What do you do?
I pretend to be a chef and draw strange sadistic food that my customers order through Bistro Palooka (http://bistropalooka.blogspot.com/). Sometimes I pretend to be an illustrator for imaginary vintage publications from the 1920s by creating black and white illustrations with men in awesome suits. My entire life is pretty much made-believe.
Why do you do it?
I am chronically dissatisfied with things in which many are beyond my control. So it is important that I am able to feel like I have some power over my life. Some people do it by manipulating others; I do it by manipulating pixels on my screen.
How do you create these images?
I drink some coffee, pick out one of the thousand ideas in my head, and then do a ink drawing. I scan it into the computer and finish it in Photoshop.
Who are your influences?
I love Anke Weckmann’s style, and also pretty much every single artist who worked with NoBrow.
How does the place you live impact upon your work?
I feel disconnected from where I am, so a large portion of my work is based on an idealized place in my head.
What do you like?
I don’t know what I like but I know exactly what I don’t like. In fact I update my hate list every 2 years.
What don’t you like?
Raisins, purple walls, fluorescent lights, long instruction manuals, wrong shades of pink, soggy food, attention-seeking animals, wet hair, my handwriting, banana slugs, needles, when it is too hot, when it is too cold, worms… I should probably shut up now.