Harvey was definitely not abashed by how geeky he was, which he reaffirmed throughout the night. Most of the geekery is reserved for movies, with more than 1000 DVDs making up his collection – his favourite movie right now being War of the Worlds, which he didn’t love at first, but after seeing it as an artist has grown to love it. He’s very influenced by movies, rushing home to sketch Doc Ock and Spidey for 4 hours right after watching Spider-Man 2.
To give further examples, registering with Deviant Art and posting his work up there led to him working on Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic vol 2 – all from a sketch of Anakin. (I bet he was double chuffed when he found out Travis Charest did vol 1, which pretty much meant he was following his idol.) But that definitely wasn’t his first big break, having worked on Tor Books’ comic adaptation of Robert Jordan’s New Spring – which he’s very proud of especially since he received a commendation from Robert Jordan himself. Since then he’s been a Marvel mainstay, moving from project to bigger project with his known attention to detail and his impressive work ethic, since working on the Iron Man Annual, Psylocke (his favourite superhero, who he feels honoured to draw especially since he’s following Jim Lee in illustrating her with her own title) and Hellbound 2nd Coming where he took the reigns from David Finch.here.