David T. Cabrera is a relative newcomer getting his break with a classic television series. After getting started with Blue Water and Zenescope, Cabrera is now the interior artist on The Bionic Woman: Season 4 from Dynamite. We turn the artist spotlight on this rising talent…
BLEEDING COOL: How did you get started drawing?
DAVID T. CABRERA: As most of the artist, I begin to draw when I was a kid. I can remember myself drawing and tracing all of my favourites panels from Spiderman or X men. For a few year, I lost interest in comic art during my teenage, but suddenly, I discovered the European comic with all those idols, Moebius, Corben… and I reconnected with the comic art and the passion for it, and I did not stop drawing till today.
BC: Who were your biggest influences?
DC: I always remember my first X Men comic made by John Byrne, so yes, he was my first big influence, there were others like Alan Davis, David Mazzucchelli, Brian Bolland and my always favourite artist, Joe Kubert.
Today I follow artists like Sara Pichelli, Andy Kubert, Eduardo Risso, Jean Paul Leon, Chris Samme, Marcelo Frusin, Goran Parlov… but, of course, I get influenced by a new artist every day.
BC: What is your process for doing a page? How long does it take you?
DC: I always begin with a small thumbnail, after that, I look for photo reference, sometimes I make a 3D model to help me. Over the thumbnail I make a new layer (yes, it’s a digital process) I refine all the pencils and I finish with an inking layer.
It takes me a day or so, it depends on the page.
BC: Where might folks have seen your work previously?
DC: I haven’t done much professional work yet, I have done three graphic novels for Bluewater, I’ve made the first issue of Quest for Zenescope and I’m working for Dynamite right now.
BC: What are you working on now?
DC: Now, I’m working in the third issue of Bionic Woman miniseries for Dynamite.
BC: What is your dream project?
DC: There are a lot of characters and projects that I would love to make, but I always like the anti-hero type, like Wolverine, Batman,Constantine, Punisher, Green Hornet or The Shadow, but, any kind of project will be wellcome.
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Artist Spotlight – David T. Cabrera Of Dynamite’s Bionic Woman