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For anyone who cares to know how much of a jackass I sound like, the fine folks at Sidebar have posted part one of their interview with me.

www.sidebarnation.com/my_weblo…

Have a blasty!

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UPDATE!

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Here's Part Two!

www.sidebarnation.com/my_weblo…
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:icondaonlyoverlord:
DaOnlyOverlord Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009
Hardly a jackass, I'd say a very nice entertaining fella:nod:
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:iconmasterofpointillism:
MasterOfPointillism Featured By Owner May 19, 2009
Oh, and I do remember that thing about the Star Wars game!
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MasterOfPointillism Featured By Owner May 19, 2009
Part one was hilarious! I'll listen to part 2 tomorrow ...
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:iconmagicflavoredcrayon:
MagicFlavoredCrayon Featured By Owner May 17, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
You sound fine! xD

Loved the interview! :)
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:iconbfowler:
bfowler Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Great interview. You're like Jaws. We often see the spoils of your work but you yourself are very elusive. Even at cons. I always see Allison talking but you're stuck behind some artboard drawing. Even one year at the Heroes comic auction everyone is milling around and I see you in the corner on the floor, sketchbook in hand, drawing. I guess it's too much to think that by the time one gets to your level of artistic skill it becomes any easier to produce great work.

It was good to hear from one of my favorite artists. Only now you MUST publish your theory on why the Star Wars prequels sucked.
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:iconthecosbinator:
TheCosbinator Featured By Owner May 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Didn't know you played Halo 3.
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:iconhiliary:
hiliary Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
Lovely work.... would love to have a print of your retro antique Princess Lea....
regards
hiliary
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:iconomo-sanza-grata:
omo-sanza-grata Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
I really loved your sidebar interview :).
it was all great

and I reallly hope you make that cover book as good as it can be, 'cause ur work deserves it XO
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silverwarp Featured By Owner May 9, 2009
I can listen to artists like yourself talk all day. I would say the interviewers were lame since they barely said a thing but since you talked so much it was cool.

I especially liked your talk on painting or coloring since I struggle in that area.
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domino0109 Featured By Owner May 9, 2009
i love the interview, man. you are such an awesome man, and a really funny one. and i love this part:

There are guys who can draw and then there are guys who can DRAW. And after those guys, there are these other guys who can DRAW women—damn well, I might add! That's Adam Hughes.

i totaly agree.
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BLACKSTAR-SHABACH Featured By Owner May 9, 2009
I heard you were wildin' and it was mad funny, I'll definitely check it out
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:iconbrattyben:
BrattyBen Featured By Owner May 9, 2009
Nice interview. You were VERY funny.
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:iconmatsuoamon:
MatsuoAmon Featured By Owner May 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
T_T I want to hang out with you too!

that interview sounded like something to be remembered by them their whole life. xD
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emalterre Featured By Owner May 8, 2009
cool stuff we (fans) are always looking for news about the Master you are ! (mainly sketchs and drawing off course but a radio interview is cool anyway)
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SL1Cer Featured By Owner May 8, 2009
That was a really good interview. It is always interesting to listen to what you have to say about creating art, or the attitude you have towards your work. I really do like the questions you ask yourself when creating, as mentioned in the slideshow's interview, or in the Baltimore Con's interview posted on Youtube. I'm trying to the same thing and it works for me, so thanks for the tips !

I also feel more comfortable getting inspirations from your work, or other people's work. I always fear to become a clone, and don't have any personality. But when I see the difference between your work and Dave Stevens', I know I won't loose myself.

Can't to listen to the second part !
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stalk Featured By Owner May 8, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Just heard it and as always you knock me out with your wit and eloquence. I especially liked the part about not being happy with what you produce because you put into words what I haven't been able to before and that is that it's nice when people like your work but sometimes (practically all of the time for a guy like me actually) what makes it onto the page from my mind's eye is just so...off.

Makes me wish I had a USB cord or plug running from my brain out the base of my skull that I could jack into a machine that would just transcribe what I see in my head onto the page. Of course then I'd probably just find something else to fit about, but your approach and theories on art and life are really educational. I kept waiting for you to mention the magic F13 key that everyone wants to make the digital work look a certain way.

Thanks for sharing and I can't wait for the second part.
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mikechoi Featured By Owner May 7, 2009
Nice interview...

What ARE some good tax advice and tips?
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:iconadamhughes:
AdamHughes Featured By Owner May 7, 2009
Geez....

...that answer requires a whole journal post.

:-)
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:iconmikechoi:
mikechoi Featured By Owner May 8, 2009
:)

I'm going to be 50 by the time I own a house!

Can't wait for part 2!
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:iconadultbraces:
adultbraces Featured By Owner May 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
That was a fantastic interview. You seem like a super cool guy! It always feels good to know that master artists like yourself even struggle from time to time. Keep up the amazing work. It's always a joy.
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:iconadamhughes:
AdamHughes Featured By Owner May 7, 2009
Thank you so much!
I struggle ALL the time!
:-)
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:iconabbydark-star:
AbbyDark-Star Featured By Owner May 7, 2009
bwa ha haha...this is classic!! Congrats!!
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:iconadamhughes:
AdamHughes Featured By Owner May 7, 2009
Wait for Part II!
It's NERDY.
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:iconabbydark-star:
AbbyDark-Star Featured By Owner May 7, 2009
I rejoice in the nerdy ^_^
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:iconadamhughes:
AdamHughes Featured By Owner May 9, 2009
But, of course. That's why you chat with me!
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:iconabbydark-star:
AbbyDark-Star Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
You got it!
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:iconsuit-of-nine:
suit-of-nine Featured By Owner May 7, 2009
wow, were you just compared to gil elvgren?
rightly so !! you're a fantastic illustrator and i really admire your work. i'm sure that you're aare of the fact though. :)
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:iconadamhughes:
AdamHughes Featured By Owner May 7, 2009
Anyone who compares me to Elvgren is on CRACK.
I'm not fit to clean the man's brushes.
:-)
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:iconsuit-of-nine:
suit-of-nine Featured By Owner May 8, 2009
haha, if you say so :]
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Yamayam Featured By Owner May 7, 2009  Student
I know you must hear this from many of your new adoring fans, but from listening from your interview, you have helped me grow artistically! I used to be afraid of learning from other artists because I was afraid that I would be stealing their ideas or styles, and I felt like I was cheating. But after hearing you talk about all the people who have inspired and improved your own style, I don't really feel afraid anymore. This might sound very cheesy, but listening to your interview made me less afraid to grow. I was also afraid that I might be not learning correctly, or that I should have more control shown in my illustrations, or that something was missing to my learning process, but your comments on just letting the picture grow or become what it should be, relaxed me. I was also relaxed by the fact that your forty years old, no offense, because I was afraid that I wasn't developing or growing fast enough. Your age and level of skill showed me that I shouldn't worry, and if I just commit and put my soul into my growth and the work I produce, that my own style will become beautiful, and I will be able to convey as much story and character depth to my illustrations. Of course, your creative method may not work for me and such, but you have made me less afraid to find my own process. Thank you so much by just loving what you do and making ARTwork. I hope that when I become a professional I will meet you, or maybe even, if I am lucky, maybe work for you.
Thank you again, Abigail McCoy.
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:iconadamhughes:
AdamHughes Featured By Owner May 7, 2009
Abigail,
I'm glad to be of such help; thank you so much taking the time to say such nice things. Good luck with your art and your career!
-AH!-
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both Featured By Owner May 7, 2009
I'm an hour in and feeling really inspired. Thanks for sharing, can't wait till the next one.
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:iconadamhughes:
AdamHughes Featured By Owner May 7, 2009
Thanks for saying; I was worried I sounded like an ass!
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:iconjh-kael:
JH-Kael Featured By Owner May 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I never tought your voice sounded like that :P. It sounded like a really fun show.
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:iconarcalian:
Arcalian Featured By Owner May 7, 2009
You don't sound like a jackass, you sound like one of us misanthropic geeks, but with better jokes.

Tri-state area FTW.
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:iconadamhughes:
AdamHughes Featured By Owner May 7, 2009
Thanks!
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:iconnickjake:
NickJake Featured By Owner May 7, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
great interview, adam, the mouse makes sence!
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:iconjefflafferty:
JeffLafferty Featured By Owner May 7, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Very cool, thanks Adam
Jeff
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:iconcareosensus:
CareoSensus Featured By Owner May 7, 2009
Damn, that interview was hillarious!
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:iconerislei:
Erislei Featured By Owner May 7, 2009  Professional General Artist
I enjoyed listening, :]
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OldManRivas Featured By Owner May 7, 2009
ok...so im probably really late( i tend to be) but i was in a book store today and happened across a copy of a book about comic cover srtist and the iconic women that they portray. and u did the foreword aswell as was featured several time, and i got to say what u said about SEX SELLS made sense, and ur covers were by far some of my favorite to see.
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:iconvicmalhotra:
VicMalhotra Featured By Owner May 7, 2009
Awesome interview so far. I like how you actually go on in depth about your process and thought process. Very informative.
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:iconadamhughes:
AdamHughes Featured By Owner May 7, 2009
Thanks, I'm glad you liked it!
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TimTownsend Featured By Owner May 7, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thoroughly entertaining interview. I was chuckling to myself as you deftly managed to steer the conversation towards Star Wars. Then it dawned on me that the metaphor you were using, about gaining power without first having earned the maturity to wield it, is exactly the point Ive been trying to make about the whole digital inking hulabaloo. Im so stealing it!
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:iconadamhughes:
AdamHughes Featured By Owner May 7, 2009
Actually, THEy steered the conversation toweards STAR WARS! There's a whole 'middle bit' they edited out where THEY asked me STAR WARS questions. I think it will be Part II...
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:icontimtownsend:
TimTownsend Featured By Owner May 8, 2009  Professional General Artist
By "they" do you mean the interviewers or the little Yoda sounding voices in your head?
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:iconbear65:
bear65 Featured By Owner May 7, 2009
I always enjoy your jackassness, Mr. Hughes. ;)

I still remember your words of wisdom when you spoke at SCAD. Thanks for doing that for us hopeful art students.
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:iconadamhughes:
AdamHughes Featured By Owner May 7, 2009
You're very welcome!
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Gorgorito Featured By Owner May 7, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
Hey, Mister! I also have a website dedicated to Comics, in Chile but I have good pagevisits... ¿Would you like to do an interview over the internet? Let me know to send you some questions!

thanks!
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transfuse Featured By Owner May 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Hmm, I'd be very interested to hear more regarding your tax advice for freelancers. I think that would be something a lot of uninformed artists would find very beneficial. Do you have it archived anywhere by any chance?

Also, very insightful commentary when you got to talking about digital art and abusing shortcuts. :thumbsup:
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