When did you realise you could draw good?
When I was at school some of the older kids couldn't believe my drawings were by me.
Looking back though, those older kids were still just kids and probably didn't know a lot about
anything anyway. The thing is I know I don't draw so well, it's ok as it doesn't matter. The ideas
of good and bad adhering to some unspoken rule of art is nonsensical. Just make good work overall.
Crappy drawings can make good work!
What is your favourite sound?
I like the emptying the bin sound on a computer - that little rustle.
I also like the sound of a really cold can of beer being opened.
What/who inspires you on a daily basis?
I like the birds, the bees, the monsters and the fleas.
I like the songs, the dings, the dongs, the rights and the wrongs.
I like the sky and pie and ice cream and pie and burps, of course, and sighs.
I don't like flies and being bitten, but I do like furry things like stoats and kittens.
Boris or Ken?
Yikes, I guess Ken, but both are numbnuts really. I prefer them both when on Have I Got News For You.
What do you do when you get drawer's block?
What condiments do you have in your fridge?
Various mustards, ketchup, some german jam and two bottles of yummy sriracha sauce.
I squeeze with both hands the sauce all over my food!
What other artist rocks your world at the moment?
Too many to mention. Don't make me name drop!
What are you currently reading?
I'm nearly at the end of the epic (and sometimes a little too waffly) IQ84,
whilst at the same time I've started reading Moby Dick.
What has been your favourite piece of work/client to date?
I enjoyed working with Sony on the WipEout game. The people I worked with, especially a super
guy called Colin, were great. Nice people make good projects. Brands aren't people, and often
clients aren't either. It's the people that work there that's important.
I go to Europe for a month of work
then Mexico for a month of work.
Anxieteam, my band, release our album / book!
Then it's winter and I hibernate until Spring!
Phew! What a busy man.
Thanks Jon for taking the time out of your busy schedule to answers our questions.
I'll be checking out that sriracha sauce too.
Here are some of Jon's work available on our site.