The Comical Characters of Jublin
Justin ‘Jublin’ White is an artist you’d be foolish not to have heard of. Jublin is recking shop in the DBHCollective with his comical characters and witty t shirt designs. His popularity is growing with each unique design he creates. Ranging from hilarious parodies to well executed character designs this guy is killing it in the T-shirt world. Recently his ‘Monster Tee’ released here at DBH and there are many more things in the pipeline for this young gentleman. Soon to be voted ‘most handsome drawer’ in Hawt Artist Monthly Magazine, give a big hand for Mr Jubber McJubberson…..
thank you thank you. *flips hair and winks at camera
Q. OK, Jublin you have been interviewed many times so lets try and get this interesting fast. In the movie ‘Reservoir Dogs’ did you see yourself as Mr White automatically (for obvious reasons) or did you long to be Mr Pink?
A. When I first saw that movie as a youngster I wasn’t a huge fan of Harvey Keitel (Mr White) because he was kind of the old guy and I didn’t want to be the old guy. But now I love him. And now I want to watch that movie again and wear sunglasses.
Q. You are climbing the best t shirt designers pretty fast. How will you dominate this chart?
A. Absorb their strength and become stronger.
Q. You are in the Black Rock Collective right? How does that work? How do you get in and is there some secret ceremony that takes place when you join? Does the BRC have anything in the pipeline our crowd should know about?
A. I’m not sure how I managed to get into the BRC. It started off a lot smaller (a group of artists that would come up with drawing themes to keep busy) and has grown to be something quite larger. Every once in a while new artists are accepted so the group is always growing. And YES there are some exciting projects in the works! But if I say too much the BRC will cut off my drawing fingers.
Q. I hear you are doing more gallery based art these days, that’s very good to hear. Any shows coming up that we could go to and see your art in the flesh?
A. Yes, it’s awesome to hear for me too as it’s something I’ve always been interested in! If you follow my facebook page you can keep up with shows I’ll be participating in, but there’s a few here in LA coming up including some fun movie themed shows like Crazy 4 Cult.
Q. Animals appear in your t shirt design all the time and I wanted to ask you why? Also if you could be an animal what would it be and why?
A. Animals are just so much fun to draw. Each one so different than the next. It’s kind of fun to research animals, their anatomy, and even their behavior sometimes. I mean they’re basically aliens that live on Earth with us, right? I would be some type of shark bear dog.
Q. Where did you get the nickname ‘Jublin’?
A. That’s my birth name. Or is it?
Q. You have always toyed with parodies and recently there has been an explosion of this kind of art web-wide. Is it a good thing? Do you think pop culture art and parodies help the art world or stifle artists other work?
A. I think it can be a good thing. Pop culture is ripe for humor and fun. I think it’s just sad to see that people try to cash in on what they think is a quick buck. But there are still plenty of artists out there creating quality pop culture shirts etc. There always has been and always will be!
Q. If you could go to dinner with one artist who would it be and why?
A. Tough one. Probably someone really wealthy that would pay for dinner and then give me buckets of gold for dessert.
Q. Have you ever met a famous person? Who was it and how did it effect you (I’m betting there was some weakage of the knees)?
A. I’ve sort of met several famous people. I mean I wouldn’t say we’re BFFs or anything. Or maybe I would? The thing about living in LA where a lot of celebrities live and work is that you’ll spot someone that looks famous and you’re just not sure if it’s actually them or not. Then they approach me and recognize me and want to hang out with me and I say, “uh I’m a little busy right now” and I brush them off.
Q. I want to know what we should be looking out for in the future from Jublin?
A. More art! Shirts, non-shirts, sort of shirts. I’m trying to go all out this year and really push myself to the limit. Kind of like the fast and furious movies. All out.