I had grown shackled by commercial work...pushing pixels, staring into a monitor screen late at night - I felt pretty unfulfilled creatively by it all.
I remembered my childhood and the recurring dreams I had of pens and pencils for fingers and that making art should be fun. It was this that signified a return to a more analogue way of working. I wanted to get my hands dirty again and my mind moving. In search of some kind of creative redemption I began feverishly sketching and quickly felt alive again with new ideas.
The name Fantome was derived from an anagram of….'Not Fame' the title of an old college project. It was a name that suited both the work and my elusive spirit. I combined my passions of drawing and inking in Black and White with screen printing and revelled in exploring the freedom to pursue my own thoughts and execute them as I wished with creative abandon.