Ever heard of the Tower of Babel? You know, the tower some guys tried to build in Shinar, a tower so big it would take them to heaven. But God turned up, pretty angry at them for being so pretentious and said "Come, let us go down and confound their speech" so he confused their languages and scattered them across the face of the Earth. Well, we this story has some stuff in common with today's illustration but it has nothing to do with it. Absolutely nothing.
So let's start the interview, shall we?
-What's your name and surname?
-How old are you?
-Where do you live?
-Baltimore, MD, USA
-What do you do for a living?
-I earn my bread and butter with a day job while freelancing art with my Studiomates evenings and weekends. Basically, I'm a superhero. I just put my glasses on instead of taking them off.
-What's your story?
-I graduated in May with a BFA in Illustration, and am in the midst of launching an independent Studio with some extremely talented friends ( http://www.facebook.com/pages/Better-Art-Studios/108761329195894 ).
-What are your projects?
-I can't say I have anything as solid as a "project" just yet - plenty of things in the works, but nothing worth bragging about. Right now I just write and draw furiously until something comes out.
-Can you tell us about your blog/website?
-http://soltian.net is my portfolio site designed to showcase my work. I'd be honored if you gave it a look!
-What inspires you ?
-There are too many things to count, but to list a few...Disney (particularly Hunchback), Pixar (especially Toy Story!), Star Wars, Goya, classical sculpture and Mythology in general, cheesy kids anime like Naruto and solid grown-up anime like Monster.
-What makes you laugh the most?
-Loud, dirty, and extremely inappropriate jokes. The stupider the better, usually. Sometimes I make myself laugh, while everyone in my vicinity wonders why they hang out with me.
-Why did you choose this FML?
-There was something so Suess-ian about the boyfriend's intentions. Not malicious, just so goddamn silly. It made me laugh, so I went for it!
-Do you have your own FML anecdote that you can share us?
-You'd think this would be an easy question...let me think. The scene: my sad 91 Camry parked behind a large silver SUV. The problem: my bumper is ever so lightly nudging the SUV's. Since I was parked on campus, I got called out of class to come and rectify my wrong-doings, enduring heavy verbal abuse from the SUV driver while I carefully backed my car away from hers. Apparently she was very concerned that I would "crash into" her car again, and that this would make it more difficult for her to sell it so she could buy a better one. On top of that, I get a ticket.
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