Ahoy my sweet readers, how was your week? I truly hope you enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed the America's Next Top Model final (wtf happened to Angelea ?). We're so close to Christmas that it's getting difficult to wait to unpack our well-deserved presents. Meanwhile, here's my Christmas gift to you, a brand ne, awful (but funny) illustration, made by our artist of the day :
-Hi everybody, my name is Italo Perochena a.k.a. Italiux
-First of all, why did you choose this nickname?
-Oh well, it goes way back when i was like 6, a cousin of mine kept calling me Italius, and i just replaced the s for a x, big science there.
-How old are you?
-According to a calendar on this website, today I'm 28.61 years old
-Oh, close to the big 3-0. Where do you live?
-Don´t say that! I´m currently living on Buenos Aires - Argentina, but i am from Lima - Peru
-How's life in Peru?
-Pretty much the same as here, but a little bit cheaper. And no, i don´t have a Llama.
-Oh. I don't see the point to continue this interview anymore. What's your job?
-I'm currently working with some business in Peru via internet, designing freelance basically. Sometimes illustrating little pieces. I don´t have much time for a job with regular times, because i´m studying.
-What are you studying? The arts?
-I wish! I'm studying for an MBA with major in Corporate Communications and advertising. With some Marketing classes. To add to my advertising designer degree.
-So, drawing's just for fun?
-Well, I draw since i can think of and everyone that really knows me knows that. That's basically why i went to study design, but now I'm trying to get the big bucks by getting my MBA going on. Lately i went more serious with illustration, and i want to see how far I can go.
-What (or who) inspires you?
-Pretty much anything: playing with my dog, watching a movie, hearing jokes from my friends, spending time with my girlfriend but usually inspiration comes to me when I´m all warm in bed and I´m about to sleep. Scumbag inspiration...
-And what about webcomics? Is there any webcomics that you love?
-Hmmm not many really. I really like the work of Alberto Montt, Liniers (an Argentinian artist)... and of course the illustrated FMLs!
-Last question, but not least ! Why did you choose this story?
-I was choosing the stories with my girl, and as soon as we read that story we were like: OMG this one, i intermediately pictured the whole comic in my head, and laughed so hard. Kids and drunks are extremely honest, I love that. I wonder how honest is a drunk kid... I'll have to try that someday.
-YES try that, then don't ever contact us again, so the FBI won't be on our back. Again. Thank you very much that was fun!
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE ILLUSTRATED FML
Italiux's DA : http://italiux.blogspot.com/
If you want to be the next published artist, send an email to alice [at] fmylife.com including a link to your website/blog/DA. But DON'T send your illustration right away! You need first to get in touch with me, and I'll tell you what you have to do!