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Good morning! Here’s another Artist Interview for you! Max Alley recently moved to LA from Rhode Island and participated in our Mega Mini Monster Mash gallery this past October. Below you will find his interview and general contact information. Make sure you come out on the 9th and say hello to this artist in person!

Website – Instagram

  • How old are you?
    •  24 years old
  • What is the primary medium you work in?
    • Digital
  • What is your favorite medium to work in?
    • Digital
  • What is your favorite subject matter?
    • The whacky and nonsensical
  • What art tools do you use, and do you have any tools or brands that you recommend?
    • Mechanical pencil for sketching, and Procreate app for the iPad (real great, highly recommend it!)
  • How and when did you start creating artworks?
    • I used to love to copy and draw Looney Tunes characters from one of those big DK information books when I was little. I started drawing full-time later in college and was hooked on animation ever since!
  • If you could create anything in the world, what would you create?
    • Oh jeez. I guess I would say a comic or comic book. I always loved reading the newspaper comics, not to mention Sergio Aragone’s “Groo”, and absolutely anything by Bill Watterson, so I’ve always had an interest and appreciation of comics.
  • What is your ultimate goal as an artist?
    • To become a storyboard artist in animation
  • Have you ever vended at the Artist Lodge before?
    • Nope, first time!
  • What will you be bringing to the Artist Lodge? Any exclusives?
    • Stickers and prints
  • Where can readers find your work?



OC Weekly: Trendzilla Feature

Hello all!

We wanted to share something special with you. Last week, Eva and I met with Aimee Murillo of the OC Weekly so she could interview us for a column in the OC Weekly.

We’re super excited to announce that the feature is live online and ready for you to read! Check it out here!

Art by Lamont Hunt of Dakota Kid Creations

This article is short, sweet, and wonderfully written. We’re so thankful to have been chosen for this feature. We had a lot of fun doing the interview (plus it was an excuse to just hang-out and get some coffee), and we hope that we have the opportunity to do more coming down the road!

We’re also taking this opportunity to officially announce that I am joining the Fan*Alley family at the creative curator of the Artist Lodge events. I am so incredibly grateful to Eva and everything she’s done for me. I can’t believe I’ve know her less than two years, and simply started out as a vendor at the very first Artist Lodge in Anaheim. She’s a talented, and incredible person, and I’m so lucky to call her one of my closest friends and now business partner.

Be sure to come to my first curated Artist Lodge event on December 9th, at the Art Institute of Orange County, and see if I totally blow it. (Just kidding, it’s going to be awesome!)


More blogs and updates to come!

xo Marissa