Interview Kat Menschik, Illustrator, Berlin/Brandenburg

http://www.galiani.de/autor/kat-menschik/1481/

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kat_Menschik

http://www.galiani.de/buch/franz-kafka-ein-landarzt/978-3-86971-132-4/

https://www.amazon.de/Kat-Menschik/e/B00458A51C

http://www.faz.net/aktuell/feuilleton/cartoons/kat-menschik-der-goldene-grubber-12103504.html

Where are you living?

I live in Berlin and on the countryside in Brandenburg.

How old you are? (if you don’t mind answering)

Unfortunately, I will soon turn 50 – incredible.

What inspires you?

Inspiring me: my next surrounding environment, movements, attitudes, light, shadow, compositions, city, country, flora, fauna, sea, mountains, travel, reading, pinterest, facebook, as you can see but also the Jugendstil, The Modern, the 50s, 60s. In short: to look, to be curious, then I find everything I need!

Tell me about what you do?

What I do? Drink lots of coffee, some sport, not like other, but regular. Regularly meet friends, take short trips, work a lot in the garden, with the aim of creating a lush, colorful flower garden (and to maintain and maintain it), as a hobby potter (which in the end looks better than it sounds, I thing), Of course, draw a whole lot, draw, draw.

What’s the structure of a typical day like for you?

A typical day: do not get up too late (but not too early) as I said: Coffee drink, black, without milk and sugar. Usually a little tidying up, because it must look quite right around me when I work. Then work without artist attitudes at the desk. mostly until the late afternoon. Then I make a real evening of work. Time for family and friends or hobby and garden, that is important to me.

What are some of your favourite sources for information?

Source: mostly Google, little Wikipedia, and what I like analogously

How does social media influence your life?

Social media: I’m trying to pull myself out a little, especially out of fb, It robs me of too much time and meaning. But continue to use it as a professional platform. Otherwise I hardly use social media, rather analog!

http://www.daserste.de/information/wissen-kultur/druckfrisch/videos/kat-menschik-video-100.html

http://mediathek.rbb-online.de/tv/rbb-Gartenzeit/Kat-Menschik/rbb-Fernsehen/Video?bcastId=3913628&documentId=39329088

 

Interview Alberto Madrigal, Artist and Illustrator, Berlin

You can find a lot of pictures of my work on my webpage:

www.albemadrigal.com

Where are you living?

I come from Spain, live in Berlin

 

How old you are? (if you don’t mind answering)

I’m 33 years old.

 

What inspires you?

I get inspiration from the city, the people around me and cinema, novels and photography. I like to sit on a cafe and observe the people, draw them while I think about a story and how can I develop it.

 

Tell me about what you do?

I am a comic artist and illustrator. I have drawn three books, two of them as a writer as well.

(http://www.albemadrigal.com/about/).

 

What’s the structure of a typical day like for you?

I normally go to the studio at the morning around 10 am and start to work until 18:00 on the afternoon. I always have a book that I’m working on. I need at least two years to do one so in the meanwhile I do another jobs as illustrator.

 

What are some of your favourite sources for information?

The source of information is the people and of course the internet. As I draw the books I would search for photographs of the places where the story takes place. Without internet the process would be very slow.

 

How does media influence your life?

I use social media mainly for my work, to promote my self. It’s a good way to understand if people follow what you do and what they think about it.