Hey you, you fun-loving creature! I’m glad you are here. Fun is ultimately what I’m all about, not much unlike you. Just uniquely different with my own flare and quirks. Like you, in comparison to everyone else.
For me it’s about trying to have as much fun as possible without breaking my good spirit. Because, as we all know, life has plenty of hardships and challenges. Finding your own path in the clutter of, well meant advice, hasn’t been easy for me. It just so happens, art has been a source of good fun for me since I was a little kid. But not only has it been fun, it has also proven extremely healthy for my well being and identity in connection to society.
Drugs, partying and playing games online is also fun. But less so for the spirit and wellbeing. I have indulged in all, and still struggle with balance. Not all fun is good for the soul or your health apparently. Creating art, for me, is. So I try to make a habit of staying true to that part of me.
My brand and alter ego Custom Horror was created in the aftermath of the global financial crisis around 2008. I was running a business as a freelance graphics designer & web developer as the crisis hit, I didn’t adjust to the situation and lost a few clients and had trouble attracting new ones. I went through some soul-searching and remembered this quote I had read somewhere, it sounded something like this: “You are already doing what you love, figure out a way to make that your livelihood”. And art was the obvious answer, more specifically drawing characters. I started out branding myself as the guy drawing monsters, and here I am calling myself Custom Horror many years later.