People: One Minute with The Fox and King
Name: The Fox And King (Glenn Thomas)
Creative Medium: Illustration, Design & Animation
Tell us a little bit about yourself and your work: I’m a self-taught pixel pusher from Melbourne, Australia who spends a little too much time watching Basketball and probably not enough honing my skills. I like to try and tell stories in my work (even if they’re only ever in my head) and always find myself going back to the mid-century for my inspiration (both for it’s retro sci-fi looks and minimalist approach).
If your portfolio could speak what would it say? It would talk your ear off about intelligent, dark Sci-Fi and Fantasty films/literature. It would talk endlessly about whimsical stories that are darker than they first appear.
What makes you different from other creatives? Probably not very much at all. I love and draw inspiration from film, music, video games, obsess over basketball, drink too much coffee and eat burgers at a brisk pace. In terms of work, perhaps jumping from illustration to animation could be seen as a difference maker.
Who has been your greatest influences? I draw influence and inspiration from a lot of areas, but would need to give huge credit to Shag, for which if I didn’t see his work in my early twenties I probably never would have become interested in Illustration.