New Zealand Artist Elliot Francis Stewart Debuts With Roll Your Own + Tons of Original Artwork

1xRUN Thru Interview
Roll Your Own by Elliot Francis Stewart

1xRUN: Tell us a little bit about this piece, how long did this piece take?
Elliot Francis Stewart: This piece was specifically illustrated and painted for 1xRUN. I wanted to draw a sexy girl rolling a cigarette and I got carried away.  It took me about 24 hours from start to finish.

1xRUN: What materials were used to create this piece?
Elliot Francis Stewart: It is a mix of ink and watercolour on paper.

1xRUN: What is unique about this piece? Why should people buy this print?
Elliot Francis Stewart: You don’t see people rolling cigarettes much these days.

1xRUN: Describe this piece in one gut reaction word.
Elliot Francis Stewart:  A-lil-over-the-top.


1xRUN: When did you first start making art? What was your first piece?
Elliot Francis Stewart: I don’t even remember to be honest. I drew a blue ghost.

1xRUN: What artists inspired you early on? What artists inspire you now?
Elliot Francis Stewart:  Early on I was very inspired by The Beano Mag. Today I am really inspired by my friends.


1xRUN: Do you listen to music while you work? If so what?
Elliot Francis Stewart: I typically find myself listening to oldies radio stations.

1xRUN: If you could collaborate with any living artist who would it be and why? Any deceased artists?
Elliot Francis Stewart: Sergio Aragones because he’s amazing! For the latter it would be Will Eisner to pick his amazing brain.


1xRUN: What was the first piece of art that you bought? Do you still have it?
Elliot Francis Stewart: I’ve yet to buy a piece of art.

1xRUN: Where else can people find you?
Elliot Francis Stewart: Website Instagram @elliotfrancisstewart