An Interview with Pigeon 1973 Style

Today I read some interviews on the Nineteen Seventy Three’s blog of a couple of illustrators I love. I don’t usually read interviews because I get annoyed by crap questions, but these were good because they had a quick 10 question round that you can read in two minutes.
Then I got sad that no one would ask me these questions until about 5 years time when, hopefully, all my hard work will have paid off to a certain extent.
So I decided to do my own one as I am now, for my own amusement, but also it would be cool to look back on in five years and compare.

Pigeon is a Bristol-based illustrator. Her work is cheerful, colourful and more often than not features animals as a main subject. She was kind enough to take a few minutes to answer our quick 10.  

1. What is your greatest Achievement?
I don’t think I have done it yet.

2. How would you describe your work to someone who hadn’t seen it?
Happy, folky, animally.

3. What piece of advice would you give your 15 year old self?
Keep working hard and doing what you love and you will eventually get something good out of it

4. Who would you most like to collaborate with?
Jim Henson Studios. I always wanted to be one of their mad puppeteers, but now I’d love to design creatures for them!

5. What is the worst job you’ve ever had?
There was a café I worked in where I was only authorised to make one type of sandwich – under supervision. It’s not there anymore!

6. Who would play you in the movie of your life?
David Mitchell

7. What is the greatest song of all time?
I love music too much to pick a top 100, let alone 1!

8. What do you dislike most about popular culture?
Celebrityism, if that’s a word. But you know what I mean. Mainly because everyone takes themselves too seriously and the fact that a lot of current role models are bad people.

9. What is the greatest achievement of all time?
I would say something like the Pyramids or Machu Picchu, but as I haven’t seen them I have no frame of reference.

10. If you didn’t do what you do, what would you do?
Be a zoologist. Ever since I was a kid I’ve always wanted to be a zookeeper.

You can see 1973’s proper reviews here:


About Pigeon

Freelance illustrator always looking for new projects of all kinds.

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