Comics Coast To Coast
Comics Coast To Coast
CCC 318 – The Paul Gill Interview

Paul Gill joins Brian Dunaway, Joel Duggan and Matthew Ducharme to talk about The Drawbridge, Illustrations, Animation and Video Games!


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About the artist:
an Illustrator/Animator living in Vancouver, BC. I was born here and have been drawing since I was just a kid. Inspired by all the cartoons, books and comics I could get my eyes on, I was dedicated to becoming a professional artist.
About the work:
In 1998 I went to Vancouver Film School where I graduated in the Classical Animation program. From there I worked randomly throughout animation studios in town, but wanted to do more of my ‘own’ work. I started practicing illustration and animation on my own over the next few years to create a portfolio that would help me get freelance work.
In 2003 I enrolled in the Illustration and Design program at Capilano University and graduated in 2005. I immediately found myself as an artist in the video game industry working for Electronic Arts. At this point I had been making a name for myself with my freelance work and had been getting many projects through Wasserman + Partners in Vancouver, leading to the extremely well received “Don’t Mess With Karma” ad campaign, of which I am still a part of today.
I’m currently a Marketing Artist at a mobile game company called A Thinking Ape as my day job.
But when I get home, it’s all illustration.
Where to find: Social media links, etc.
Questions and Comments: (add your stuff here)
A quick breakdown of the interview: 15 min guest intro. 15 min guest project. 15 min topic discussion. (Related to guest if possible.)
Greeting Paul, thank you for being on the show today. Could you tell us a little bit about yourself and your work
After graduating from Vancouver Film School what kind of market was out there for a classical animator in 1998?
You returned to school at Capilano University in 2003. What did the really real world teach you about for your second round of schooling?
What is The DrawBridge?
You are the Mareting Artist at the mobile game company: A Thinking Ape. Can you tell us about that job and what you do?
Follow up if not answered: Why “marketing artist” and not graphic designer or other more well known title?
Do you have a favorite Game? Mobile or otherwise?
What is your favorite illustration tool right now? (software/hardware/digital/oldschool – gut reaction)
The LAST Question… Ever… (Pay It Forward)
Can you share an artist you are a fan of for our listeners to follow?
Where can we find their work online?
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John Cullen


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