Meet the artist: Archie Templar
With Halloween just around the corner, we thought we'd give you a bit of real grime instead of the Croydon beats and clicks we talk about on the other pages. Archie Templar is a twisted comic book genius who decorates pure unadulterated pages with the toxic images from his frazzled mind. By day Archie is an unassuming tax payer who earns his pissing change in an office like the rest of us. But by night Archie is a twisted conductor of the macabre. Eyes peeled now, he might be behind the cupboard with his eight inch butcher's knife.
Has your job ever got you laid, free drink, arrested?
My current day job is so straight it terrifies me so no chance there... However in days of yore and more exciting jobs I have to say through the power of massive intoxication I have managed to get laid but never arrested. I'm a comical drunk.
What did you want to be as a kid?
A self-publishing comic artist and tattooist... one is slowly becoming a reality and the other, well, there's still time.
What's the best tool of your trade?
The humble pencil. It all starts with a scribble. Oh and my scanner, I love my scanner.
Why did you choose these images?
I think they give a feel for my comic stylings and are visual proof of my arrested development.
How would you describe them to a blind person?
In hushed tones with an air of gravitas.
If your art was music what would it sound like?
The theme tune of Randall and Hopkirk (deceased)
Mr Templar clearly has not studied physical anatomy, or artistic techniques of any kind for that matter.
Big up yourself.
What Mr Templar lacks in academic skill he makes up for in enthusiasm and gusto.
How far have you gone for your art?
Many moons ago I experimented with various bodily fluids for some paintings I was doing, for the sheer fact of being able to say that I did. And that's all I'd like to say about that.
Christ this man is amazing, let me see some more
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