Tim Fish is a Boston-based comic book writer and artist whose work has been published by Marvel, Vertigo, Fantagraphics, Oni Press, Lionforge/Roar, and more. He is best known for the gay romance series Cavalcade of Boys and its spin-off graphic novels.
He lives in an artist loft with his personal monster, an Old English Sheepdog named Mr. Darby (the name he came with despite Fish's love of Jane Austen).
I draw comics because I love drawing comics.
I began drawing—and drawing comics—at a young age. Over the years, my stories grew in length and complexity, evolving from strip comics to mini comics to short graphic novels.
As I started to take my craft more seriously, I was told by an editor that I was unpublishable (and looking back at what I was shopping around then, I probably was!), but I kept drawing because I loved it.
Once my fan base grew, and my work conituned to evolve from craft to (dare I say) art, the pubslishers started to find me. Just by doing my own thing, the likes of Marvel, Vertigo, Lionforge, H&O Editions, and Seven Stories have found me; and my short stories have been published in anthologies by Fantagraphics and Oni.
My solo work tends to hit close to home, telling cynical tales of life and love. Even when drawing stories for established publishers, I try to work in (or sneak in) themes and imagery that people expect from Tim Fish.
I am in awe of my neighbors in the artist loft building I live in, and am inpsired by comics from the 1950s-early 1980s...in particular, the work of Alex Toth, Jack Kirby, Hugo Pratt, and Walt Simonson. In literature, I'm Jane Austen, the Brontë sisters, and John Steinbeck all the way. In design, I'm far more Paul McCobb and Eero Saarinen than Eames.
|© Tim Fish 2017|