g11-What is the cause from which you
are interested in design/art?
Tom-I got into art and design very
young - both my parents were Interior Designers so I lived in a
design environment all my life. When I was a kid I always hung out
in my dad's studio sitting beside him watching him work. And I've
read comics all my life... .
g11-and What the cause from which Tom
(in London) and Ashley (in San Diego) are working together?
Plan B-We kind of "bumped"
into each other online... We started talking and that was it basically.
We both want to push the medium we're working in and the collaboration
g11-What is a design/art for you?
I think this question is simple, but the most difficult for all
Plan B-It's a way of expressing yourself
and learn along the way.
g11-Can you explain about your current
Tom-Currently Plan B is working on
Tomorrow Kings, A 100 page Graphic novel coming out early 2003.
It will be a mix of illustration, graphic design and 3D.
We also recently completed work on the upcoming Contra: Shattered
Soldier video game for Konami/PS2; where Ashley did all the character
design, while I (re)designed the logo/branding of the game.
Ash is working on a lot of very, very cool upcoming comics and graphic
novels, both in the Popbot universe and some new things that are
top secret! ;)
I'm also working on popbotworld.com, which will be the site focusing
on Ashley's Popbot comic.
I'm also designing a book about Manga that is going to be published
by Laurence King Books, working on an update for my personal site
ximeralabs.com, the new hellomuller.com and fulltime designing at
kleber (www.kleber.net) working on music related projects.
I'm also collaborating on the relaunch of Duolog-Visual Identity
Systems; a Pan European design collective I co-founded with Steven
De Loenen of Stoav (www.stoav.be)
g11-What are you inspired from?
Tom-Everything I see around me on a
daily basis Š both in real life and in the various media.
Also seeing the work my friends and colleagues is always a treat
and a good stimulant to get to work.
g11-What are you interested in right
Tom-I'm interested in pursuing the
possibilities I have now and building on that; and generally just
do what I want to do; creating things.