Genocide by Graetz
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Introduce yourself to the community – when did you start with graphic design and why?
Hello! My name is Franck Graetz (really – it’s not a nickname) and I am a French illustrator living in Brussels. I’ve loved to draw since I was 3 years old. A picture my father made mesmerized me and it was the beginning of a long love story with painting which finally brought me to graphic design.
What is the hidden story behind “Genocide”? Is there a particular message, for example, that you really love making strawberry jam?
No hidden message, this illustration shows my predilection for placing “cute” characters into a kind of trashy background. Anyway, I prefer to eat good jam instead of making it myself.
What’s your favorite jam?
Strawberry and Rhubarb! I love it! And certainly not blackberry jam that makes your teeth all black.
Do you like video games and which ones do you like best?
I will try to make it short because I’m actually trying to cure my addiction to video games – I am kind of a hardcore gamer. I am currently completing LA Noire, but without preference for any system.
My favourite games are: Shenmue, Crazy Taxi, Soulcalibur, ico, bubble & bobble on cpc 6128, supermario wii, zelda ocarina of time, Mass Effect and Final Fantasy 7, which is my favorite.
What kind of music do you listen to when you’re:
in the shower:
in a good mood:
What’s your definition of art?
I don’t really have a strict definition, but I have my own vision of art and I love sharing it.
Personally I love to express my ideas, dreams and simple situations by transforming them into drawings, lines and colors.
Do you have any passions other than graphic design?
It’s really drawing that makes me get up every morning. My other passions are other forms of art (movies, music, comics).
What is your favourite illustrator at the moment?
I have several! georgelemercenaire – I discovered him at laFraise, Fabien Doulut who does a really great job, Vermin 01 and especially Winschluss.
How long have you known laFraise and when did you submit your first design?
Since October 2010, it was georgelemercenaire who posted the 1st encouraging comment for me.
I discovered laFraise on a blog run by two graphic designers I know (Joe Skull and Flame) and I thought I could do this as well. My first visual was botched, it received a bad score and this encouraged me to improve!
Do you have a message for the community?
I would like to thank all of you fraisiens who voted for me and respect my work. And I would like to plug my first exhibition in Brussels this September. (More details on my Facebook page).
And I would like to thank you for this interview!
Draw me a rocket, thank you Graetz