Oh, okay, that's just nasty. Stop putting your finger there, it is so not sexy, and so not healthy. Gosh that's really green! No, don't put it in your ... okay, we're not hungry anymore. Hello everybody else, if you're not a pig, you're welcome! Today we're featuring a new artist, who dared to approach the mysterious Booger world. Yami. Ladies, gentlemen, nose monsters, please welcome Andrew Bargeron, also known as Gimetzco !
Andrew is 35. He lives in Nashville (TN) where he's designing t-shirts, drawing funny pictures, album covers, lunch boxes and yes, he's getting paid (and laid) for that. You want to be a comic designer yourself? So listen to Andrew's story, it may give you some tips on getting the greatest job of all time.
In 1995, after college, Andrew started illustrating for a ska band called My Man Friday. From then on his focus was largely on working for bands. Through the years he'd like to think that he has improved in his abilities, to the point where major label bands like Phantom Planet, Reel Big Fish and Weezer contacted him to illustrate for them. In 2005 he started focusing on T-shirt and screen print style design. Recently, he has shifted his focus to designing t-shirts (and other designs) with an aged poster motif. He has been printed by Threadless, Woot, Spring Leap and Ript Apparel, so yes, he's a star and yes you can buy one of his t-shirts and walk proudly in the street, because the artist who designed it is so cool, and he illustrated one of your favourite FML stories. Or something like that.
His current projects are pretty various as our today's hero loves to try several ways to create, to then feel several ways of stress. He's working on the conception of a toy called Brain Thing and a bunch of characters called the Cryptid Crew that he imprints on t-shirts, posters and a bunch of other stuff.
This is what Andrew loves, drawing a story (or elements of a story) but in a one single image, and in as many different ways as possible. And he's doing it perfectly.
Andrew loves hanging out with his wife and their dog and cat. He really enjoys the fantastic but not the usual fantasy stuff (orcs, goblins, trolls. we hate trolls too), he quite enjoys genre cinema, particularly Grindhouse/Drive in movies, but more sci-fi horror than exploitation. He also likes making music (which can be found on his website as well). He is a real Leonardo da Vinci for the 21th century.
"-Why did you choose this FML, lovely Andrew?
-Booger is a very commonly used word in my daily vocabulary, and I like monsters plenty.
-So the booger-monster was inevitable. And why did you decide to send an illustration to FML?
-I was asked, and upon investigating, noticed some of my well respected peers (notably Muckpuddy and Jublin) were contributing, so I figured I'd give it a go."
We're glad you did. Thanks for your participation Andrew!
If you want to be the next published artist, send an email to [email protected] which starts with a hello and ends with a goodbye, including your name, age, and a link to your website/blog. If you don't have one, attach some of your drawings. But DON'T send your illustration right away! You need first to get in touch with Alice, who saw her computer dying at 2 A.M, who will tell you what you have to do!