As a kid, illustrator and neo-pop artist Rod Whigham used to draw instead of doing his work. Now, as a comic book artist and art instructor, drawing is his work. Rod's obsession with the undead is currently open for public delectation in Zombie Romance at Rabbit-Hole Gallery through June 22.
Iron Man: "Iron Man is king of the universe. Robert Downey Jr. is amazing and the film surpasses its source material by miles. Great writing, great acting, great action and effects and, of course, the Dude abides."
Iggy Pop: "Iggy gave voice to everything I felt and didn't know how to say. Rage, lust, love, losing, winning and just not giving a shit. He was and is the godfather of punk and nobody but nobody can do what Iggy does."
EC Comics: "As a little kid, I had an older brother who collected EC Comics, so while other kids were reading Superman and Donald Duck, I was into Tales From the Crypt and Weird Science. That probably explains how I turned out."
Weirdo artists: "The first artist I found as a kid that had a weirdo bent was Charles Addams, creator of the Addams Family. Then Ed "Big Daddy" Roth came along and I spent the fifth grade glued to my handmade skateboard and drawing Rat Fink everywhere. Will Elder, who drew for Mad magazine in its early years, also produced incredible, detailed, crazy-ass stuff."
Little Five Points: "You should only get sloppy drunk amongst your own kind. It's the one place in the state of Georgia where I feel at home."