The 5 Question Interview #47 with Philip Davis

We put 5 Questions to Creature & Animal artist Philip Davis...

Who are you and what do you do? 

My name's Philip Davis and I'm a Cheltenham-based digital artist. I undertake commissions for portraiture and technical work and draw Creature & Animal! I did a handful of comicons last year and True Believers 2015 was my first one! 

What can people expect to find at your table at True Believers?

Lovestruck aliens and bright colours. Signed prints, mugs, T-shirts as game and a raffle with several prizes. Come and say hi!

What’s your favourite thing about what you do?

I'd probably go a bit crazy if I didn't have a creative outlet, so probably the process itself. I enjoy thinking of new ways to torture Animal... does that make me a bad person?

I enjoy the sense of achievement when I finish a piece, and it's always nice when a perfect stranger takes the time to look at your stuff and compliments you on it. 

What was the first comic you collected?

The Beano! A British institution. I also love 2000AD an in my teens collected several X-Men titles, which I still enjoy reading.

If you had to recommend one comic (or story arc) to people, which would it be?

Wow difficult question. There's so much good stuff out there.  I love the Beano's classic Calamity James, I loved the X-Men Onslaught and Age of Apocalypse arcs. Anything by Matsuda,  Campbell, Turner or Madureira. There's also some great talent in Europe. A special mention to Frank Cho's Liberty Meadows too. That guy's draughtsmanship is off the chart.  

Thanks Philip.

Be sure to check out the Creature & Animal Facebook page and stop by Philip's table at #TBCF2016 and say "Hello"