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26 SEP 2019

Artist Interview: Dirty Robot



This week, we're dropping Dead Men! Our first piece with illustrator Daniel Isles, also known as DirtyRobot, is based off his print of the same name - which you could win if you purchase the figure this weekend, more details below. We had the pleasure to interview Daniel, find out more about the talented mind behind Dead Men! 

Hey Daniel! Thank you for doing this interview, and letting our readers get to know a little more about you and your artistic journey. What got you interested in art?

Hi, many thanks for having me! My interest in art started at a young age, around 7 or 8 years old if my memory serves correct. It all started with my love for the old Saturday morning cartoons I used to watch as a kid along with comics, video-games and all that good stuff. From that point onwards I was pretty much hooked, and so the journey continues.

Who inspired your art while you were growing up?

Moebius, Otomo Katsuhiro and Kon Satoshi have constantly inspired me over the years with their imagination and insane body of quality work.

What sort of mediums do you enjoy working on?

I’ve recently started to dabble a lot with the digital side of things these days, which am really enjoying quite a lot, but my default medium of choice will always be traditional pencil and ink. I also would love to get back into painting again someday.

Tell us a little about Dead Men, what inspired their creation?

The Dead Men are basically the henchmen of death, coming into our realm to snatch the souls of men. In the original drawing I had drawn them in a standing pose, looking menacingly cool. 
For this piece I wanted to show them in greater detail from a dynamic point of view by giving them a sense of motion as they land in our world, coming to collect souls. 

Let us know….

Favourite food?

Caribbean dish, Mutton and Rice—No contest! Here in Japan though, it’s Soup Curry. 

Favourite movie?

Tekkonkinkreet. Everything about it is pure and timeless.

Favourite music album?


The piece you’re most proud of?

I’ve not created it yet. Work in progress...

Dead Men by DirtyRobot drops 28 September at 9am ET. The first of its kind, Dead Men by DirtyRobot is a 7" vinyl art toy. Available for US$xxx with free shipping worldwide. Click HERE to buy!


Purchase Dead Men by DirtyRobot this weekend - between 27 Sept to 29 Sept 2019 - and be one of five lucky winners of a signed original A3 sized Dead Men print! Winners will be chosen at random and contacted via email on 30 Sept 2019.

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