How has Shatner influenced your life or your artwork? Whatever, whenever, wherever, Shatner takes off the cuff-links, rolls up his sleeves and delivers both barrels. I hope to deliver both barrels too one day.
Who's your favourite Shatner character? Shatner is my favourite Shatner character. To be Shatner may be too much for the common man who isn't used to being Shatner.
Why is Shatner culturally important / relevant? Charisma and bravado. How will the leaders of tomorrow learn these important qualities without a strong mentor? Shatner is that mentor.
What was your creative process for this piece? See Shatner. Feel Shatner. Draw Shatner.
What, if anything, was difficult about illustrating Shatner? During a break from working on the illustration I leaned over to pick up a mug of coffee. When I sat back up my field of vision was filled with criss-crossing stars and I felt like I was about to pass out. I don't think it has anything to do with Shatner. It may be a health problem. It stopped after a minute so everything must be okay now.