I’m Billy Allison, been in and around the animation industry for near on 30 years, in games and TV. I Starred . .er well maybe not starred, but appeared in The first RDJ sherlock movie for a few seconds in the fish market scene, and a couple of other smaller movies, (btw, i’d love to get a walk on part in SWVII if anyone is listening .. ahem) and in the past few years have been designing tee shirts and the like after winning my first tee design contest on the now defunct dshirt.com. Did I mention I like doing film extra work .. especially famous science fiction ones ... ahem ...
If you were a sea creature, what would you be and why?
a sea devil, sea devils are cool, aren’t they?
Who was your favorite comic book character as a kid?
Ooh, tough one, has to be Judge Dredd or Groo the Wanderer
What theme song do you know all the words to?
Raggy dolls – but only because I worked on it, although i’m a little fuzzy on a couple of words as it was a long time ago .. no . .don’t start singing it ... gah, now you’ve done it!
When do you find yourself at your most creative?
usually on a Sunday, just before dawn, but my eyes tell me otherwise.
Oddest thing you've drawn for yourself or someone else?
a leather whip frothing at the mouth ... don’t ask
Have you always wanted to be an artist?
No, I wanted to be a Doctor, then an Archi .. archeiolo ... arkeolo .. I wanted to be Indiana Jones, then I wanted to be Jaques Cousteau, then an actor/film maker/animator
The moment you knew you were officially a professional artist was when…..
When i saw my first credit on TV, such a buzz, even though some old people at the time couldn’t understand the excitement .. it was ‘just a cartoon’
What was your first job?
First proper job as an artist/animator was at Siriol Animation in Cardiff as an in-betweener back in 1986
You and one other person on a deserted island, who is it?
Has to be my better half, Shelly, my rock, literally, I throw her at Jewellery store windows when evaluating their stock .. ahem
If you were not an artist, what would you be?
An Actor (but thats an artist too uh? .. okay .. er ... programmer.
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