In the fourth interview exploring the personal stories of artists, Jake Spicer speaks to Chris Riddell, OBE about his career as an illustrator. Half of the interview will focus on Chris’s life, education and work as an author, illustrator & political cartoonist and half of the interview will be dedicated answering viewers questions all abotu his practice.
ETC: ART/WORK is a series which aims to showcase the variety of careers in the arts through conversations with leading figures in art and design. The talks are run by Draw Brighton with support from Cass Art and are funded by our supporters on Patreon.
About Draw & ETC
Draw Brighton is an independent art school in Brighton, UK.They believe that good quality drawing education should be accessible to everybody and usually run drop-in, short-term and long-term courses from our Brighton studio. During the pandemic they have moved their life drawing classes online and are providing drawing resources via their Patreon page, where you can support from £3 per month. Our long running ETC programme is intended to complement their practical workshops with artists’ talks and panel discussions on the themes of drawing, the arts and the body.
About Chris Riddell
Chris Riddell, OBE is an award-winning illustrator, author of children’s books and a political cartoonist for the Observer. He is known especially for his distinctive line drawings with their clever caricature, fascinating detail and often enchanting fantasy elements.
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