Jonny Glover is an illustrator and animator, currently working in London.
If you have flicked through a copy of the Guardian’s Weekend magazine, you may have found yourself looking over some of Jonny’s illustrations.
Jonny’s illustration style is instantly recognisable; there is this strong sense of wit and movement throughout all of his work.
Exaggerated and expressive composition is key, and more often or not, it’s his diverse characters and use of light hearted humour that make tricky subjects more accessible. Some of his clients include the NHS, The Guardian, The UN, The Barbican, The Financial Times and The Wellcome Trust.
I spoke with Jonny in February 2020, in South London. It was great to talk through his influences and the encouragement from his family that has lead to his career as an illustrator. I would highly recommend that you have a look at Jonny’s website to see more of his work.
In the show, we discussed…
Saul Steinberg (Author of The Passport) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saul_Steinberg
Hergé (creator of Tintin)
Calvin and Hobbes
Yoplait Advert (1966) by Raymond Savignac
The Gashlycrumb Tinies by Edward Gorey (1963)
And… of course. A portrait of a robust cow.