Inspired by go-getters and badass babes in general, this series is basically me spending time with women who built and followed their own yellow brick road (and then re-painted it the color they wanted when it was finished). From how they're Buffy the Vampire slaying it, to who they've been double-tapping on instagram. I get to the bottom of how they became the badass babes they are today.
As my last #Confessionsofabadassbabe post here on ZGLA.com (*tear*), I def. had to hang with the raddest babe in town >> Miss Tuesday Bassen. This bi-coastal phenomenon just hit home in LA and is splattering the town with her amazing illustrations. Besides having the same birthdays (no big deal on the rad meter), Tuesday is the definition of a badass babe. From her cute and sassy characters to her must needed patches and pins, Tuesday oozes raw talent. Her "Ugly Girl Gang" zine is what initially drew me in, her bad attitude babes exude confidence with the perfect don't mess with me stance. After proudly swiping my credit card for a few of her goodies at a pop-up in LA, I knew I had to sit down with her and pick her badass brain. Read below our convo, and be sure to heart eyes times a million on her 4-legged side kick.
For more heart eyes head to her instagram >> @TuesdayBassen to keep up with her goods (gotta have them ALL) and daily drawings (NEED to see them ALL) <3
When did you start being awesome aka being an Illustrator? What inspired you to pursue illustration as a full-time career?
Ha! I think you’re being generous. Early on, I thought that I wanted to study foreign relations. I took both French and German, served as Captain of the debate team, and studied abroad in Russia by the time I was 14. I started at a public art school by 15 and all other aspirations went out the window. I got my BFA from MCAD in 2011 and have been a professional illustrator since.Being a freelance artist, what is your daily schedule like?
Looks like you always have amazing ideas for new projects. Where do you find inspiration?
Can you share some female artists that are currently blowing your mind?
When you put down the ink and paper, where do like to hang/chill in LA?
Something I love about LA is that each neighborhood is like it’s own universe. I try not to repeat destinations too often, but I love popping into Pygmy Hippo to shoot the shit with Emi and snacking with friends at Swingers because every lady (especially Barbara, what’s up giiiiirl) that works there is such a badass friendly babe. For drinks, I hit up dive bars with photo booths, because I’m all about cheap thrills.
Most used iPhone app?
Instagram, of course.
Looks like you have a 4-legged buddy, who is he and how awesome is he?!
Give us 3 essentials that Tuesday needs on the daily?
Are there other creative activities you wish to try in the near future?
Name TWO truths and ONE lie about you (In random order so we can guess and most likely guess wrong).
What’s next for Tuesday Bassen, anything cool you can share OR secret stuff your willing to spill beans on?
A few super secret things, but I also have a line coming out with Valley Cruise and a pop up at Madewell, so keep your eyes peeled.