Impactist: Nerdmask and Open Your Face and Make Words Q&A
The mixed-media and collage-based approach to OYFAMW is really energetic! It blends a bunch of the different styles that you work in together: photographs, hand-drawn shapes, rotating objects and lots and lots of paper-like texture. And Nerdmask is a consistent style of illustration and animation that is obliquely narrative. Did you pursue both directions as sort of an antidote to each other?
In addition to the wide range of mediums you work in (animation, music, photography, writing), there is a lot of variation in terms of technique (hand-drawn illustrations, sequential still photographs, even crafting 3-dimensional wooden book covers). What draws you to a one style or another as you’re working on these projects?
Much of your work involves science, the supernatural and sci-fi themes, yet has a very hand-crafted look. How do those two influences come together for you?
Can you talk a little about your process? Both in creating these new films and also in general, how do you work together?
A few years back you were repped by Hornet, Inc. but are now working independently. Can you talk a little about the difference between working for a production company and working for yourself? Are you still doing commercial work?
Any future projects you’d like to talk about? When can we buy a Parallelostory double-sided art book? (kidding)