Artist of the Day: Mikkel Sommer
LOCATION: Berlin, Germany
PRIMARY MEDIA: Mechanical pencil, bad printer paper, digital [Photoshop with a Yiynova tablet monitor]
Men Ikke I Dag / But Not Today book [published by Gyldendal, 2014]
10000 km through Russia self-published Risograph printed book collaboration with Anna Rakhmanko
Over the Garden Wall character design
WHAT IS THE MOST VALUABLE PIECE OF ARTISTIC ADVICE YOU HAVE EVER RECEIVED, AND FROM WHO?
Uh, not easy. My good friend Andreas has told me a few times to “Give myself some more rope.” Does that translate clearly? I tend to be very hard on myself. I plan everything rigorously, and have problems letting go of control. So that helps a lot to think about. I also love reading about the universe and distant planets and galaxies, and ancient history. It makes everything I do seem very pointless, which makes it easier to do for me for some reason.