Veronica took a bunch of photos of 1/3 of my studio (it runs the full length of the finished attic in our house) after spending a day up here. My studio is the polar opposite of hers which is very zen like in it’s nature— mine is information overload.
My studio has three sections to it— and this is section one— it’s the digital drawing area where I have my iMac, a Cintiq Tablet and my iPad Mini which is my entertainment center— it contains a wifi link to thousands of hours of movies, TV shows and Old Time Radio. The other 1/3 of the studio is an identical area which features a second iMac and a full size drafting table. My iPad Pro is usually over there too in case I need to adjust something digitally. There is a full size scanner too— so most of the traditional work is done over there.
The remaining 1/3 of the studio is a long bookshelf which holds hundreds of art books, comic book collections, etc. There are also a lot of vintage comics up here, many of which I display in frames around the studio and change on a regular basis (new feature on Wednesday’s starting this week).
The area behind Station 1 features an original Frank Robbins SHADOW cover, a copy of Amazing Fantasy #15 (first Spider-Man) and original Ben Cooper Superhero Halloween masks. Light is provided by the vintage blow molds (I have several) and up in the top of the photo you can see a bootleg Hong Kong Batman Mego figure and a framed photo of Darren McGavin as Kolchak the Night Stalker (Starting Friday we’ll go through every episode of Kolchak).
The space works for me because it’s a place I want to come to— but I have a hard and fast rule up here; ONLY WORK. I don’t come up here to relax, this isn’t a man-cave even though it kind of is. The mindset is work only when I’m up here.