It's been a few years since Furie's last interview on Fecal Face. We thought it would be a good idea to see what he's up to as he prepares for his show "Monster Family" at Beams in Japan.
We know he hails from Ohio, lives in San Francisco, creates the comic book "Boy's Club", has shown around the globe, but didn't know he preforms magic, has pet rats, loves Hooters, and knows the best places to swim in SF.
29. s.f. b.f.a. 2001 Ohio Wesleyan University.
I'm an adult now. I've been practicing various forms of magic, eating unhealthy foods, and raising my new children- "Wat" and Foxy". They are sisters.
They are doing very well-feels good. It's cool living with animals and I imagine sometimes that they are bats or monkeys. The best part about them is that they are kind of like tiny dogs. They get excited when you come home and they love running around and playing. The worst part is they keep me up all night running on their wheel (nocturnal).
I think about stuff, do some sketches, then draw it! (no photoshop or illustrator required!) Often I work in a series. At the moment I'm working on a show called "Monster Family". Staying true to the title of the show, I'm drawing pictures of monsters with their families. For references I use library books and google image search. sometimes i just draw out of my head. It's usually a combination.
India ink, liquid acrylic, prismacolor colored pencils, markers, micron fine tip pens- always applied to mat board.
I would say "It's like colored pencil drawings of like monsters and animals and shit" and they would be like "Oh, cool man. You should do a drawing of _________!" and I would say "That would be cool" (not). Then I never draw what the stranger tells me because I have enough crap to draw! Gimme a fuckin break!
Been out here from Ohio since 2001. My college roommate and best pal Joe "Nasty" Neff suggested we move here after college because he had a girl out here and he was ready to leave Indiana. It's a great town but I truly miss those hot summer nights. Don't miss the cold winter days though.
Most people know Joe as "nice" and "chill". People don't always realize that he's nice but nasty. Nice Neff doesn't sound as cool as Nasty Neff. Nasty Neff enjoys giving and receiving massages.
I just moved back into the Mission and live right around the corner from tons of my friends so it's great to go for a walk and run into people and get food/drinks and stuff. I like typical stuff: Dolores Park, shopping the Haight, Hard Rock Cafe at Fisherman's Wharf, The Casanova Lounge, The Knockout, Golden Gate Park, the Golden Girls, my computer, the television, and swimming in Hotel Pools (Holiday Inn on Pine and Van Ness, Sheraton Inn Fisherman's Wharf). I live right by The Community Thrift Store- I go there everyday to buy stuff and say hi to my friends that work there.
I don't think its a big secret. Usually most of the people there are locals (tattoos a giveaway)
Most of the stuff above, also we would definitely hit up Hooters. If you had a car we would drive to Grey Whale Cove beach south of the city- its my favorite beach!
Let's just say I'm not there for the wings if you catch my drift.
"You Otter Know" or maybe "Don't Call Me Otter" new drawing book by Aiyana Udesen.
When it's foggy and rainy.
I went on a great trip to Italy with my brother Jason and my Dad awhile back- it was really fun.
Fever Ray, Skinny Puppy Too Dark Park, Robyn Hitchcock Black Snake Diamond Role, Mountains, Legendary Pink Dots, Eno, AFX.
"Monster Family" Oct 9-25th at Beams T Harajuku, "Future Colors of America" at Giant Robot San Francisco in August, "Boy's Club" #3 at San Diego Comicon in late jury, "Neighborhoods"group show at 111 Minna in Sept. 2009.
Invisibility is the best for obvious boners.
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