Happy Horrordays my fiendish friends. Hope you had a killer Christmas, I'm hexcited to introduce my ghoulish guest, if you seen the latest Creepshow series then you are familiar with his artwork. WIthout further ado I bring to you the morbid mind behind the latest Creepshows Creep.
1.) Introduce yourself, where you are from and what you do.
My name is Thomas Tenney. I am originally from the great state of New Jersey and currently reside in Florida.
2.) How long have you been an artist?
I've been a professional comic book artist and character/creature designer for 35 years.
3.) When and what was your first professional gig?
My first assignment as an artist actually dates back longer when I did a portrait for a U. S. President in my mid teen years. My first professional art job was as an artist on the original run of the anime classic Robotech.
4.) Can you tell us which horror comics you are most famous for?
As far as horror, it would be on Creepshow. In comics it's was as the artist and co-creator of the Marvel series Force Works.
5.) What did you do on the new “Creepshow” series and how did you land the job?
I was one of the select art team on the new Creepshow series. Executive producer Brian Witten and I are longtime friends having worked together on a book for Image Comics. When I heard of Creepshow returning as a series for Shudder, Brian and discussed reuniting since we had a great working relationship on the Chapel book.
6.) Where or whom do you draw your inspiration from?
I was mentored by the legendary comic artist Gene Colan who is widely known for his work on Iron Man, Daredevil and Marvel's Tomb Of Dracula. I learned a lot from Gene who was also my inspiration as well from my friendship and working with Swamp Thing co-creator Len Wein.
7.) Which are your favorite art pieces and why?
I am very proud of my work on Force Works. The book set a darker tone for once was known as Avengers West Coast. Fans seem to be enjoy my painting on Aliens, to which I am also proud.
8.) What has been your most challenging project and why?
The most challenging would be Force Works again. In the very first issue we had to kill of one of the most beloved characters in the Marvel universe and that pretty much set the tone. Then to redesign another character and introduce a whole new alien race. The book was considered ahead of its time with writing from critically acclaimed writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning.
9.) What has been the most memorable experience of your career thus far?
Working on stuff with ACDC. Not only did I do work on the interior for an album, but also a cover for the band. Then there was the ACDC comic book that was set to be released by Marvel. I was the artist on that book, but a bump in the road between the companies led to the book being on indefinite hold.
10.) Are there any upcoming projects you can announce to your fans and readers?
The new project I'm excited about is my collaboration with horror icon director/writer and Emmy award winner Kevin Tenney. It's called Tomb Of Terror. Kevin's new tale is pure brilliance. I also have other irons in the fires I'm not at liberty to discuss yet.
11.) What would you like to work on next?
I have my mind set on more streaming series and film work as well as Marvel. I would love taking on Gene's Tomb Of Dracula and fans have been wanting me on the Venom series.
12.) Name 3 of your favorite horror films?
John Carpenter's The Thing, Halloween (1978) and Aliens.
13.) Who is your favorite horror character and why?
Michael Myers. John Carpenter wrote such a great silent and deadly character who had a motivation that was never really explained. Myers is simply one of the creepiest horror characters in film history.
14.) If someone wanted to follow you to find out more about you, where can they go?
Facebook for now until the official studio website is up.
Wasn't that fangtastic? Hope you guys enjoyed our end of the year interview, we have some gory guests lined up for you guys for the new year. Thanks for your time Tenney you're my final meal for the year, time for a KILLER finale! *CRUNCH*