1:Talk about the first time you watched your favorite movie (or read your favourite book, or listened to your favourite song/album/band, or saw your favourite artist's work... I think this question has a lot of good variants! ^_^)
I can tell you a little about all of the questions!
Earliest memory of a favourite movie was watching “Legend” when I was way too young. I remember being both fascinated and traumatized by the whalesong/chaos/storm thing going on when a unicorn dies and a very young Tom Cruise jumps off a cliff. It was amazing and aweful and I tried to convince my parents to rent this film for me on VHS. Yes I’m that old.
Image from “Legend” (1985) - I think I must have watched this a couple of years later, when I was around seven or so.
First time for a favourite song is hard. I grew up in a home full of music, my father is a musician and he sang and played the guitar for us a lot. But my family was a poor working class family in the countryside and I could not afford buying cd’s, therefor I had no special taste in music. I liked my parents Queen records. When Curt Kobain died I had little idea who he was. When I was 17 I got a friend who gave me a mixed tape with Jeff Buckley, Björk and Radiohead. My mind was blown away. Seriously. This was 1998.
The first time I saw my favourite artist Junko Mizuno’s artwork was in Juxtapoz magazine that I stumbled over (back when I was an art and design student at the University of Newcastle in Australia). The year was… 2004? 2005? Anyway my MIND WAS BLOWN AWAY. She did the stuff I wanted to do, like she had been in the secret corners of my brain and then - with her great talent - started painting. I felt like there was a genre I belonged to, and learned to know words such as lowbrow art. And why it’s called lowbrow. Anyway Junko is my artist goddess - there are many more that inspired me a lot such as John Bauer and Carl Barks, but no one touched my frickin soul like Junko’s work.
I want to do that. I can do that. Something like that. But my own stuff. And so it had begun. I realized I should do art and illustration, and then throughout the years I was more and more drawn to ink which makes my work look a lot different than the flat color drawings I started out with - but I like changing and evolving.