We had the good fortune of connecting with Anthony Sibert and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Anthony, other than deciding to work for yourself, what else do you think played a pivotal role in your story?
The single most important decision I made that contributed to my success was having vision over sight. Sight is focusing on what’s in front of you–focusing on the current situation that might be riddled with obstacles and “no’s”. Vision is never losing focus on your end goal no matter how many obstacles, trials or tribulations you face. Vision is saying “I will keep going. I will get back up. I will succeed.” in spite of adversary.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
My artwork ranges from caricatures, portraits, political cartoons, logos, to comic panels. I am fortunate enough to have been trained and mentored by legendary artists such as Charles Bibbs and Michael Massenburg. As a child, I was trained in traditional art styles such as painting, charcoal, pastels, inking, scratch board, and mixed media. Early in high school, I began exploring Photoshop & Illustrator. During my three-year journey in New York City, with only an iPad to draw on, I ventured primarily into digital art.
What sets my artwork apart from others is versatility and the ability to capture a feeling and/or message in a simplistic yet vivid way. Having versatility in my artwork allows for freedom in what I explore. For example, I enjoy depicting the American black experience as well as drawing superheroes.
I’m most excited about a comic book in the works co-created by me and a lifelong friend.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Being a native of Southern Californian, there are many areas I’d showoff to a visiting friend. I’d start off with the roller coaster capital of the US–Six Flags Magic Mountain! I’d show them the Santa Monica Pier, Laguna Beach, the San Diego Zoo, and Long Beach’s Aquarium of the Pacific. Eating at the Mission Inn in Riverside would be a fancy treat, as well as bar hopping in Downtown Fullerton.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would like to give a shoutout to my mother, my girlfriend, my family, my dance family, as well as friends. They all have & continue to give me their undying support.
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