Times of Youth: For those who don’t know about you and your work, can you tell us a little about yourself?
Hazique Zaheer: I am Hazique Zaheer, a graduate from the University of Karachi, Department of Visual Studies. Professionally, I have been working on variety of games based on iOS and Android and currently I am working on a sci-fi racing game which we will be releasing by the end of the month for both iOS and Android users. Besides that I enjoy creating sci-fi illustrations and conceptual artwork.
Hazique Zaheer: I strongly believe in conceptuality of any artwork just like the movies. I was very enthusiastic about movies and even to make some, but didn’t have a camera back then, so the only medium of storytelling I had was illustrations and comics.. There is always a story or an action or a conversation in an idea, a message behind every artwork, and I love to use sarcasm based on real life situation which one can find in my artworks, like I did in “The Adventures of Na maloom afrad- The vigilantes “, and “Attack of the Android”. There are more and still working on them, gets kinda’ hard to manage all the stuff.
Hazique Zaheer: All thanks to Cartoon network and Disney hour for showing me Swat cats, Johnny Quest, Thunder Cats, Captain Planet and many more. I am a diehard fan of Batman. He is one the coolest superheroes with amazing gadgets and a hot wheel that is the bat mobile, it’s just amazing. I used to draw him and other Marvel & DC characters on my school books, that used to be my homework for school. Then I started reading their comic books whenever I could, and tried to draw them. I am a huge fan of Frank Farzetta, Boris, and Syd-mead who are the legends, the Godfathers of the industry and also Feng Zhu, Khyzl salem, Adrian smith and Dan Lusvi. I can give you a hundred names coz all of them have unique style and designs. One can see how much effort they put into their work and bring out these astonishing artworks.