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...
-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!
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!