Who are you...
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Pete Knight and I am currently studying my second year of my Art Degree.
What's the origin of your artist name?
My hitRECord name is just my initials, I noticed that they almost spell something amusing so I decided to go with that.
What has been your biggest challenge with your art so far?
Learning to do it again really. I went through a really dark patch in my life for almost 5 years and I had practically given up doing any artwork. I lost my job, had to move back home out of my own place and was generally not doing anything, then one day I picked up a pencil and my sketchbook and just drew, soon after that I decided go back into study and see what happened.
Who or what is your biggest influence?
Difficult to say really, I’ve got so many influences and inspirations from a wide variety of areas. People like Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, John Carpenter, Stan Winston, Steven Spielberg… people involved in story-telling, they’ve helped me escape and have inspired me to try to do the same for others.
What is your wildest story?
Hmm… I don’t know what to say here, I don’t know who’ll read this. I have quite a few with varying levels of depravity/wildness… I may have to be a spoil sport and leave this blank hehehe.
What is the last book you read?
The last book I read was the complete Preacher saga by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, I’m currently reading The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks.
If you could be any character in fiction, who would you be?
I’d have to say either a member of the Green Lantern Corps. I love the whole mythology of it and the fact that their power is based on creativity and will power.
What couldn’t you live without?
Well I’m going to assume that the token answer of “My friends and family” is excluded here because that’s kind of obvious, so saying that I’d probably go with my ipod, it’s a life-saving device in times of great stress and anxiety.
What is your secret talent?
I’m fantastic at losing things!
Tell me about the last dream you remember having?
OK, this is a pretty weird one, I dreamt I was married to a Dutch girl (I have no idea how I knew she was Dutch, I just did, it was one of those weird moments of unexplainable dream knowledge) and she wouldn’t wear clothes, I was getting really embarrassed for her and a little annoyed because it was becoming a problem. That was it really, it was more like a scene from a film rather than a whole dream, there was no development, just me getting embarrassed by my naked Dutch wife!
What are you craving right now?
Some noodles would be awesome.
What was the last song you fell in love with?
Love Letter by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. It’s one of the most beautiful songs I’ve ever heard in my life or You Rascal You by Hanni El Khatib, it’s just got a really awesome swagger and cockiness to it.
Can you hula hoop?
What do you like?
The laughter of my friends and family, cheesy answer but it’s the truth.
What do you dislike?
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
Beer before wine, makes you feel fine. Wine before beer, makes you feel queer. (I don’t mean queer in a homophobic way)
How and why did you start RECording?
I started it when I saw a link on JGL’s twitter page, thought I’d check it out, looked like a really awesome idea and a great place to collaborate on work or to just see others work and absorb some inspiration, haven’t looked back since, it’s been great.
You can find more from Pete Knight here on HitRECord.