If Walt Disney, Robert Crumb, and Andy Warhol ever had a son, he would be known by the name of Richie Brown. The NY-based artist keeps viewers addicted for hours by perfectly mastering the craft of twisted loops and funny clips. He never misses a chance to joyfully confuse his beloved audience.

Meet Richie Brown

I feel really lucky that I'm able to make a living drawing cartoon butts and taking pictures of people covered in slime.

Where do you come from?

My birth certificate says "New Jersey" (USA), but I prefer to tell people I'm just visiting from outer space.

When did you know, you wanted to become a professional creative?

I've been compulsively making things since I was a tiny person. When I reached an age where I had to seriously consider the question "what will my career be?" I knew that I didn't want to be stuck doing the same task 9-5 for the rest of my life...so making a career out of making things seemed like a natural choice. I feel really lucky that I'm able to make a living drawing cartoon butts and taking pictures of people covered in slime. I hope it lasts!

How did you get into illustration?

I've always loved cartoons. I've been drawing since I could hold a crayon. I guess I started to really get into it when I realized I could make posters and t-shirts for bands when I was in high school.

Everything seems so absurd to me, especially human behavior. I think a lot of the things I make could be an alien's distorted interpretation of human behavior.

You work draws on american pop culture and turns it upside down. Why?

I'm the type of person who talks back to the TV, usually to make fun of whatever is on. I think it keeps me sharp and protects me from the influence all of the ridiculous advertisements and product placements. I'm simultaneously interested and grossed-out by the mechanisms which various forms of media, especially in America, tend to alter how we perceive ourselves and the world around us. Everything seems so absurd to me, especially human behavior. I think a lot of the things I make could be an alien's distorted interpretation of human behavior. Sometimes that is intentional, sometimes its not. I try to make things that inspire other people to feel as awestruck and grossed-out by the world around them as I do.

I'm simultaneously interested and grossed-out by the mechanisms which various forms of media