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Jamie Hewlett Q&A on Twitter TODAY (Thursday 6th) 2-3pm BST - updated with transcript

Today (Thursday 6th September) between 2-3pm Jamie will be doing a Q&A on the Alfred Dunhill Twitter account. All you have to do is tweet questions to @Alfred_Dunhill using the hashtag #Voice and Jamie will try and answer them all.

At the end, Jamie will pick the best question and then draw a Gorilliaz style cartoon based on that users Twitter profile picture.


UPDATE 19:12BST:- The Q&A is now over. Click 'Read More' below to read all the questions and answers! Thanks Alfred Dunhill and Jamie!






@KatiaBololia: Hey Jamie, have you ever met a real-life Tank girl in flesh and bones?

Jamie: I've met people who thought they were tank girl, but there attitude was far to obvious.


@GQRecommends: Other than Damon's apology, what else does Jamie remember about winning a GQ Award?

Jamie: Wanting to remain sober enough to recieve the award, while at the same time being nervous enough to need to drink.


@ThatDavid_D: With a career filled with many projects, is there any that were sidelined which you'd be interested in re-starting?

Jamie: There have been many sidelined projects and yes I'm attempting to get one of those projects made at the moment.


@meishannimb: You said you were inspired by Star Wars when you started drawing, who would be the "Chewbacca" you like to draw today?

Jamie: The kid catcher from Chitty chitty bang bang.

@GQRecommends: What has been Jamie's biggest style mistake?

Jamie: If it was relevant at the time i don't see it as a mistake.We r all guilty of dressing like t**ts at some point in our lives.


@ROFLinmyWaffle: What do you prefer to draw? Boxers or briefs?

Jamie: Briefs of course! Skin tight flesh coloured speedos are always fun to draw.


@romanofajj: Murdoc is a satanist and worships Satan. So why does he name himself the God?

Jamie: Because he isn't a very smart Satanist. Mephistopheles is quite a mouthful in Stoke on Trent.


@PaulaBtinter: if you were taking Tank Girl on a date, where would you take her?!

Jamie: the Wolsey.


@nekoacoustic: what's the best way to offend a man with his fly open?

Jamie: I have no idea? What is the best way?


@FypieFi: which real-life person past or present would you like to characterise and what would their JH trademark be?

Jamie: Yossarian from Joseph Heller's Catch 22, With a look a pure disdain in his eyes.
Jamie: Sorry, you said real life person!


@Robert4rd: Murdoc has spoken of the apocalypse. So my question is does Tank Girl exist in the same universe as The Gorillaz?

Jamie: All these characters exist in my universe, so yes the same.

@hollyyates12: Hi Jamie! My question is: What's your favourite piece of work you created?
Jamie: The Monkey opera. Journey to the west.


‏@1000014: if you had to sleep with one of your creations which would it be and why?

Jamie: I don't want to sleep with any of my characters. I have a real life person to sleep with.


@tweetsbyjames: would you ever bring out a fashion line? or perhaps just a line of hats?

Jamie: Been down that road before, didn't get very far, and didn't enjoy the experience.


@fucking_rage: Oh,it's typical..but,who (or what) inspires and motivates you?

Jamie: Everything inspires me. Even the bad things in life can spark ideas.


@onceuponamarque: Most of the time, your world seems really dark Jamie.Would you say you're a pessimistic or it's all just about #art ?

Jamie: No I'm actually quite a dark person by nature. But I have a bright side that is more present as i get older.


@gningy: If you were invited to do a portrait of the Queen, how would you approach it?

Jamie: I wouldn't do it! Rolf Harris already smashed that one out of the park.


@gorillaz_u: Jamie whose idea was it to put the Day/Dawn Of Dead samples in M1A1 and Demon Days Intro,yours or Damons?

Jamie: That was my idea. Damon listened to them then started to play his guitar over the 'hellllo' sample.


@JezephHi: Jamie, what do think is the future for comic books and printed illustration?

Jamie: book's will always be around. They are an important art form.


@Challenation: do you find a lot of your traits as person manifest themselves in the characters you produce or draw? Or are they dettached?

Jamie: traits seem to end up in my characters. I can't really help it.


@marion_meggle: If you had to live in the Gorillaz crew's house, what type of character would you be ? Would you be a nice roommate ?

Jamie: I'd be a clean house mate who did his fare share. I can't stand hangers on!


@sunmoon_n_stars: Hi Jamie. When you were younger, where did you think, or rather hope, you would go in your career/with your art?

Jamie: My big ambition was to draw comic books. Now i know you can go as far as you want if you trust your self.


@hollyyates12: I Jamie, what would people be surprised to learn about you?

Jamie: I used to be a big Genesis fan!


@AskMenUK: what's your favourite album cover of all time?

Jamie: Tom Waits, Small change.


@RandiSele: Would you ever go back to draw Tank Girl?? Or do anything related to Tank Girl?

Jamie: I was having a chat with Alan Martin the other day about doing a new Tank girl book actually! Nothing decided yet.


@HJMcQueerie: When I dressed this morning my GF said I looked like Tank Girl. Agree? Hair suggestions? pic.twitter.com/E8QqWuKh

Jamie: A Sombrero would finish that look off nicely. Maybe a stun gun too!


@tragic_cookie: How to survive a zombie apocalypse?

Jamie: I'm already surviving a zombie apocalypse!


‏@hollyyates12: Rise Of The Ogre is my bedtime reading. What's yours?

Jamie: The House of holes' by Nicholson Baker.


@iAmGreatBloke Jamie, Why you don't like your children watching Disney films? But it's OK to read Manga?

Jamie: I think their stories are weak and their songs annoying ( not including The Jungle book of course)


@maria_3697407: If you would ask a question to your idol (if you have it) what would it be? Sorry, I'm not english, my grammar is bad

Jamie: How did you get your hand up that Emu's arse?


‏@mitzipepue: How do you build your creative/artistic confidence?

Jamie: Drink Absinth!


‏@Challenation: did you find it intimidating directing Bruce Willis?

Jamie: Yes of course, but luckily for me he was really cool to work with and very laid back!


‏@_mariasps: Who would you like to draw your comic book biography? Or would you like to draw it yourself? Thanks

Jamie: Mort Drucker would be amazing!!!!


‏@LuxeChronicles: What specific values do you share in common with the Alfred Dunhill brand?

Jamie: look sharp, be kind to old ladies and always pay the bill!


@FameLessInfamy: what happened with Evangelist? Will he be in the Gorillaz's future?

Jamie: When Gorillaz returns yes. I like this character very much.



Jamie also answered "Something I'm really enjoying but not ready to talk about.....yet." to which doesn't seem to correspond to anyone of @FameLessInfamy's questions (which were 'did you have any ideas to bring Gorillaz life to comics?' and 'Did you have a favorite cartoon character in childhood?' so this answer might have been directed to someone else and @FameLessInfamy's name showed up by mistake
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Anonymous

September 6 2012, 18:43:21 UTC 4 years ago

jamie hewlett is one of the two only people that i truly admire. the other one of course, is
damon albarn. jamie is so awesome

Anonymous

September 6 2012, 21:01:05 UTC 4 years ago

is there anything you wish you could or have done instead of what you are doing now?
Seriously?

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September 8 2012, 13:16:17 UTC 4 years ago

Your user name sounds awfully familiar. Do you follow me on tumblr? I'm 1000014, but my phone won't let me log in.

Tank girl and gorillaz; do you think they would be insanely jealous of each other?

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Anonymous

September 8 2012, 16:39:55 UTC 4 years ago

Yeah, rock on Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. and the Small Change album cover with a topless and wigless Elvira on it. Most of these questions were as smart as there answers.
"When Gorillaz returns"
I wonder if that's implying something none of us know about yet or...?

Anonymous

September 11 2012, 00:19:45 UTC 4 years ago

Yeah I like how he said "when" and not "if." I think Hewlett/Albarn might've gotten over their little fight and will go back to Gorillaz once they have finished whatever other projects they got lined up for themselves for now.

Anonymous

September 14 2012, 03:08:22 UTC 4 years ago

Bravo to both Albarn and Hewlett! Both artists in their own right and combined. Just jumped on the Gorillaz bandwagon, so I am glad to hear that there is the possibility of more music and the continuing saga of all their characters. Because they are real. They are.

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Anonymous

October 31 2012, 11:39:41 UTC 4 years ago

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, NOODLE!!

- Pigsly
IMPOSTOR

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November 11 2012, 10:38:42 UTC 4 years ago

dafuq?

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November 26 2012, 07:16:01 UTC 4 years ago

You know, i miss Gorillaz song titles with famous actor's names like "Clint Eastwood" and "Bill Murray". They weren't in either Plastic Beach 'nor The Fall. I hope that in a future fifth Gorillaz album they return.

Anonymous

December 16 2012, 01:49:06 UTC 4 years ago

There's no comeback. Let's face it. Gorillaz is over.

Anonymous

December 17 2012, 05:20:29 UTC 4 years ago

I'm with you. In the unlikely event that a miracle happens, all the more surprised and pleased we will be. Cheers!

Anonymous

January 17 2013, 04:21:00 UTC 4 years ago

What ever happened to this picture...
I wonder this myself, really!

Anonymous

February 25 2013, 20:32:54 UTC 4 years ago

This site's dead y'all!

Anonymous

February 26 2013, 19:58:55 UTC 4 years ago

Ok really? There has to be SOME news about future gorillaz stuff! Or at least some stuff about Damon making more music? This is annoying! I check this website everyday in hopes of some news of Damon Albariño or Jamie Hewlett! This is just sad! Post SOMETHINg!!!


Anonymous

March 7 2013, 13:32:24 UTC 3 years ago

SOMETHINg!!!

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March 15 2013, 20:37:53 UTC 3 years ago

so how bout them gerillerz eh?

Anonymous

May 5 2013, 12:04:10 UTC 3 years ago

Gorillaz died ever since they had the Plastic Beach idea. Lame comeback, stupid backstory.

Anonymous

May 18 2013, 13:54:11 UTC 3 years ago

Ya I guess you're right. So hows that platinum album you've been working on going?

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Anonymous

June 21 2013, 00:02:40 UTC 3 years ago

Gorillaz are dead. Way before the NOODLE IZ DEAD commotion.