I’m Dianne, aka DiHA, a part-time artist, part-time nurse, and full-time geek girl from Boulder, Colorado. I love drawing, Star Wars, and pancakes.
If you were a sea creature, what would you be and why?
As long as we're playing pretend, I'm going to be a mermaid. Then I can swim AND sing.
Who was your favorite cartoon character as a kid?
I don’t remember if anybody else remembers Unico, but I watched “Unico in the Island of Magic” more times than I can count when I was still in the single-digit ages. (He’s a baby unicorn, and he’s awesome. Look him up.)
Right now I’m obsessed with……
Magic: The Gathering. My friends recently dragged me kicking and screaming into learning to play. And now I can't stop. It's really getting to be a problem.
Really terrible movie that is your secret guilty pleasure?
(This is my favorite question to ask people, btw.) I don't think I can bring myself to call The Rocky Horror Picture Show "terrible," because I think it's a work of genius. But I have been guilty of watching it on repeat some days. And now I'm going to have to watch it again right now. Thanks, guys.
What song would best describe your art?
Today I’m gonna say, “Defying Gravity” from Wicked.
What's the strangest thing you've drawn?
I made some genital anatomy drawings for an electronic medical record program recently. That was fun.
What was your first job? Have you always wanted to be an artist?
My first job? A day camp counselor for toddlers, which I don't think I could handle if I had to do it now. I've always been an artist, although there were a few years when I didn't do much. But I'm back now, baby!
What was your "break through" moment you knew you made it as a designer/illustrator?
My very first daily tee site sale changed everything. It was totally overwhelming to see so many people excited over something silly that I'd done. There was no turning back then.
You and one other person on a deserted island, who is it?
Gotta be the sap who picks my boyfriend. He's my best friend, and one of the few people I trust to (probably) not leave me for dead. Plus he's really tall, so he could reach coconuts for us to eat.
Wars or Trek?
WARS! If I ever get kind of quiet, like I'm lost in thought, I'm probably thinking about Star Wars. Fair warning.
What super power would you have? Would you tell people or keep it to yourself?
Can I just say Jedi powers? I don't wanna pick just one. I don't think I'd broadcast it, but I would share with the people who would understand and be excited with me.
If you were not an artist, what would you be?
When I'm not art-ing, I'm also a nurse. So I guess that answers that. (Unless Jedi is still on the table. I’m not sure what reality we’re in anymore.)
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