Monty Borror, artist from Virginia

I don't think there are enough people aware
of what a great platform these genres are for social commentary.

Anyone who doesn't agree has never seen
Night of the Living Dead or Bladerunner
and actually understood what they are about

Of course, working in these fields is just plain fun as well.


New American Dream Interview

MONTY BORROR, 36, lives in Virginia.

He is an artist.

His work has included book covers, comics, web design.

Much of his work is in the horror, sci-fi, fantasy field.

By day he works as a designer and by night he becomes a comic book illustrator

Monty was born and raised in the southeast and went to school in Savannah and Charlotte.

His art has appeared in many galleries and shows throughout the east and Colorado.

He has no pets of his own.

NAD: Monty, hello, welcome.

How long have you wanted to become an artist? Have you become one yet?

What are you trying to do with your art?

What would you still like to do?

What is your strong point as an artist?

How about as a person?


I have been making art my entire life.

I was reading comics before I was old enough to actually read them.

I think I was born at the perfect time for comics because as I was growing up, so were they.

I have been working towards becoming a published artist and writer since my early twenties and finally my determination has begun to pay off.

I could be living just off of my art right now, but it would be a meager existence.

There are a number of projects I am involved with that are soon to be released to a wider, mainstream audience.

All of which happen to be great storytelling opportunities and that is what I care about most.

I think my strongest attribute is my approach to comics as not needing dialogue in order to tell the story.

The art should lead the reader to a determinable ending without having to say a word ...

I try to think these things through, both in art and life.

NAD: Why the horror, sci-fi, fantasy field?


All the horror and sci-fi I do is really about pushing my creative limits.

I don't thing there are enough people aware of what a great platform these genres are for social commentary.

Anyone who doesn't agree has never seen Night of the Living Dead or Bladerunner and actually understood what they are about ... Of course, working in these fields is just plain fun as well.

NAD: Are you trying to make a living with your art, and how is that working out for you?

It would be very cool to wake up in the morning and remember that your work today will consist of something you really, really want to do.

Are you there yet? Do you think you ever will be?

Does it matter?


I don't think it would matter if I was getting paid or not.

If I wasn't I would simply produce my own projects.

It takes a lot longer to got it alone but if that's all I had then I would do it with no regrets.

Money is definitely nice but it can't be the only motivation

NAD: What is your passion today?

When you woke up this morning, what did you feel you had to get done before supper

Lunch time? Breakfast?


I've fallen in love with blogging. I write a blog every day about comic books.

It is the nerdiest thing I've ever done.

You can read it at

NAD: Did Bush knock down the towers?


Because I don't have all the information I can't make an assumption.

I do have my suspicions but won't state them as if they were facts. I am inclined to believe it was an act by terrorist, not conceived by our government.

I do think It was ALLOWED to happen as part of the hoax to attack Iraq and keep their oil out of our market to increase the value of or own.

I think there is much more oil under Iraq than were are being told and certain companies will do whatever it takes to control that oil and control the market.

NAD: Talk about a couple of your projects, in five, six lines or less.


I'm working with Michael Annis at Howling Dog Press on a graphic novel called Messenger of the Covenant.

Ryan Nobles and I are nearly finished with the first book of Addicts (

I have a short story being published soon by Insomnia Publications.

You can also check out and purchase Issue #2, which has a short story I worked on earlier this year.

NAD: What else would you like to add? What else should I have asked?


I love punk rock, David Cross, and Waking Life.

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