What is your specialty in illustration?
What are your regular clients like? What do they expect from you?
Magazines and ad agencies. They expect fast, funny work.
Have you completed formal art studies, or are you self-taught?
Graphic art training....commercial art course at art school.
How did you get your first full assignment? What did it involve?
A weekly sports cartoon in UK's largest selling newspaper....News Of The World.
What past or present day illustrators do you admire most?
I really admire this guy!.......
How similar are your current drawings to those you did as a child?
Very similar in style...just better observed.
What was your favorite comic book as a child?
Casper the friendly ghost.
What is hardest to draw?
Getting the hands right.
Do you have a favorite work of art?
Anything by Picasso.
What do you do when a client simply says "I don't like it"?
I say, "Let me buy you lunch, and we'll start from scratch."
What part of your work do you do on paper and what part digitally?
Felt tip pen line drawing on a4 paper, scanned into photoshop, then colour-filled.
What research do you do for your illustrations?
A good long session on Google.
Do you have colleagues with whom you share techniques, tricks, ideas, etc.?
Yes my good friend firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you have any specific goals as an illustrator?
Keep on working, I enjoy it, and I can by my wife ANOTHER pair of new shoes!
What are you working on now?
A series of 50 cartoons for a plastic surgeon in NY...(do you know any plastic surgery gags?)
What advice do you have for someone who likes to draw and would like to make a living from it?
Perseverance is key, draw every day, and try to sell every day....(and leave a few customers for me please)
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