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lunedì 24 agosto 2009

Interview with Donald Dixon

q)Please introduce yourself.

a)Well, hi. I’m Donald.

q) Where do you live and work?

a)Philadelphia Pa

q) How would you describe your work to someone who has never seen it?

a)Cartoons about sex and baseball.

q) How did you start in the arts? How/when did you realize you were an artist?

a)I don't consider myself an artist. I started drawing when my pop pop used to teach me to draw the funnies in the sunday paper.

q) What are your favorite art materials and why?

a)Gouache and ink. its easy to make it really flat. Like comics and cartoons. plus the colors are very bright.

q) What/who influences you most?

a)Marvel Comics, cartoons of all types, my dad, and sports.

q) Describe a typical day of art making for you.

a)I usually drink lots of coffee and cut up a few drawings. Then I drink some beer and draw some more and paste what I made before on top.

q) Do you have goals, specific things you want to achieve with your art or in your career as an artist?

a)Not really no.

q) What contemporary artists or developments in art interest you?

a)I don't really know any.

q) How long does it typically take you to finish a piece?

a)About 30 minutes

q) Do you enjoy selling your pieces, or are you emotionally attached to them?

a)Neither. I can't sell them because no one wants to buy them so I stopped trying.

q) Is music important to you? If so, what are some things you're listening to now?

a)Andrew W.K.

q) Books?

a)Comics. Marvel mostly.

q) What theories or beliefs do you have regarding creativity or the creative process?

a)People should do it if they like to do it.

q) What do you do (or what do you enjoy doing) when you're not creating?

a)Watching baseball, talking to my dad, and video games.

q) Do you have any projects or shows coming up that you are particularly excited about?


q) Do you follow contemporary art scenes? If so, how? What websites, magazines, galleries do you prefer?

a)No, I don't.

q) Ask yourself a question you'd like to answer, and answer it.

a)Donald, why do you draw so many boobies? Well, because I wish I saw more of them in real life.

q) Any advice for aspiring artists?

a)Keep going!

q) Where can we see more of your work online?

a) www.okaysorry.com

www.okaysorry.blogspot.com just google okaysorry... as one word.