We love the work of American illustrator, Hope Gangloff. It captures the disposable elements of pop culture in an irreverent and witty way. We interviewed her recently. You must run through a stack of pens. Which types are your weapons of choice? ‘I do run through large quantities of pens. My methods for discarding their carcasses is faulted. I have a large pen graveyard! A favorite pen is one that doesn’t bleed, fade or get affected by moisture on the paper. I’m a lefty, and my hand constantly smudges the paper. A favorite pen will dry quickly and have a fine point. That can only mean one brand of pen that has large, regular distribution in three colors. When I need a finer point, or a different color, I use dip pens with nibs’. Your work often catches the subjects looking slightly trashed and, at the very least, vulnerable. Does it comment on a particular section of society or society in general? ‘I don’t know. I would disagree. I draw people the way they really look. We are surrounded by a TV culture — with movies and billboards all around us offering a super sanitized version of people that are always ‘on’. People don’t look that way in real life. I think the way people look in real life is much more interesting. Slackened expressions or suspicious glares … and then maybe I’ll fashion wildly fictional circumstances’.