Barry Blankenship


Where were you born? Year, Country, State. Where do you live currently


Raised in Washington, currently living in Seattle


What initially drew you to drawing pretty pictures


My mom would buy me comic books as a kid to persuade me to read them, but instead I liked drawing them.


Who is your favorite skateboarder, living or dead? Any ties to skateboarding


Um, I remember ditching class in high school so I could try skateboarding with my friends, that lasted about a week.


Who is your favorite artist, living or dead?


Steve Martin

When you're not creating amazing works of art, what do you enjoy doing


Watching as many movies and reading as many comic books as I can, while petting my cat.


Who are your biggest influences


Jackson Pollock, Struzan, Jeff Smith, Tyler Stout, Becky Cloonan, Jeff Lemire,  pretty much anyone I follow on the internet.



What mediums do you enjoy working in?


Pen, ink, and wacom tablet.


Anything else you want to tell?


Cats are cool creatures, I recommend them.