Who Is Technodrome?

Influences

Technodrome"Yo, the intro to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? I thought that was the dopest shit that I've ever seen [Laughs]. I started drawing when I first saw them on TV. I would sit there and draw the characters as I was watching it because I always thought tracing was bad, you know? My dad told me that he knew the dude who drew them and that he had seen the original work, which was a lie [Laughs]. He told me if I wanted to get to that level I had to practice. My whole life was basically based on a lie [Laughs].

 

"My dad told me that he knew the dude who drew them and that he had seen the original work, which was a lie. He told me if I wanted to get to that level I had to practice."

 

"I'm influenced by everything I see on TV, the Internet and in life. I'm on Tumblr all the time, just taking shit off of there and seeing other people's work just by chance. I'm influenced by painters like Ivan Seal, Picasso and Basquiat. People say they could see that [Basquiat] in my work. I don't see it, but he's definitely my favorite artist of all time. And it's not just his art, it's his work ethic. The way he made so many pieces in such a short time. I mean, he didn't live that long and people were amazed at how much work he was making. That amount of work is impressive to me and that's what I want to be known for too. I want people to be like, "How the fuck are you making all these pieces everyday?" So, he's a heavy influence on my shit. Warhol too, from when I was little. Warhol's shit looks so clean. If you tried to draw like that you couldn't. You have to trace, or project, or something. You can't get those clean lines and that type of stuff sticks in my head. That's what I'm trying to do with my shit, just make it pretty.

"I love comics, but I don't read them like I used to. Their still dope, though. I love The Sandman (DC/Vertigo). It's pretty dope, you should read that. It's dope like how the 'Watchmen' was dope in terms of the writing. The Sandman doesn't have the best art all of the time, but the story makes up for that. It's pretty fucking sick. Other than Wolverine, The Sandman is my favorite character. He's the nigga that makes your dreams [Laughs]. The reason he's ill is because he connects with everybody. He can fuck with whoever he wants to because everyone has to sleep. His sister is Death, his brother is Destiny, his other sister is Despair. All the major joints like that, they control. But they're like regular people too always fighting with each other and things like that. The writing is fucking genius.

"And Wolverine had the dopest powers. That nigga can't get hurt [Laughs]. He's always drinking and everybody wants the claws. I fuck with Cyclops too because of his color scheme. I fuck with blue, yellow and red all day [Laughs]. Jim Lee is amazing. His shit got me hooked."

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