Caldwell Tanner is a New York-based writer and artist. He is currently a freelance writer for the Cartoon Network series, Teen Titans Go! and the Head Illustrator for CollegeHumor.com. In addition to producing several of the site’s most popular articles, he has helped write, storyboard and voice a number of successful video series, such as Dinosaur Office, Pokemon Rusty, and Bear Shark. Caldwell’s work has also been featured in Nintendo Video, The New Yorker, CollegeHumor: The Website: The Book, and on Drawfee, a popular Youtube channel which he co-hosts. His personal website and comic portfolio can be found at Loldwell.com.
Check out Caldwell's new web show Drawfee where he draws daily requests from his audience.
Have you always been creative and artistic?
How would you describe the style of your work?
Cartoonish and not to be taken seriously.
What’s in your pencil case and what’s your favorite tool?
My Wacom pen! Plus a few mechanical pencils and Japanese brush pens for the rare moments when I get to draw on actual paper.
Who is your favorite superhero?
Superman (I am boring.)
If you could have one super power what would it be?
The ability to slow down time, or at least never need to sleep. I think we all know why.
Where do you look for inspiration?
I'm a big fan of disconnecting from the Internet and just walking around my neighborhood whenever I need to re-calibrate my thoughts. Forcing yourself to cycle through thoughts while keeping your body from sitting still has always worked wonders for me.
Who are your favorite artists or comic book authors?
Recently I've been in love with Fiona Staples and Brian K. Vaughan's work on Saga, as well as Matt Fraction and David Aja's Hawkeye stuff. Of course my all-time favorite artist has to be Gurihiru.
(Artwork originally featured at Cirrus Skylark, First Date RPG and The Future's Most Precious Resource.)
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