1xRUN Thru Interview
Anatomie by Jason Freeny
Jason Freeny: This piece is exclusive print with Tenacious Toys for New York Comic Con. It is a digital illustration created in Maya, Photoshop and Illustrator that I created in 2008. The original is still for sale in a smaller size.
1xRun: Tell us how the idea and execution came about?
Jason Freeny: What if gummi bears were real, tiny living creatures?
1xRun: How long did this piece take?
Jason Freeny: I would say it took about 3-4 weeks.
1xRun: What is unique about this piece? How long did this piece take?
Jason Freeny: This is an illustration inspired toy production run. I would say it took about 3-4 weeks.
Jason Freeny: Science + fun = smarts.
Jason Freeny: chewy-crunch.
1xRun: When did you first start making art? What was your first piece?
Jason Freeny: I started professionally in 1992. My first piece was a cover illustration for International Tattoo Art Magazine titled “Fates that Await.” I got paid a whopping $100.
1xRun: What artists inspired you early on? What artists inspire you now?
Jason Freeny: Early on: Dali, Escher, Gearge Petty. Now: Robert Williams.
Jason Freeny: I’m a sucker for a catchy tune.
Jason Freeny: Robert Williams.
1xRun: If you could collaborate with any deceased artists who would it be and why?
Jason Freeny: Claes Oldenberg. Giant puffy anatomy? Yes please :)
1xRun: What was the first piece of art that you bought? Do you still have it?
Jason Freeny: a screen print by Frank Kozik. Yes I still have it.
Jason Freeny: Crayon Eater by James Jean.