Who is Christie Shinn?
I am an illustrator/comic book artist that lives in Los Angeles. I moved here from NorCal in this huge-assed roundabout journey, then wound up in LA. I think the true test of the character in any big city is how you survive the a$$holes without murdering anybody and becoming a better person in the long run. I started out writing pissed-off books that I thought were funny, of which they were, and they ended up being deep as f*ck to some people. I found that interesting as our society tells us angry should only look a certain way, rather than admitting to themselves that, “I hate a bitch and I hope that person gets fucked up.” Then while they go through their hate pile and some shit and be in an easier space to actually forgive someone and let it go. It enables them to laugh like fuck at horrible things that people do, and yet find the sanity to not turn that rage inward or projecting unto others – to even fucking up their world viewpoint. I love to draw and have been at it since I was little, and now I get to call it my job. I’m a pretty happy potato about this.
DEMON BITCH: OFF THE WAGON PANHANDLING TOUR
A horrible graphic novel with recipes in it ‘Like Water for Chocolate’ but only if Laura Esquivel hated food and people. Horrific.