What’s up? Same ol’. Keeping busy.
Name? Nick Main
Location? St. Louis
Occupation? Illustrator. Designer. Cartoonist.
Will you draw something for me? Sure
How can I get in touch with you to give you money or praise? E-mail me. nickmain at gmail dot com
How tall are you? 6’4″ish
How did you get to be so tall? Lots of dairy.
How much do you weight? 190 lbs
When were you born? March 23,1979
What’s your sign? Don’t care
What’s your religion? I don’t really want to talk about it.
What’s your Spirit Animal? Penguin
Do you have any pre-existing medical conditions: Dermographism
Do you have any identifying scars? One on the inside of my knee from when I stabbed myself trying to kill a lightning bug and one on my elbow where my friend Matt burned me.
Have you ever, you know, been in love? Yes. It was okay.
What’s your favorite color? Green
What’s your favorite movie? Brazil
What’s your favorite ice cream? Green
Who have been your biggest influences? My parents, Dan Edge, Sam Kieth, and Liam Lynch.
If they were making a movie of your life, who would you want to play you? Abraham Lincoln
Can you yo-yo with both hands? Yes
At the same time? Yes
Dude, that’s crazy. Thank you.
What’s your highest education level? BFA in Sequential Art
Is that a real thing? Yes
How did you get into comics? In 4th grade I bought an X-men that featured Jean Grey, and at one point she was naked, but for a few inconveniently placed trails of smoke.
Why did you go into comics? I wanted to tell stories visually. At the time, movies seemed too hard to make without a film crew and a couple million dollars. At least I felt like I could have more control over my own stories in comics.
So when are you going to make a comic? I have jerk. Check out the comics page or pick something up in the shop.
What’s your proudest moment? I don’t have kids yet, so I can be honest and say something really awesome I did. I was driving a cop car and I had 5 stars. I managed to launch my car onto a roof but I was surrounded by cops below. I was doing donuts when a helicopter showed up and opened fire. My hood popped open and the engine was smoking. I bailed out and let the car drift over the side, exploding with a chain reaction of 4 police cars below. I think the helicopter killed me after that.
What’s the secret Nick? I don’t know… I guess you’ve just gotta find something you love to do and then… do it for the rest of your life.
Top 5 Favorite Bands? Of all-time? Radiohead, Pink Floyd, Velvet Underground, The Beatles, and Talking Heads
Wow, those are really original. Yeah okay, but maybe they’re popular for a reason. I guess my personal top 5 would be Tricky, Beta Band, Grandaddy, Cornelius, and I don’t know…Enon?
Those are still pretty lame. Okay, Tom Waits, Guitar Wolf, Nick Cave, The Misfits, and Daniel Johnston.
Favorite Album? Passengers’ Original Soundtracks
Top 5 Lunch? Jesus, Stanley Kubrick, Léon Theremin, Steve Ditko, and a translator for Jesus.