AH: Hi, my name is Abbas. You can find me all over the internet as @bagmanstudios. I am an illustrator out of Michigan. I use the term illustrator instead of artist usually because ‘artist’ has such a serious tone, and I am not a very serious person. Although I do take making my non-serious illustrations very seriously. I have a website, bagmanstudios.com, and I sell prints and stickers and other nonsense out of there. Most days I am humbled that people would even look at my stuff, so managing to make a living selling it still feels like a passing dream to me. I’m very lucky to be in a position where my career is pursuing my passion projects. This is what eventually led me to this project, The BLORP. Baseball League of outer rim planets.
AH: I’ve been drawing all my life and went to school to pursue it. Although to any prospective artists out there, I would NOT endorse going to art school. I spent a lot of years in a couple different careers before I started taking art seriously in a professional capacity. In 2016, while living at my Mom’s house while helping her recover from surgery, I decided to put myself out there and try and sell my art online. I had some good luck early and I’ve been working ever since. I am too governed by self-doubt to effectively brag about myself, but I have sent thousands of pieces in that time. Recently, someone tagged me in an Instagram post of one of my stickers in Antarctica, which was really cool. No pun intended.