DPH Interview with Photographer Alex Belisle

Parking Here by Alex Belisle

DPH asked photographer Alex Belisle to answer questions about what triggered his passion and persistence to become the talented photographer he is today.

1. Where did you go to art school?

I never received any schooling at all. I did fail 4th grade art because I made a Christmas ornament Green & Black . My teacher hated the colors. No lie. I was crushed. It soured me on art teachers. That stayed with me forever. Still want nothing to do with them.

2. What made you interested in art?

Tough question as I don’t look at what I do as art. I just always saw things I wanted to remember. Places I had great memories of, people I loved. When I shoot, I remember everything. Sights, smells, temperature, what I was listening to for music. So, for me it’s a full-blown memory.

3. Who inspires you?

Silly as it sounds, Peter Parker. Loved Spider-Man as a kid. Totally related to him. I always saw the bullied kid who had an escape. I couldn’t climb walls, but I could take pictures.

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DPH Interview with Creator Fabrice Sapolsky


DPH asked Fabrice Sapolsky to answer questions about what triggered his passion and persistence to become the talented artist and creator he is today.

1. Where did you go to art school?

I didn’t! I have a liberal arts background. I majored in Contemporary History. I started drawing at a early age but when I hit 17 years old, I totally lost confidence and turned to writing. Then Graphic design. Then art came back with a vengeance and I started drawing again about two and a half years ago.

2. What got you interested in art?

Comics! What else? What’s funny is that I was born and raise in France where art is everywhere and very accessible. But I only had eyes for American comics.

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DPH Interview with Artist Dan Nokes

Dan Nokes

DPH asked Dan Nokes to answer questions about what triggered his passion and persistence to become the talented artist he is today.

1. Where did you go to art school?

I’m for the most part self-taught. I took some art classes in community college and high school, but found I learn best through trial and error. I need to beat myself over the head with a mallet to learn, so to say.

2. What got you interested in art?

I’m a storyteller first and foremost and I use art to bring my characters and stories to life. It’s what gravitated me into comic books and sequential storytelling. It seemed logical to move my art into that field and direction.

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