If you are even remotely familiar with the brilliance of Overdoz then you will also already know the artwork of Trenton Elliot. As part of the wider creative collective who help bring the far-reaching Overdoz vision into reality, Trent is a core component, the illustrator who has helped fashion a dynamic vision of the group in vibrant Technicolor. Whether the ‘Simpsons’ style Blunnits cartoon, the graphics that adorn their website and visual treatments, the recent killer artwork for The Rise of the DEST shows and exclusive Twelve Bar collaboration tee, or even their elaborate stage sets, Trent is the man that makes things happen. No. Scrub that. Trent is the man that makes things, period. So we asked him to put down his paintbrushes, hammers and overalls for a moment and give us a glimpse into the mind of an artist via The Twelve.
1. Who's in the house?
The Artist/ Designer/ Illustrator/ Stage Art Creator, Trent Elliot
2. Can it be that it was all so simple then?
Yeah it was. All I needed back then was a pencil, a piece of paper, my imagination, a Juice box, and I was good to go. Those simple things evolved to so much more, but its all good. Can't wait to see what’s next.
3. It ain't where you're from, it's...?
Where you’re headed.
4. Give me the fortune, keep the fame?
I'm good with having the fortune, I think I'd pass on the fame. There’s too much pressure behind having fame for me.
5. After the show it's the after-party, and after the party it's the...?
The crib to crash.
6. It's quite okay for a gangster to wear sandals?
Yeah it is. I'd like to see you tell them otherwise
7. If I ruled the world?
Imagine that... I would make sure all my friends and family were living comfortable.
8. Do you want more?
Duh. I want so much more of everything.
9. How does it feel?
Feels good. I'm doing all the things that I want to do and life is beginning to reveal the future. It’s looking bright.
10. What's next on the menu?
Some Honey's Kettle Fried Chicken, a few ice-cold brews and some more art shit.
11. Give me the reason to want you back?
Because NO ONE can do what I do.
12. Tell us why it's all love...
Because that's all that has been shown to me from the good folks at Twelve Bar.