Getting down to it with MRK.
[java] First I want you the introduce yourself to the readers.
[MRK] Uhm... Tough one. ..
[MRK] Born in 1977... a good year..
[MRK] Been a scener since 1991... Started pixelling in 92..
[MRK] Quite lazy from time to time, and... I hate demo-coders.... yeah thats about it..:D
[java] You hate democoders? Why is that ?
[MRK] uhm, I was not entirely serious .. But they frustrate you quite a bit from time to time..
[java] So, why am I interviewing YOU ?
[MRK] I dunno....
[java] Well I do, I am doing it since you are one of the best scene artists around.
[java] What is your main interest in the scene?
[MRK] It used to be the major fun of making demos. But that has been quite boring these days.
[MRK] I never get the oppurtunity to work with a focused and dedicated coder..
[MRK] These days it's mostly a good oppurtunity to boost my ego, and a good excuse for
laming around with my beloved amiga
[MRK] and the creative process of drawing a pic OFCOURSE!
[java] If you got the chance of working with a free-of-choice coder, who would it be ?
[MRK] Doesn't matter really.. Someone dedicated and focused enough to make good demos..
[MRK] Skize/Limited edition is all that.. Except from the fact that he does it on amiga..
[java] Some claim that you are the best swedish graphic artist ever, what do you say about that?
[MRK] From his/her point of view.. True ofcourse... But not if you ask me.
[MRK] I'd reccon Prowler or some guy here at UDS
[java] How do your everyday life look like?
(Javas note: Mrk is a real Workoholic)
[java] How do you squeeze your toothpaste? From top to bottom or right in the middle?
[MRK] Top to bottom..
[MRK] And I never forget the cap
[java] What is the secret behind your pictures?
[MRK] Secret, uhm.. How would I know?
[MRK] Hours of hard work, attention to details...
[java] If you look ten years forward, what will you be doing then?
[MRK] I'll probably work with games. Hopefully designing them.
[MRK] Somewhere in europe..
[MRK] Otherwise I'm doing some farming with my father..:D
[java] What is your opinion about using photos as a references when making your own art ?
[MRK] First, I don't claim my pictures to be works of art. The demoscene is not about making
[MRK] But it's ok.. as I do it.
[java] What do you think of the scene of today?
[MRK] It's too focused on 3D shit.. It should be about new ideas..
[MRK] The platform is more or less unimportant I think...
[java] What is your goal in life?
[MRK] well.. have fun.. make money
[java] If you cut a girl in half (right above the navel), which half would you choose? The
top or the bottom?
[MRK] I'd choose the top.... I think... Or... Yes... The top....
[java] Name three scene artists that have made the biggest influence on you?
[java] Why them?
[MRK] All three because of very good old-school styles and pixel-techniques
[MRK] Ra is unfortunately the only one of them who actually developed his technique to
[java] What would you do if I sang out of tune?
[MRK] Lend you my ears!!
[java] How come you got involved in the scene?
[MRK] The same old...
[MRK] A friend introduced me to the amiga and the scene...
[MRK] I started swapping...
[MRK] Mods... nah
[MRK] Coding.... tried and failed...
[MRK] Gfx.... well...
[java] Which candybar is you favourite?
[MRK] It's Brejk! tjofräs
[java] Which moment in your scene history will you remember the most?
[MRK] I guess watching the first demo I made...
[MRK] And winning the compo at Icing 95...
[MRK] heaven like.... I think.... or something... perhaps..
[java] What are you doing nowadays?
[MRK] I work... with games....
[MRK] Didn't u know!! ??? :D
[MRK] U work here aswell!!!
[java] No, i didnt, .. ehm ..i do? :D
[java] How fast do you run 100 metres?
[MRK] uhm.. quite slow.. I think it was around 13 seconds in highschool... should
have been better.. guh!
[java] Do you consider yourself as a cool guy?
[MRK] No, it's damn hot in here!
[java] Are you a typical traditional amiga guy that will only make max 256 cols
pictures or will we see Photoshop truecolor pictures by you?
[MRK] I've allready made a photoshop-thing ..
[MRK] but I prefer the old-style amiga pixels yes... without scanners and shit
like that.. but that seems to disappear... :(
[java] What do you prefer, a hamburger, a pizza or a big plate of ravioli.
[java] how high can you jump without any legs ?
[MRK] high jump: 1.70 m !!!
[MRK] and without... dunno :D
[java] which one of your own pictures is your personal favourite?
[MRK] the owl...
[MRK] without doubt...
[MRK] took me forever to pixel that one... all from my head aswell....
[java] can you picture yourself with a wife and three kids ?
[MRK] I don't do self portraits...
[MRK] or... perhaps... :D
[java] Do you have any last comments to the readers?
[MRK] That's the way I like it baby, I don't wanna live forever!
end of interview
You can also check MRKs personal homepage at http://hem1.passagen.se/hollmo/mrk