Letter from England

For this new issue of Letter from… column, we asked toonpool.com artist Kerina Strevens about her life and begged for some photographs of her working place and the city she lives in. Witnesham, a small village just to the North of Ipswich in Suffolk, England – also the hometown of the famous cartoonist, Giles. Kerina is a member of “The Cartoonists’ Club of Great Britain”. Find more about her from the following letter:

1. Which movie/TV character you see yourself as and why?
The movie character I see myself as would probably be the lead part in the film ‘Chocolate ‘ for so many reasons!!!

2. What are your New Year’s resolutions?
My new year’s resolution was to eat more chocolate and exercise less, or was it the other way round?  I choose not to remember.a

3. What bores you the most?
My day job bores me most at the moment.

4. Do you like your place or would you like to live somewhere else?
I love living in East Anglia and probably won’t ever go too far from it if I can avoid it.  I have tried but always seem to end up returning here.

5. What are you able to do that Superman can’t do?
Things I can do that Superman can’t, have a baby, go into the Ladies toilets, walk into a phone box without changing costume.

6. If you were sleep walking one night, where would you probably wake up the next day?
If I were sleep walking I would probably wake up in the nearest chocolate factory/ sweet shop/ ice cream parlour.

7. What would you wear to be kicked out from a black tie cocktail party
I could wear a cocktail dress and still get thrown out of a cocktail party.

8. Tell me the biggest prank you did on a friend.
The biggest joke I ever played on anyone was one of my ex managers. We had no staff and it was very difficult, but me and two of my collegues wrote out really ridiculous letters of resignation and handed them to him altogether.  He went white.  Five minutes later we watched his face change as he opened the first letter, then he realised it was April Fool’s Day.  The letters went right round all the managers at our supermarket, we’d written we were leaving to become strippers or prostitutes or something!!!!  All very ridiculous stuff.

9. How to ruin your vacation?
I’d have to get food poisoning or a tooth ache to ruin any holiday.

10. If I gave you a giraffe, where would you hide it?
I would hide a giraffe in the middle of an English supermarket with a sign round it’s neck saying ‘I’m a giraffe’.  English people don’t see anything in front of them and certainly don’t read signs.  They just complain if there’s not a sign. We’re a strange breed.

11. What do you do when you see the glass half empty!
What do I do with a glass half empty?  Depends what’s been in it.

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Credits to Nicoleta Ionescu for talking with Kerina Strevens

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6 Responses to “Letter from England”

  1. menekse cam says:

    :) Funny interview! … chocolates, ice creams and a woman who is to be able to have a baby or the more and go into the Ladies toilets. We both have so many common features. :) Congratulation Kerina and Niki!

  2. Otilia Bors says:

    Hy Kerina,
    You leave and work in a beautiful place.
    Congrats for your interviw!
    Best regards from Bucharest!

  3. Mike Haskett says:

    Summer greetings from Mike..Enjoy your site.

  4. Mike Haskett says:

    Greetings from Sverige. Enjoy your site and cartoon blog.

  5. Rohit says:

    Hy kerina, first a fall congrats for your interview,it’s a first funny interview in the world, yes you are right,you can do everything,You leave and work in a beautiful place.
    Do your best to best work, god bless you……..

  6. Kim Maxine says:

    I didn’t see this interview until now. Funny! And great to find out more about you, Kerina!

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