Artist Corner: Fabrissou

Greetings gay geeks and gaymers! We’re talking to Fabrissou from Paris, France! We get to chat with him about the Dokkun comics, Japanese anime, and his eyebrow fetish!

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So what do you think inspires your artwork the most?

I was a kid raised by Japanese cartoons, and then Japanese comics. In my twenties, I discovered a comic drawn by French artist superstar Logan, and the I knew I wanted to draw sexy guys myself. I started a french gay comic book fanzine called Dokkun in 2010, and I regularly draw in it since then.
I live in Paris with my boyfriend who is an amazing artist and draws in Dokkun as well.

 

What makes your artwork different or unique than others?

I like to think of my art as cute and funny. It is very influenced by Japanese popular art, anime, and comics.  A friend of mine says I draw gay moe.

What got you into art?

I always liked to draw as far as I can remember, but it is definitively Logan who got me into art more seriously. After that, I started to buy a lot of Japanese gay comics, and my style is heavily influenced by them!

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Any works of art you’re most proud of?

The Dokkun books, definitively! I know have an exhibition in the French bookstore Les Mots à la Bouche

Are you into anything nerdy/geeky (video games, anime, cartoons, TV shows, comics)?

Oh yes, I am! I am a huge fan of Japanese pop culture! I love Japanese comics, and I watch a lot of Japanese anime as well. I like to play to videogames, essentially Japanese ones! I watched Kill La Kill recently, and I now play Odin Sphere! I like visual novels as well, my favourite one is Umineko no Naku Koro ni, wich is now in English via Steam!
I read some American comics if I like the art (Ramos, Madureira, Bachalo, Bradshaw…)
And like everyone, In watch, a lot of TV shows on Netflix ^^

For aspiring artists like yourself, what kind of advice can you give them?

Shut down your internet connection and draw, draw, draw!!!

Who are you and what do you do?

I am a 37 years old french guy living in Paris. As a day job, I am an adult trainer for a railway company in France. I eat too much and don’t do any sport. I like to think of myself as a funny person. I love drag queens and role playing games!

What’s your background?

I was born and raised in the suburbs of Paris. I didn’t do any studies, and I had to work early to earn some money. I watched a lot of Japanese anime when I was a kid. I lived my childhood with dogs. I love dogs and cats!

How has your practice changed over time

Thanks to my boyfriend, I am more focused now. I draw using a digital tablet most of the time. My characters have bigger and bigger eyebrows as time goes by.

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What art do you most identify with?

Japanese gay comic artist called Masanori. This is the first artist I ever read when I discovered Japanese gay comics, and he will always have a special )place in my art.

 

What’s an embarrassing moment you’ve had?

Oh, since I play to role playing games recently, and I’m not very good… I’m always very embarrassed when I play.

What memorable responses have you had to your work?

Being a friend of 3 of the bests artists in the world! Gengoroh Tagame, Logan, and Silencio. I admire them as artists, and I love them as a person.
It is also a great pleasure when artists I love reblog or like my art !^^

What are you passionate about?

Songs. I sing every time I can.
And Eyebrows! I’m a huge fetichist.

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What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
For art: Use layers, use masks. Never finish a piece the same day you started it.

Where can fans get more of you (social media, websites, etc.)?

On the Dokkun internet site: www.dokkun.net
On my Twitter: @fabrissou
On Tumblr: fabrissou@tumblr.com
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fabulousfabrissou/
On Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/fabrissou

Anything you would like to say to your fans?

I’m every year at French event Japan Expo, early July! I hope I can come to Bent-Con one year, and come back to Japan for Comiket or YarouFes

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