What do you create when you’re not making mean art for Flashers?
Because I’m also a full time student at UTS, a lot of what I’ve made recently has been some pretty awesome University work, making inventions and brand identities for groups like the City of Sydney Council, the NSW Health department and JWT. I create some zines in my free time (available at The Rizzeria), and I’m working on a really long comic about space.
What are your earliest memories of scribbling?
Honestly, my earliest memory of art was believing I was absolutely amazing at drawing cats, and drawing cats constantly. In actual fact, my ability to draw cats, or really any animal, hasn’t improved since I was five and I wasn’t any good to begin with.
How do you draw inspiration for each Flasher image?
Because I’m always aiming to create little looping animations for the Flashers, I try and pick key words or visuals that pop out to me from the Flasher. Normally, I then storyboard a couple of ideas and work with whatever idea I’m bonding with the best.
Which artist or artistic movement should we be checking out right now?
Artist? I want everyone, everywhere to have a look at Heather Penn’s work because I follow her on tumblr and she creates amazing characters, and is currently working on a videogame called Overland. How much more badass can you get? Movement-wise I’m just personally very excited for the future intersection of VR and Visual Communication.
Which Flasher+illustration combo was your favourite?
I think probably ‘A New Season’. The Flasher had an odd nostalgia to it, like a story I’d read long ago, and I also abused the story to let me draw an old Mac, and lots of plants.
Do check out every Flasher that Theadora has worked on!