What do you create when you’re not making mean art for Flashers? I'm an artist in Mudgee, NSW – I exhibit there and around the central west region. At the moment I have an exhibition of big oil landscapes at a cafe gallery in town and I've been working on a set of fine pen drawings of local landmarks for a 2016 calendar.
What are your earliest memories of scribbling?
In primary school I wrote stories and illustrated them, and then in high school I started making comic books. Friends and I made a monthly comic magazine we would photocopy and sell at school for 25 cents.
How do you draw inspiration for each Flasher image?
I look for a scene in the story that encapsulates its themes and moods, as well as offering an interesting visual. Sometimes it comes immediately, sometimes I have to turn it over for a while. I try a few compositions in a very scribbly form until I find one that clicks, and generally that's the stage where I make a few discoveries that really complete the picture.
Which artist or artistic movement should we be checking out right now?
This week I dropped into the Saint Cloche gallery in Paddington and saw some amazing paintings by Pascale Boulle, a French-born Sydney artist. She paints some bold, striking images of plants against rich blue skies.
Which Flasher+illustration combo was your favourite?
Down the Aisle, Music by Charlotte Guest was probably my favourite – I really liked the story and the drawing came together in an interesting and unusual way. I know she was thrilled with it too! The best thing about illustrating the Flashers has been thinking so intensely and creatively about all these great stories.