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Spotlight: Oliver Wetter, Illustration

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*Oliver Wetter,

Illustrator & Art Director

 

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Company

Fantasio fine Arts / Fantabulous Visions*

 

About you:

Fantasio Fine Arts emerged to turn ideas into working commercial value.

 

How long have you been doing illustration work?

I´m in the creative business since 6 years now.

 

What got you started on this career path?

A book cover commission from a Bavarian agency, way back this was one year before I plunged into the fulltime business, actually I based my freelancing efforts on that agency. Gladly my client network expanded and developed into a greater business and area since then.

 

Describe your work in a Tweet (140 characters).

I´m an artist, collaborator and conceiver of Fantabulous Visions. I love to create worlds out of brief descriptions.

 

What makes you and your work different from others?

So far I heard clients say that they appreciate my ability to listen actively, personally I believe that it is my aim to deliver on time.

 

Tell us about some of the clients you've worked for/campaigns you've worked on.

 

Most are book publishers, some are more known than others, Blanvalet/Randomhouse for example, but I do also illustrations for independent authors and small publishing companies.

 

What's been your favourite?

While there are many, my favorite clients are independent authors, they know what they want and there´s no middlemen. Howard W. Lewis is one of the authors for him I did the most work till date; roughly 60 chapter illustrations and three cover artworks for his novel:"The essence of Daedalus Rimes".

 He brings me to San Diego Comic-Convention this year, this will be a blast!

 

If you could work on any project for any company/organisation, what would it be and who would it be for?

Directing a movie with either Tim Burton or Guillermo del Torro.

 

What's been the most important lesson you've learnt?

The pareto principle - concentrate on the 20% that make 80% of your business.

 

What frustrates you the most about you career?

Nothing.

 

 

What's the best advice you've ever received, and who from?

Greg Spalenka once wrote me: "Every kind of promotion is important" and I remember that I posted that in big letters on a paper next to my desk.

 

What's your favourite thing about illustration?

Collaboration.

 

 

What gadget, gizmo, or tool can't you live without.

My graphic tablet, a Wacom Intuos 4, if I´m on the go I can hardly live without my IPad.

 
 

What's your favourite app?

Procreate

 

Tell us a random fact about yourself.

I have 10 liter lung volume, but don´t know what to do with it.

 

If you were given a super power, what would you choose?

Levitating, would make things and life so much easier.

 

If you were a biscuit, what sort would you be?

White chocolate, Almond and Peanutbutter with a hint of Scottish Shortbread.

 

Where would you go in a time machine?

Probably London, Victorian era. 

 

 
 

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