Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Artist Spotlight on Wreck Shop

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Artist EJ Morges may not have an instantly recognizable name, but his Wreck Shop brand is well known to many female muscle fans.

Born in Arkansas, EJ grew up in California and attended the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He stayed to follow his dream of working as a professional illustrator in the comic book industry.

Wreck ShopIn 1994, EJ released a small creator owned comic called "The Snake", while trying to get work in the mainstream field. He began to fear he wouldn't reach his dream. "If I couldn’t make it in the big time the old fashioned way, I would force my way in!" EJ says. He wanted to share his passion for powerful women and characters with large muscles. Press Oblivion was started as the umbrella to bring those characters to life. Rough House was the site where his content could be purchased and Wreck Shop is the name he used when creating female muscle artwork.

Confused yet?

No matter the name, EJ's early work for various sites made him popular in the FMG fan community. He had numerous stories published at LHArt, including the legendary All-Growth series. Done mostly in pencil or ink, his detailed drawings depicted woman with larger than life musculature, yet oozing with femininity. It's no wonder the Wreck Shop web forums became a hot spot for female muscle art in the early 2000's.

Sometime in the mid 2000's, the Wreck Shop site went down and EJ disappeared from the female muscle scene without a word. He spent some time dealing with personal matters. After that, he tried to reaffirm his interest in comics and working as a professional in the industry. Unfortunately, he still hasn't made much progress.

Although he doesn't create female muscle artwork any longer, a few new ones have surfaced thanks to persistent fans. He has inspired many FMG artists (including myself) and we hope to see more in the future.

See more of EJ Morge's work at PressOblivion.com or at DeviantArt. A source thanks goes to Elee0228 for his interview with EJ.

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