Monday morning (in this part of the world at least) and another day ripe for inspiration to be plucked. Meet French graphical gamer Grégoire Guillemin. Sometimes he uses the pen name Léon. People tend to describe him as an artist, but he prefers to be acknowledged as a creative with no style and no tools of preference. Grégoire likes creating and doing it fast. For his graphic work, he comes across as an Eclectic Graphical Gamer. In 45 years, he has always seen himself a gamer before anything else and playing is something that he plans to do forever.

I: What’s the earliest memory of a creative activity you did?

G: Difficult to say, as soon as I knew how to hold a pencil in hands, I began drawing I never stopped… I remember big paper sheets which I recovered of battles of tiny characters.

I: If you weren’t doing what you do right now, what would you be doing?

G: Certainly of the music, it is moreover the hesitation that I had when I finished my studies the bass or the pencil? I chose the pencil.

I: Inspiration, who? what? where?

G:  The inspiration? Many things inspire me to create is only to be inspired, the more we have of reference, the more one created if I began to enumerate the list of those who inspired me, one in finished step …You, Rembrandt, Keith Harring, Lichenstein, Hugo Pratt, Noma Bar, Guillermo del Toro, Tapiès, Loisel, A.M. Cassandre, Banksy, Bilal, Tolkien, The Pink Floyd, Tom Waits, Michael Connelly, Herman Hesse, Franck Miller, Philippe Stark, Franquin, The Monty Phyton, Hooper, Jérome Bosch, Gorillaz, ThreeA (art toys), Tarentino, Delacroix, the life… Everywhere, Everytime… I continue or I stop there?

I: Share any piece of your work, recent or old and talk about it.

G: My famous Capsules… Why? Because I think that it is a very complete work … The creativity: try to represent faces known with a minimum of signs. The minimalism. The culture: because all that we find been a part of my own culture, my memories … And especially the game … Which pleasure to know that people are above going to spend time, not necessarily for its graphic aspects, but rather to try to identify each of these faces… ;o)-

I: Name 5 websites that you check often.

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