10. Whit the Misfit

01. How would you define Whit the Misfit?

My art under the alias WHIT THE MISFIT is carefree and playful. Although that not how I would normally describe myself, WHIT THE MISFIT very much is. The alias gives me the confidence to just create whatever random thing is on my mind at the moment without fear of judgement.

02. How did all begin? How long have you been with this?

I first started doing “Hello my name is” stickers in 2006, at the age of 12, under the name Panda. Panda was actually a nickname given to me by other kids as a way to make fun of me, but I decided to run with it, take the sting out of the mocking. However I stopped making stickers for many years, and picked it back up at the end of 2018.

03. Why do you attaching stickers?

I started drawing on stickers because they are easily accessible to everyone. If you have no money to spend, you can pick us some free 228’s from the post office, and a sharpie, and you’re good to go. I also just love the community that comes from drawing on stickers.

04. An interesting anecdote?

I recently moved to a small farming town. Coming from the bay area where graffiti and sticker bombing is rampant, I was sad to see bare walls and stickerless signs. So my fiancee and started putting slaps up around town. Fast forward a few months and we now see so many stickers up from other artists. I like to think we started the sticker scene in our little town.

05. How do you see the sticker culture? Is there really subculture?

I see the sticker culture as a subculture of graffiti, but in my opinion is it more easily accessible and much more welcoming than the graff scene.

06. Do you considerer this movement like an art? What do you try to transmit with this?

This movement is absolutely art, and I don’t see how anyone could say it’s not. I’m not trying to express anything specific. My art expresses different things day to day.

07. Anything new in mind?

I’m currently in the process to making youtube videos for the sticker community. I’m excited to see how far I can take it.

08. Farthest place where do you have gone? Where would you like see your stickers?

I’ve been extremely active in the sticker trade, so my stickers have found homes all around the world. I would just like to continue trading with artists from different backgrounds.

09. Some advice for the people are beginning in this art?

As hard as it can be at times, always try to spread peace, love, and positivity.

10. Someone who had been a reference for you?

I look for inspiration in every form of media I consume. Actually, you could say i look for inspiration in all aspects of my life, so I wouldn’t be able to choose just one source of inspiration.

11. Whom would you offer next month?

I am calling my lovely fiancee, Hazy Dayze, because I have been watching her art develop and grow with pride.

Do you have anyting to say? Greatings and thank you?

Thank you so much to everyone who gives my art even a second of their time.

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