Meet the 2016 Authors Korky Paul


Korky-PaulWhat are you most looking forward to at the 2016 Festival?

Going out into the desert and perhaps drawing it. Also meeting the amazing gathering of book lovers from all over the world. This is what  is unique about the  Emirates Airline Festival of Literature 2016.

When did you realise you wanted to be an illustrator?

I have always drawn since I was a kid growing up in the bushveldt in Zimbabwe.

After studying fine arts and film animation and working in advertising in Europe did I realise that this kind of ‘job’ existed. You get paid to play… Amazing!

What book do you find yourself re-reading most often?

Sherlock Holmes Omnibus Edition! And of course Struwwell Peter (Shock Haired Peter).

If you weren’t an illustrator what would you be?

Kafenion owner selling Ouzo and tasty mezedes.

And finally, we have a number of aspiring illustrators attending the Festival. What one piece of advice would you give them?
Draw anything and everything every day.