Featured Interview With Sebastian Schug
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
I was both born and raised in Burbank, California, and have since lived in the hustle and bustle of it for upwards of twenty years. Currently, I own a series of small cats, along with one doxon.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
My fascination with books surprisingly did not begin with writing, but instead illustration, a feat that which I ironically despised given that I couldn’t mimic what was portrayed in the standard “How to Draw” books one would typically see in your standard supermarket kiosk. This was at the young age of around six or seven. Once adapting my own artistic style, as well as being signed on to illustrate my first children’s book series “The Adventures of Daniel,” I began to also develop my sense of storytelling through different means and perspectives, such as fiction, short stories, and most favorable, satire.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
Favorite authors of mine range from the fictional works of Aldous Huxley to satire akin to Mark Twain. Satire and dark humor respectively also happen to be my favorite genres to read, and the aforementioned Mark Twain is among one of my few primary inspirations to dabble within my own satirical perspective.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
My latest book, “Dear Ravers,” is a twenty-four page satirically humorous bashing of your everyday college/young adult concert dwellers and partygoers, with each page giving further insight on aspects of perceived stupidity, negligence, and bafflement of those mentioned. While initially intended as a parodical observation of a subset of people, use of strong language and adult situations are portrayed to further drive the point home. “Dear Ravers” is a simple book, and is intended more in fact for the standard coffee table than it is for your everyday bookshelf, and is available on most major online retailers and distribution services. The estimated time spent fully drafting, writing, and illustrating the project took upwards of one month, with the majority of time devolving into developing witty statements for specific festival-esque situations.
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