Hey my name is a Chris Ruffin (He/Him). I’m known as Flu Season. I’m a cartoonist/illustrator. I do other things but drawing is my main thing
How did you get into what you do creatively?
I’ve always been into drawing and art stuff since elementary. I started drawing to escape reality at that time. Also being in competition with a student with a classmate in the third grade. He was advanced at such a young ageng age
What themes do you pursue in you work?
My pieces consists of iconic characters in situations that’s relatable, shocking , out of the norm but funny. Mainly iconic cartoon characters from back in the day and some from now. I also like to make my own characters and creatures. Sometimes I throw in political messages. Some people say that my art can be playful but kind of dark.
What memorable responses have you had to your work?
Smiles and laughs are the most memorable responses. When they see the characters I chose they bring up how they really loved or remembered those shows. It’s a gateway for conversing and building. The laughs come from the interesting situations I make. Everyone likes boob pop sickles. Especially when I make them into stickers.
What/who influences you?
Old cartoon characters and their personalities. Iconic people. People that I know have the biggest influences besides myself. You can see pieces of my personality in them
What makes your work necessary (to you, to others, to the community)?
My work is therapy for me. It’s my way of soul searching and amusement. I can to create anything and I love it. I can do realistic stuff but I choose the cartoon style because cartoons play a big role in my life. When my parents were out all of the time the cartoons pacified me. Everyone related and gravitates to my pieces because of that. It makes them feel good and they bring back memories. A lot of times we can relate to each others memories.
Where can we find you?
You can find my work on my instagram page, twitter page and my online shop. I’m working on a website that’ll have everything in one plus a bio and such.