The artist Capp has been creating size-themed content for decades. Many of us first saw Capp’s work during the mid-1990s in illustrated stories such as “The Growth Formula” and “The Magic Medallion” from E.L. Publications. In addition to drawing giantesses, Capp also experimented with photo collages such as “Greetings from Titaness Beach” from April 1994. He periodically appears at the Giantess City forum to share tidbits of history and size content from mainstream media, such as album and magazine covers. Furthermore, he has often given an encouraging word to new creators when they share their work. Capp also spearheaded preservation efforts such as the Giantess Shrine Media Archive, which sadly is now offline. However, some of its content is still available via the Wayback Machine. Fans can keep in touch with Capp over at Giantess City. (EDITOR’S NOTE FROM EARLY APRIL 2021: Click the following link to see more of Capp’s art: https://thereshegrows.net/2021/04/09/some-more-of-capps-gorgeous-artwork/ )
#1) Can you tell the readers a little about yourself?
Hmm, a little is probably all I can afford. I used to be a scientist, and now I’m a technical writer. And I’m older than I used to be. As for the general part of the world that I live in, it’s somewhere east of the Mississippi… uh, river that is (borrowing Foghorn Leghorn’s voice).
#2) How did you become interested in giantesses?
Not really sure that I developed an interest in giantesses, as much as I came to realize how they affected me as I grew up. Not to carbon-date myself, but one my earliest childhood memories was seeing “30 Ft Bride of Candy Rock” in a theater (and no, it was not part of a film festival or revival) and having a strange emotional reaction to the image of Dorothy Provine towering over that tower (the one with the water inside) as well as that tiny town and an equally tiny Lou Costello. (EDITOR’s NOTE: That film was released in 1959.) I wasn’t old enough to realize what I was experiencing but the feeling made a deep impression in my memory. As I got a little older the feeling began to sharpen into focus and I found myself craving more of it. I distinctly recall seeing the BF Goodrich Radial Age tire commercials around 1968, and while I was still a young impressionable lad, I was old enough to realize how much the image of that beautiful model clad in a silver metallic miniskirt, holding tiny cars occupied by tiny men elevated my blood pressure, as well as…um, other things [you can edit that out, right?]. (EDITOR’s NOTE TO SELF: Remember to edit that 😉 ) So as I matured into a fine, upstanding young slacker, I grappled with the realization that the image of a giant woman excited me more than it terrified me. Naturally this left me a bit confused and isolated. But I persevered and eventually the internet came along and I stumbled across others who shared my obsessions. It’s been a strange journey, but I’m glad I lived to see it all transpire. At least I know I’m not alone.
#3) Are any of your everyday acquaintances aware of your interest?
Not my everyday acquaintances, but I do have friends I’ve met over the years (inside and outside the gts community) that know me. We’ve had a few beers together and discussed the “origin” subject at great length.
#4) How would you describe your art?
Mostly unfinished. I always wanted to spend more time on my illustrations, but other demands took precedent. Such as earning a living. I could never quite get over the urge to “fix” something else on my images. Bad habit.
#5) How did you get started working with Ed Lundt? Was E.L. Publications the first place where you publicly shared your drawings?
I got to know Ed by answering one of his early classified ads (I think I found it in an issue of Mediascene magazine). Anyway, the ad had a headline something like “Do you like Giant Women?” so I wrote to him and said something like “Hey I like giant women! Here’s some of my work”, and he wrote back and then we spoke on the phone and he sent me some assignments. I was thrilled to share my sketches with other folks, so it was great to encounter someone who was willing to publish them. It was great therapy to share all that mental baggage I’d been lugging around for years. Yes, that was the first time I shared my work with anyone else. And I got paid.
#6) What are a few of your favorite art pieces from other creators? I know this is a difficult question, but I shamelessly included it because it’s great feedback when creators learn that other artists like their work.
My goodness, that’s a long list indeed. I’m consistently impressed by the new generation of 3D artists that are out there, and there are quite a few. I really admire the work of individuals like GFsm, Flagg, LFCFan and James Mason as well as the prolific output of folks like OHH. They amaze me with their skills. There are really too many to list here.
#7) You’ve been producing size content for a few decades; how do you feel about the community today compared to the early era? Have you participated in modern events like Size Con? Do you buy new giantess comics or videos?
The community today is obviously bigger and more diverse than ever before, so there’s an enormous amount of content from a wide range of skilled folks. It’s better than ever. Sure, there are individuals that argue with each other on message boards, but that’s true with any large collection of people. I’m encouraged by the growth and relative acceptance of our community in the public arena. In the days before the internet became public, I remember our first dial-up bulletin board on a small privately owned server, run by a fellow that I got to know and became good friends with. It was called “Utgard” (the realm of female gods or goddesses in Norse mythology). It was a small group of enthusiastic fans in the beginning, but we were just happy to get to know other folks with the same obsessions. We still keep in touch occasionally. Yes, I do still purchase giantess comics, but I haven’t been to Size Con. Yet. My curiosity is certainly piqued by the idea though, so maybe I’ll try to go to the next one. (Assuming public health conditions allow for it.)
Thank you so much for taking the time for this interview!
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