The PNP Crew Q&A Series, #7: BRYAN TIMMINS

The PNP Crew Q&A Series, #7: BRYAN TIMMINS

CP-BAR-1-1Next up in a series of Q&A spotlights American creator Bryan Timmins, who illustrates Barrens with CW Cooke, and is the colorist on fellow PNP title Radiation Day.

[BTW, if you missed #1 with PNP’s Galo Gutierrez you can check that out here, the one with Matt Kyme here, #3 with Graeme Jackson hereAndrez Bergen was #4 here, Ben Gilboa @ #5, and Chris Yarbrough.]


Who are you, and what do you do?

I’m Bryan Timmins. I live in Kansas City with my family and I draw comics. Currently, I’m illustrating Barrens with CW Cooke, and coloring Radiation Day by Brett Jones and Chris Yarbrough. Both books are published by PNP. I’m also working on a few other projects.

I’ve been drawing for as long as I can remember. Growing up, my family moved around a lot. Like, a lot. Drawing was one of the things that remained constant in my life, so I always knew I wanted to do something with it. Comics and animation were always my interests, and I’ve pursued education and employment in both fields. I’ve worked as a freelance animator for the past few years, on many projects including animating characters on children’s shows, creating motion graphics for Pro Sports stadiums and commercials, and medical animation. I enjoy it, but am mostly drawn toward storytelling. Which is why I’ve made the push back to working in comics.

Some of my other interests include reading, writing, riding motorcycles, and scuba diving.

CP-RAD-1-1How did you become involved with Project-Nerd Publishing?

I got involved through my friendship with CW Cooke. CW and I have known each other for a few years now, and have always wanted to work on a project together. He reached out to me to see if I would illustrate a new story that would be coming out from a new publisher — PNP.

Why are indie comics so damned important?

I’ve pretty much always sought out more underground-type entertainment, whether it be music, movies or comics. I have, and still do, read mainstream comics but more often I am drawn towards indie stories and books. There’s just so much more out there than what’s usually in mainstream culture. With Indie books, you get a much broader spectrum of storytelling, art, genres, characters, themes, et cetera. Indie books are where it’s at.

Who are your favorite three comic book artists, and why?

I think my 3 favorites are Bill Sienkewicz, Paul Pope, and Bill Watterson. Each of their works have left profound and lasting effects on me.

ScubaBry1Who is your all-time favorite comic book character?

One of my absolute favorite characters is Abe Sapien from Mike Mignola‘s Hellboy. He’s a cool character with a great design and a mysterious past. I can really relate to Abe’s searching for his place in the world — plus he’s a super cool fishman, which would be really fun. I love the ocean.

What are your creative plans for the future — what can we expect from you?

Currently I’m working on a Victorian ghost story with my wife. The plan for it is to be more of a storybook than a comic. I’ve also got a few other titles I’m developing as comics or storybooks.