Cris Delara | Cover Artist
ZE: How long have you been working in comics?
CD: Officially I started in 2003 as a colorist, but all I wanted was to be a cover artist.
ZE: What age did you realize you wanted to be an artist as a career?
CD: Since teenager, I always liked the comic books covers. I did not read the stories actually, but always liked the covers…. I am not sure about the age, but I would say when I was 16.
ZE: Who has most inspired you in your art career?
CD: My Parents. My father was Actor (very talented) and my mother is very versatile, she paints, she sculpts, and she does many other artistic things.
ZE: What artist has most inspired you?
CD: That is a difficult one; but I would say the great american artists like Elvgren, RockWell and Leyendecker.
Also Dave Stevens, Drew Struzan. I can say recently, James Gurney, Adam Hughes, Ben Caldwell, Alex Ross.
ZE: Have you ever had a mentor? If so, Who?
CD: No, never. I always worked alone; everything I learned was by my own…. my own mistakes and my own success.
ZE: What time period and where would you visit if you had a time machine? Why?
CD: The future!!!! I would love to see how the future would be with all available technology and of course I believe the future would be better (no wars please).
ZE: What would the title of your autobiography be?
CD: The Many Dreams of a Pinup Girl.
ZE: What would I find in your fridge right now?
CD: Salads, Veggies, Fish and Sparkling Water (I am in the healthy mode).
ZE: What’s your favorite movie all time if you had to pick one?
CD: Lord of Rings (the trilogy)
ZE: What actor would play you in a movie?
CD: Jennifer Lawrence (I think she is pretty authentic and would be perfect for the role)
ZE: What’s your craziest convention story?
CD: I do no have a crazy convention story yet; maybe I need to be in more conventions (LOL)
ZE: If you could sing one song on the Voice, what would it be and Why?
CD: Girls Just want to have fun (Cyndi Lauper). That music is Super; the melody is a hit and it will last forever…. and because I love it.
ZE: What is the best compliment you ever received?
CD: I received a message from a person in a forum saying they I should be careful when using photos in my images; I should disguise better my photo references when painting my images.
Actually I do no use photos I’m my images, I mean, I do not paint over photos. Yes I may use some pictures as references, as every artist does.
That guy was trying to make a critic saying that my quality was good because in his opinion I was painting over photos; he was wrong….
I did not reply obviously, but I liked it. Actually my painting was so good that people may think I use photos (LOL).
ZE: If you could only have one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
CD: Fish and veggies.
ZE: Who’s your biggest celebrity crush?
CD: Gerard Butler
ZE: What is your favorite band of all time?
CD: Earth, Wind and Fire
ZE: Who is your favorite solo act of all time?
CD: Lord of Rings; When Eowyn kills the Witch King of Angmar and he says: – No man can kill me and she replies: I am not a man (and I would say: I am a Princess and a Woman)
ZE: What Comic Con do you most enjoy traveling to?
CD: I would love to go to San Diego (I have never been there)
ZE: You can pick any 3 FAMOUS people to have dinner with, living or dead, who do you choose?
CD: Gerard Butler, Hugh Jackman and Sting.
ZE: Do you workout? If so, what is your favorite workout routine?
CD: No…., unfortunately I do not have much time. I always renew the membership but I do not go often.
When I go I do biking.
ZE: What’s your favorite hobby outside of work?
CD: Sculpting in Clay.
ZE: If you could switch places with someone for a week, who would it be? Why?
CD: The Princess Kate Middleton. Because I would love be a princess someday (LOL)
ZE: who is your favorite comic book character of all time?
CD: Wonder Woman
ZE: who is your favorite Zenescope comic book character to draw or color?
CD: Wow, that is tough, I like all of them, but my favourite is Sela.
ZE: You can choose any one super power. What is it? Why?
CD: Marvel’s Character: Rogue. Imagine if you could clone all the other super powers….
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