What is the best thing that I love about my work? The sense of fulfillment that comes with me doing what I love doing best, that’s what I love most about my work. The entire creative brainstorming is also fun.
What is my idea of happiness? Doing the positive things you love to do, living within your means, and having a huge sense of satisfaction, that’s my idea of happiness.
What is my greatest fear? Sometimes I pretend like I do not have fears but deep down, my greatest fear is failing in the things I set out to do.
What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? I can be so anti-social sometimes. I love being alone most times because I have a huge creative boost during my isolated periods. But I deplore my anti-social traits.
Which living persons in my profession do i most admire? I really respect a lot Jim Lee. His story is a motivation and I love how he was able to pave his own way in the comic industry.
On what occasion would I lie? Well, I don’t think I’d lie in any occasion but in a situation where the end result of the lie could bring about a greater good in the objective sense, I could tell a lie.
What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? Well, I don’t think I dislike anything about my work. Every process is satisfying but if there is anything that I could regard as displeasing, it’s the fact that artists and creators aren’t as valued as they should be.
When and where was I the happiest, in my work? Well, I have many happy moments in my work but the happiest was when I organized the first edition of Unibadan Campus Comic Convention. I also published my first comic book at that time.
If I could, what would I change about myself? I love myself the way I am but I’d definitely love to be more outgoing with people and be able to create more time to connect with people around me especially those who keep sacrificing their time to help me out.
What is my greatest achievement in work? My greatest achievement in work is usually that satisfying feeling I have when I release a new piece and I realize a lot of people find it appealing. When your work is well received, there is a sense of achievement you’d feel.
Where would I most like to live? I don’t have any dream land. I just want somewhere safe, compacted and with serene atmosphere with good people. I don’t care if it’s somewhere remote. I would really love to live in Seychelles or Belgium though.
What is my most treasured possession? The good people around me, those are my most treasured possession. Anytime I remember I have a legion of good supportive people around me, I know I could get anything I want in the world.
What is my most marked characteristic? My optimistic spirit. That belief that things are close to being good and all will be well at last. It’s a part of me that I really cherish
What is my most inspirational location, in my city? Well, I love the museum. Haven’t been there so many times but I had a real connection when I was there.
What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city? I most times stay indoors and I’m not fond of eating out so I can’t pin point any because I haven’t tried any out.
What books influenced my life and how? Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven R. Covey and How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie. Those books helped me to see myself, the world and people around me differently and also helped me connect better with them.
You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day? I would love to listen to a symphony of soft calming instrumentals or some great Japanese anime theme songs as I close my eyes and smile in relief awaiting what happens next.
Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? Can’t really say there is a fictional hero or heroine for me. But I really love a lot about Batman.
Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? My real life heroine is definitely my mother. She has and is still doing a lot.
Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime? Definitely Jumong. Watched the entire movie over 5 times and will still keep watching. I learnt a lot from the movie. I would also recommend Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker, it’s a strong movie.
What role does art play in my life and work? Art plays a huge role in my life and art, life itself is an art on its own. My work isn’t just influenced by art, my work itself is art. Thinking creatively is an art everyone should master.
What do the words ‘You are the storyteller of your own life’ mean to me? We humans have freewill, and that makes us to be in control of how we want our lives to turn out (except in few circumstances) so we most time are the architects of our destiny.
Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? My greatest fans are those who keep checking out my works and encouraging me to move on. My greatest sponsors are those who keep bringing new opportunities to me and I don’t have partners in crime, all my friends are my partners in good deeds.
Which people or companies would I like to work with in 2021? I still wish to land one or two Batman art for DC comics even if they are just cover arts. I’m definitely hyped that I’m working with my friends in Brown Roof Studios. I’d also love to work with the likes of Mohammad Agbadi, Godwin Akpan and more people.
Which people in my profession who can make a real difference in my creative career would i love to meet in 2021? I will love to meet Jim Lee and Todd McFarlane. Don’t know if it could be a possible thing but it’ll be a great development for me if it happens.
What project, in 2021, am I looking forward to work on? Preparing to work on Jakuta from Brown Roof Studios; an African comic studio that I cofounded with a bunch of talented friends. Jakuta is an African king and god of lightening and thunder. I will also be working on “The Archives” an exclusive magazine on African comics and creative industry which I’m creating for my startup: Comics Archive Africa.
Where can you see me or my work in 2021? My works will be on my social media pages @adedayoerivic. Also, many of my works will be seen in pages of Jakuta for Brown Roof Studios. I should also be in some comic conventions in Nigeria if the pandemic doesn’t stop things.
How can you contact me? You can reach me through my social media pages: Adedayo Adeoye Erivic on Facebook and @adedayoerivic on Instagram. You can also mail me through email@example.com