The Geekpin: Hi, Mr. D'Alfonso, how are you today?
m7781: Great! A bit hungover from the holidays, but good otherwise!
The Geekpin: Where are you currently based at?
m7781: My current base of operations is just a couple minutes outside of Toronto.
The Geekpin: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? #OriginStory
m7781: Whoa where to begin?!… Well I was born
in the early 80’s which in my opinion was the golden
age for toys, cartoons and breakfast cereals! So that
being said I grabbed onto those things and never
really let go. My older brother is an even bigger nerd
than me, and his love for comics was infectious! He
was always buying new comics and he would pass
down the comics he was done with down to me,
that’s when I really developed my love for comic art.
Since there was no Internet or 24 hour cartoon
networks back then, I had nothing but time to draw
my own crappy versions of the cartoons and comics
I loved. Ever since then whatever time I have I
dedicate to drawing stupid crap that makes me laugh.
The Geekpin: So is 7/7/81 your bday?
m7781: Yup! That is my birthday! That’s some mighty fine detective work!
The Geekpin: My friends do call me
Batman. How did you get into drawing?
Do you have a goal or is it just for funsie?
m7781: My only artistic goal really is
just to be able to keep drawing as a
profession. I do draw for fun too; all the
stuff I post online is my creative outlet to
get out my stupid ideas.
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The Geekpin: You have a lot of interesting team ups. How do you come up with these ideas?
m7781: Ever since I was a kid playing with my toys it would always be fun to mix up whatever was
in my toy box. I would make He-Man do battle with Megatron, or have Cobra Commander throw
down Captain America. There were no
rules and everything made perfect sense.
I also got a kick out of TV characters
crossing into other shows, like when
Mr. Tappeared on Alvin & the Chipmunks.
So as soon as I picked up a pencil to draw
everything was fair game the only limit was
my imagination. Since nothing is off limits
its just fun to team up characters and put
them in weird situations. I pretty much draw
crap to amuse myself; I am just really appreciative that anyone out there likes anything I do.
The Geekpin: Do you have any favorite TV Shows, comics, anime and etc?
m7781: Favorite TV show ever hands down early 90’s Simpsons. I could watch that til my eyes bleed!
But what I am digging these days is Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire and Arrested Development.
Favorite comic, all time Milligan and Allred’sX-Statix, just because it was kind of quirky and very well drawn. What I am currently reading these days is The Walking Dead, Hawkeye, Invincible and Saga.
Anime, I am really really behind on anime, but if I had to pick I’d say Samurai Champloo. My favorite anything else… pizza.
The Geekpin: Who is your favorite character?
m7781: My favorite character has to be Deadpool,
just because in my opinion he can be just so multi
faceted, he can be funny, serious, badass, and
sincere sometimes all those emotions at once. All
the same reasons Homer Simpson is my favorite
cartoon character I suppose.
The Geekpin: Do you attend any conventions?
m7781: I’ve only attended a few conventions so
far, Fan Expo in Toronto, Comic-Con in Montreal, and NYCC. I’d really love to attend more cons but as
a Canadian it’s a little harder to reach all the cons I want to stateside… but hopefully someday.
The Geekpin: Do you have any other hobbies besides drawing?
m7781: Hmmm, not a ton… I love buying toys… It’s kind of a sickness more than a hobby…
The Geekpin: Deadpool vs Boba Fett?
m7781: I would have to give the nod to Deadpool, he just doesn’t know how to give up… well that and he is virtually unkillable!
The Geekpin: Where can the folks online find you? #ShamelessPlug
m7781: For my latest stuff my deviantart is the best place to go m7781.deviantart.com. My personal Website is www.marcodalfonso.com. I have a tumblr as well, m7781.tumblr.com. My Facebook and Twitter are the worst, but I am gonna try to make those better!
The Geekpin: Before we wrap things up is there anything you would like to say or ask?
m7781: No no I think I’ve said my piece… I’ve even found out some stuff about myself during this interview. OH! I’ll be doing some color assists on Marvel Now’s Elektra featuring art by my good pal Mike del Mundo! So be sure to check that out!
The Geekpin: Thank you for your time Marco. It's been awesome chatting with you. We'll be looking forward to seeing more of your work in the future.
m7781: Thanks a ton for everything! It’s been a huge honor!