C2E2 Artist Spotlight: Geo Gant

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Geo’s homage to Donald Glover’s Atlanta and of course the NES classic Paperboy (click to enlarge)

Geo Gant is one of the hardest working artists in Chicago. His work exudes such emotion and joy, it’s hard NOT to smile while reading his webcomic (The Reset Button) even before reaching the punchline. Geo is coming to C2E2 on April 21st-23rd and will be in Artist Alley (V4B) offering commissions and all sorts of goodies for folks that stop by. He was kind enough to answer a few questions for us.

Tools of your Trade:

Intuos Pro, Clip Studio Paint, and the occasional pencil.

Website(s) or Contact Info:

Portfolio: http://geogantart.com
The Reset Button: resetcomic.com
On the Grind: onthegrindcomics.com

What inspires you to create?

Seeing so many great independent comics and video games out there. It inspires me to no end.

What are your favorite characters to illustrate?

I’m a pretty hardcore gamer, so I love to draw video game characters or any characters in a video game-inspired style.

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Geo’s long-running webcomic, The Reset Button

Coming up, who was your art hero?

Eastman and Laird, easily. I was THE TMNT fan in the 80s.

Where do you hope your art will take you?

Television, hopefully. That’s the goal. I’ve always wanted to create my own cartoon on TV.

Joe Kubert, Jack Kirby, or Joe Madureira. Who wins, and why?

Kirby. His work was really weird, in a good way.

Tell us a little about what you’re bringing to C2E2. What are you excited about most for the show?

I’ll have a variant copy of Hero Cats #2, which I drew the cover for. I also plan on doing commissions at the show. In fact, I am a big fan of drawing mashups, so I hope to be commissioned drawing mashups. I’ll also have The Reset Button stickers, copies of On the Grind Vol. 1, and various prints. Day 1 is also my birthday, so I’m excited to spend it with the fans and fellow creators at C2E2.

For a more in depth conversation with Geo, check out our conversation on Cast A Day.

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