Andrew Rawlins: "Tomorrow's Another Day"
Posted on October 06, 2011

Rawlins, founder of Epica Awards, is a man who playfully twists the literal meaning into humorous rhetoric and manages to give a baffling answer, though that may not always be to the question asked! What follows is his version of what life is like for a man who considers his job as enviable, at least to the entirety of this planet’s inhabitants.

 

I'm prepared to take off all my clothes.

 

What kills you most?

Bureaucracy

What gets you up in the morning?

An alarm clock.

What happened to your childhood dreams?

They remained dreams.

What distinguishes you from others?

Charm and good looks. (just kidding)

What do you need most?

Charm and good looks. (seriously)

Do you think that anyone can become an artist?

Yes, in their own way.

What does art bring to you?

Everywhere and nowhere; a citizen of the world.

Do you feel your situation is enviable?

Definitely, in comparison with most people living on the planet.

Just another guy trying to get by.

What have you given up on?

Childhood dreams.

Write your own epitaph:

I prefer not to think about that.

What do you do with your money?

Watch it evaporate.

What moves you?

A polar bear.

A Toyota Prius (when it's not stuck in traffic).

What are your favourite pleasures?

Being with my family.

What would you like to receive for your birthday?

Something that helps me forget it's my birthday.

Name three living artists that you hate most?

Sorry, I try not to hate.

What or whom do you defend?

Human rights.

What are you capable of refusing?

An invitation to Iraq.

What is the most important thing in your life?

I'm prepared to take off all my clothes.

What are you blamed for?

Just about everything that doesn't go according to plan. (including the weather)

What does art bring to you?

Art covers up my empty walls.

Who do you think you are?

Just another guy trying to get by.

What drives you nuts?

New technology.

Write your own epitaph:

I prefer not to think about that.

Under what form would you like to come back?

A polar bear.

What was the last book you read?

The Redbreast by Jo Nesbo. (Nordic thriller)

Do you like animals?

Yes, but only the ones that like me.

Why did you choose advertising?

I didn't; it chose me, by accident.

Who is the woman of your dream?

Dominique. (the one I'm married to)

What is your philosophy in life?

Tomorrow's another day.

What is the most important thing in your life?

Right now; answering questions for ArabAd.

Talk to an alien – draw an alien.