THE HAPPY JOY

aka Patrick Pascual

 A freelance illustrator and painter from Anaheim California.  His works are highly influenced by his obsession with 90's cartoons and the creativity of skateboarding culture.  His works are all inspired by the juxtaposition of childhood memories and teenage tragedies and finding an illustrative balance in both those things with the abstraction of cartoons.  He is a self taught artist who studied graphic design and fine arts.  Working with both traditional and digital mediums, He finds his comfort with a brush and a beer rather than a computer and a cup of coffee.  His artist background started as a little boy drawing dinosaurs eating storm troopers and wrestlers jumping off the third rope and later evolved into a career path and an alter ego by the name of      The Happy Joy.

photo credits Luke Youngs

Kill with kindness, Destroy with truth
— The Happy Joy