1. Which HP character gives you the most trouble to draw?
Hm. That's hard to say since I haven't really tried to draw many of them other than Snape and Harry. I usually come up with an idea for something that strikes me as funny and then try to draw it. Actually, I think if any of my characters were taken out of the context of the cartoon they appear in it would be difficult to identify that I'm drawing any specific character. So perhaps the best answer to this question is that I have an equally difficult time with all of them. ;D
2. What was the first fandom you ever produced art for?
For publication in a zine, Star Trek: TOS. Though I'm pretty sure I did a lot of doodling for earlier fandoms and TV shows I enjoyed. But I'm too lazy to draw anything complicated. I prefer to do simple cartoon drawings where at least half of the effort goes into making the work funny. The idea that inspires the drawing has to be at least as important as the art. Probably more so. I love looking at beautiful art, but I think trying to make people laugh is much better suited to my level of talent.
3. Has your experience in fandom changed the way you do art? How?
Not really. Some people have encouraged me to branch out more and experiment with other mediums, but my approach to art is different from most artists.
4. In a Snape/Harry/(Your team's Mascot) cage match, who wins?
Hm. Skill vs luck vs the thing that can't stay dead. I'm going to have to say the winner is the audience. Just like in all the Snarry Games competitions. ;D
5. What are your favourite mediums to work with?
Totally Sylvia Browne. Or that chick on the TV show, Medium, who looks like tripperfunster. Sorry. That was totally lame, but I couldn't resist. Sometimes you just have to do them for yourself. Pencils. Usually just a plain 'ol #2 pencil. I really prefer the look of black and white art. The only exception to this is mieronna's art. Her color and her backgrounds are simply amazing.
6. What do you consider your strongest talent? Your weakest?
Ha! "Strongest talent?" How about only talent?
Humor. I'm a one-trick pony. ;D But I like to stick with what works. I also think I can capture expressions and convey emotions fairly well. Particularly disgust and irritation.
7. Is there a piece of art that you think is your absolute best so far? Would you link it for us?
All of my stuff is in the same style so I don't really think one piece is better than another. Though my favorite is the NC-17 drawing I did for my series of "fic warnings." You can find it here: http://accioslash.insanejournal.com/51900.html You'll need to scroll down to it.
8. What (or who) inspires you in Fandom?
In regard to art, I tend to be inspired by fandom as a whole. I love putting a new spin on old tropes and good-natured wank. Things like cliches and giving my take on the fic warning debates. I like to use my art as commentary on what's happening in fandom. It's like meta through drawings rather than words.
9. Fanfic writers often say the best compliment they can get for their stories is unsolicited fanart. What would you consider the highest form of compliment for your fanart?
I think I'd laugh hysterically if someone used my warning art as the warning on their fic. Perhaps in the form of an icon. Unsolicited fanfic would be nice as well. ;D
10. Are you excited about being in the Games this year?
Excited, nervous, thrilled, delighted, terrified. And pretty much all at the same time. ;D I appreciate the opportunity.
Thank you, accioslash. Stay tuned for more Champion Interviews, and some Opening Games surprises!