Photo by David Lasky
On Saturday, March 16th we were presented with the engaging story of how David Lee Ingersoll began his career as an illustrator and cartoonist. David published his first comic in 1988 and has since continued his talents, illustrating for various projects. He revealed the comics that inspired him as a child, his fascination with monsters, and went into fascinating detail about his past and future works.
We all have that comic that “started it all.” For David, it was “The Amazing Spider-Man” issue 103, which he found at age seven. Spiderman was the “encapsulation of all of his interests,” with its monsters, lost worlds, and primitive men. His love of drawing monsters began with watching movies such as Godzilla and King Kong. In 1971, David’s allowance was one cent a day, which is why he only read Spider-Man for a period of time. When his allowance increased to five cents, he ventured further into the comic world. He began reading horror comics, such “Freak Brothers” and “Elf Quest,” the latter which he believes showed the importance of writing over the look of a comic’s artwork. “Cerebus,” a self-published comic, inspired David to begin his own projects. (more…)