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MOVERS and SHAKERS Interview with Yuri Pomo

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MOVERS and SHAKERS Interview with Yuri Pomo

Tell us your name and a little about yourself.

Hi! My name’s Yuri Pomo, better known as ”Vipcartoonizer” I’m born in Italy, Venice, the 21st of August, 1994. I’m a freelance artist, but more specifically a Painter, Cartoonist & Illustrator, everything I know and do, I learned it all by myself. I love everything art-related, from the smallest to the biggest things. I’m also a Cheerful and friendly guy, who also loves tattoos, cartoons, animes, videogames, his friends and his family!

 

What exactly does your company do?

What I do in my spare time is painting, and illustrating cartoons, and that’s indeed how my life completely changed when I started this cartoonist journey back in January 2019. It all started as a ”joke”, and I quickly found myself surrounded by thousands of people who loved and supported what I was doing, that’s how it all started! Crazy, isn’t it?

 

What were the biggest challenges you have faced and how did you overcome them?

My greatest difficulties surely came from myself, normally apart from art, I can’t carry on anything for more than a few weeks, without immediately changing interest in something else, and sometimes even with art itself. I don’t know what gave me the strength and perseverance to go on sincerely, but I never gave up, despite the dark moments, and those in which no one published or shared my drawings, but despite everything I continued to go on, to dream, work hard, and fight for what I believed and loved. when in April, Justin Bieber and James Charles shared my drawings, everything changed for me, finding me catapulted into everything I had always dreamed of!

 

What piece of advice do you wish someone had given you at the start of your career?

Well, no one believed in what I was doing, I know, it’s hard to accept it, but it’s the truth, despite everything I never stopped fighting, believing, dreaming and loving what I was doing, my advice for those who are chasing their dreams is, never give up! no matter what!

 

Who are your biggest influences and people you admire and why?

Whoever managed to accomplish their dreams, and who every day manage to make thousands of people smile by doing what they love the most!

 

None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are?

The only person I should thank is myself, I don’t want to sound arrogant or exaggerated, but remember that the person with the most power is yourself, you learn to love yourself, respect yourself, and especially believe in yourself, all the rest can only facilitate a little what you do, but never as much as yourself. However, speaking from another perspective, I will never be able to thank Justin Bieber and James Charles enough, they have literally given a tremendous boost to my career, and life!

 

What do you see as your greatest success in life?

There is a saying: Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present. I learned to live day by day, who knows what the future will bring.

 

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