The Skinny Showcase: Jenny Soep

Gallery | 09 Jun 2009

Jenny Soep is an 'Illustrator'.  Well, SHE thinks she is, but the Association of Illustrators once said 'well, it's not really illustration is it?'
She says it's got words, it's evocative, it's an illustration of the live event, affected by the live event.
 Soep has had the great fortune to draw many great gigs and events: at T in the Park (she was sponsored by Scottish Water to draw at the Futures Stage, but snuck out at one point to go draw Brian Wilson in his Pet Sounds tent - she gave the pic to Brian, and doesn't have a copy because she was so emotionally overcome); both Connect festivals (highlights - Bjork - one of the pictures of Bjork has got a massive wine stain incorporated, care of some anonymous audience member); Ballads of the Book at the Tramway, Arches Live and Arches Theatre Festival, Projector Animation Festival, StAnza Poetry Festival, not forgetting the World Porridge Making Championships.  Last year the Scotsman commissioned Jenny to draw their live debate on the current situation for the arts in Scotland, with the picture being featured in the weekend paper.
 Occasionally Jenny gets to collaborate with an animator who projects live footage and animation of her drawings during live gigs.  This is always exciting.
 So Jenny Soep might not be thought of as a 'regular' illustrator, but drawing live is her thing, and she's definitely one to watch in the future<a href="" target="_blank"></a>