Top Quotes by Jamie Hewlett

I need to find a way of retaining creative control.

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I want to do stuff that excites me and is enjoyable.

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To be an artist is to doubt yourself and try harder.

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If you’re going to pretend to be somebody you’re not – which is the whole point of being a rock star – then why not just invent fake characters and have them do it all for you?

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I love to draw and paint – that’s what makes me happy.

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My mum was into pottery and embroidery, very artistic, and she knew some people from the college, which I think was how I got into it. My dad, who was a head-hunter, was also an incredible artist, and when he was very young, he was a really good cartoonist.

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You can write and write, but if you don’t have someone who can nail that character, it’s never going to live.

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I used to love comic books, and I love American comedy, and neither are afraid to tackle big themes.

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I grew up doubting myself. It was a very spotty, frustrating, worrying time.

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I’m always having ideas. I’d like to continue being able to realise the ideas I have.

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I am in that position where I finish something, it goes out, and I’m onto the next thing. I finish it, it goes out, onto the next thing.

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When I’m working on something, if I went to an exhibition of an artist I respect, then I usually come home quite depressed and look at what I’m doing and throw it all away and start again.

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I don’t go to enough exhibitions, purely because it intimidates me.

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Some comic artists I’ve known are better than most contemporary artists with work hanging in Tate Modern.

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The more you draw, the better you get.

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I start with an idea in my head. I sketch it out quickly as a line drawing, using pencil. It never comes out quite right – usually a bit better than my mental picture.

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The art world’s quite elitist. I tend to skirt around that world.

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Look at someone like Kanye West – ego is the death of a lot of art. To believe in yourself that much is to stop being an artist.

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I can’t see anybody wanting to go to ‘Tank Girl: The Musical!’

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I took a lot of influences from Studio Ghibli, which is the Japanese animation studio that made ‘Spirited Away’ and ‘Castle in the Sky.’ They’re like the Japanese version of Disney – but without all the schmaltz.

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I love zombie films.

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I’m much more at home with Daffy Duck than I am with a real person.

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I see the ‘z’ in ‘Humanz’ as referring to robots, AI, programming, brainwashing, indoctrination. And it’s a question to us: are we human, or are we humanz? Have we lost the ability to think for ourselves? Do we just believe what we’re told? That’s how I see it.

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I don’t like collaborating too much.

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I’m all about doing things myself because I find it hard to trust other people. Not trust, but I know exactly what I want to do, and I know exactly how it’s supposed to look.

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That was always my dream as a kid: to draw comic books.

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I can draw and paint in many different styles, and use different mediums to create work.

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When a picture is done, I’m not concerned with it anymore; I’m on to the next thing.

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It’s not that I never do interviews or that I find them traumatic. It’s just that I’m basically not that comfortable doing them.

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I have a problem with making eye contact with people, or with holding eye contact.

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My parents weren’t very good at keeping things, which is why I treasure my own sons’ work so much now – I don’t want to lose anything.

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