Over the next couple of weeks we will be creating short profiles on the artists that work in our studio, with interviews by Caitlin Mitchell. Here’s the first; introducing Norrie Millar!
Tell us a bit about yourself.
I’m Norrie Millar, I’m 30, and I’m from Dundee.
What made you want to become an artist?
I come from a family of artists so it was sort of expected that I would go the same way – my brother was the same, he’s a musician. I eventually went into art school and studied at Duncan of Jordanstone up the road, and I studied fine art.
Do you have a preferred style of art?
My art style is quite traditional, with ink, paper, pencil and eraser. That’s how I like to work. Also messily – I’m very messy.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
I like playing music, I play guitar – mostly rock and roll and heavy metal. I try to read a lot – my favourite book is Frankenstein.
What is your favourite comic of all time?
Tough question, I’ll give you a few:
Akira by Katsuhiro Otomo, which is one of the first comics I can remember reading as an 8-10 year old, so it has a lot of childhood memories for me.
Day Tripper by Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá is a comic that I read when I was in my mid-twenties, trying to get back into comics. It’s a story about life and death, it’s quite an intimate book, and I got really invested in it.
Batman Year One, because it is the best Batman book. (And you can quote me on that.)
What is the best thing about working in DCCS?
Just having the space – it’s quite incredible, not something that a lot of people have. Having the studio is a very rare occurrence as lots of people have to work at home because they can’t afford one. Having the workshops is great as well.
What are you working on just now?
I’m part of an anthology Comic Haus, and I’m also working on a couple of personal projects.
How can we follow you on social media?
Twitter – @prehistoricfrog
Instagram – @norriemillar