How did you become interested in becoming an illustrator?
I was always interested. For as long as I can remember I’ve been into drawing. My mum enrolled me in art classes when I was five or six, and that was it, really. I did oil painting and went sketching outdoors, that kind of thing. When I left school I knew I’d study art at university – there was really no question of doing anything else.
Simon Haynes won a WA Science Fiction Foundation award for the second year in a row at Swancon 2009. Haynes was awarded Best Professional Long Work in the Tin Duck Awards for Hal Spacejock: No Free Lunch.