More than he is an illustrator, Ed Cheverton is a maker. His creations, that include collages, comics, and toys, all have a playfulness to them that reminds of that of a child. We mean that in a good, endearing way.
“I always wanted to be an artist of some sort,” admitted the Bristol-based artist in an interview with Lecture in Progress. “I contemplated being a musician for a while; I always loved Jazz and I played trumpet in a lot of bands, but I was never that great and didn’t love it the way I did with visual art. My mum was always very creative; she does a lot of textiles work now but she used to draw beautifully, which of course had a big impact.”
“Wanting to be an illustrator came from drawing comics and creating dense stick-figure battles with my best friend at school,” he added. “We would do these pretty much every day from the age of nine until about seventeen.”
He went on to study illustration in Brighton, saying that he “loved it to bits.” Check out some of his unique creations in the gallery below.