My working day is usually: 10-ish, wake up. 10-11-ish, check email, read the post, check the news (BBC website), read The Week (if it’s Friday) or Time (if it’s Saturday). 11-12-ish, potter in studio, have a crumpet and a banana. 12-1 p.m.-ish, get dressed, start work. 1-3 p.m., lunch. 4 p.m.-2 a.m., work (occasional breaks to eat, drink, talk, answer phone, reply to email, play musical instruments – the worse a job is going, the more breaks I take, and therefore the longer the bad job lasts; it’s a depressing equation). 2 a.m.-4 a.m., watch a film or read current book.
Dave McKean, in case you don’t know, is the prolific and versatile artist who’s produced beautiful work in practically every medium, from film (see Mirror Mask) to book illustrations (see anything by Neil Gaiman). Go over here to read a brilliant interview with him, and see a savage amount of his breath taking work. Really, go over there. At the very least, click over and ogle the art!