Chronicles of the Immortal Swordsmen: Interview with Rex Lokus
We are down to our last two interviews for the creative team of Chronicles of the Immortal Swordsmen before we launch the comic! Rex Lokus is a professional colorist from Mexico who has done some incredible work for Marvel, DC Comics, Capstone, and Furylion, and soon you'll be able to see his vivid coloring work in our Chronicles of the Immortal Swordsmen!
When did you first know you wanted to be an artist?
Rex Lokus: I have loved to draw ever since I was a child,but the moment I saw a comic book, I got intrigued: how do they do the comics? Who were the people working on them? At the age of 24, I met some friends working in the industry, and since that day it has been 15 awesome years of me doing comics!
How did you first hone your artistic skills?
Rex Lokus: I am a combination; I am self-taught, but also had some great mentors like Dono Sanchez, Raúl Treviño, Marte Gracia, and José Ladrönn. I was really lucky to be among these great artists, who guided me at the start of my career.
What’s your favorite music to listen to while you work?
Rex Lokus: I consider myself an eclectic person. I listen to soundtracks, rock, metal, electronic, hip-hop, and even reggaeton sometimes. I also like to listen audiobooks and podcasts while I'm working.
What was the last video game you played?
Rex Lokus: The last game I played was Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and Spider-man for PS4, though I have not finished it yet, since I have more worlds to color in the comic space.
If you could play Phil’s VR game in CIS, what class would you play?
Rex Lokus: I think I would play a warrior.
Did you know about wuxia before you worked on CIS?
Rex Lokus: I didn't know about wuxia, but I am definitely a fan of The Matrix, Batman Begins, and Kung
In wuxia stories, legendary weapons are often given names. What tool would you consider to be your favorite instrument/legendary weapon of creation, and what name would you give it?
Rex Lokus: Mine would be a giant ink pen, and I'd call it "the Story-Bending Sword."
If you could go back in time, what positive advice do you wish you could give yourself when you were first starting out?
Rex Lokus: I would tell myself: listen more to the feedback and be patient, you will make it.