Soor Plooms- Grocer's shop, by Bob Dewar

Soor Plooms- Grocer's shop, by Bob Dewar

F&T: Name something you love, and why?

I love Scotland, wildlife, walking, dogs and Isla. Though that last is none of your business. I love that I can tell people what is none of their business.  

F&T: One staple thing in your workspace?

A pencil and a cup of strong espresso.  That's two things.

F&T: What themes do you pursue? 

Whatever amuses me or what's needed to pay the gas bill. It's not unknown for the two to coincide. 

Soor Plooms- Mad dash for the stair heid communal lavvie, by Bob Dewar

Soor Plooms- Mad dash for the stair heid communal lavvie, by Bob Dewar

F&T: Any memorable responses you have had to your work? 

I met a Russian cartoonist in Italy, his two year old daughter was a fan of my drawings.

F&T: A real-life situation that has inspired you? 

ReadingLasses feminist bookshop/cafe in Wigtown deserved a poke in the ribs.  I drew a misogynist cafe next door - big meaty pies with irresistible gravy, women tolerated, no carrot cake or weak coffee.

From 'Mating Call of the Racket-Tailed Drongo', by Bob Dewar

From 'Mating Call of the Racket-Tailed Drongo', by Bob Dewar

F&T: Favourite motivational phrase?  

We would like you to illustrate... 

F&T: Last thing you doodled? 

I doodle mostly in my head.

F&T: Where do you see illustration going, in the future? 

I would love more people to be able to illustrate so bus drivers, farmers, doctors, supermarket checkout workers would all draw their lives. Imagine that.

Soor Plooms- Penny tray ritual in the sweetie shop, the very mother lode of soor plooms, by Bob Dewar

Soor Plooms- Penny tray ritual in the sweetie shop, the very mother lode of soor plooms, by Bob Dewar

F&T: Any tips for newbies on how to develop their own style? 

Everyone has their own style hidden within them. That style should be subject to as many graphic influences as possible

F&T: Whose work do you admire, past or present? 

See question nine.  The people I admire?  Too many to mention.

 

All images belong to Bob Dewar.