|BIONICLE Ignition 0|
|Release Date||January 2006|
Q: How long have you been a professional artist, and what other projects have you worked on before BIONICLE?
STUART: I've been drawing comics all my life, but professionally, about 3 years. I produce my own comic, Shivers in the Dark, and have also done work for collectible card games.
Q: How did you get the job drawing BIONICLE?
STUART: Earlier this year, I was promoting my own comic book at a comic convention where I met one of the art directors from DC Comics. He showed my comics to James Gardner, the editor of BIONICLE, who contacted me to try out. I'm very flattered to be picked to illustrate BIONICLE. I know that my style is going to be a different ... darker, more drama. Hope you're ready!
Q: What do you see as the biggest challenges in working on this project?
STUART: The biggest challenge for me is going to be living up to all that has come before me. It's great to work on a project knowing that the fans out there are interested in what you're doing. BIONICLE has enjoyed a great, long-running comic book, but this new series is starting over with a new story line, new characters, and a new artist. The comic will be different from the BIONICLE comics fans are used to reading. I hope this new direction captures their imagination like it has mine ... I'm looking forward to the challenge!
Q: What interests you about BIONICLE?
STUART: BIONICLE gives me two things that I always wanted out of LEGO building; the ability to design and build characters, and the mechanical workings of the expert builder sets. Put these two things together in a package that creates probably the most poseable action figure on the planet and you've really got something.
Q: Did you play with LEGO bricks as a kid?
STUART: Oh, yes ... are you kidding me? I can still remember pouring them out on the floor with my best friend to build spaceships. I made so many cool models ... but in the end, all of them were sacrificed for the creation of my next LEGO masterpiece!
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