5 Question Interview #93

We put 5 questions to I Am Zoot's Andy Hanks...

What’s the secret origin story of I AM ZOOT and how did it all come together?

I started learning how to digital paint about 9 years ago, just for fun, and had my first art commission in 2010 for a local motor racing event. I’ve not really looked back since, and I had my first stall at the 2016 True Believers Comic Festival selling my Art prints

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

It would have to be sitting behind a stall of my work for the first time. It was all bit nerve racking to start off with but I was pretty much blown away with the awesome comments. I still find it difficult to get my head around people actually wanting to buy prints of my work. Its a great feeling though…

What’s your favourite thing about what you do?

Actually doing the art. When I start a piece of work, I really sink in to it, its all I think about and I usually can’t wait to crack on with it in the evenings. I can easily spend 20-30 hours on a painting over the course of a few weeks and I find it really therapeutic. When I finally finish I’m usually left twiddling my thumbs eager to start my next one.

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

I have A4 art prints, greetings cards and framed prints for sale at the moment. The best bit of a comic festival is meeting new people so please come and say hi!

If you could pick one line or moment from a comic, which would it be?

"Goonies never say die!"

Thanks Andy!

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You can also read I Am Zoot's 2016 5 Question Interview HERE.

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