I sat down with Will Carsola from DaybyDay and asked him some hard hitting questions about life, and other stuff. Here are some of his works and answers.
whats your favorite position?
-What exactly do you mean by position? Do you mean sexual position or a job position, or my favorite position to draw in? I don’t know how to answer this but I’m going to just assume that you are asking what my favorite drawing position is, which is reverse cowgirl.
What do you think makes a good love story movie?
-Well that depends on your taste, but I personally think love stories are better when either somebody dies at the end or love is lost. Happy Endings are usually boring, I appreciate sad endings better. Or another effective way to end a film is to have a new love story begin at the end, like in Goonies where its revealed that Sloth and Chunk are falling in love with each other. We are left knowing that Sloth is going to live with Chunk, but we don’t have to see it. The details of their future love life both sexually and emotionally are left to our imagination, and I think thats an interesting way to end a movie.
If you had to pick between cheez-its or gold fish what would you pick?
- Neither, I’ve been vegetarian for a long time and just recently cut out all dairy. But when I did eat cheese, I would have gone with cheez-its, I never really cared for Gold Fish because I felt it was cruel to the fish.
What films are you working on now?
Well Dave and I are preparing right now for a short film that we’re shooting tomorrow. We just had a dolly track made and we want to have some fun with it. I don’t wanna give anything away but the short film involves an axe, some underwear, and a glass of wine. We’ve been working on mostly animated projects recently, which I guess has something to do with why I’ve been drawing so much lately.
your best short clips you have done?
- Well every new video is my new favorite at the time of making it because daybyday is always changing and I’m always excited about doing something new and different. But as our writing and production gets better with time, it can sometimes be hard to appreciate older videos as much as I once had. But there are some videos that will always be my favorites no matter how differently I would have directed or edited them now. If there was a top 3, the first would be the Gangs All Here. The version of this online was made in 2007 and it’s the only time we’ve ever remade any of our videos. The original was shot in 2002 on a hi8 camera and looked beyond shitty, but was still hilarious. The version we made in 2007 was made for TV but was rejected because we strangled a prostitute in it. We had the option to the take the murder scene out and get it on TV, but we chose to keep it as is and slap it online. I think that video still holds up. My other favorite is Crazy Town because I was able to pull off some of the weird nightmarish things I’m into while incorporating some animation. And my last favorite would be Art Film, partly because we had so much fun making it and partly because I love making fun of pretentious art snobs.
if you were a super hero what would your name be?
- If I were a super hero I would be a tall talking tree that tickles people to safety. My super hero name would be Stick Man.
What is something people do not know about you?
- Hmm, well I saw a ghost once. When I was 1 to 5 years old I lived in an old house in Bowling Green Virginia which I later in life learned had many Indian battles fought on the property. The people who lived there after we moved found hundreds of arrow heads in the yard and a canon ball in the dirt basement. One night around the age of 5, I saw a ghost in my room. It was a green floating Native Indian head talking to me in another language. It was repeating the same thing over and over. This scared the shit out of me. I don’t rule it out that it could have been a dream but I remember it very vividly, and when we moved to California a couple weeks later, I remember playing in the front yard and repeating what the ghost had said to me over and over. I don’t remember it anymore but the Indian was probably saying something really dumb like, “I farted.”
Do you speak canadain?
- I only know English and baby talk.
How would you describe your style?
-My style falls somewhere in the horror comedy realm, weird and
creepy with characters that appear to be melting or sweating. But their not always funny and their not always horror related. I don’t try to define them as anything since its always evolving. I just draw what I feel like at the time and don’t try to over think what they should be. Ever since I was in middle school, I drew funny faces during class and gave them away, even up to the days when I was bartending in Richmond, I just drew them to pass the time or make fun of drunk people. I never took my drawings too seriously until recently. All of my time for over a decade was either spent on comedy videos or paintings, but not too long ago I started drawing more and painting less. My drawing style is completely different than my painting style and at the moment I’m enjoying drawing more. I think the drawings I’ve been doing are just a more developed version of the style of drawings I did when I was a kid. Sometimes they’re just a way for me to get a joke across in a drawing that I cannot get across in a video, and sometimes I just start with a line and freestyle it, never knowing what I’m drawing until its finished. What I’m inspired by with drawings changes on a weekly basis, and at the moment I’ve been inspired by old religious art and I’ve been drawing what I would imagine religious art to look like on other planets, with the internet and cell phones being what they’re religions are based on. Whoah that’s some nerdy shit. I gotta go buy some wine glasses, underwear, and fake blood now. Thanks for the interview.
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