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Artist Spotlight on: Dakt37!!!

Welcome to the ToG Blog’s Artist Spotlight! With me today is one very funny artist, Dakt37! If you don’t mind me asking, Daktie, what does your screen name mean?

thanks for having me! ::fonz snap:: well, “dakt” it actually a derivation of my real-life name! it’s a long story, but it’s basically “the katie” where “the” became “da” and “katie” became “kt”… and one day someone saw “da kt”, pronounced it as one syllable, and the nickname stuck 8-) that was over 5 years ago :D and 37 is just a number that haunts me for no apparent reason. i stuck it on so i could keep an eye on it :iconiseewhatyoudidthere:

 Okay! Let’s jump right in. Tell the two or three people that read this thing who you are and where you’re located!

i’m a crack-producing, slash-promoting, canon-shattering fanart whore! 8DDD also a hack college freshman in nowheresville, midwest USA :3 my mind however is currently located somewhere between central city and destiny islands…

What would you say first inspired you to start drawing?

my older sister, definitely (~YTcyberpunk). also disney movies. in terms of the whole “fandom” thing though, the “static shock” cartoon was my first real obsession :D

Do you go to art school? Or is your talent just that, pure talent?

lol neither! i go to school for chemistry, and my doodling “talent” came from years or copying. i mean practice. yeah.

What is your favorite thing to draw?

in general or at the moment? in general, FANART :love: especially the gay kind X3 and crossovers!! omg yes, LOVE the crossovers!  mostly cartoons and comic books, with a little bit of amine thrown in. though recently i’ve been on a MASSIVE kingdom hearts kick… sora is just TOO ADORABLE DDD8

And your least favorite thing?

anything obligatory or on a deadline. when people are expecting things, i can never work up the motivation to get it done and/or it just refuses to come out right. but when a random urge hits me at the opportune moment? nuthin will stop me, baby 8-)

Obviously, you read comics, as a lot of your art is of DC-related things. Do you read any comics other than that? And who is your favorite comic character?

mostly just DC, with a little marvel (and manga, if you count that ;)) i actually haven’t been keeping up with comics like at ALL recently since there’s no decent comic shop where my college campus is (:cries:) but if i COULD, i’d be all over teen titans, flash rebirth, runaways, young avengers, and possibly batman (i heard they off’d my timmy?! DDD8< ). the only mangas i read consistently are ‘ouran high school host club’ and KH, but i’m fairly well-versed in naruto, FMA, chobits, and bleach as well. as for favourite characters, that’s easy. BART!!! :love: well, pre-TT bart, anyway. YJ/impulse-era bart. yes. DO want :heart: also sora, if he counts. i have a thing for adorkably naive, pure-hearted hero-types. :D

Crack couple time! Name the crackiest couple you’ve ever drawn, or would draw if you didn’t fear for your sanity.

the CRACKiest? oh man, hmm…. well, there’s crack and then there’s crack. i mean, akuriku is pretty freaking cracktastic if you don’t take the AU into account, but i still loooooove that XD but in terms of complete WTF-ery, i’d have to say wiccan/bucky (marvel comics). i’ve never actually drawn it, but i did spend waaaaaay too much time contemplating it one day a while back XDDD time travel was involved :|

If I begged you really, really hard (complete with puppy eyes and promises of Bart-like ficcage), would you draw me a picture of the best speedster of all time? You know who I mean. No, not Bart. Inertia! Please? If you have the time, that is.

that would depend on what’s in it for me ::eyebrow waggle:: like i said, i hate obligations and deadlines, so i won’t make any solid agreements because then it’s less likely to happen :(

i did just remember that i have actually drawn him once before, in that “phone a friend” thing, so i certainly can’t say i’d NEVER draw him XD

i will say this though; a 100×100 and/or 50×50 headshot for icons is much more likely than a full pic, if that’s what you’re really looking for anyway… :aww:

Quick, what music are you listening to?

have you ever seen that one really epic “princess tutu” amv? yeah. EPIC. [link] almost tricks you into thinking it might be a cool anime XDD

Okay, that’s all I’m going to force you to answer! Check down at the bottom of the page for the link to Dakt37’s Deviantart! Say goodnight, Daktie!


Dakt37’s Deviantart account of weirdness:


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Hold onto something, folks!

Dark Reign: Young Avengers is coming next week!

Not a crossover, not a side project, actual issues of the Young Avengers. The first new issues in what, two years?

Feel free to scream with incoherant joy, ladies and gents.

Dark Reign: Young Avengers will be a five-issue miniseries running from May through September.

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