Today we’re joined by C. Adrien. C. Adrien is a fantastic writer who specializes mostly in comedic or tragic fictional stories. He enjoys writing in a variety of genres and has such a wonderful enthusiasm for writing. They’re also experimenting with comic-like illustrations. My thanks to him for taking the time to participate in this interview.
Please, tell us about your art.
I’m an aspiring author who writes either comedies or tragedies, occasionally a mix of the two. I do often venture into other genres, though! My most recent stories are a comedy called Hell Has Wi-Fi, containing a demisexual demon who slowly falls in love with a gay boy he was assigned to torture, a tragic comedy with comic-like illustrations named Self-Justice about a group of superheroes connected by their attendance to group therapy, and the origin story of their tutor, called Green Eggs Are Not Edible. I have an entire story timeline that I started forming since I was about 10, though. I make most of the covers myself.
What inspires you?
I’m often inspired by other artists and writers like myself! And, of course, those that enjoy my stories. For more serious scenes, I usually write drafts traditionally whilst in the forest behind my house, because the silence of the place pretty much banishes any writer’s block.
What got you interested in your field? Have you always wanted to be an artist?
I’ve always been a reader. Ever since I started writing fiction, I’ve always been way above the other people my age in terms of skill. I’ll admit I originally wanted to be a singer, but after songwriting became a part of my daily life I decided to try my hand at fiction writing as an actual hobby. I’ve always wanted to be noticed, though.
Do you have any kind of special or unique signature, symbol, or feature you include in your work that you’d be willing to reveal?
Well, I don’t wanna reveal too much considering there has to be speculation, but every single story I write is vaguely connected to the right one. In other words, they’re part of the same universe. Bonus points if you can guess which order they go in. Other than that, look out for the number 23. That’s all I have to say for now.
What advice would you give young aspiring artists?
Don’t give up. Practice really does make perfect. No matter how distant your goal may seem, I promise you, one day you WILL get there. Everyone gets blocked, everyone has obstacles. Don’t doubt your own ability to overcome them!
Where on the spectrum do you identify?
I’m demi-pansexual and Gray-Aromantic!
Have you encountered any kind of ace prejudice or ignorance in your field? If so, how do you handle it?
A lot of ignorance, I’m afraid. A lot of people have also been prejudice against my ace characters, and their comments obviously backhandedly insult me as well. For the ignorance, if it’s a plain misunderstanding, I do try to explain; however, some people unfortunately just need to be ignored.
What’s the most common misconception about asexuality that you’ve encountered?
Probably that all ace people are shy and conservative. I’m outgoing myself, and so are a lot of my ace friends.
What advice would you give to any asexual individuals out there who might be struggling with their orientation?
Nobody knows you better than you. People don’t understand, sure, and there are an unfortunate amount of those people. But there is always a community, and always somebody who does understand.
Finally, where can people find out more about your work?
I’ve got a Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/cornonthecob?ty=h) where people can find my work if they pledge to me, however that’s only appreciated. I also have a Wattpad, where most of my stories are currently! (https://www.wattpad.com/user/GiantNerdButt )
Thank you, C. Adrien, for participating in this interview and this project. It’s very much appreciated.