Name: Lilliah Campagna
Specialties (i.e inker, penciler, computer colorer, painter): Penciler & Inker
Style / Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Action, Anthropological
Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Page rate for commissions: $60-$75 per page for comic pencils, $100 per page for pencils and inks. Non-comic commission prices vary.
Rate for Prints of original work: $15-$20
Current affiliations: None
Previous work: Motorcycle Head & The Sign, various freelancing
Current projects: Rhupa
What was your first project that made you feel like a real artist and how did you get it?
I was hired a while back to do illustrations for a documentary, and I was paid directly by the university sponsoring the documentary project. While my art has improved since then, it was certainly one of my “I’m a real artist” moments.
What is your primary inspiration when creating art?
History and story. If there’s not a story behind it, I rarely am interested in creating art for it.
What other artists do you use to learn technique?
I’ve learned from a lot of different artists over the years, taking note of how they draw one piece of anatomy or another, fabric, how they ink, etc. There’s also the art teachers I’ve learned from over the years who have been incredibly helpful to learn from – two of the most influential on that front would be my mentor Jim Robinson and one of my college professors, Caleb Cleveland. Other inspirations include Hayao Miyazaki, Mike Mignola, Claire Hummel, the general art direction of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, Atlantis the Lost Empire, and ancient bronze-age art.
Where would you like to see yourself in five years with your art?
Making more of it, that’s for sure. Hopefully with a book deal under my arm and a lot more coming down the pipeline. I like the direction my art is developing in, I simply need to keep following this path.
What would your dream project be?
If Bethesda would let me draw and write an Elder Scrolls comic that’d be the dream.
Final four questions –we ask everybody
Q) When the zombies take over the world where will you be?
Well, with my current schedule, probably at home. But if I were at the lodge my family owns I’d be out in the country and probably have a better chance at surviving.
Q ) How do you identify Jedi, lesbian, Ninja, gay, vampire, bisexual, were-wolf, transgender, pirate, asexual, fairy, aromantic, sith, intersex, Spartan, non-binary, wizard, genderfluid, time lord , queer, …? ?
A good friend once described me as “the ghost of a wealthy Victorian lesbian who mysteriously lived with her ‘best friend’ and her cats until the day she died” and I feel that’s fairly accurate.
Q) What piece of art, be it in the form of music, a book, a film or picture, do you think people must experience before they die?
I’d say Maus, but pretty much everyone has read Maus, and I’d also say anything by Hayao Miyazaki, but everyone’s seen his works for the most part. So instead I’ll say Over the Garden Wall. It’s a relatively new addition to the annals of art history, but it’s poignant, and in terms of artistic direction, music, writing, and overall intention, I do consider it a masterpiece.
Q) Give one fact that most people would not believe about you?
People never believe it when I say I never liked the Harry Potter books.