Yoyo The Ricecorpse Collab 2022 -Interview with the artist ♥︎
To celebrate, I thought I would get ahold of Yoyo and do a small interview to share with you all. Enjoy: ♡
A: What are your thoughts on our new collab?
Y: Oh I love it!! so friggin cute! It bring back memories of my Japan travels too.
A: You’re so popular on TikTok now! tell us a bit about it your recent animations and your thought process when you create them
Y: No thoughts. I don't think too much before or during the animation process. Just whatever sound that's vibing and anything flows on the drawing pad.
A: Your characters Hibud and ramen friends have really expanded since we last collab’d. What are your plans for these cute guys?
Y: I hope I can make a bigger comic about ramen friends one day! Just too broke to do it now...
A: Which of your characters is mostly based on you? And why?
Y: I think it's a combination of Tom and Naomi to be honest! I can be really silly and bouncy like Tom and also I am just an introverted manga (One Piece) nerd like Naomi.
A: How was the pandemic for you? How has it affected your work?
Y: Well, it's been very up and down. I had gone through probably my longest art block from 2020 and only managed to pick up the pen in Jan 2021. It was a disaster at the beginning. I had so much trouble with freight and the post office they almost stopped me from creating. I think I had to force myself to relax in the end because there was not much I could do during the lockdowns.
A: What’s the most memorable response You’ve had about your work, good or bad?
Y: Just how popular Bun's bum has gotten... I guess it's pretty good uwu!
A: What’s next for Yoyo the Ricecorpse? ;)
Y: Haven't planned that far yet but I may have sampled some pretty wild apparels for this year...we shall see.
A: Do you reckon we will do even MORE collabs in the future?!
Y: YES PLEASE
Our collaboration scarf is now available to purchase in both of our web-shops: