Drago Questionnaire




What is your present state of mind? Peaceful.
Fight the Power or Power the fight? Fight the Power.
If not yourself, who would you be? Thich Nhat Hanh.
What is time? A game humans play.
Do you have faith? Not so much.
Where are you now? San Diego, California!
Your sliding doors? Getting a job drawing graphics for Think Skateboards in 1993.
Your butterfly effect? My first meditation retreat.
How is culture “infected”? By people with new ideas.
What art do you have in your living room? A “Wizard of Oz” poster.
Your favorite heroine? Wonder Woman.
3 books that changed your life? Old Path, White Cloud by Thich Nhat Hanh, The Art of Sexual Ecstasy by Margot Anand, When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron.
What would you like to toast to? That we’re still breathing!
Your greatest accomplishment? Making Sharpie markers legitimate art tools.
In which restaurant would you want to eat your last supper and what would you order? Golden Boy Pizza in San Francisco. I’d get a few Sicilian slices and a Coke.

Mike Giant, Ikarina Skater, Tattoo
lkarina Skater by Mike Giant
The Modern San Franciscan by Mike Giant, 2009, ink on paper, 61x46cm

Looking at yourself in the mirror, what do you see?  A 48 year old tattooed man.
Your biggest regret? Pakayla.
Your ideal view? The Pacific Ocean.
Who is your favorite artist that nobody has heard of? Sam Parker.  He lives in Denver, Colorado.  He’s not unknown, but he certainly doesn’t have the following he deserves.
Which artist should everyone know before the age of 18? Ed Hardy.
You are organizing a dinner party, which 3 people would you invite (dead or alive)? Jesus Christ, Cleopatra and Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha).
Which books are on your nightstand? Cleopatra by Michael Grant and The Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant.
Yin or Yang? Both. Always and forever.
Your favorite Exhibition? Beyond the Streets.
Your favorite Museum? The Louvre.
Your favorite Curator? Roger Gastman.
Who is winning: the streets or the institutions? Neither.
Who do you dislike? Nazis.

Muerte by Mike Giant 36 Chambers Drago 1
Samsara by Mike Giant, from the book Muerte, Drago Publisher

Your myths? Psychedelic states.
One film that changed your life? Bladerunner.
Your idea of mysery? Feeling trapped in an unhappy relationship.
Your disguise? A nice suit.
Your idea of mystery? The true history of Jesus Christ.
Your favorite hero? Thich Nhat Hanh.
The theme song to your life? “Crazy Train” by Ozzy Osbourne.
Your enemy? The US Federal Government.
Your favorite drink? “Breathe Deep” Yogi tea.
If you could choose, how would you like to die? In my sleep.
Your motto? “Life is to be explored, from high to low.”

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