How long have you been creating art?
Oh, forever. It’s always been a thing, but I just recently realized I need glasses. I don’t know if I always have, or if I’m like the forger in the Great Escape and I’m going to go blind from working too much.
What are your sources of inspiration?
Oh, I like things with faces. Slap a face on anything and its funny. I like ‘50s and ‘60s animation. Mary Blair, Lou Romano. Simple, smart story telling.
Ever been to a roller derby bout?
No I haven’t, but I've felt fear in my chest when I've seen it on TV. I saw that movie Solar Babies. Is that a realistic future for roller derby?
I hope not. Can you skate?
I’m the only person I know that really can’t skate. Growing up, every birthday party I went to was at Skate Country. It was horrifying. It’s all carpeted around the rink, so I could sort of shuffle. But at the concession stand, right where the rail ended, it was cement so I'd have to try to throw myself to the counter. You have to be careful what you buy though, you need use of your hands to grab on to objects or people.
Can you tell us a little about Switcheroo?
Well, I work with Michelle Valigura. We make stuff. So this is our company we use to put out products we design. Or we team up with other artists; some of our friends like Buff Monster, Anna Chambers, Bwana Spoons. We're really excited about what these guys are coming up with and how we can work with them.
Do you have any new products coming out?
Yes, I’m making a wood toy, Michelle is making some concealed weapons plush, and poop by Anna Chambers. These are all coming out pretty soon.
What do you like to do outside of the art world?
Such a hard question because my answer exposes me as a weirdo. I think I just sit at my computer a lot. I like gadgets. I just got the Netflix box yesterday, so I can instantly download movies. I kick ass at Dr. Mario on the Wii. Walk my dog. Eat.
Any future plans or goals?
Future goals: Work with Joss Whedon, get an athletic sponsorship, design an amusement park ride, and learn how to dive.
Any final words?
My feet belong on the ground, not wheels.