Brendan Howells

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Interview with artist Erik Svare of Viva La Mort in Japan – Part 2

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Interview with artist Erik Svare of Viva La Mort in Japan – Part 2

Here’s Part 2 of my conversation with Erik Svare of Viva La Mort. In the second half, we talk about our origin stories and how we got to where we are now. We discuss the concepts of hanami, memento mori, and other themes in our art, as well as how to stay motivated while developing […]

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DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Surprise interview with artist Erik Svare of Viva La Mort – Part 1

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Surprise interview with artist Erik Svare of Viva La Mort – Part 1

Erik Svare is one of the most interesting people I’ve ever met. He’s an illustrator, muralist, and musician. He owns his own company, Viva La Mort, where he designs, prints, and sells t-shirts and other stuff. He’s an example of someone who goes out and makes their ideas actually happen. On top of all that, […]

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DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: A tribute to underrated scientist Rosalind Franklin

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: A tribute to underrated scientist Rosalind Franklin

This week, I have something different. This is a tribute to an incredibly important scientist that history has not given proper attention to – Rosalind Franklin. Hopefully, this can open some mental doors and be a reminder to always look beyond the standard narrative. Listen to the podcast on iTunes. Listen on SoundCloud: Listen on […]

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DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Rainy Tuesday

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Rainy Tuesday

I’m back this week to give you a detailed and completely accurate breakdown of Japan’s weather patterns. I’m sure that relates to art somehow. I also talk about my strategies for art shows, my digital inadequacies, and “over-delivery.” Listen to the podcast on iTunes. Listen on SoundCloud: Listen on Stitcher.

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DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Surprise interview with acrylic and watercolor artist Johnna Slaby

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Surprise interview with acrylic and watercolor artist Johnna Slaby

This week’s episode is a surprise interview with Johnna Slaby. She is an artist from Japan who works in a wide range of media and styles, including acrylic and watercolor. We discuss realism versus abstract art, comparing yourself to other artists, and journaling as art. Johnna gives some interesting thoughts on how art relates to […]

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DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Skeleton season

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Skeleton season

I’m back again after last episode’s surprise interview, now interviewing… myself. Listen to me complain about things – the rain, printing my art, anatomy experts, the rain again, and my troubling addiction to markers. Listen to the podcast on iTunes. Listen on SoundCloud: Listen on Stitcher.

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DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Surprise interview with fine art photographer Reylia Slaby

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Surprise interview with fine art photographer Reylia Slaby

This episode is the first in my series of highly unethical surprise interviews. I’ll be interrogating artists in Japan on a variety of topics so that we can all learn from each other’s habits, methods, failures, and successes. This week, I’m talking to fine art photographer and my good friend Reylia Slaby. All of the […]

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DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Thoughts after an art show

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Thoughts after an art show

Now that the art show mentioned in the previous episode is over, this week, I’m reflecting on my recent experiences both viewing and participating in the art world. I wonder aloud about a range of topics, including confusing modern dance, naked portraits, skulls made of cats, and classical Japanese drawings of raccoon scrotums. It’s as […]

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DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Thoughts before an art show

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Thoughts before an art show

This is one of those rare podcasts that I can’t remember recording. A few hours before the biggest art show I’ve ever been a part of, I recorded my thoughts and feelings on it. You should expect me to go off-topic a lot and only make a little bit of sense. Listen to the podcast […]

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DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Aliens

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Aliens

Happy Bicycle Day from us here at Drunk Illustration Tuesday! And by “us,” I mean me. This week, I discuss my own technological ineptitude, advanced beings who may or may not dabble in anal probing, and my procrastination before an art show. Listen to the podcast on iTunes. Listen on SoundCloud: Listen on Stitcher.

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