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Meet the Artist: Ed Syder

Find out more about the artists creating your darts activities

Artist Ed Syder wears glasses and a striped red and blue tshirt - darts in Doncaster

Ed Syder is a graphic artist and illustrator. He has been delivering brilliant workshops for darts for many years, and in 2019 he turned part of the gallery at The Point into a giant comic book along with fellow illustrators Jim Medway and Tor Freeman. Read more about Scribble, Doodle & Draw here.

We asked Ed to tell us more about himself and his practice.

What made you become an artist?
I started illustrating posters for bands after I finished at Art School in Liverpool. I was a primary school teacher in London for about 5 years but eventually had to just commit to being an artist full time. I’ve been freelance since 2016.

Tell us a bit about your practice / work
I work quite traditionally in pens and pencils and usually add colour in photoshop. I mainly work for skateboard/clothing companies but have done some editorial work. I also teach comic art through various drawing games/activities. I started Cartoon Drawing Club as an after school club when I was a teacher.

What do you like best about your job?
I like seeing someone who starts a workshop saying something like “oh I can’t draw” have their mind changed and then seeing or hearing about how they are now drawing all the time.

What are you most proud of in your career so far?
Earlier this year I decided to draw a picture and post it to my dream client. I saw it as a dare to myself. Like can you force your dream to happen in reality? So I posted it off and then a few months later the client emailed me saying that they loved the artwork and that they wanted to pay me to use it on T-shirts.

Follow Ed on social media
@cartoondrawingclub

https://cargocollective.com/edsyder

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