So I’ve been asked to contribute to the Zazzle blog and at first I was reluctant since I had no clue what to write about. Besides, I suck at blogging, that’s why I have a ‘photo blog’ so I don’t have to bother with words. I was trying to think of a way to get out of writing posts, but then I realized that I could have some fun with this blogging thing… I decided to interview our Zazzle contributors to find out what was going on inside their heads. Totally cool. Maybe I can get some inspiration on how to pimp out my own Zazzle gallery. We have some great contributors here at Zazzle and I plan on interviewing my favorites, one by one.
The PotatoCrisps Interview
For my first interview I decided to speak with PotatoCrisps, a 22 year old certified Rock and Roll Scientist and pretty cool Zazzle Contributor.
Me: Tell us a little about yourself and where you are from.
Potatocrisps: I’m from the San Francisco Bay Area. Affectionately known as the “Yay Urrea”.
R: Do you always wear that thing on your head?
P: What thing..
R: Um… Never mind. Where do you get your inspiration from?
P: I find inspiration from most everything. Take my username for example; I stole that sucker off a can of Pringles. As for my artwork, I am inspired by office supplies, people in animal costumes, anthropomorphic food items, moustaches, beef items, exploded diagrams, and whatever else I happen to come across that day.
R: How is your personality reflected in your art/characters?
P: Well that’s kind of a strange question. How would it not be reflected? I wouldn’t have made my “Jesus Apus” t-shirt, unless there’s a little Jesus Apus in me.
R: How long does it take you to create one of your pieces?
P: It all depends. A few months ago I switched from designing in Photoshop, to Illustrator. That has made things a lot quicker to create. But quality, mind you, is always key in my designs. Please note my attention to detail in each hand crafted cookie crumb in my piece entitled “Crummy”.
R: What other interests do you have besides art?
P: I enjoy laughing at the misfortune of small children, listening to Hall and Oates in my car obnoxiously loud, and thinking about how much better my iTunes library is than anyone I know. I also like old Casio keyboards, yelling at my television, and Fran Drescher.
R: Where do you design your work? Spare Room, Garage, Outside?
P: Mostly at home. In front of the television. I’m a modern day Michelangelo.
R: Who are some of your favorite Zazzle contributors?
R: What advice do you have to new Zazzle Contributors?
P: Don’t watch MTV, then go online and create a t-shirt. I beg you.
R: What can we expect from you in the future?
P: To rule incredibly hard. Almost furiously.
R: PC or Mac?
P: Both. I’m all about the love.
R: What’s your favorite dance move.
P: It’s a combination of The Robot, and The Sprinkler. It’s pretty hot right now..
R: What holds more comical value, cheese or bananas? And Why?
P: I think cheese holds a lot more comic value than bananas, because they can easily take out bananas with a one-two punch. Cheese can be yellow and slippery like a banana, but the stench of cheese is unrivalled. Also, I’d much rather see a man wearing a hat of cheese, than a hat of bananas.
R: Are you fearful of asteroids or other space-like projectiles?
P: Always. Most projectiles make me fearful at night.
R: What’s the coolest place you’ve ever gone?
P: Any place but southern America.
R: What do you do when you’re bored?
P: I’ll usually see what’s on the Tivo, or stare at the same websites online and hit refresh until something better happens.
R: What’s your price?
P: A shiny quarter.
R: Well, that’s about does it. Did you have any final thoughts?
P: Yeah. I challenge everybody to a design off! Someone think they’ve got a sweeter gallery than me? Leave me a comment! Let me know! BRING IT!
R: You heard it hear first folks, stay tuned.
To see PotatoCrisps gallery check out: