GET TO KNOW MATTHEW JOCELYN, CREATOR OF WOLF WAFFLES!

Hey dudes, Jillian here! I stumbled onto Matthew’s Wolf Waffles blog through the Tumblr Radar a while back and was instantly hooked. Look at them! They run! They jump! They ride horses and I love them! Through a little bit of magic and a self-awarded Masters in Lurking, I was able to track Matthew down and ask him some questions. Check out his answers, get to know him a little bit, and keep an eye out for his first ever Threadless submission!

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Hey, Matthew. Tell us about yourself. 

Well, I’m originally from California but I’ve been living in Brooklyn for the past 5 years. I work at a digital agency as a production designer and I’m the weirdo that makes the stuff on WolfWaffles.com.

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How did these animations come to be? What inspired them? 

I’d been trying to turn my characters into a comic book or a cartoon, but it turns out that stuff is hard! Then one day I fell into a Tumblr hole. After a few hours of staring at GIFs I thought, “Hey, I’ll make one of those thingies.”

Do you consider yourself an “artist”? 

No way! I think of myself as someone who knows Photoshop and has internet access. Sometimes right after I post a new GIF I think, “Well, I’ve done my part to make the internet more bottomless.” Which, now that I think of it, seems like some weird kind of performance art. Maybe I’ll change my answer to yes?

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Is this your “art” or do you make other “art” too? 

I think the stuff I make is pretty much like a good fart joke. It takes a tiny bit of skill and creativity but in the grand scheme of things it probably wouldn’t be considered art. Plus, I don’t know if MOMA would ever show a GIF of a puking cyclops…

Do you have any favorite artists, makers, or doers? 

Oh that’s hard question… I want to say OutKast but I also want to say Bill Murray. There’s also this homeless guy I see on the subway that plays Rolling Stones songs on a banjo. He seems pretty cool.

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What do you do when you’re not making funny little animations? 

Well, Grand Theft Auto V just came out so that’s gonna be my life now.

If the creatures in your GIFs could talk, what would they say? 

They would probably jump out from behind a dumpster and say, “Gimme all your money and maple syrup.” Then they would give you a hug, whisper an insult in your ear and scamper off into the night.

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What is a question that you always wished someone would ask you so you could answer it? What’s the answer to that question? 

Q: Would you like some ice cream? A: Yes, please.

Any parting words?

Nope! This was fun. Thank you!

Don’t forget to follow Wolf Waffles on Tumblr and Matthew right here on Threadless!