You know what GP Minneapolis has?
Some great artists. You may have heard of them – they are RK Post, Marco Nelor, and Tom Baxa
I’ve been chatting with these artists for the last week, and I am going to be posting some short bio and interview information about them over the coming days.
Let’s start with RK Post.
Rob: You’ve done a lot of Magic art. (For the readers, you can see all that art here.) What piece do you think is under appreciated?
RK: (I will have a visual card list at the event, with all the promos and stuffs too.)
That is a tough question. There are pieces that I like, but the play value really isn’t there. At the end of the day, most players will value a card if it has playability. So, just for giggles…Avatar of Hope. Not the best of Avatars, but I liked the art best of the five.
Rob: What is your favorite Magic art to sign or alter?
RK: For giggles, I number all of the Burning Earths I get. I am up to almost 1800. Ichorids are always fun to alter.
Rob: Do you have any great stories about Magic events you have attended?
RK: Hahahah! I have done so many events over the years, that what some people call crazy isn’t so crazy any more. Ok…quick one. I signed a guy’s butt at two separate occasions in Mexico. It was hairy.
Rob: Is there anything you really want to sign or alter at GP Minneapolis that you have not had the chance to yet?
RK: I have a similar answer to the question above. I am amazed that people will always come up with things I haven’t thought of or encountered yet. 😉
Rob: Are there any non-Magic things you are bringing to the GP that you want to tell people about? (Or not bringing to the GP and want to plug?)
RK: I bring it all…two sizes of prints, dice bags, playmats, lovely Legion sleeves and boxes, some pencil art, me, stuff I do….
Rob: How did you get into doing Magic art?
RK: I was a staff illustrator with TSR…WotC bought TSR…I came along for the ride!
Rob: Do you do traditional paints, or digital, or a mix of the two? If you have done both, which do you prefer and why?
RK: I’ve done all three. I didn’t have a place to paint for years. I am correcting that now.
Thanks tons, RK.
You can see more art by RK, and order prints from him directly at http://www.rkpost.net – that is, unless you want to catch him at the GP. You can preregister for GP Minneapolis here.