Now is your chance to vote for the question that you would like Tim Doyle to answer the most. Make sure you read through these questions, as the person that asked the question with the most votes will receive a free Tim Doyle print of their choice from Nakatomi (based on availability, and not on wood). Good luck to all those that entered and thanks in advance for your votes!
1. What advice can you give to artists starting to market their work on the internet? Which artists inspire you to create new drawings and designs?
2. What inspired you to use the Japanese street life as the theme of your latest prints?
3. I enjoy looking at your prints just for thier simple and bold visual appeal, you have worked hard creating the look and feel. However is there more to your work than just ‘eye candy’? By that I mean, does your work carry any attributes relevant to youself?
4. Tim, much of your work seems to incorporate a recurring theme of 1980’s pop culture. As a child of the 80’s, I am curious if you could explain what this decade means to you & why it is meaningful in your art?
5. What is the most surprising reaction someone has had to one of your prints?
6. Do you think there is a difference between the artists who create with a paint brush and the people who use a mouse – much in the way music and photography has seperated itself in to a digital or Analogue state? (handpulled v digi print)
7. Out of all of your work, which piece would you say has the most personal meaning (conveys your personality or feelings the most) to you and why?
8. Could you describe the “lifecycle” of creating a print? Your process or methodology from start to finish.
9. Print runs sell out quickly for a lot of artists – has the flipper mentality made artists seemingly more popular than they really are?
10. Tim, how do you balance the demands of being both an artist and entrepreneur? I mean, you run Nakatomi, try to keep fresh young artists in the spotlight, and still release new artwork of your own from time to time. so again, my main question: how do you strike this balance; and which do you prefer at this stage of your career?
11. What brings you more satisfaction at the end of the day, working as an artist/illustrator, selling your own stuff OR working as a screen printer and producing stuff for companies ?
12. Is your work influenced by comic artist and designer Geof Darrow?
13. You and Clint make some really awesome prints and are a great example of DIY success. Question- can I join your Nakatomi army? Congrats!
14. Congrats on your overall, multifaceted success over the -past 3 years (thats about how long I’ve known about you/Mondos and have been buying from you). My question is how did you get started with Alamo Drafthouse, your poster sale business (mondos and Nakatomi) and your artwork? Did you start as a collector and movie lover which evolved into commissioning prints for the screenings at the Drafthouse then creating your own prints? Very curious about this because I am a collector that is interested in sarting to make my own prints but I have very limited skills with the pen (but not so bad with PC apps like Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.
15. How do you choose the run size for your print releases?
16. What was your favourite comic reading growing up ?
17. Your prints tend to sway in the favour of being influenced by Movies and Musicians/Bands. As an artist do you pursue opportunities in that space because of interest in the respective artists/media or do you find it works the other way around? (in that they tend to come to you for commissions). Would love to see some video game influenced work by you, would be epic!
18. Who would be your dream match-up to collaborate with on a project?
19. How much time do you generally spend designing/drawing each of your prints?
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