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Today we’d like to introduce you to Gabby Vee.

Gabby, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
Born in Yuma, grew up in New Jersey and moved back out to the desert in high school. Went to art school and studied media arts and animation. Went full time freelance after graduating with a bachelors. To unlock my full deep and tragic backstory please buy me at least one drink.

We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
Hmm, always a bit hard to talk about my own art. I am a freelance artist so have a hugely flexible style and subject matter but I really concentrate on comic art. I’ve heard my style be called “graphic” before and I don’t think I can argue with that. I dabble in many other forms of art such as painting, sewing, sculpting, leather work and taxidermy. But black and white ink work will always be my favorite, especially nitty gritty spastic stuff.

I create art because I have to, not only just for monetary reasons, but also because if I didn’t make art I’m fairly certain I would die. It is the only thing keeping me tethered to this world. Some of my subject material is pretty dark and sexual but I’m a fairly positive person and I think art is a way that I deal with some of the uglier aspects of myself and the world. I draw things I like to look at but aren’t necessarily casual subjects for others.

Another huge reason I became an artist I think is a general disappointment in the world around me. It is hard for me to find satisfaction in other stories, art, products that are being sold to me so I decided to just make all these things myself. I guess that’s why I’m such a DIY type of gal. If anything I hope people get out of my art is to just not take things so seriously. It’s important to have a good sense of humor about things, especially with the dark taboos and subjects that are made to make us feel shame about ourselves. I will love the unloved. Freaks, weirdos and scumbags.

How can artists connect with other artists?
A lot of artists do view themselves as lonely or outsiders, myself included. But the only advice I have for connecting to other artists is to just physically go out into your community and talk to them. Look out for zine fests, comic cons, gallery shows, drink and draw nights. Everyone at these events feels just as awkward as you do so there’s nothing to lose really. I guess you could throw up on yourself from nervousness, but who hasn’t done that?

Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
I have my art up all over the internet (Instagram, Tumblr, DeviantArt, website coming soon) And people can support me by buying comics, prints or straight up commissioning me to draw something for them. I’m always very grateful for people sharing or suggesting my work as well, which costs nothing.

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All photos belong to gabbyvee

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