Do you plan your illustrations on paper before moving them to the computer? Do you dirty your hands at all these days making pictures?
illoboy: I have to admit.. The only way I dirty my hands is if/when I accidentally rub the pencil sketch before I scan it in.

Do you think that the profession is under threat from clip art illustration collections and other alternative 'cheap' ways to fill a hole on a page ?
illoboy: Everybody is up in arms about it. So I guess it is..But I am not sure. I just try to do my original art.. and do it well.

Do you think that digital illustration will suffer from a backlash when illustrators and art directors rediscover the charms of torn paper and masking tape? Will the airbrush make a comeback?
illoboy: There will always be a need for diversity in art styles. You never know.. what comes around goes around.

Would you still create art if you weren't being paid to create art?
illoboy: Yes. I don't know if it would be in galleries, but I enjoy the process of creating very much.

What do you do when you are not working?
illoboy: scheming, dreaming, slacking, hacking..drinking, thinking..rhyming, nickel-n-diming..  *heehee

What would you be doing if you hadn't become an illustrator?
illoboy: hard to say. I might still be working at that newspaper as a pressman. I liked that job. It was hard work though. I still LOVE the smell of fresh ink..

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