NAME: Stephen Alan Yorke.
PLACE OF BIRTH: My pirate accent and I originate from Bristol.
OOH ARRRR: Stop that.
OCCUPATION: It says 'Entertainer' on my tax returns.
SO A JUGGLER THEN: I wish. Comedy performer/writer. Voice artist. Impressionist. Podcaster. Dandy.
GOOD FOR YOU. WHY ARE YOU HERE: I'm also a digital collage artist.
EDUCATION: Royal College of Art degree in Visual Communication Design and Moving Image Design from Ravensbourne College of Design & Communication.
THAT DON'T IMPRESS ME MUCH: Is that a random Shania Twain reference?
GREAT SPOT: Thanks.
WHAT HAPPENED NEXT: I was an advertising Creative/Art Director for ten years at various London ad agencies.
FINGER LICKIN' LONG STORY ALERT: When I left advertland in 2010 to try my luck as a comedy thing and voice artist, I also began making collages again. But this time armed with Photoshop and Google Images, rather than Pritt Stick and sunday supplements.
BETTER PULL UP A CHAIR: I first started making collages from old magazines during my BTEC ND Graphic Design course back in Bristol. I became ridiculously obsessed and tried to shoehorn them into EVERY brief. Same with my degree coursework too.
SO WHAT FIRST SPARKED THIS LOVE OF COLLAGE: Er… I can't remember.
GREAT STORY: Sorry.
ARE WE THERE YET: Almost done.
COLLAGE INFLUENCES: The 'Eleanor Rigby' and 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds' sequences from the 'Yellow Submarine' movie. Ray Gun magazine. Jamie Reid's Sex Pistols output. Every vintage Penguin book cover. Radiohead and Stanley Donwood's 'OK Computer' artwork. Gilliam. Typewriters.
COLLAGE INSPIRATION: Sometimes it can be random images on my Twitter feed. Sometimes it can be giving new life to a little long-forgotten image in the corner of an old '60s magazine. Sometimes it can be just wanting to make something that looks coooool, man. Sometimes it can be a way of telling a joke visually, rather than as a semi-hilarious routine and/or video post.
LOSING THE WILL TO LIVE NOW: Yep, that's it.
CLOSING STATEMENT: It's always nice to be asked.
SAY GOODBYE, STEVE: "Goodbye, Steve."