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Robert Wilson IV

Comics artist and illustrator of Heartthrob, Knuckleheads, Like a Virus and Bitch Planet #3 as well as a band poster artist

Robert Wilson IV currently lives in Dallas, TX with his wife, daughter, and dog. He illustrated issue #3 of Bitch Planet at Image Comics with writer Kelly Sue DeConnick. He is the co-creator and artist of Heartthrob at Oni Press with writer Christopher Sebela. He co-created and illustrated Knuckleheads at IDW & Monkeybrain Comics with writer Brian Winkeler, and Like a Virus with writer Ken Lowery. Robert is also active in the poster community making tour and concert posters for bands such as The Mountain Goats, Ray LaMontagne, and The Sword, among others.

PREVIEWSworld talks with artist Robert Wilson IV!

PREVIEWSworld: Who were your favorite artists growing up?

Robert Wilson: I thought Jim Lee was the god of comics (I also thought he was Stan Lee’s son). I was also really into Joe Mad.

PREVIEWSworld: Were you self-taught, formally educated, or a combination of both?

Robert Wilson: Mostly self taught, I did study art in college for a year though.

PREVIEWSworld: Talk about your studio environment. Do you watch or listen to anything while you draw?

Robert Wilson: I listen to tons of podcast, audio books, and music. Listening to Hugh Howey’s Wool at the moment. I’m always excited for The Best Show. My office is a spare bedroom in my house, it is an indescribable mess.

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