Kevin Jay Stanton

Do you have a daily routine?
Green tea, boot up the computer, sit in front of the computer and work forever.

Could you tell us what you do for a day job?
Freelance illustration! But that also means I spend a lot of time working on crazy self-started and/or collaborative projects.

When's your first cup of tea?
About 15 minutes after waking up.

What's your preferred tea-making ritual?
Small pot, one teabag of a matcha/sencha blend, 170 degrees, mug I only use for tea.

Did you drink tea as a child?
Yes, but I didn't like it as much as coffee until I was an adult.

Do you ever partake in the drinkage of fruit tea?
Hm, if fruit tea includes hibiscus blends, then yes! I've had one thing of forest berries tea while in UK that was quite pleasant too!

Confess. Can you say no to biscuits or cake? Are you a dunker?
Never say no to biscuits or cake! I'm only a dunker with biscotti though!

Which is your favourite cuppa of the day?
The first one.

Is there one break that's non-negotiable?
Oh I drink tea pretty constantly, haha.

Milk or tea in the cup first?
Tea!

And finally, any projects or news you’d like to talk about?
I'm currently Kickstarting a project with Annie Stoll called the 1001 Knights Anthology! It's an enormous trio of books with 250+ artists who explore diversity and feminist themes with amazing knights characters, and we've been working on it for almost two years now.

You can see us talk about it here!