Artists Interviews

Featured Artist of the Week: Pasquale Qualano

[Wonderland #36 – Cover by Qualano]

Pasquale Qualano | Cover Artist

ZE: How long have you been working in comics?
PQ: I have worked for comics after graduation since I was 19 years old, back in 2005. I’m also a sculptor.

ZE: What age did you realize you wanted to be an artist as a career?
PQ: I was in primary school when I read my first comic book and from that point, I realized I wanted to be a comic artist.

ZE: Who has most inspired you in your art career?
PQ: My family! My parents always believed in my ability.

ZE: What artist has most inspired you?
PQ: There are a lot of artists who inspired me: John Buscema, John Romita Sr, Michael Turner, J. Scott Campbell, Terry Dodson, Adam Hughes… and many others.

ZE: Have you ever had a mentor? If so, Who?
PQ:  I would have liked to have a mentor, but I am self-taught in comic art.

ZE: What time period and where would you visit if you had a time machine? Why?
PQ: I’d like to go to the Italian Renaissance. I’d like to take some time to get to know the great Michelangelo, of course. I want to go at the beginning of the 1900; what a chance to learn by Alphonse Mucha. I love the art nouveau.

ZE: What would the title of your autobiography be?
PQ: Born to Be Wild …Maybe? :D

ZE: What would I find in your fridge right now?
PQ: Pizza!

ZE: What’s your favorite movie all time if you had to pick one?
PQ: It’s hard to pick one. I think my favorite movie is Ghost in the Shell. I love this anime.

ZE: What actor would play you in a movie?
PQ: I hope Robert Downey Jr. :D

ZE: What’s your craziest convention story?
PQ: I think it best for all not to share! :D

ZE: If you could sing one song on the Voice, what would it be and why?
PQ: “World in my Eyes.” I love the Depeche Mode; they are my favorite band.

ZE: What is the best compliment you ever received?
PQ: “Dad, you’re the best!” from my little daughter.

ZE: If you could only have one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
PQ: Pizza! I am Neapolitan. :)

ZE: Who’s your biggest celebrity crush?
PQ:Salma Hayek.

ZE: Who is your favorite solo act of all time?
PQ: Robin Williams.

ZE: What comic con do you most enjoy traveling to?
PQ: New York Comic Con.

ZE: You can pick any 3 FAMOUS people to have dinner with, living or dead, who do you choose?
PQ: It’s hard for me to choose, but I think Salma Hayek (always good to have beautiful woman to dinner), Dave Gahan, and Adam Hughes.

ZE: Do you workout? If so, what is your favorite workout routine?
PQ: Playing with my daughter is a workout? :)

ZE: What’s your favorite hobby outside of work?
PQ: I like going to the movies, listening to music, going to museums. I like to travel with my family; I prefer to spend time with friends and my family.

ZE: If you could switch places with someone for a week, who would it be? Why?
PQ: I don’t know if anybody wants to switch places with me for a week, just let me know.

ZE: Who is your favorite comic book character of all time?
PQ: Spiderman!

ZE: Who is your favorite Zenescope comic book character to draw or color?
PQ: I love to draw Keres; I love the dark women.

[Grimm Tales of Terror #12 – Cover by Qualano]

ZE: You can choose any one super power. What is it? Why?
PQ: I have a superpower, I am Neapolitan! :D


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Christopher Cote
<p>Art Director of Zenescope Entertainment</p>
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