Interview with John Slade

What did you think Heavy Pencil would be like?

A really disastrous evening of drinking and drawing with friends and family….

What was it like?

A really pleasent evening of drinking and drawing with friends and family….

When do you work best?

When I’m alone.

Pen or pencil?

Pencil

What did you draw as a child?

self portraits, exclusively.

Do you work to music?

if silence is music then yes.

Can you play an instrument?

No, tho I do have Grade 6 violin.

Who are your favorite artists this week?

Me and Andy… no, just me.

Is studying at the right place really important for illustrators/designers?

Yes, in terms of getting yourself in the right position, meeting the correct people and being presented with the ‘shiny doors’ to the industry, that said there are never any guarantees so it’s all hugely subjective.

What’s the best thing you learned at university?

How to settle my burning teenaged brain.

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