by Bevan Thomas
(originally appeared on the Cloudscape website)
For the first half of the interview with Jeff Ellis, see part 1
“Who would you call your biggest artistic influences?” I asked Jeff Ellis.
“It must have been a real coup then, for Steve Rolston to illustrate the cover of Cloudscape’s fifth anthology, 21 Journeys.”
“Yeah, that was awesome.” Jeff grinned.
“Frequently your art reminds me of Phillip Bond, similar energy, visual clarity, and round, expressive figures,” I said. “You know his work? He’s done a lot of stuff with Grant Morrison, such as Kill Your Boyfriend and Invisibles.”
“I know of him, yeah. I think Steve was influenced by Phillip Bond, and I was influenced by Steve. Craig Thompson and Chris Ware are also big influences for my art.” Continue reading »