Inspiration: Drawn Interviews

Questions + Drawn Answers with Greg Kletsel

by OKAT 38

Featured Artist #21: Greg Kletsel | Doodlers Anonymous

Greg Kletsel is a drawing machine. In all seriousness, I believe he must be built of metal and moving parts with at least one robotic arm and an infinite supply of ink. That's the only thing that could explain the amount of work he outputs.

I met Greg a thousand years ago when he interviewed at the studio I worked at. The position didn't play out, but I liked his drawing skills and asked if he'd draw up an idea I had for a t-shirt. That's how Tools of the Trade was born (it's still one of my favorite tees).

Today, Greg is a full-time illustrator and designer based in Brooklyn, New York who's rocking it on the illustration scene. Cranking out zines, comics, posters, and all while filling up sketchbook pages by the minute. I have tons of respect for Greg and so it made perfect sense to feature his work in an exclusive drawn interview. He of course did not take the task lightly and simply blew our minds away with his drawn responses to each question. Check out the detail, line work and thought behind each drawing. Wow!

Q: We're curious. What's in your pockets right now?

Q: What city were you raised in?

Q: What's a really good word? Draw it.

Q: If not for illustration and design, what would you be doing?

Q: What's your favorite place?

Q: What do you see through your window?

Q: Define happiness.

Q: What animal represents you?

Q: What does the future look like for you?

Q: Any last words? Advice? Warnings?


  1. Every time I see Greg's stuff I'm more and more inspired. Thanks for sharing these.

  2. Brilliant!

  3. I love this! Are there other doodle interviews?

  4. Man I dig his work makes me want to quit my day drawing at Denny's! I miss those days!

  5. Well heck...maybe I should see a neurologist cos I really messed up my typing..."makes me want to quit my day job and go back to drawing at Denny's!"...much better :)

  6. his work is amazing. great drawn interview

  7. wonderful!

  8. @Amy -- Yes, we have two more drawn interviews 1) John Malta: and 2) Clemens Behr:

  9. I would say "out of the box" but I wonder if Greg even knows there is a box? I hope you never find yourself in one. Once you do it will be hard to get out.

  10. GREAT!!

  11. Awesome work!

  12. Great work, it's obvious he is an "addict". Lots and lots of work.

  13. This work, is by my favourite, but obviously i love everyones doodles as well ;) !

  14. well done!

  15. Woahhhhhh! Super doodles! :-)

  16. EDGY WRK

  17. Really like this a lot. Simultaneously tight & loose.

  18. rad!

  19. Very effective teeth. It's important to show teeth they tell allot about a person.

  20. yes! I like it!

  21. Good Work !

  22. Thanks! Inspiring and funny :-) I think the last piece says it all. Cheers from Stockholm!

  23. Your work is very inspiring and reminds me of an Artist who worked for Mad Magazine back in the sixties. Wish I remembered his name, I loved his work also. I see it in "Voice Actor" and "Disney Florida".

  24. I agree FART is a great word to draw :)

  25. Love it! Thanks for sharing it with us :)

  26. Third one down, it's Peter Capaldi (the new Doctor Who) isn't it? (lol!) :) so funny!

  27. Amazing!

  28. So dope!

  29. Just what I needed this dirty, rainy, windy morning. Right, wheres me pen?!

  30. So great - thanks for sharing!

  31. its beautifull

  32. You're kicking ass!

  33. Brilliant!


  35. Hope you don't mind that I "pinned" your work on my Pinterest "I like this" board?

  36. Exquisite! It reminds me of a new ebook that explains art and beauty in a way I'd never seem before! Check it out! It's by Claudio Richerme ( is selling it)

  37. Awesome style! love it!

  38. Awesomeness! Great questions and superb doodle answers.

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