Mr Bingo

Artist

Mr Bingo was a commercial illustrator for 15 years, working regularly for clients such as The New Yorker, The Guardian, TIME, CH4, The Mighty Boosh & The New York Times. An archive of the thousands of illustrations from this period doesn’t exist online because he got bored once in a motorhome and deleted his entire portfolio website.

In 2015 he launched a Kickstarter to fund a book about his Hate Mail project. The campaign featured a rap video and a diverse selection of rewards including being trolled, having your washing up done, going on a date in Wetherspoons, being told to fuck off on Christmas Day and getting shitfaced on a train.

He decided around this period to never work for clients ever again and focus on being some sort of artist which he’s done ever since.

Session(s):

SESSION ONE: ALTERNATIVE WAYS TO MAKE A LIVING

Mr Bingo worked as a commercial illustrator for 15 years, with his work appearing on book jackets, advertising, TV, magazines, newspapers and packaging.

In 2015 he launched a kickstarter to fund a book which was a retrospective of his hugely popular Hate Mail project.

This was a turning point in his life and he realised that if the public were willing to fund his silly ideas, maybe he could turn this into a ‘career’ and stop working for clients for ever.

 

SESSION TWO: 37 THINGS I'VE LEARNT

Mr. Bingo will be sharing 37 things he’s learnt over the last 20 years with you. He’ll be looking at many topics, including creative block, laughter, change, honesty, clients, money, being an artist, walking, doing nothing, rewards, advice and satisfaction.

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