5 Question Interview #106

We put 5 Questions to Illustrator Matilda Dawes...

What’s the secret origin story that led to you becoming an illustrator and how did it all come together?

I've always found the best way to communicate the ideas in my head is to draw them. I wanted to find a job that revolves around communicating visually, drawing is my natural language, I wouldn't be me without it.

What inspires you to create?

My inspiration comes from everything around me; from funny animals on social media to environmental issues, life experiences, all kinds of stories, other illustrators and movies. 

Since you started, what moment has been your highlight so far?

Getting my first commission, it felt like a confirmation that I would be able to make a living from being a creative and doing what I love.

This is your first year at True Believers, what can people expect to find at your table on the day?

I shall be selling prints of my artwork, some mini zines, stickers, badges and a first print of the preview for 'Garbage Striders', set in the year 2984.

If you could pick one line that inspires you from a comic or nerd culture as your life motto, which would you choose?

" DON'T PANIC " - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams

Thanks Matilda.

You can find more of Matilda online at her website and by following her on Twitter @matilda_dawes and make sure you stop by her table at #TBCF2017 and say "Hello!"

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