Gerald Scarfe

Allure of the dark side

'I just couldn't find my way with him.'

I don't remember exactly how the interview went, but I remember one of my favourite artists, cartoonist Gerald Scarfe, talking about how he struggled with the character of Hercules when he worked on the Disney cartoon.

'The bad guys are often much more fun, more interesting.'

I'm sure Scarfe has a lot of fun ripping politicians apart with his pens – and likewise for me, there can be something intriguing, dangerous and exciting to draw the 'bad guys.'

Maybe in a way they are more relatable? Flawed and fallible, they have given into their weaknesses.

Maybe we can have a little fun with the bad guys along the way, just so long as the 'good guys' always win in the end, eh? ;)