Interview with Mark Machmann

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Mark Machmann is a professor at the Art Institute of Sacramento, California. Catching the dot-com wave, Mark has been an art director, graphic designer, creative consultant, and guest speaker with such clients as Heinz, Clorox, Armor All and Nestlé's. Mark balances his time between teaching and professional work in design and animation. Recent professional assignments include pre-production character design & concept art for a new line of comic books to be previewed at the San Diego Comic Convention. He has designed work for Valvoline, Campbell's Soup, Intel, Blue Diamond and other Fortune 500 companies. He is the Baddass behind his own creator owned project-
SOLO, a Lee Marvin meets Derek Flint type of hero.



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What do you do to pay your bills?

Mark

'Professor at an Art College'

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What(or who) inspires you and your work?

Mark

'Bill Mitchell and Zora Arkus Duntov. Masters of passion and work ethics towards Design and Engineering.'

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Doughnuts?Plain, Jelly/Jam or Custard?

Mark

'While enticing, just don't do donuts. Prefer fruit instead.'

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Top 5 films in your lifetime?

Mark

' 2001: A Space Odyssey, Thunderball, Jason and Argonauts(Ray Harryhausen), King Kong (1933), Monty Python anf the Holy Grail.'

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If you could Force Choke anybody and get away with it who would it be and why?

Mark

' Mark David Chapman. The guy is a major A-hole.'

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Disney, Warner Bros or Manga characters?

Mark

'Very close between Disney and Warner..However Warner Bros has a version of the Space Mountain ride, Disney characters has a slight edge.'

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'What you don't know about me?

Mark

'Planned to be an Astronaut in college. Scuba dives instead.

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If someone bought a piece of your work for £1000.00 what would be the first thing you would buy?

Mark

'The Avengers #4, 1st appearance of 60's Captain America.'

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Your on the Red Carpet for a movie premier, who would you like on your arm and why?

Mark

'If there was a time machine to bring her, Bettie Page(1957 version) ..'nuff said.'

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If one of your fans wanted to buy you a drink at an after-party what would it be?

Mark

'Martini, Russian Vodka. Straight up , dirty, extra olives. Coke chaser.'

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If you could own a famous piece of art what would it be?

Mark

'Any classic Frazetta painting.'

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