Immeritus Interview with Lizardspots

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Title: Immeritus Interview with Lizardspots
Interviewer: Pen and Moon
Interviewee: Lizardspots
Date(s): October 2006
Medium: online
Fandom(s): Harry Potter
External Links: interview is here; reference link
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In 2006, Lizardspots was interviewed for Immeritus by Pen and Moon.

Others in the Series

See Immeritus Interview Series.

Some Excerpts

I'd been into other fandoms before, starting from when I was 15. My introduction to the books was through fandom, actually - my friend at school wanted me to read the books so I could understand the context of her fanfic. :P I read fanfic voraciously and wrote a few tiny little fics myself, then by pure chance I stumbled across Artistic Alley (Fiction Alley's art site), and from there I discovered the amazing artwork of Glockgal and Marta. They really inspired me to have a go at fanart myself.
In all honesty, I'd say the HP fandom is the *least* censored fandom out there! One person's taboo is another person's passion - there's no subject matter I've come across that is universally unaccepted. I'd like to think I am a diverse artist, and there are many subjects I'd like to explore in my art; there certainly isn't anything I'd *refuse* to have a go at. And I'm of the school of thought that censorship of any kind is stupid - I never censor my work, and it always makes me feel a little frustrated when I see other pieces of artwork with censors on them. Why hide anything? :D
Well, I entered the HP fandom with a "100% slasher" mentality. I was all about the m/m, and it's only until recently that I've strayed into the het and femmeslash sides of fandom. So I've hardly been aware of a bias toward m/m slash in relation to m/f or f/f, because slash is all I've ever been involved with! I have noticed that the few times I've posted het, f/f or gen artwork, I get less feedback - but I think that's because the people who know about me in fandom are mostly slashers, since that was the audience I was interested in targetting, back in the day. :D I'm sure the HP fandom is ginormous enough to cater to all kinds of pairings. My thoughts on mostly female fandoms drawing male slash? I couldn't possibly speak for other fandomers, but I draw slash because that's what I like! I find the male body to be a beautiful thing to draw, and two together is just that much more interesting. :P
I'm primarily a slash fan, so the vast majority of my work is male/male. I draw a variety of pairings, innocent as well as more explicit art. I'd say my art is mostly of a light-hearted, romantic nature, though there have been a couple of darker-toned angsty pieces. There's also the odd bout of silly humour. :D I avoid drawing darker, horrific art - it's just not my cup of tea, and I don't think my style is particularly suited to that sort of genre. Other artists tackle those genres far better than I ever could. :D