So we thought we better introduce these guys formally.
Please meet Artemis, Zhu, Howard & Bob. They hang out with us every day at Yellowstone in the form of A4 and A3 prints, cards and now coasters. And since we've added his new coasters to our online shop, things have gone a bit crazy. I mean they're stylish AND practical. And £2.95!
We had a quick chat with Jamie himself and here's what he had to say...
If you weren't an artist, what would you be?
Hmm... Either asleep or something businessy - To be honest I don't get to do that much art anymore but it doesn't bother me, we've got lots of creative things going on which I get to weigh in on!
How do you name your characters?
I think of the most banal name I can (no offense to anyone who's named Bob, or Howard...) Artemis is a bit different, being a tiger I though the goddess of hunting was apt + a banal name didn't really suit her.
How important were small stockists like Yellowstone for you at the start?
Small stockists were and still remain massively important to Ohh Deer, some of them support the business a lot more than some of the bigger names we work with and they're a joy to work with.
What's next for you and your work?
Not entirely sure, at some point I'll finish this children's book, I have urges to draw things every now and then, so I'll do doubt do that, and there will be more business-related creativity that'll be coming through the pipeline soon.
Photo Credits: Luke Richardson Photography