Noma Bar Q&A
What was the first thing you thought about when you woke up this morning?
I was thinking about the huge gap that Jacques Berel has between his nose and his upper lip. You could park a car there, then he might look a bit like Robert Mugabe
What do you wear to work?
My plastic clogs, different colour every day.
What do you have for breakfast?
Cornflakes, coffee and humous. I love humous, I would like to be buried in a large humous jar.
Do you read a newspaper/watch television/click online?
Mainly the Guardian, I don’t have time to watch television
How do you get to work?
Get our of my bed, turn left, go through the living room and I’m there. I’m a bit of a vagabond so I like to take my sketchbook and laptop and work in different places.
What time do you first check your inbox?
Where are your desk and chair from?
Desk: Habitat, Chair: Herman Miller
If you could save only one item from your office/studio what would it be?
My sketchbook that I have had since I was 8 years old
Do you listen to music whilst you work? If so, what are you listening to at the moment?
I listen to music all the time, right now I’m listening to Avishai Cohen, a Double bass jazz player
Where would your ideal lunch be and who would it be with?
Eating shoelaces with Chaplin in Highgate Wood. Obviously we’re not going talk a lot so we could concentrate on the food.
Summarise in three words your work ethos?
Illustration isagood Idea.
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
I never shut doors.
Is there any single person that particularly inspires you?
Where do you feel most inspired?
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
My second book ‘ Negative Space’ which will be out in June.
How do you switch off?
What did you want to be when you were a child?
What excites you/terrifies you on a daily basis?
Not being able to do what I’m doing.
Would you like to be your own assistant?
As a one man band, I am my own assistant.
Is there anything about retirement you look forward to?
To paint landscapes.
If you could choose to come back as person or thing, who or what would it be?
I would like to be an ipod. Just sitting there not doing anything, listening to lots of music and getting a finger massage all day.