Artist Interview: Diana Camero on Zombie Hordes, Action Sequences, and Gore

town on fire panel by diana camero for mr. guy zombie hunter
Mr. Guy illustrator, Diana Camero's zombified bio pic

Updated: As the Kickstarter to fund Mr. Guy: Zombie Hunter continues Now that Mr. Guy: Zombie Hunter: Act 1 has arrived, we’re bringing you face-to-face (digitally) with the creators who made it! This week? Diana Camero, the illustrator behind Arc 3—Muskrat City, as well as “Guts,” a short comic with Lynsey G. We talked to Diana about zombie hordes, zombie butts, and zombie girlfriends!

Who the heck are you? How’d you get into making comics?

Hey! my name is Diana Camero, Mexican illustrator and comic artist! I got the opportunity to get involved in comics not so long ago, never tried it before as a professional because I only had jobs as a graphic designer or illustrator (tho my heart always belonged to comics and 2D animation), so I decided to give it a try.

How the heck did you end up working on Mr. Guy?

I worked on the comic “Guts” by Lynsey G. (Pretty cool comic, you should check it out!) Fortunately, she liked my work and one year later she introduced me to Jayel, who invited to work on Mr. Guy.

Tell us about your arc in Mr. Guy—”Muskrat City”.

To get their way through Parasol Labs and find the cure against zombieism, Mr. Guy and Spooky need to get some weapons to fight the zombie horde!

What did you enjoy about “Muskrat City”?

What I most enjoyed about my arc was drawing a bunch of different zombies, the action, blood, and gore everywhere. Mr. Guy and Spooky are really fun characters. Together they make a great team and kick zombie butts!

What was most challenging about creating the art for your arc?

Visualizing and deciding the sequence of action. I had too many ideas of how it should be drawn, so I kept replaying the action in my head over and over again.

What do you think about the art-thology approach of multiple artists telling one story?

Totally cool and really attractive to the eye. It’s really interesting to see the variety and style of each artist. It turned out amazing!

Tell us about creating a huge mob of fantasy-creature zombies! What was that like?

Hahaha! Kind of tiring but I was satisfied in the end. I even made a cameo of my girlfriend and myself in one of the pages!

How was your experience working with Oneshi Press?

It was awesome! Jayel and Lynsey are the coolest people, and I’m looking forward to working with them and making more comics in the future!

What else are you working on now, or what have you worked on recently?

Nothing at the moment. I’ve been focusing on my day job, but I’m always open to doing more comics.

Get in touch with Diana to work on your comic:

Where can readers find you and your work online?

On Instagram and Behance and also Twitter.

remember who the sidekick is mr. guy zombie hunter panel by diana camero

Watch Diana’s video comments on Mr. Guy here!

Then support her work by pledging, sharing, following, or otherwise supporting the Kickstarter grabbing yourself a copy of Mr. Guy HERE! And don’t forget to come back to Oneshi Press for an interview with Jacey Chase, another Mr. Guy artist!

Mr. Guy: Zombie Hunter – Act 1: To Save Himself, written by Jayel Draco, features illustrations from an all-star lineup: Jayel Draco, Walter OstlieDiana Camero, and Jacey Chase. There’s also cover art from Sonne, letters from Cardinal Rae, and guest art from Sophia Murphy. In this 54-page graphic novel, you’ll be treated to a smorgasbord of visual stylings and a gut-busting deconstruction of your favorite classic zombie subgenres. It‘s one heckin’ heck of a ride!

Love creator interviews? Check out the one we did last week with Walter Ostlie!

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