Justin Santora


Where were you born? Year, Country, State. Where do you live currently


1984, Illinois, USA. Where do you live currently?  Chicago.



What initially drew you to drawing pretty pictures


I've drawn for as long as I can remember.  I used to draw in kindergarten and first grade like any little kid does.  I kept drawing through grade school and high school, and I just never really stopped.  My interest in drawing was renewed in college when I started learning about printmaking, specifically screen printing.



Who is your favorite skateboarder, living or dead? Any ties to skateboarding


I'd have to say Ed Templeton.  Also, those Barrier Kult guys totally rip.  Yes, I definitely have ties to skateboarding.  I've been a skateboarder since I was 12. 



Who is your favorite artist, living or dead?


Francis Bacon, Sue Coe, Bill Watterson


When you're not creating amazing works of art, what do you enjoy doing


Skateboarding, playing music with my friends, traveling, hanging out with my lady and our cat.



Who are your biggest influences


Bill Watterson, other poster artists, Arshile Gorky's early work, Fugaz.



What mediums do you enjoy working in?


Screen printing, acrylic paint, ink



Anything else you want to tell?


Go skateboarding.  Make something!