I was walking into Wizard World St. Louis a couple of months ago on Friday afternoon and I saw this dude hauling in all his stuff by himself on a trolly. I tried to get the door for him but he was going to a different one. In the hallway I struck up a conversation with him as we walked to the entrance. Seems he was an artist. I told him I would visit his table and check out his stuff. When he finally got set up I ventured over and I was very impressed by his artwork. Jeremiah Lambert is a very talented and creative individual. The Gr1nd is happy to show his art on our site and to give you all the exclusive. Here is The Gr1nd interview with Jeremiah Lambert-
When did you start drawing comics professionally?
Around 2009 I made a hard push after getting laid off of my engineering job to get work. I made a small splash with a few small press publishers to get some work for hire stuff published.
You have done a lot of work on indy comics, what’s next?
Probably just more of the same indie type stuff. I’ve since reacquired another day job so time is limited so it will be mostly small projects unless some kind of big break happens. Which if it did I would go for it.
How did you hook up with Hasbro?
Val Staples, Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Image and more Colorist, posted a post in a help wanted/for hire forum cause he had some work from them and I was lucky enough to see it right away and show him my stuff. He liked it and gave me the gig. It was fun, but only a one time for hire thing. maybe someday again though. We’ll see
You are known for your parody art how did that come about?
Mainly with that “Killer Super Mario” piece. That one went viral and since then I’ve just been doing pieces that amuse me such as throwing a twist on classic cartoon/video game/comic characters. People have responded to that and it has been great.
What do you like about going to cons?
A chance to meet with people that dig my art. Seeing them smile and laugh at things that I’ve created is an extremely gratifying experience. And i won’t lie, the money is nice too.
Do you find yourself getting a lot of commissions and what do people want you to draw?
I get a moderate amount and the spectrum of subjects is vast. From mash up superheroes (spider-flash) to sexy male superheroes (as opposed to the standard sexy female ones). I’ve done Gagic the Gathering commissions and people’s original characters, xenomorph zombies and anime mixed with video game mash ups. Currently doing original art for a guy’s lyric video featuring a bunch of bikini babes… Rarely is there a commission to say, just draw spider-man or something. Ha! But I love doing it.
If you could draw any big character who would it be and why?
Spider-man. Spidey’s been my fav character since I realized I like comic books and to work on an official Spidey story would be a dream.
Why did you start drawing in the first place?
Part of my soul for sure and genes I’d imagine. I feel like I just need to draw sometimes. My dad’s a working professional commercial artist too so there is the genes. He both introduced me to comics and art and i just took to it like instinct. I’ll always be grateful to my father for sharing that with me.
What comics did you read growing up?
Lots of marvel. In the 90’s I branched out with the comic craze and got in with the Image craze and dipped into Dark Horse some and a few others. Marvel is my mainstay though and still is. Don’t get me wrong they piss me off to no end sometimes but I’m hooked like a crack addict. It’s hard to not love these classic characters that I grew up with.
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