Top Art Reddit IAmA's http://www.topiama.com/cat/art The latest Art IAmA's collected from Reddit ArtIAmA sidewalk chalk artist http://www.topiama.com/r/6617/iama-sidewalk-chalk-artist Hello, my name is Anatole Konstantin. You can click here and here to read my previous AMAs about growing up under Stalin, what life was like fleeing from the Communists, and coming to America as an immigrant. After the killing of my father and my escape from the U.S.S.R. I am here to bear witness to the cruelties perpetrated in the name of the Communist ideology.

2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the Communist Revolution in Russia. My latest book, "A Brief History of Communism: The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Empire" is the story of the men who believed they knew how to create an ideal world, and in its name did not hesitate to sacrifice millions of innocent lives.

The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, has said that the demise of the Soviet Empire in 1991 was the greatest tragedy of the twentieth century. My book aims to show that the greatest tragedy of the century was the creation of this Empire in 1917.

My grandson, Miles, is typing my replies for me.

Here is my proof.

Visit my website anatolekonstantin.com to learn more about my story and my books.

Update (4:22pm Eastern): Thank you for your insightful questions. You can read more about my time in the Soviet Union in my first book, "A Red Boyhood: Growing Up Under Stalin", and you can read about my experience as an immigrant in my second book, "Through the Eyes of an Immigrant". My latest book, "A Brief History of Communism: The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Empire", is available from Amazon. I hope to get a chance to answer more of your questions in the future.

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Wed, 03 Jan 2018 0:00:00 EDT
AuthorHi, Reddit! I'm Gail Simone, writer of comics, games, and animation. You might know me from comics such as Batgirl, Secret Six, Wonder Woman, and Deadpool,- and creator-owned series like Clean Room and Crosswind. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6589/hi-reddit-im-gail-simone-writer-of-comics-games It's a slow day and this will give me something to look forward to during my lunch. I've worked here for over a year and a half at various departments so I've got a lot of stories.

Proof

PS: WOOOOOOWOOPPPPP

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Thu, 21 Dec 2017 0:00:00 EDT
ArtHey, Reddit! I'm Gene Luen Yang - creator of the award-winning graphic novel American Born Chinese! I also write New Super-Man (about the Chinese Superman) for DC Comics. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6582/hey-reddit-im-gene-luen-yang-creator-of-the Hey, everyone! I'm Gene Luen Yang, the creator of the award-winning graphic novel American Born Chinese! I also write New Super-Man (about the Chinese Superman) for DC Comics. AMA!

Proof Pic: https://twitter.com/geneluenyang/status/940652538638098434

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Fri, 15 Dec 2017 0:00:00 EDT
ArtWe're Dril and KC Green, and we're the good internet boys. Ask us anything about games theories and breakfast meals. http://www.topiama.com/r/6551/were-dril-and-kc-green-and-were-the-good-internet Gotta run - thanks for all the questions!

Hey All! I’m Jessie, a Cross Country Skier and I race all winter on the World Cup - I am gearing up for another Winter Olympic Games -- all races from sprints to 30 kilometers! I have 4 World Championship medals, was part of the 2014 Winter Olympic team and am gearing up for another Olympic games.

I began skiing at age 3 and was part of the first-ever U.S. team to [win](https://www.teamusa.org/us-ski-and-snowboard/athletes/Jessie-Diggins

Learn more about me and all Olympic hopefuls at teamusa.org. The Winter Games begin Feb 8 on NBC! Read all Olympic AMA's and see what's next on Reddit at reddit.com/user/TeamUSAOlympics. Subscribe now to Ask Them Anything!

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Fri, 01 Dec 2017 0:00:00 EDT
ArtHi, I'm Peter Draws, I draw pictures and make YouTube videos for a living. Ask me anything. :) http://www.topiama.com/r/6541/hi-im-peter-draws-i-draw-pictures-and-make Hey everyone!

My name is Peter and I'm here to answer any and all questions you may have, about whatever.

I started doodling on my notes during class in high school, and I gradually began making my doodles more and more intricate and elaborate, and then I started uploading YouTube videos of me drawing around 2007, and it's been a long slow, happy road.

For a little glimpse of me artistically, here's an album of a few recent drawings: https://imgur.com/a/fPHtC

But there's a thousand more on my Instagram. I also have have a website and a YouTube channel.

Proof: https://twitter.com/PeterDraws1/status/935162072446447616

Edit: Feel free to keep asking questions, I'll be checking back in intermittently.

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Mon, 27 Nov 2017 0:00:00 EDT
ArtI’m an artist who made $50,000 from a piece of toast. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6488/im-an-artist-who-made-50000-from-a-piece-of-toast My story:

6 years ago I quit my job at a high-end design firm and started painting full time. My boyfriend (now husband) suggested I paint food portraits on stark white backgrounds because I love food, and I had trained in photorealism.

A few months in, I painted toast on a 4x4 canvas. I loved the simplicity and quirkiness of the subject matter.

I sold the original, I started a series of limited edition (100) prints of the original (which is nearly sold out), and I sold a few toast commissions based on the first.

I’ve painted many different foods over the last 6 years, but I am proud of the toast and all it has accomplished (sounds weird when I say it like that, but you get the idea).

Ask me anything!

Proof: Instagram

EDIT: Here's the video of me painting the toast

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Sun, 22 Oct 2017 0:00:00 EDT
ArtHello Everybody! I am Robert Bateman, artist, naturalist and environmentalist. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6480/hello-everybody-i-am-robert-bateman-artist You may know Zach from his comic, SMBC. You may have heard of Kelly from media about this super-creepy parasite she co-discovered.

Together, we wrote a book called "Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve and/or Ruin Everything." It's a big nerd-out about a bunch of future tech, along with weird stories and fun facts. An NPR review said it "feels like a slightly drunken lecture by a couple of enthusiastic professors."

Ask us about the book, parasites, cartooning, or this one research project where they found that students will obey robots that come bearing cookies.

Zach will be answering as /u/MrWeiner. Kelly will be answering as /u/sciencegal.

Proof: https://www.reddit.com/user/MrWeiner/

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Sat, 21 Oct 2017 0:00:00 EDT
ArtI'm an artist whose newest book on creativity is literally handwritten... AMA. http://www.topiama.com/r/6438/im-an-artist-whose-newest-book-on-creativity-is After years of being "a person who posts stuff online," I'm now a fulltime designer and author. My first book is a creative journal called 1 Page at a Time that's available in 17 languages. My newest, THINGS ARE WHAT YOU MAKE OF THEM, came out yesterday and is thirteen handwritten essays about the anxieties and challenges of being a creative – basically, anyone who "makes" anything. http://www.thingsarewhatyoumakeofthem.com

Proof: https://i.redd.it/e4uxtaloegpz.jpg

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Wed, 04 Oct 2017 0:00:00 EDT
ArtIamA professional digital colorist. I restore and colorize black and white photographs, working with several museums, TV stations, publishers, and institutions from all over the world. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6167/iama-professional-digital-colorist-i-restore-and My short bio: Hi guys! People have been requesting me to do this for quite some time now, so I decided to give it a try! My name is Marina Amaral, I'm 22 and I live in Brazil. One day I decided to combine my fascination with history and skill using Photoshop by restoring and putting color into photos that were originally black and white, allowing people to see history from a new and colorful perspective. Each photo is made to be realistic by recognizing the value behind each one of them, respecting and preserving their stories, paying attention to the finer details and maintaining their original essence. Every completed work has gone through long and in-depth research and is supported by the opinions of experts in each particular area if necessary, to faithfully reproduce the original colors and atmosphere. My work ranges from simple portraits to complex and detailed images, taken from various historical periods covering a wide range of topics.

I've been doing this professionally for two years. I work with several publishers, magazines, TV stations, production companies, museums and institutions from different parts of the world. WIRED magazine has made an incredible story on me and my work, which you can read here.

I'm working on several exciting personal projects at the moment and I'll be glad to share some of my thoughts with you!

You can have a look at my work here: www.marinamaral.com || Facebook page || Instagram

My Proof: https://twitter.com/marinamaral2/status/878685669580840960

EDIT: You can commission me to colorize family photos as well: http://www.marinamaral.com/contact/

Edit 2: I've been answering the questions for 7 hours and will continue doing it tomorrow morning. Really impressed by your support and interest. Thank you! x

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Sat, 24 Jun 2017 0:00:00 EDT
ArtWe are Mondo, purveyors of pop culture, and this is our first AMA! As us anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/5869/we-are-mondo-purveyors-of-pop-culture-and-this-is HEY THANKS FOR ALL THE QUESTIONS! I have to wrap up because my hands are starting to feel like two tiny hamster paws, and also I need to edit DIY Astronaut EP 2. Pick your social media poison if you want more shitty robots: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube.

See you soon Reddit!!

Hi Reddit!

Fricking excited to do my first AMA. I don’t want to go all cheesy on you but Reddit is where this journey started for me and how I got this -very- weird job. I owe you.

So about two years ago I started building robots and posting them on my YouTube channel and /r/shittyrobots. Today I’m a full-time inventor of useless machines and a host of Adam Savage’s Tested.com. I’m also, more recently, the founder of my own shitty astronaut training program. Because if nobody else will have you, just make your own thing.

https://twitter.com/SimoneGiertz/status/836664040789164033

Ask me anything!

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Tue, 07 Mar 2017 0:00:00 EDT
ArtI am Betvin Géant. I once thought I was Jesus Christ and I was hospitalized for a week because of it. I wrote a graphic novel influenced by my experiences with mental disorder. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5838/i-am-betvin-geant-i-once-thought-i-was-jesus Hi! We're Frank Conniff, Trace Beaulieu, and Carolina Hidalgo of Movie Sign with the Mads.

Here we are: https://twitter.com/CarolinaDoesOk/status/832250676268953600

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Thu, 16 Feb 2017 0:00:00 EDT
ArtKris, Rob & Dave from Cyanide & Happiness here. Ask us things. http://www.topiama.com/r/5785/kris-rob-dave-from-cyanide-happiness-here-ask-us Last week I brought Marco Rubio a spine to replace the one he lost when he voted to confirm Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State. Today the Senate will be holding a hearing and possibly voting on Tillerson’s nomination. Sadly the spine and I will be working from my office at Greenpeace for this one.

I’m also an attorney, and spent several hours at Dulles International Airport yesterday volunteering my services for detainees affected by Trump’s executive order. AMA!

The spine in the news:

https://www.buzzfeed.com/juliareinstein/prop-comedy-is-back

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/greenpeace-marco-rubio-spine_us_588766fde4b0e3a7356bbf63

http://www.spin.com/2017/01/this-is-how-you-own-a-politician/

http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/316134/someone-offers-marco-rubio-a-spine-after-his-vote-for-rex-tillerson/

Reddit thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/5psio3/someone_is_holding_a_spine_next_to_marco_rubio/

Proof: http://imgur.com/a/kisuS

https://twitter.com/greenpeaceusa/status/826175178875006976

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Thu, 02 Feb 2017 0:00:00 EDT
ArtIAmA Oil painting artist who painted the first Paranoma painting in my country, Kuwait! Ask me anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/5710/iama-oil-painting-artist-who-painted-the-first I've been studying lions in Africa for nearly 40 years. My research has been important in reducing the prevalence of lion trophy hunting and raising awareness regarding conservation challenges. I spend my days working to improve the future for African lions in both fenced and unfenced reserves, and starting at 5:00pm Central Time, I'm an open book. Ask me anything!

Edit: We're done for the day. But if you'd like to learn more about lions, the Lion Center or me, you might be interesting in checking out my two books on Amazon: Lions in the Balance

Into Africa

 

Want to help out? We're currently hosting a Crowdfunding Campaign to raise money for additional camera traps in Africa!

 

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Sat, 31 Dec 2016 0:00:00 EDT
ArtI'm Brandon Bird, pop culture artist, Jerry Orbach expert, world's #1 Sears fan http://www.topiama.com/r/5533/im-brandon-bird-pop-culture-artist-jerry-orbach Ask away!

Proof: http://imgur.com/Cdx30OB

You can find my new music here: http://michaelchiklis.com/music-influence-michael-chiklis/frontpage/influence/

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Mon, 17 Oct 2016 0:00:00 EDT
ArtWe are Penny Arcade's Mike "Gabe" Krahulik and Jerry "Tycho" Holkins and Lone Shark Games's Mike Selinker, Chad Brown, and Tara Theoharis. Ask us anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/5463/we-are-penny-arcades-mike-gabe-krahulik-and-jerry My short bio: We are Penny Arcade and Lone Shark Games, who work together on a lot of things including the upcoming Eyrewood Adventures game Thornwatch. We also do these things:

My Proof: Here is some of us! And here were answering your questions!

Hey guys, this has been great! Thanks for having us on your Reddits!—M, M, J, C, & T

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Mon, 26 Sep 2016 0:00:00 EDT