia

September 25, 2013

DC Collectibles: How did you get your start as a professional illustrator and what inspired you to become one? Ant Lucia: Believe it or not, I've been a major DC fan all my life and my favorite heroes are what inspired me to be an illustrator. In fact, my parents left the mural I painted in my old bedroom of all my favorite characters I did as a teenager. I went to school for fine arts and design, class of '98. I started like many young artists doing small jobs for family and friends to doing wall murals. I then started my internship at a state revitalization program until I found my first job in design. I developed my own...

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What the heck is Spookshow Pinups...

June 05, 2013

Short answer: A series of 12 illustrations based on classic movie monsters and their sexy counterparts. Long, boring answer: Spookshow Pinups was my debut line I developed when I first started this particular style. I started doing pinup illustrations but wanted to do a collection that had a common theme as my first series.  I've always been a fan of classic movie monsters and noticed that a majority of the vintage posters featured a damsel in distress. The dames always look terrified by the monsters, in mine I wanted to present them as if it where more of a romantic comedy. The series consisted of 12 pieces total. The first attempt was "Beauty Killed the Beast" and I was going for...

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