再接再厲！作品這次登上了三月份將在法國出刊的NBA雜誌 REVERSE Magazine!!!!
這次是該雜誌的第40期，也是特別紀念版，封面為年輕的MJ，而內文以單頁的方式訪問我一些關於創作及NBA的想法，並介紹了我的作品！編輯還幫我下了一個很酷的標題 "THE RH FACTOR" 「羅傑元素」！編輯來信邀約時表示很賞我的作品，想要介紹給法國的讀者知道，並問了我一些很有趣的問題。
BIO. Based in Taipei Taiwan, Roger Huang (1984) is an illustrator who creates artwork for magazines, posters, t-shirts and more. Nowadays, he is not only a freelance illustrator but also dedicated to sport business like basketball and soccer. His clients include XXL Magazine, Posterize, Hupu China and many more. http://www.facebook.com/
＊Where does your passions for the NBA and drawing come from?
I graduated from college of fine art, and I learned drawing skill there. I love to draw and create new things. On the other hand, basketball is my favorite sport. I like the way NBA players dribble up and slam dunk. They always exhibit passion and hunger for the game. Therefore I feel there is something positive that I can learn from the court when people are watching the game. That' why I trying to put visual art and NBA together to create something energetic and emotional. I Hope my works can leave nothing but energy to people's life.
＊Who are your main inspirations when it comes to drawing?
If you ask me this question a year ago, I would say Allen Iverson. He is the most creative player I have ever seen. But now, I would say Jeremy Lin is the guy who inspires me to face challenge and keep drawing new things. Just like his "LINSANITY" story-Never give up and the chance will come to you.
＊How did you get the idea to use NBA players in your work?
I have been to New York Madison Square Garden to watch an NBA game in 2010. The live game was first and only experience I have. So it really impressed me at the moment. When I came back home, I decided to draw some illustrations about NBA. The idea just came from the game, the experience, and the trip in New York.
＊There's a strong "comics" feel to you work, did the idea of depicting NBA players as superheroes come naturally?
Yes, that's my intent to combine sport players with superhero comics. I am trying to use NBA player's story as a big Motif to recreate new implication. After all, comics and hero's legend always can attract people's eyes.
＊Which player do find to be the most challenging when it comes to drawing?
I think Michael Jordan is the hardest player to draw. I am too young to his period. Also I couldn't find an appropriate way to describe his talent, his powerful influence, and his miracle story.
＊What is you process like when you sart working on a new project?
I start it by watching basketball news and magazines usually; then grabbing the events and stories I was interested to, adding my conscious to create works. In addition I love to connect different concepts together, such as animals with players or zombies with players.
＊How popular is the NBA in Taiwan?
In Taiwan, the most popular sport is baseball, then basketball. The basketball fans here in Taiwan really are crazy about NBA. NBA is too popular to nobody follows our league; everyone follows the NBA. Also 3 on 3 in basketball court is easy to pick up and join, most people love doing that exercise with random teammates.
＊Did Jeremy Lin make an impact with his strong play last season? Is he a star over there?
Of course, he did. Every sport channel on TV broadcast every NY Knicks games last year and Houston Rockets games this season. When he came to Taiwan last summer, he was just like a super rock star. Even grandma and little kid all love him. We are so proud and happy to see him progress every day and win a place of his own.
＊What can we expect from you in the years to come?
I will still make sport artworks and search opportunities to provide my talent to anyone who’s interested in my works. Like these Reverse Magazine did, a good project introduced my work to French. I hope you all love it, cheers!
簡歷-- Roger Huang (1984) 為一名插畫創作者，目前以台灣台北為基地，創作與運動相關的作品，曾與XXL美國職籃雜誌、Posterizes美國桌布網站、中國虎仆網站合作。
我覺得 Michael Jordan 是最難畫的，我沒經歷到他的巔峰時代，我目前還找不到一個適合的表現方法去演繹他的偉大、才能及影響力。