As All Hallow’s Eve looms, we approached Chuck Knigge, a Northwest artist, illustrator/cartoonist, and game designer for his thoughts on the horror genre. “As an artist, I think the best thing one can do is make horror that speaks to you personally. I find horror comedy most appealing, and I try to always bring a hint of something goofy and self aware to my horror work,” he says.
Knigge, a UI artist behind the Guild Wars 2 video game, uses tongue-in-cheek to great effect. He created Armaweddin, a dark, digital tribute featuring his fiancee, to celebrate “our apocalyptic-themed wedding.” Known primarily for his comic and poster illustration, the artist these days is translating his skills to large-scale paintings and drawings. You can check out more of his work at www.seakae.com and http://seaknigge.blogspot.com/. Better yet, meet him on the Tacoma Studio Tour, November 3-4.