Today we’re joined by Jainai Jeffries, who also goes by fydbac, llc. Jainai specializes in creating violent and erotic imagery to break through mediocrity. They specialize in concept design, tattooing, and violent webcomics. It’s clear they’re a dedicated artist, as you’ll soon read. My thanks to them for participating in this interview.
Warning: potentially triggering material in this interview and the images included. Views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in this interview don’t reflect those of Asexual Artists.
Please, tell us about your art.
Its aim is to murder off the mediocre and cliché.
What inspires you?
Exploring the unseen and untold. The countless unexplored (or rarely explored) ideas and concepts.
What got you interested in your field? Have you always wanted to be an artist?
I always loved fantasy and hearing stories I never heard before.
Where does “always” start for you? Let’s just say, yes; if we don’t count the half day I considered being a Veterinarian, or the month or so I reached out to the FBI about being a sniper/assassin.
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?
I change it periodically: For the past year or so, I’ve been stamping my work with “©fydbac,llc”.
I hope that’s what you meant. Is it what you meant? …We’ll just say that’s what you meant.
What advice would you give young aspiring artists?
Undercharging yourself (anything under $20 for line art) is a sign of an amature, and makes you look unprofessional (like you have no respect for yourself).
Don’t half ass shit: like relying on only social media. Work on your presentation and business as hard as you work on your craft.
But then again, there are folk out there who are half assing it, but still making $2k+ on Patreon, so da fuck do I know?
Point is…there are countless paths to maintain an art career. There is no “correct” one. But they ALL share one thing: Luck. [Don’t obsess over it.]
Where on the spectrum do you identify?
Sex: Ace [thought not ruling out demi, cause I think I have the capacity, but never had such a connection]. Romantically: Aromatic (my idea of “romance” doesn’t fit into the general category of this era I think).
Have you encountered any kind of ace prejudice or ignorance in your field? If so, how do you handle it?
No. I actually still don’t understand how prejudice against ace is possible: The lengths folk go to infringe upon someone’s existence over something that ain’t they fucking business is just utterly ridiculous to me in general.
What’s the most common misconception about asexuality that you’ve encountered?
Probably, “you just haven’t found the right person yet”. That was mostly just before I realized I was Ace, or just as I was realizing it. Cause I have yet to share that I was Ace to those people, (no reason why I haven’t, I’m just not one to share myself unsolicitedly).
What advice would you give to any asexual individuals out there who might be struggling with their orientation?
I don’t think I can give “advice”, as I never “struggled” about it. I guess I can share my personal attitude about things pertaining to myself? What other people think have no relation on what I think about myself and how I view the world. They have their world, and I have mine. Sometimes they brush against each other to learn from each other, but…yeah, my orientation has never been a “struggle”, so don’t think I can help
Finally, where can people find out more about your work?
Thank you, Jainai, for participating in this interview and this project. It’s very much appreciated.