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Diego Patiño

Diego Patiño (Kokomo, circa 19XX). Former humanoid from the deeps. Amongst other halves, a half-time inventor whose credits include karaoke, dice, Teflon and Teflon dice. Proud father of four and runner of a tongue-eating louse circus since 1996. The original Eddie Munster.


Diego Patiño

Place of Birth:

The back of a cab.

Currently Living in:

State of grace, the place to be.

Train, bus, bike, or other:

I trained a liger that takes me pretty much everywhere I need or want to go.

What's the most important object in your studio?

My voodoo pins

Paper or Plastic?


If you could resurrect one no longer living person to have lunch with, knowing you will have to return them to the grave right after coffee, who would it be?

Gee, I don’t think it’s very hygienic to hang out with a zombie. Or safe.

Preferred method of dealing with an encounter with an acquaintance whose name you can't remember.

Slapping. That way they’d say: “Man, what’s wrong with you? It’s me, good old Laverne!!”

Why don't you flip the tortoise over, Leon?

Do you make up these questions, Mr. Holden? Or do they write ‘em down for you?

How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

When you talk about chuck refer to him as Mr. Norris, please.

Favourite client so far?

Paper Street Soap Co.

Favourite imaginary client?

Paper Street Soap Co.

How does your mother describe your profession?

She thinks I’m into organ trafficking, so please don’t tell her the truth. It’ll devastate her.

Coffee or tea?


What's your earliest drawing memory?

I remember stabbing my primary school bully with a 2B, does that count?

How do you prefer to spend your mornings?

Sober, preferably.

Diego on the JW blog

Diego Patiño for WIRED Magazine
Diego Patiño for 7-Eleven’s Slurpee Slurpent
Diego Patiño Interview In Outline Magazine
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