We had the good fortune of connecting with William Flint and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi William, how has your background shaped the person you are today?
I was from a lower middle-class working family, I feel as if this propelled my imagination. We never had much, so I used my imagination to come up with ways to have fun. Saturday morning cartoons was my connection to the world outside of a small town. The images and characters have stayed with me until this very day. I use the past to connect with the future.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I’m an artist that paints lowbrow paintings and I’m a cartoonist who draws editorial cartoons for multiple newspapers. All of my art has a nostalgic feel to it, based on my love of being a child and all things fun. My passion for art has been my key to success, I don’t consider it work, I love what I do! I dig into my past and bring it to the future. I’ve learned to just be myself, not to care what is the latest style, just do my thing. I would call my style, “Future Paintings of the Past”!
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would take my buddy down Route 66 in my 1965 VW Bus, we would visit every kitschy place on the road and eat at every hole in the wall restaurant. We would take our time and buy every cheesy trinket along the way!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Martha Jo Talbot, my High School Art teacher who allowed and encouraged me to draw cartoons in the classroom!
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