last update: Oct 2018
Q. Did you draw all of this?
Q. Do you have any of your sketchbooks for sale?
A. Nope. The 2018 Sketchbook just sold out. I'm bringing a few copies to CCXP 2018 though.
Q. What kind of tools do you use to draw?
A. It's always changing. But lately, a regular mech pencil. 0.5 HB lead. Kneded eraser. Winsor&Newton (series 7, sizes 000, 00 and 1) brush. Wite-Out and Sakura's Gelly Roll pens. for whites.
And I use Micron pens for straight lines.
And Dr. Ph. Martin's Black Star ink.
Q. What are you working on at the moment?
A. Wolverine: the Long Night. for Marvel.
Q. Do you sell original artwork?
A. Yes. Here: mtakara.bigcartel.com, or send me an email for more info: email@example.com
Q. Do you take commissions?
A. My commission list is currently closed.
Q. What comics have you worked on before?
A. For Marvel, "Spider-Man & Fantastic Four - Hard Choices" and "Marvel Adventures Super Heroes". For Image, "Dynamo 5". For Boom!, "The Incredibles" and "Incorruptible". For DC, "Blue Beetle", "The Flash Annual" and "The Flash". And "Earthward" with writer Bryan Q. Miller, which was a Kickstarter funded project. And recently "Smallville - Lantern", "Detective Comics", "Batman and Robin Eternal", "Nightwing", "Batgirl and the Birds of Prey", "Redhood and The Outlaws" and "Green Arrow" for DC Comics. "Captain Marvel", "Armor Wars", "All-New Wolverine", "Daredevil" and "Jessica Jones" for Marvel.
Q. How can I draw like you?
A. Draw every day and you can only get better. Do that, and you'll probably end up better than me.
Q. I'm a new writer. Would you like to work on my awesome project for free and we share the profits?
Q. Would you like to work for free at all?
Q. Do you take requests?
A. No. But sometimes I'll ask for suggestions from fans online.
Q. Do you sell prints online?
A. No. Only at cons.
Q. Can you draw my favorite female (or male) character doing bizarre sex things?
Q. What kind of paper do you use to draw?
A. For monthly books I use the paper the companies send to me. Other than that, "Borden & Riley #234 Paris Bleedproof paper for pens", 9 x 12 in.
Q. Are you going to San Diego Comic Con this year (any year)?
A. No plans at the moment.
Q. Can you do a tutorial explaining how you do your work?
A. I could. I want to. But those things take some time to put together, and honestly it's a little boring. But I will do it eventually.
Q. Can I color or ink one of the drawings you posted online?
A. Yea. Just make sure to put credits, please. No need to ask.
Q. Are your lines digital? or Do you work on a tablet/cintiq?
A. My lines are all inked with a real brush or a real pen. And I've been using an iPad Pro here and there for fun. With Astropad Studio to use Photoshop with my iMac.
Q. When are you going to do more tiny characters?
A. I'm posting new ones now.
Q. Can you send me the high res of one of your drawings?
A. If you didn't pay for that, no. I could, but then I'd have to send it to everyone asking me for that. I just don't have the time.
Q. Are you Canadian? or Where are you from?
A. I'm half Japanese, half Brazilian. Born in Rio/Brazil. And I spent around 7/8 years of my life in Toronto/Canada.