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

 

I was born in Missoula, Montana. I grew up in a mixture of Montana and the Pacific Northwest. I currently live in Portland, Oregon.

 

 

What initially drew you to drawing pretty pictures?

 

I have two brothers 2 1/2 and 5 years younger than me. I grew up drawing with them on the nearly endless reams of my father's used computer printer paper. The kind with the little perforated edges. Drawing and playing with them laid the blueprint  my entire social life and art pursuit.

 

 

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

 

I don't skate, I never learned how. I loved the idea of skating when I was a middle schooler desperate to be cool. The ninja turtles were and still are my fave skaters.  It seems like an achievable super power. Maybe someday I'll mutate into a skateboarder.

 

 

 

Wally Catton

 

Who is your favorite artist, living or dead?

 

I love cartoonists! I live Jim Woodring, Lynda Barry, Gary Panter... So many more. I love drawing with my inspirational friends. Alex Chiu, Elysia Avery Nason, and the whole Gridlords gang.

 

 

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

 

Playing with my toys. Bicycle adventures, Oaks park and the swimming hole.

Basically though, I work at a robot-machine-man-no/thought-type-job, and then outside that thing, the majority of my time is spent watching cartoons and making art.

 

 

Who are your biggest influences? 

 

Friends, current and ancient. The culture I eat: so comix, ultraman/godzilla, 80's TFers, romances, being happy about/liking what I'm doing.

 

What mediums do you enjoy working in?

 

Drawing. Paper Mâché. Plasticine clay. Cardboard. Cheap materials. 

 

 

Anything else you want to tell?

 

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