*By Florian Bardou
I launched Awful Drawings about 2 years ago to make people smile. Worst case scenario, at least one person would be entertained. At best, every human being on this planet would join the party. This is still a work in progress.
I was born on April 4, 1985 at 4am. Looking back, I have to admit that it was not very gentlemanly of my part to come to life so early in the morning. If I could, I would tell you more about my childhood but I unfortunately do not remember much of it. I could mag my mother for details, but the least I can do after waking her up so early is to leave her alone. As a teenager, I digested an unreasonable amount of books on creativity and innovation, it was a revelation. After studying communication, I became a copywriter in advertising. After few years finding ideas to sell everything and anything, I opted for a healthier life. I currently live and work in Paris, and I have several creative projects for fun including Awful Drawings.
I started drawing when I was 5 years old but my skills have not been satisfying enough, so I stopped it and tried again 20 years later. As I speak, no significant progress was made, which is actually fine since I’m far less demanding with myself than I used to be.
What am I scared of? I’m afraid to tell you that the thing I fear the most is that specific question. It sends chills down my spine, as I never know how to handle it. Can we just pretend this question never happened? When I’m not working, I like to enjoy life, learn new things, write stuff, play the guitar. My life in general and my girlfriend in particular make me happy.