Jon Burgerman talks doodling on Instagram video, creating animated stickers & spontaneous creativity

Our favourite doodle artist Jon Burgerman is currently in the UK launching his new children’s book Splat.

Splat is true to Jon’s spontaneous and playful style - full of bright and crazy light-hearted illustrations that keep you guessing, and we’re sure laughing, with each page turn. Go SPLAT and the character gets a pie to the face, go SQUISH and you’ve made an insect sandwich and SPLASH into a deluge of water balloons - and the best part - no clean-up is necessary.

Splat, published by Oxford University Press, is available in the UK from any local book shops, or from Amazon for £6.99.

We spoke to Jon, now based in New York, the last time he visited the UK. You may have seen his hilarious Instagram stories, animated iPhone sticker sets or his colouring book.

Here at Digital Arts we’re big fans of Jon’s spontaneous, colourful and playful doodles, as we’re sure many of you are. It’s been a busy time for Jon.

Between vegetarian meals and watching his neighbourhood become even more gentrified, he’s published his first colouring book and now Splat, volunteered himself to the phenomena of animated iPhone sticker sets, discovered the potential of Instagram stories and commented on political happenings such as Brexit and Trump’s election.

Jon talks about keeping a mental scrapbook, how he makes his recent Instagram stories and the benefits of working digitally over traditional media. Whilst doodling using Procreate on his iPad Pro, he explains the process behind his animated stickers and whether we can expect to see more animated work from him in the future. 

This isn't the first time we’ve spoken to Jon Burgerman. Check out what he’s been up to in the links below. 

Watch Jon Burgerman Live Draw Humpty Dumpty for Sesame Street

The Designer/Illustrator’s Guide to Moving Abroad

Jon Burgerman talks about what has inspired his success 

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