Julia Griffin earned her BFA in illustration from the School of Visual Arts. She lives and works in NYC and specializes in mythology, fairytales, and meticulously rendering things in colored pencil. Most recently she self-published a retelling of "The Snow Queen" by Hans Christian Andersen. Her work can be found at www.juliagriffinart.com.
She provided art for this week's story, "Strange Waters" by Samantha Mills.
This interview was conducted by email in March 2018.
Tory Hoke: As an illustrator, how did you get where you are today?
Tory Hoke: Your art features interlocking compositions and a world of different textures. How do you go about planning a piece? What special challenges do these elements present?
Tory Hoke: What is it about mythology and fairy tales that inspires you?
Tory Hoke: What effect do you hope to have on your viewer?
Tory Hoke: What is the art community like where you are?
Julia Griffin: The art community in NYC is amazing. Everyone is very supportive and welcoming. It's a bunch of friendly, enthusiastic nerds!
Tory Hoke: What other artists inspire or interest you?
Tory Hoke: What would you like to see more of in contemporary F/SF art?
Tory Hoke: What's your dream project?
Tory Hoke: What's next for you?