Professor_Irony
31 Glasgow, 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/ Illustrator.

Considering what I make doing this, I sometimes think I should have been a plumber.
I’m really good at
Drawing cartoon people. Just not exploiting the drawing of cartoon people for profit, seemingly.
The first things people usually notice about me
In the daytime, probably my habit of wearing aviator sunglasses all year round. Not that I really mean to go around all the time looking like I'm out for revenge on the corrupt colleagues who pinned a murder on me, more just that staring at monitors all day long seems to have done things to my eyes.
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 -

Anything pretentious. Bonus points if it's foreign and has occasional midnight revival showings. To that end, I really like French new wave films such as Bande a Part and Alphaville. 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), Fight Club, Southern Comfort, Repo Man, O Brother, Where Art Thou? 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, The Arcade Fire, The Flaming Lips, Talking Heads, Daft Punk, The White Stripes, ActRazer, Lazerhawk, The Chromatics, Jens Lekman, Beirut and so on (Yeah, pitchfork, hurr hurr).

Food -

I'm not a big eater, but I do like a good curry.
The 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 Bill Bailey are my heroes.

Other than that, my trusty video camera 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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