Meet the Artist: Vince Sunico

By George Nadeau

Canadian artist Vince Sunico is an all-star. To date, no artist has worked on more of our trading card sets. You can find his phenomenal work in our DC Comics and The Walking Dead sets as well as Tarzan and Archer. Watch for more of his work in our upcoming Adventure Time and The Hobbit sets. You can also keep track of Vince on his blog, Instragram and Facebook accounts.

Vince, where are you from?

Toronto, Canada

Do you have a formal education in art?

Sheridan College for Classical Animation

When did you decide to become an artist?

I’ve been drawing since I was a small kid, and then took it seriously (or full-time) about three years ago.

Who are your biggest artistic influences?

There are a few, but the top for me is Arthur Adams, Walter Simonson, Jim Lee and Michael Turner.

What's your typical process for creating your artwork?

Depending what medium digital or traditional , always start with some thumbnails, then layout on a page and start penciling, then after ink or to digital.

What are you currently working on?

I'm actually starting on my own book called Mr. Loath, a character I had lingering for a while. I just had to make my own comic.

If you couldn't be an artist, what would you do?

Probably something in the martial arts, competing in MMA.

What is something that most people don't know about you?

I'm a big Doctor Who fan.

Dinner party with anyone, living or dead. Who are the guests and what would you talk about?

Chef Gordon Ramsay. He’s so passionate about what he does. He looks like someone who would make fun of the useless people at the party!

What was your favorite Saturday morning cartoon as a child?

Spider-Man (1967)

What was the best compliment you've received?

The best ones are when you’re told you inspire others to keep drawing!

What's the worst thing you did as a kid?

Stealing $50 from my mom when I was 6 years old!

If you could eliminate one thing from your daily schedule, what would it be and why?

Sleep. You can get more work done.

Name your favorite song.

“The One I Gave My Heart To” by Aaliyah. Love her! I'm a big fan!

You are marooned on an island. What five items would you like to have with you?

To have more fun with this question: a replicator from Star Trek. That's all you need because a magic lamp would be silly!

Name the most famous person you've had a face to face encounter with.

At a con my cousin asked me to draw Captain Picard. She came back with it signed by Sir Patrick Stewart and he said he loved the drawing!

Thanks for taking the time to tell us about yourself, Vince.