How did I discover Jimmy Sugg's art ? Just by randomly searching for specific bands posters on Gigposters.com and, this time, I was in a Weedeater mood ! Do I have to mention that the unique mix of punk drawing influences, comics and a bit of Minneapolis flavour immediatly gave me the will to contact him ?
Gojira has been gracing my speakers quite a bit lately. By the end of the interview you would hear anything from The Sword, Down ,Waylon Jennings, Slayer, Willie Nelson, Melvins, Ween, Bolt Thrower, Neurosis, Tom Waits, Elvis singing ‘In the ghetto’ or even music I have never heard. I usually have a lot of the old classic country heroes and people that beat the hell out of guitars and drums in the mix.
Can you tell us more about yourself, who are you, where are you from, what do you do?
When did you start drawing?
Today are you living from your art, or do you do something else for a living ?
Are you collaborating with magazines/fanzines, regularly?
What are the principal steps in your work ?
How long does it take you to do a poster?
You have a very distinctive style, are you doing only what you feel like or if tomorrow somebody asks you an oil painting with horses running out of water with a sunset backdrop, is it a problem or are you up for it ?
For which band have you already worked for?
Do you choose the artists yourself?
What is the most difficult part in designing a poster ?
Do you think you are part of a “Graphic Scene”, if so who else ?
The best praise you received lately?
What can we wish you for the future?