Episode 09: Leon Edler
Trusting the Process, Supporting Others, and Perseverance
Leon Edler is an award-winning conceptual illustrator and cartoonist based in Brighton who has worked with clients like The New York Times, The Guardian, The New Yorker, and The Wall Street Journal. Last year, Leon was commissioned by Warby Parker to create five stunning murals for their Madison, WI, store. Leon is also the founder (with Ben Longden and Chris Clarke) of Room Fifty, a marketplace that sells high-quality art prints.
In this conversation, we talk about:
how Leon achieved his dream of becoming a professional illustrator
the importance of perseverance and having a thick skin (or at least having a thin skin that heals quickly)
what it was like to be a debt collector (one of the many odd jobs Leon’s had in the past)
Leon mentions the raw style of French artist Sempé.
The pen Leon uses: Rotring Tikky
Books rec: Nomad by Alan Partridge
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