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A word from the curator
Like everything Sassa designs, this piece is incredibly skilled- I love the way the snake's skin almost seems to glimmer. He's taken some imagery that usually seems very dangerous and instead twisted it to be about fun. Awesome!
Tell us the background of this design.
Well I developed it in the middle of a personal crisis. Everyone make mistakes and have sins and each and every one of us must face them by ourselves. People find many ways of self punishment. The serpent is killing this sins by killing itself. I’ve chosen to draw my sins.
What do you want TeeFury fans to know about you?
I'm a 33 years-old brazilian, graduated on arts and my life is all about drawing, music and art creation. I work with newspaper strips daily for about 10 years now and love this challenging job. I also do wall painting, tattoos, caricatures and sometimes, coffee. I’m AKA Nosferatus, and I am a member of a band called Trilöbit. We play a vertent of space rock.
What do you absolutely not want them to find out?
That I play a two strings guitar... oops
Name a few of your favorite things.
Sandwiches, my wife (when she's happy), mountain bike, videogames, wall painting, japanese horror movies, hotrods, tattoos, make good friends, animals, comics and cartoons
What are your feelings on jungles?
I live in Brazil, so i don't mind about jungles. There are lizards, hares, owls, falcons, snakes, monkeys, all in my neighborhood. Pantanal is a different and must see kind of jungle. A lot of exotic animals over there. The atmosphere is good in the jungle but also we have annoying mosquitoes.
Do you prefer the earth, the moon, or the sun?
The moon, for sure. I always wanted to see a big earthshine, from the moon. In the moon all paths are shorter too.
Earthquake vs. King Kong: which would win the battle?
If King kong are in the top of the empire state at the start of the fight I bet all my credits on earthquake. In a solo fight king beats kong and quake beats earth.
Describe your favorite shirt that you own, and why you like it so much.
Maybe a green one with the first mickey mouse ever drawed. I like it because the material is fine and the design is ugly. And it's very comfortable
Which is better, gaming, reading, or watching movies? Name your favorite title in your chosen medium.
Gaming, for sure. At gaming you can read and watch movies at same time. My favorite game is Pro evolution soccer when played against my friends. For solo games I prefer Metal gear solid series.
What inspires your work?
Many things inspire my work like tv cartoons, comics, underground life, human behavior, newspapers, youtube, people on streets, art at streets, music, but above all of this I think drawing is a great escape from the real world. Real world sucks!
Any shout outs?
Never stop the rock! Thanks , Michelle and teefury staff for making me feel like a V.I.P.