Judging from all of his work and his almost European gaze, we were convinced that Chris Turnham was based somewhere in Europe. By Twitter, we found out that he actually is a local Angeleno, something we were both shocked to here. Of course, we had to interview him for Los Angeles, I’m Yours and, a few Sundays back, we met up with him at his cute little spot in Los Feliz and had a chat about art, Los Angeles, and life. First, we were shocked he didn’t have an English accent (like we both assumed). Second, we were shocked that he’d been here for almost a year and a half having just relocated from Portland. Third, we were shocked to find out that his Fleet Street Scandal partner Kevin Dart also now lives in Los Angeles (and isn’t from Europe either). And, fourth, we were glad to find out that Chris is now working as a full time artist and freelance illustrator/animator. All great things to find out!
Chris is super fantastic and has some great things to say about making art, being new to Los Angeles, working in animation, and now working as a free agent in the art world. Also, his apartment is super cute. Check out the story and more photos here.