5 Question Interview #91

We put 5 Questions to Kev Brett, the brains behind Nottingham Comic Con and Kev Brett Cartoons...

What's the secret origin story of Kev Brett Cartoons and how did it all come together?

I was born beneath an old chestnut tree, beside the Rock of imagination and the lake of doom. Growing up, these things spurred me on to create, to escape the dome of terror which held the community prisoner. Using my magical pencil of duty and paper of glory I created ways to escape and slowly, one by one, drew escape hatches and burrows that saved the people.

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I liked drawing and telling stories as a kid. When I had kids I realised that I wanted to produce artwork for them to enjoy and realised that making comics wasn't JUST for the elite artists like Jack Kirby and Todd McFarlane and the like. So I decided to put pen to paper and start making comics… 

What inspires you to create?

My kids, but also reading amazing books and comics. I love the likes of Asterix and Tintin as well as the Beano. I get inspired by other creators such as Drew Pocza, Eric Merced, Scottie Young and Kazu Kibuishi (among many others). 

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

As a creator, holding that first printed comic in my hands will always be a massive highlight (The Monkey and the Mouse: Where’s the Cheese?). Nothing better than creating something over a long period of time, to then have it printed and in your hands. I’ve also been fortunate enough to work on a few awesome books for other people such as Adamsville by Michael Regina, the Dark House comics by the guys at Haylestorm Comics and an as yet secret comic…

I also run the Nottingham Comic Con, which is a comic focussed event which I’m hugely proud of and that is a lot of fun (if not a tad stressful).

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

Fun and frolics…and some comics. I’ll have a number of my comics with me, most of which are all ages family friendly adventures, including my brand new all colour comic (title to be announced).

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

“Stay on target” - Star Wars

Thanks Kev. 

Be sure to check out the Nottingham Comic Con website and you can find more of Kev at his website and on Twitter.  And don't forget to stop by his table at #TBCF2017 and say "Hello".