Moscow-based artist, Anton Gudim creates funny, sarcastic, twisted ending comics about life and all the little things about it. Even though, his comics talk about some very actual and common topics worldwide, the way he illustrates them it’s quite unique. Earthwonders reached out to Anton to know more about his work.
Making a comic is like any creative work, and you need to be diligent enough to try again and again, because any creative process is associated with periods of “stagnation”, periods when your ideas do not seem interesting to you, and you cannot come up with something else. But overcoming such difficulties has led this artist to go beyond his own imagination sometimes, and create these awesome comics.
Scroll down below to see Anton’s work and what he shared with us about it.
“When it comes to inspiration, everything that surrounds me inspires me. every time I accidentally or intentionally notice something interesting in my environment, I am already impatient to draw something on this topic. The fact that without painting and creativity my life will become so much more boring makes me do what I do. It is a symbiosis of sublime inspiration and the fear of losing it, “ shared the artist.
Every artist has a time of blockage while their working process. Generating ideas it’s not as easy as one may think. Often times, we see a comic, we relate to it and think that that’s something we could’ve done as well, but we never stop and think about all the process that went behind the scenes. Anton as well spends a lot of time selecting the best idea out of many written down.
“My creative process is primarily about generating ideas, drawing, oddly enough, is less creative for me. When the idea is ready and fully formulated, it is not so difficult to clothe it in the form of a drawing. The very process of coming up with ideas is unpredictable. I write something in my notes almost every day. I illustrate something later, I leave something for revision, but something will never be illustrated. Finding the best idea written down is really difficult.”