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An Interview with Illustrator Charlotte Fassler

When NYC-based artist Charlotte Fassler joined us at STORY to bring to life our fave Saturday morning toons on our STORY wall, we asked her to share a little about herself (as well as some of her fave 90’s things). Here’s what she had to say!

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WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR INSPIRATION?
The process of working inspires me. None of my ideas are precious and they constantly change as I move and work through a project. The hardest part is starting.

DID YOU ALWAYS KNOW YOU WANTED TO BE AN ARTIST / ILLUSTRATOR?
Yes.

WHAT ’90s TREND WOULD YOU WANT TO COME BACK?
Inflatable furniture.

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WHICH ’90s TREND WOULD YOU NEVER WANT TO REAPPEAR?
Thin eyebrows. 

FAVORITE SONG FROM THE ’90s?
Always shifting, but currently “Silly Ho” by TLC.

ARE THERE ANY NICKELODEON CHARACTERS AND/OR SHOWS FROM THE ’90s YOU WATCHED AND LOVED? IF SO, WHICH ONES AND WHY? 
Hey Arnold! and Doug.  Nickelodeon totally subverted expectations and exposed kids to such a quirky cast of characters, especially female ones. Between Judy Funnie, a high school feminist beat poet, and Helga G. Pataki (a unibrowed 4th-grade leader who candidly expressed all her opinions), there was no shortage of tough cool girls to look up to.

WHAT IS A FUN FACT ABOUT YOU WE CAN’T FIND ON GOOGLE? 
I played varsity golf.