Chesterfield born artist Carl Flint was a frequent contributor to the NME between the years 1989 to 1992 and 1995 to 1999, his illustrations regularly accompanying albums reviews whilst also drawing for the paper’s weekly ‘Thrills Believe It Or Not’ feature.
During his break from the NME Carl drew for the monthly strip ‘Disco Inferno’ in Select whilst working for organs as diverse as Sky magazine, the Guardian, Marxism Today and Time Out but he is also known for his comic strips in Deadline, Sonic the Comic, Red Dwarf, Japanese weekly Comic Morning and, more recently, Self Made Hero’s anthology ‘It’s Dark In London’.
Carl currently spends his time storyboarding for clients such as Channel 4 (he drew the boards for the award-winning channel idents – ‘Pylons’, ‘Council Estate’ and ‘Street Market’ etc.), MTV, Ridley Scott & Associates, and Nickelodeon. He has also boarded the cut-scenes for the game version of ‘Terminator:Salvation’ and has completed a range of illustrated books that include ‘Thatcher For Beginners’ (Icon), ‘Time Out Film Guide’ 1998 (Time Out Publishing), ‘Introducing Joyce’ (Icon), ‘Sick Office Syndrome’ (Victor Gollancz), & ‘It’s Behind You!’(Macmillan).
Between the years 1987 and 2005 Carl lived in London before heading for the sunnier(!) climes of Sweden, living firstly in Malmö and then Göteborg. For some inexplicable reason Carl recently relocated to Sheffield, which is where Geoff Loop caught up with him for an exclusive interview which you can read here.