Name: Ross Radke
DOB : February 20th, 1988
Occupation: Paying my bills as a department manager at Walmart... but hopefully not much longer
Fave Comics Ever: Akira, Bone, BPRD, Calvin & Hobbes, Brubaker's Captain America, Dark Knight Returns, Earth X, Hellboy, Crumb's Genesis, Marvels, New Avengers, Prophet, Rumble, Toppi's Collector, Ultimates, Ultimate Spidey
Last Good Comic You Read: read Jeff Smith's complete Bone for the first time this year and found it really inspiring. More recently read and enjoyed Huck (not trying to be a kiss ass here) and currently in the middle of first volume of Black Science
Fave Movies Ever: Star Wars, Wizard of Oz, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Gremlins, Jurassic Park, Sergio Leone's westerns, Tarantino, Wes Anderson...
Last Good Movie You Saw: How about show? Westworld was great and I wish more people I know watched it.
What's your Earliest Memory? Actually a dream from when I was maybe 3 or 4? I dropped guacamole in my cup of water and refused to drink it so my mom left me in the house and I was left to be boiled in a cauldron of blood by the wicked witch. I can also vaguely remember waiting for my brother Garrett to be born when I was 2, not so much a memory so much as a verified recollection of some details like eating a lot of mints.
When And Where Were You Happiest? I had a pretty charmed childhood, playing in the woods as a kid probably gets points for the magic of untarnished nostalgia. Also my first date with my wife.
Name Your Ideal Dinner Party of 5? Meh, not really into this sort of question but of people still alive maybe John Zorn, Darren Aronofsky, Bill Watterson, Stephen King and Stephen Meyer (intelligent design proponent). No idea what we would talk about though.
What did Your Parents Do? My dad worked for Microsoft for almost 25 years before recently being laid off, my mom stayed home and had a daycare for a few years and also a small floral business. Both my grandpas are preachers.
How Do You Relax? Drawing, reading and playing drums have been my two go twos over the years, although lately drawing has gotten more serious and the other two I don't get to do nearly as often as I'd like
Tell Us 3 Secrets About You: I had a very conservative religious upbringing and still consider myself very invested in the idea of non-denominational Christianity. I don't openly proselytize much and have very eclectic tastes so sometimes my conservative/libertarian views surprise people. I've read the entire Bible a half dozen times.
I played drums and then became the singer for a garage band in junior high called Psoriasis but I never really liked our own music. it was very "garage rock/punk" but I wanted to be more like Mr. Bungle.
I have never drawn a city splash page, which is embarrassing for someone trying to break into comics.
Oh yeah, and you can check out my stuff on Tumblr and DeviantArt