Artist Domaine Delforge (aka Studio Stoutpoep) creates satirical and satirical illustrations that might make you laugh a good one or two. It takes simple everyday situations and turns them into messages that cite gender stereotypes, toxic masculinity, feminine issues, modern dating, social media, and many more trending topics.
In a recent interview with Bored Panda, Domien told us his dad always said a dirty mind is forever fun — and he loved it. “But in general: it is about the importance of humor and the ability to laugh practically with everything,” the artist said. “Telling jokes is important to deliver messages in a more serious tone to a broad audience. And laughter with everything is important to fight censorship because these days censorship is a global enemy for many people.
Given another opportunity, Bored Panda reached out to Domien Delforge again with some new questions. First, we asked the artist if he had any life-changing influences that might have helped him with his artistic style and in general when it came to his comics.
“I’ve always been a huge fan of pop art since I was a kid, so a lot of my style was influenced by pop artists from the ’60s and ’70s. Perhaps one of the biggest examples is John Wesley, the American painter. He has a way of making fairly candid drawings in a way that makes them seem innocent and cute.” Alex Katz is also a huge influence, in my opinion he is the king of composition, making weird and wonderful colorful settings that I can stare at for hours. When it comes to the cartoon part of what I do, Belgian cartoonist Jerome is probably my biggest influence. He gets away with a lot of things Rude and controversial just because it’s so funny.
Being an artist is not easy, one can easily face lack of inspiration, fatigue, etc, so we wanted to ask Domain about his thoughts on comics.
“It also depends on the purpose of the drawing. My drawing ideas come mostly at night, right before I go to sleep. I always keep a notebook to write them down so that I remember them the next morning. However, I often write down the keywords, so it happens a lot that I don’t have any An idea of what I was thinking the night before and only see some strange words when I wake up. If I have to draw sketches for a particular project, I usually do little brainstorming sessions with I think a few people are funny and talented. The best ideas are made when minds collaborate.