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Richard Arnold Fuscia Jr.
United States
I'm originally from the swamps of Jersey and migrated to the south as a teenager. Atlanta, Ga to be exact. There's something different in the air over here. And it's the birthplace of 2 of my idols. Jack Davis and Jeff Jones. I'd like to think my last name is pronounced FUsheeah like Fu Manchu. Some people pronounce it as the color. Originally it was spelled Fusci but my grandparents added the "a" when they came to America. I'm not sure how it's supposed to be pronounced. At one point I wanted to change my name to Dick Arnold. I have a cousin with the same name who is a successful rock n roll photographer.

Art and music have always been woven into the talents of my relatives. I'm a child of the seventies so I was fortunate not to have the luxuries kids have today. I drew to keep myself occupied. Drawing is all I knew. Drawing my favorite TV shows. Drawing football action as my dad watched his games. My first exposure to comic book characters were the Spiderman cartoons and the Batman show.

Later I was fortunate to inherit my cousins comic book collection. There were a lot of war comics. Sgt. Fury, Sgt. Rock,
Weird War Tales, etc.. It exposed me to great artists like Joe Kubert, John Severin, and Russ Heath. But the collection also had the entire Kirby 4th world. It blew me away. It was nothing like I had ever seen before. This was my first exposure to the king before I saw his Marvel stuff. And for a time I tried to emulate him. It's wasn't until the early eighties that I started buying comics with my own money. I was more into the artists than stories. Master of Kung with Mike Zeck drawing, Daredevil with Frank Miller, Conan with John Buscema, Sienkiewicz on Moon Knight, and anything that John Byrne and George Pérez touched.

For a while I dropped out of comics and lost touch with what was going on. It wasn't until I was in college a classmate started talking about this guy named Todd McFarlane. It raised my interest and I went out and bought Spiderman #2 and I was like this is cool. I've never seen a marvel artist draw like this. It inspired me for sure because I loved the detail. I started drawing my own comics using stories from Clive Barker's Books of Blood and I've dabbled in the self publishing arena.

Then the iMac came out and it literally changed my life. I was able to learn enough skills to land a graphic artist job for prepress printing and I'm proud to say I've been doing it ever since.

Current Residence: Atlanta, GA
Favourite genre of music: Rock, Classics, Taize
Favourite style of art: Cartoon, Tattoo, Classic
Operating System: OS Lion
MP3 player of choice: Ipod
Favourite cartoon character: Popeye
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:iconlisribeiro:
lisribeiro Featured By Owner 13 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey, thanks for the fave! Your art is just great Oh my god - OMG 
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Fusciart Featured By Owner 1 hour ago
You're most welcome.
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scottyputty Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Thanks for the fav man!  I love your sequentials and Color studies!  I want A will Eisner one!
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Fusciart Featured By Owner 6 days ago
You're welcome. I appreciate it. Thanks for the input. Keep drawing!
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Manonz69 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the favs!  Hug I LOVE your stuff. You are very talented.   Swamps of New Jersey huh? ME TOO!  :-)Nod 
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Fusciart Featured By Owner 6 days ago
You're welcome. Thanks for the compliment. Glad to meet ya!
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Manonz69 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your welcome! :-)  glad to meet you also! ;-)
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KayleeBerry97 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  New member Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fave!
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Fusciart Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
You're welcome.
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spazzyspartan Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
Thank's for the fave!
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Fusciart Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
Your most welcome.
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valchan22 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
<3 thanks for the favs! your art is awesome too!  I cant wait to see more! 
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Fusciart Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
Your welcome and thanks.
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charliemacpaintings Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014   General Artist
Thanks for the faves!! #8^)
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Fusciart Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
Your welcome.
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MissMadcap Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  New member Student Digital Artist
thanks for the fave on my shadow silhouette ID :D
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Fusciart Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
Your welcome.
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EisWolf010 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  New member
thank you very much for the favo^^
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Fusciart Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
Your welcome.
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RHIX72 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014   Traditional Artist
Hey Rich...Thanks for stopping by and all the faves.  I love the new art you're posting.  It's great!  We need to get together at DragonCon this year.  
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