Today's illustration is HERE !
SATURDAY SATURDAY gotta get down on Saturday, everybody’s lookin’ forward to the interview!
Now, the song "Friday" is playing in your head. You're welcome. Today we're going to the big Apple, and no we're not talking about the iphone 5G, we're talking about New York, where Christian our artist of the day lives.
As we've already ruined your morning with the "F song", let's not waste any more time and start the interview.
-So! What's your name and surname?
-Like the great (more like, fabulous) neighborhood in San Francisco?
-Haha Yes exactly but I usually get the Fidel Castro reference
-That's my Armistead Maupin side. Where do you live?
-I live in Brooklyn, New York. Born and raised!
-What's so great and lame about this place?
-The Great: It's New York! I'm in one of the most exciting and diverse places in the world. I can never get bored being here. And I enjoy watching all the tourists walk around looking at the tall buildings! As for the lame: There's a lot of annoying tourists looking at all the tall buildings!
-Is it true that you can get vertigo just by looking at all those buildings?
-It's possible. I've lived here all my life so I might have built a tolerance to it by now.
-How old are you ?
-I am 22 years young!
-What's your job ?
-I'm currently trying to pursue freelance illustration full time. (Does it count as a job if you don't make all your money from it?)
-That's exactly what I was about to ask.
-I think of it as owning a business. If you open a store and have no costumers, its still your job, right? So i refer to myself as an illustrator : )
-So how did you become a freelance artist?
-Well I grew up watching cartoons and trying to imitate what I saw on TV onto paper. So I would spend my free time drawing the Simpsons and Pokemon. When I was a teenager I attended LaGuardia Arts High School in New York City where I majored in art. While there I learned about the world of illustration. Then I was accepted to the Fashion Institute of Technology also in New York where I received my degree in illustration.
-What are your projects?
-I'm currently finishing up a series of 2-panel paintings comparing New York City (where I was born) and the city of Cali, Colombia (where both my parents are from) You can see some of it on my website now. It's like a mash-up of culture clash in the form of illustration. Also I am illustrating a children's book I wrote about the new york city subway!
-I'm not sure the illustration you did for FML could be in that book. Moreover, why did you choose this story?
-Haha, that could be in the PG-13 version of the book. I chose this story because ice cream trucks play an important role in my childhood! In New York, when you hear an ice cream truck outside you know winter is finally over. It's like an unofficial Ground Hog's Day! Plus I've always had the special ability to hear ice cream truck music from very very far away, that's why I chose this story, even if Emilie Record did too!
-New York city is such an amazing city. Well thank you so much for your participation Christian!
-No problem! Thank you for having me!
You don't want to miss next week's comic guys, because we'll go straight to Narnia. Seriously.
If you want to be the next published artist, send me 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!