What country do you live in, and if applicable, what state?
I grew up in the United States in the state of Massachusetts a bit west of the city of Boston, but more recently I've been living in New Hampshire, living free or dying.
How do you choose what Miis you're going to make? Do you have a process?
I most enjoy making Miis of real people (with the occasional puppet or cartoon character), so I look for individuals who are well known and who have distinctive and recognizable facial features.
Occasionally, ideas come to me in a flash: I'll see a picture of a person and suddenly it will occur to me how I could use some combination of Mii features to form that person's mouth or eyes or what have you. Other times I just make people or characters of whom I am a fan on some level. With all of my Miis, I pay extremely close attention to the exact shape, size, and rotation of every single feature and try to duplicate them as best as I can manage. Most importantly, I strive to capture the personality of each subject: if the real person is typically smiling, goofy, serious, angry &c. I want the Mii to reflect that.
Which Mii do you feel is your best so far?
As a group, I am proud of the experimental Miis with which I've tried to change up perspective and show emotion, like Shy Kid and a few I haven't posted yet. Forced to choose a single Mii, I feel that so far I've done the best job capturing Sean Connery. I'm still hoping to improve further and make some that are even better, though.
What one (and only one) Mii piece would you add to the Mii Channel if you could?
I like the challenge of a limited facial palette, so I wouldn't add any new face pieces. But there is one particular hairstyle that is sorely needed: a sort of side-parted, wavy male hairstyle with a bit of a widow's peak. It's surprising (and a little disturbing) just how many men in real life have their hair styled this way, or in close variations thereof.
Do you do any sort of art by trade? What other creative outlets do you pursue apart from the Mii Channel?
I am trying to become a published writer, and I have a novel I've been working on for quite awhile which I write in what little spare time I can wring out of a week. However, that is the only creative activity I pursue by trade. I do draw on occasion, but sadly not as much as I did when I was younger. Ironically, I'm worst at drawing faces.
What's your favorite experience with the Wii so far?
That would be Super Mario Galaxy without a doubt. The game is a graphical and musical masterwork, and a marvel of level design. A close second and third place would be taken up by Elebits and Zack & Wiki.
What game do you feel is missing from the Wii line-up most right now, given the Wii's unique control mechanic?
I'm rather disappointed in third party developers right now. One often reads complaints from them that it's difficult to make a game that sells well on a Nintendo console, because they are competing with Nintendo's own top notch titles. However, there IS a market out there for good, solid third party games, and let's be honest: Nintendo isn't exactly flooding the market with software this season (Animal Crossing is great and all, but...) This is the perfect time for them to step in and offer some really unique games that take advantage of the Wii remote in thoughtful ways, but also offer quality and fun. There are some promising titles on the horizon like The Conduit and Cursed Mountain. I hope they pan out and show other developers how to represent on the Wii.
Any additional props, plugs or comments?
As of today, it has been just over a year since I joined MiiPlaza/GamerCreated. I want to thank everyone who's been supportive of me and my Miis, who's enjoyed my work and who's offered constructive criticism. I feel that I've improved as a Mii artist since a year ago, and I owe that progress in part to this site and the other artists here, who motivate me always to attempt to outdo myself. Particular thanks go to Josean, who encouraged me to post my Miis here, and to Jose Nintendo for creating the site and for restlessly improving it.
You can find more of Andy Anonymous's Miis on his user page.