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Mr Alan Pirie (Piggie Parodies)

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INTERVIEW

  • How did you get started in T-shirt Designing and what was your first design?
    Before i started with the Guinea Pig parodies, i have been a designer for many bands before including US Punk icons Suicidal Tendencies.
  • Any advice for aspiring designers?
    Be prepared to not make money right away!
  • Any highlights in your career such as prestigious awards, mentions, and recognition?
    No awards as such, but i have been interviewed before regarding my design process for Suicidal Tendencies which was really cool.
  • Do you have any rivalries friendly or not? If so with who?
    Nope! There is so many designers and styles, i just like to see what others do and hopefully some like my style as well.
  • Are you a dog person or a cat person?
    Guinea Pig… of course!
  • Do you have any other skills or talents besides art?
    I have been a Club DJ for 25+ years… although my body ain´t as young as it used to be!
  • Do you look up to any one in the T-shirt Biz?
    Iron Maiden… huge band and with personalised tees for countries and specific gig-only tees… their art is always insane and it´s just such a well-oiled machine.
  • If you could change one thing about the world what would it be?
    Hmmmmm, i´ll avoid political comments and just say stop all abuse to animals, children, woman and vulnerable people.
  • If you could have one superpower what would it be?
    Avoid hangovers.
  • What would be your mandatory weakness in respect to the one superpower?
    Getting drunk!
  • If you could keep one thing about the world what would it be?
    Nature in a good balance without humans messing it all up.
  • If you have the ability to bring back any T.V. Show with fresh episodes but only one, what would it be?
    I was going to say Twin Peaks… but that´s happening!!! So, OZ… loved that TV show!
  • Marvel or DC or Other?
    Marvel i guess
  • What are your favorite fandoms?
    Judge Judy… hahaha! And Cannon movies from the 80´s
  • What Are Your Inspirations?
    My pets and just random things… i´m like a sponge.
  • What is your favorite accredited charity?
    I actively support 2 Guinea Pig rescues… The Fox Residence Guinea Pig Sanctuary in Australia and Portland Guinea Pig Rescue in the US. Both are no-kill rescues that go above and beyond for the care of those animals.
  • What software do you use for making designs? Any drawing tablets?
    I use mostly Adobe Photoshop, rarely but occasional Illustrator use, and i use a Wacom Intuos A4 Graphic tablet.
  • Would like to shout out to other artists?
    Without sounding “clichéd”… just every artist doing their thing =)