Marc Selanno, A.K.A. Brook, is one half of the diabolical duo called Studio Schots & Brook. He is an illustrator that doesn't shy away from using deadpan humour and stepping on some toes on his journey to illustrative glory. Studio Schots & Brook is a coalition of two young illustrators with big plans. Their approach is refreshing, like a tall glass of vodka on a warm day: the viewers eyes are pleased while proverbially being smacked in the face.
Questions & answers
Can you describe your daily practice?
In the morning I take my bike to my studio, where I spend the morning shooting paper blow darts at pedestrians and cyclists. In the afternoon I usually take a short nap of about 2 hours. After being revitalized by my nap, I take a stroll through the studio (which I share with a couple of fellow illustrators and artists) and see if anybody needs any advice on their work. After an hour or so, its lunchtime and that means the workday is almost over. During lunch I like to doodle on my napkin so I keep being productive and don't waste any precious time. When my lunch is finished I hang the napkin(s) above my worktable so my colleagues can draw inspiration from my work. After that, if I'm not too tired, I'll sharpen my pencils before I call it a day.
What are you most proud of?
A couple of lunchbreaks ago, I managed to fill half a box of napkins with my doodles. My studio mates talked about it for a week.
What's your ambition?
One day, during lunchbreak, I would like to doodle on every napkin in the box.