Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Interview: Eleni Kalorkoti.

Paris based illustrator Eleni Kalorkoti is inspired by 'Russian theatre, American comic books, assorted grumpy girls and sneaky animals'. She was kind enough to answer our quick 10. 

What is your greatest achievement?
Not giving up on illustration.

How would you describe your work/style to someone who hadn't see it?
That usually goes something like "It's sort of graphic-y and pattern-y with a lot of sneaky looking characters..."

What piece of advice would you give your 15 year old self?
If you spent half as much time drawing as you do stewing in self doubt you'd be a lot better at your job in the future. 

Who/what has had the biggest influence in your work/career?
Hmm... way too many people and things to possibly mention. However, reading Ghost World when I was 13/14 was pretty important. Like a lot of people I felt like it had been made for me and I think finding it helped fix my resolve about pursuing art/illustration. 

What is the worst job you have ever had?

Who would play you in the movie of your life? 
Daniel Day-Lewis. Let's put those chameleon-like acting abilities to the test.

What is the greatest song of all time?
I'm not going to stop listening to Tom Waits sing Lord, I've Been Changed any time soon, it's good and growly. 

What do you dislike most about popular culture?
All the bits that are made entirely cynically are pretty rubbish. 

What is the greatest invention of all time?
Cinema! (Though all that medicine comes in pretty handy too).

If you didn't do what you do. What would you do?
Something else, frustratedly.

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