Michael Weldon is an illustrator working in the digital field. For more than a decade he has been developing a broad range of styles and techniques in his image making. Featuring bold colours and slick vectors, Michael likes to include humour in his work where possible. Of course humour is kept to a minimum when the editorial illustration is about someone’s lost cat…
Michael studied Graphic Design at the now defunct Victoria College, Prahran. He worked as a designer for a few years, but eventually his love of drawing led him to try his hand at illustration and is still trying today.
His biggest break was getting a call from the illustration editor of the New Yorker at 4am about 12 years ago. It had always been Michael’s dream to work for that esteemed organ. He has been an on and off contributor ever since. Michael’s next dream is to work for you! (Whoever you are…)
Place of Birth:
Currently Living in:
Train, bus, bike, or other:
A lot of walking
What's the most important object in your studio?
Without the Mac, I am finished
Paper or Plastic?
If you could resurrect one no longer living person to have lunch with, knowing you will have to return them to the grave right after coffee, who would it be?
Anyone that was a light eater.
Preferred method of dealing with an encounter with an acquaintance whose name you can't remember.
“Do you spell your name the traditional way?” , To which the answer is usually, “ Yes, B O B.”
Why don't you flip the tortoise over, Leon?
Er, I think that’s a turtle.
How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
I think he’d refrain from chucking. Just knowing he could if he wanted to would be enough.
Favourite client so far?
Favourite imaginary client?
A music magazine with two empty spreads, a huge budget and a long deadline.
How does your mother describe your profession?
Ooh, I’m not sure wot ‘e does, but 'e’s very good at it.'E’s a lovely lad.
Coffee or tea?
What's your earliest drawing memory?
Drawing the sky as a blue line right at the top of the page.
How do you prefer to spend your mornings?
At a cafe with my wife and baby, with a pot of tea and the paper.
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