Thursday, October 13, 2011

John Pound

John Pound
all images copyright John Pound and Topps

10 Questions With John Pound

1.... who is your favorite artist?

Henning Wagenbreth -- endlessly inventive

2.... do you offer workshops for artists?

3.... what do you like to listen to while you work?

many things, but recently, Leonard Cohen, Nick Cave, Black Keys

4.... what medium and tools do you use to create your art?

For trading cards and covers I used to use acrylics on cardstock paper, over xeroxed pencil art.
Lately, I draw a faster, simpler style line art with mechanical pencil, scanned and converted into Adobe Illustrator vector files, for adding flat colors.
A scanner, Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign for book projects.
And some custom PostScript code I developed, for making randomly-generated cartoon posters and sketchbooks.
5.... during an average week how many hours a day / week do you work on creating art?

4 to 6 hours per day

6.... are you working your dream job?

7.... do you feel its important for others to pursue their dream jobs?


8.... where can people see your work (online, conventions or exhibits)?
9.... was there a certain moment that you knew you wanted to be an artist?

When I started doing cartoons in high school for the school paper, and saw them printed.

10.... is there anything else you would like to add or say to other artists?

Develop your personal art, as deeply and honestly as possible.
John Pound
all images copyright John Pound and Topps

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