Hi, my name is Joel Carlo but you may know me by my artist moniker, MechaHateChimp. I’ve been asked many times what the name infers to and how I settled on such a weird handle, so to get things out of the way I’ll just let it be known now and stop you from asking if I’m just some¬†belligerent asshole who likes to draw. Without getting too philosophical, the answer lies in the question presented above. That’s the very same question I asked myself as I thought of this nom de guerre.

Who am I? If you take a moment to consider this querulous interrogative, you may arrive at the same conclusion I did. Peel away the layers and at the core you’ll find the endocarp of our humanity is an angry ape. A angry ape who secretly wishes it was a giant robot.

Name aside, I’ve been a freelance artist and media developer for close to 20 years and my work has been published in several art magazines including ImagineFX and 2DArtist.¬† I have an “on again, off again” relationship with art because at the end of the day, I’m a bit of a soul searcher. At least that’s what I like to tell myself.

I decided to put this blog together as a way to keep a record of the work I’ve done over the years and also for posterity. I’m hoping it will be a source of inspiration for me whenever I’m too lazy to motivate myself but I won’t hold my breath. Regardless, I hope you can take something from it or at the very least enjoy my nonsensical rants.