MEGA loves chili
I recently exchanged a few words with Thumbtack Press, in which we went back and forth on chilis, Bali, and the focus on my art. Go on their website to read the whole interview.
Last week I was telling you about some of my artworks being sold on Thumbtack Press.
The guys asked me a couple of nice questions where you can learn more about me, my love for chilis, my mixtape art debut, and my upcoming project.
What’s up with your obsession with chilis? How’d you get into it? What kind do you eat? How do you prepare them? Have you ever had a ghost pepper (Wiki says it’s also called “Bhut Jolokia” or “Naga King chili”) before?
I currently live in Indonesia where I learned to love chili. I eat a lot of it on a daily basis, and as a matter of fact those fruits (yes technically chilis are fruits) contain capsaicin, which helps the body to produce adrenaline and get kind of addictive. The more you eat, the more you need, and my relationship with chili is a lot like the one I have with illustration.
Back in the days, Japanese warriors would eat chili before going to battle, as a way to get stronger and not to fear what they were about to face. I eat chili before drawing, and as a matter of fact I feel invincible.
About the ghost pepper, here in Indonesia we call it “devil chili”, which gives a good idea about how spicy it is. Actually the chili get spicier according to the environment, because the more insects try to eat them, the spicier they get. Now I’m full of it, and nobody can mess with me.