Featured Artist of the Week: Dawn McTeigue

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Dawn McTeigue | Cover Artist

ZE: How long have you been working in comics?
DM: Since March 2012, 3 years

ZE: What age did you realize you wanted to be an artist as a career?
DM: 18 Years old, at 19 I saw my first comic in English (I grew up in Japan & Europe) & right then I decided I wanted to be in comics. Though for many years that felt like an impossibility, I’m so glad the dream finally came true.

ZE: Who has most inspired you in your art career?
DM: J. Scott Campbell

ZE: Have you ever had a mentor? If so, Who?
DM: Yes, EBAS.

ZE: What would I find in your fridge right now?
DM: Eggs, apples, milk, vegetables, salad dressing & hot sauce

ZE: What’s your favorite movie all time if you had to pick one?
DM: 5th Element

ZE: What actor would play you in a movie?
DM: Probably Fairuza Balk, as I’ve been told we have a few similarities.

ZE: If you could only have one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
DM: Sushi or maybe ice-cream …it’s a toss-up.

ZE: What is your favorite band of all time?
DM: KoRn, though close runners-up are: In This Moment, Marilyn Manson

ZE: What Comic Con do you most enjoy traveling to?
DM: C2E2 because the flights out of Calgary are direct & short. I’m not a fan of flying.

ZE: Do you workout? If so, what is your favorite workout routine?
DM: I do. My amazingly fit husband made me a 5-day workout plan that I cycle through. Monday, Wednesday & Friday I do 300 kettlebell swings with 35lbs (I’m trying to work up to 50 lbs). Tuesday is 100 pushups & 50 weighted walking lunges, Thursday is arm & back day with another 50 walking lunges. I can manage to do this much even if I’m on a deadline, so I’ve lost my excuse to skip it altogether.

ZE: What’s your favorite hobby outside of work?
DM: Honestly, I don’t have time for a hobby between art & 3 kids (ages 12, 10 & 4) though I love watching TV shows &/or movies with my family in the evenings. I generally need to keep drawing through the show, but it’s still something we all do together & it’s great to have shows or movies going on in the background.

ZE: Who is your favorite comic book character of all time?
DM: Harley Quinn

ZE: Who is your favorite Zenescope comic book character to draw or color?
DM: Calie Liddle in her badass outfit. It gives so much visual interest & detail, however, I’ll admit, the lacing is a pain to draw. :D

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ZE: You can choose any one super power. What is it? Why?
DM: Wolverine’s power of healing & long life for obvious reasons. If the Hugh Jackman Wolverine came along as a bonus I wouldn’t say no.


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