Jillian Tamaki

Seth on Style

Oct 22nd, 2007

Here’s an interview Seth gave a while ago, pegged to the Tin Tin doc that was on PBS> I think I may have posted it before. I thought of it when I read a bit of In the Studio: Visits with Contemporary Cartoonists yesterday in a bookstore. In that book, he spoke of the shorthand one develops as an illustrator, the visual “tricks” one knows will play well with Art Directors, and how it can lead to bad illustration. Gaudy, happy colours and people that are ultimately empty. Actually I find I really identify to a lot of Seth’s outlook and thoughts. He says some very piquant things about Style and Influence in the linked interview… two things I know are of interest to a lot of students.