Professor_Irony
31Glasgow, United Kingdom
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My self-summary
I cheated on my French exams and got away with it. Ever since then, I have been convinced this will be my downfall in some amusingly contrived, "Tales of the Unexpected" type fashion. Essentially, I'm quite fatalistic.
What I’m doing with my life
By trade, I'm a qualified Graphic Designer and Illustrator. My preference is for the latter, but the former tends to pay more.
I’m really good at
Drawing cartoon people. Just not exploiting the drawing of cartoon people for profit, seemingly.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books -

I'm trying to read better books, but sadly, I'm in a line of work where one can look at comics and call it "research". In any case, I like the work of Hunter S. Thompson, Terry Pratchett, Henry Miller, Charles Bukowski, Philip K. Dick and J.G. Ballard. The last thing I read was Alan Moore's "From Hell", which was admirably psychedelic, for a work of historical fiction about Jack the Ripper. On the nerd shelf of awesomeness, Akira, Genshiken and Dominion Tank Police take pride of place.

Movies -

From the arthouse to the grindhouse, I like to think I can find the good in anything. Which I think is a fancy way of saying I used to be heavily into world cinema, but seem to have lapsed into watching old Italian b-movies involving zombies and numbered sequels. Things I'd feel less ashamed of admitting to liking include 24 Hour Party People, Play It Again, Sam, Blade Runner, Dawn of the Dead (proper 1978 Dawn, not so much the remake), Suspiria, Southern Comfort, Repo Man, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Ghost in the Shell and The Castle of Cagliostro.

Music -

I have a massive un-ironic love of the new wave, indie and electronic things. Particularly Joy Division / New Order, Depeche Mode, Carpenter Brut, Kavinsky, Daft Punk and so on. Also '70s Bowie. Lately I've been listening to a lot of vaporwave for some reason. Perhaps it was just time to give up on trying to sell you things you ain't buying.

Food -

I'm not a big eater, but I do like a good curry.
Six things I could never do without
Satire is a great comfort to me, the world seems far less awful when you can laugh at its expense. As such, I'm avid fan of series like Have I Got News For You, but I appreciate anything sharp and comical. Stephen Fry and Charlie Brooker are my heroes.

Other than that, probably my reading glasses and the folder of art supplies that follows me around the house like a cantankerous old manservant. This may or may not constitute six things.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to convey more emotion in my work.

And custom brushes for Photoshop, I'm sorry to say.
On a typical Friday night I am
Probably drawing something on my digital tablet. It is the best thing I have ever owned.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
3D glasses don't work for me. Between that and the lack of a flying car, I'd say the future has been a bit disappointing so far.
You should message me if
You feel entirely comfortable being alone, but would prefer not to be.

Also if you appreciate good natured whimsey and overpriced independent coffee houses.
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