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Arrest All Mimics – the 10-year-old freelance creative!

Yes, that’s right - Ben Tallon of Arrest All Mimics has interviewed a 10-year-old freelancer. Ben explains why he decided to chat to Liam Gall, who’s selling his work as an artist, illustrator and cartoonist at primary school: 

“It’s funny how we begin creating at a young age, simply for pleasure. Wax crayons, felt-tip pens, glitter-glue, pencil-crayons; all tools that we use to depict something that makes us happy or interests us in some way. 

“The first time I tried to make any money from my creative skills came when I was 14 years old. My friend convinced me that there was money to be made by sketching David Beckham with no clothes on. I panicked and destroyed the masterpiece before we ever found out whether there was indeed anyone willing to pay for such mischief.

“Many of us abandon the innocent enjoyment of making something from nothing when adult life starts to come into play. Parental pressure, grades in education, living costs, self-imposed ideals and trends are just a few other factors.

“I wanted to talk to Liam to see how he felt about his creative talent and how going into business at such a young age had happened. We discuss the lack of tonal range in felt-tip pens, how it feels to know your work is on a girl in your class’s bedroom wall, the difficulties in drawing human beings instead of cartoons, the patience and practice required to develop your skills and what role Disney and WWE’s John Cena play in all of this.”

Have a listen to the podcast here: https://soundcloud.com/arrestallmimics/ep-34-the-10-year-old-freelance-creative 

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Comments

Stuart
16 Aug 2016 22:30
Brilliant story!
Lisa B
19 Aug 2016 11:45
I LOVE this!
Thanks so much for encouraging this young talent. Keep it up Liam and thanks Ben & Printed.com for sharing ♥
TL
20 Aug 2016 15:19
Fantastic :D
Max
24 Aug 2016 10:39
Well done Liam!
Hannah
01 Sep 2016 09:12
Well done - keep it up!
John
30 Nov 2016 11:53
congrats to Liam :)
Jack
09 Feb 2017 09:39
brilliant Liam, best of luck!

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