The third artist to be interviewed by Caitlin Mitchell in our profiling project is Rebecca Horner!
Tell us a bit about yourself.
I’m Rebecca Horner, I’m 23 and I was born in Belgium, raised in Fife but I now live in Dundee.
What made you want to become an artist?
I’ve just always wanted to be one, I always liked drawing pictures and my family thought I would grow out of it but I didn’t! Also I was home schooled from the age of 11 so I had more time to do creative stuff like drawing and photography.
Do you have a preferred style of art?
Pretty much all of my work is digital, and is very cartoony. I started using a tablet when I was about 12, so it feels like second nature to me. But I also keep sketch books and doodle and do life drawings and stuff like that.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
I like reading comics – if I’m not drawing them I’m reading them! I also like playing video games and playing with my cat Luna. I’ve only had her for a month and she’s a lot of fun.
What is your favourite comic of all time?
One of my favourites is DC: The New Frontier by Darwyn Cooke. Two of my other favourites are Fables and Bartkira – hundreds of artists have taken Akira and reinterpreted pages with Simpsons characters, and it’s so cool!
What is the best thing about working in DCCS?
Having a dedicated place to work is the best thing ever! The workshops are really fun as well.
What are you working on at the moment?
I’m always juggling about 4 or 5 different projects – today I’m working on a comic called Jackie the Monkey, which a writer commissioned me to do the art for.
How can we follow you on social media?
Twitter – @reekus
Instagram – @bleekus