Name: Carmen Hood

Hometown: Norwood, Ohio

What do you enjoy contributing to Slamfist Media?

So far, all I've done is contribute character designs and concepts for our Supara project. In the future I'll more than likely start pushing out reviews and posts to Slamfist. 

What are you passionate about?

Art, I suppose. Whether it be music, drawing, painting, writing, or photography. Not to say I'm talented at any or all of them, but I enjoy it all thoroughly. When I have the time, resources and space, I like to do as much of everything as I can.

Besides working on Slamfist Media related projects, what else do you do with your free time?

I work a lot, and play shows and tour with my band (Don't Wait Up). I browse the internet a lot and read an insane amount of comics. 

What would you consider your greatest influence(s) that inspire you creatively?

Truthfully, Stan Lee. A very typical answer for someone investing in a comic and related media. But the man has been a major influence in so many aspects of my life. I would never have started reading, writing or drawing to the extent that I have if I never watched the Spider-man and X-men cartoons as a kid, and those cartoons led me to the comics. Those comics would never have existed without "The Man". Another couple of favorites, and people who I try to channel whenever I draw are the Romitas, Mark McKone, and Steve McNiven. 

Do you have any personal goals with Slamfist Media?

To become a frequent contributor to the site, whether it be with reviews or with art.

List some of your favorite movies:

  • Star Wars
  • Serenity
  • This Is The End
  • Marvel's The Avengers
  • The Boondock Saints

List some of your favorite television series:

  • Firefly
  • DC Animated Universe (It counts) 
  • Sons of Anarchy
  • Justified
  • Undeclared

List some of your favorite books:

  • Harry Potter by JK Rowling
  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  • The Demigod Series (Percy Jackson) by Rick Riordan
  • Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky 
  • Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk 
List some of your favorite comic books:
  • The Amazing Spider-man, J.Michael Stracynski's run in particular.
  • Teen Titans, specifically the Geoff John's era.
  • Hawkeye's current run with Matt Fraction. 
  • Red Robin, before the New 52
  • Star Wars:Legacy

Where else can we find you?