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JC Roxas Joins the C:F Virtual Marketplace

by C:F Team on 17th October, 2016 at 9:56 PM CEST

Following Mihaela (Romania) and Marija (Macedonia) on board the C:F Virtual Marketplace, we also have Jude Cristopher Roxas from the Philippines, aka JC Roxas. Jude is also a C:F Summit Alumnus from 2012, and a distinguished C:F writer and creative force over the past couple of years. He joins our newest initaitive, hence the ocassion to catch up with him and ask him a couple of questions.

CF: For the curious C:F-er who still does not know Jude, one of the most famous C:F-ers of all times, just briefly, who is Jude? 

Jude: My name is Jew Christoper Roxas but many people know me as JC Roxas. I am from the Philippines and I like Pokémon, the merpeople, a longtime fan of Michael Bublé and Sarah Bareilles and likes to do other fun stuff other than art.

CF: It has become a tradition to ask this question in this first issue of C:F Virtual Marketplace interviews, so we are very curious to find out about one of your favourite childhood memories? And, if that memory is connected to the artistic work you do? 

Jude: To be honest, I don't have much of an exciting childhood memory.  Now that I think about my past, I used to be the silent one: I prefer to just stay still and be on my own, though I know I still play like what other kids do. I don't see it as something negative since because of that I was able to think about lots of things, run wild with my imagination, and to see things for myself without having to depend so much on others - or so I think. I guess this is just a matter of personal preference, or probably, just my defence mechanism with how the world revolves around me. Of course, I haven't been able to think about this as a child since I was never aware of it - but I as got more knowledge, wisdom, and experiences and being more open to who I really am, I realized that it's how things worked for me before. 

And yeah, definitely! I think it's because of those things that made me open myself to art because I can imagine a world without fears, uncertainties, rejections, expectations to meet. The experiences taught me that I need to explore and be free with my way of thinking no matter how difficult it may seem - which is why I see art as the best way to cope up with my life.

If there is something that I want my present self to do for my past self, I will definitely go to him, hug him and make him feel that everything is alright, to tell him not to worry too much and that he needs to continue doing his best and to try pursue happiness.

CF: Can you show us and tell us of the creative work you practice today?

I am a Storyteller, digital illustrator and an animator-in-training. I do mostly children's illustrations, character designs, mobile game designs and a lot more. I am focused with cutesy stuff because there's so much feeling whenever I see people smile when they see my work - I feel like I am at the top of the world! You can check my portfolio at www.jcroxas.com or on Facebook or on Instagram.

CF: And finally, the one question which our editorial team decided to close this first round of interviews - how do you imagine the world 10 years from now? In 2026? How does your vision of the planet affects you personally in 2026?

Jude: Everyone (I hope) looks forward for a really positive future. Personally, I wish to see a world where one does not have to worry too much with "what ifs" just because he chooses to live his life up to his own happiness and not having to depend on what others think. It may seem like a simple dream but it holds so much hopes from many people today. I believe thatthis vision will continue to affect me as I try my best and just be truthful with every little thing did I do Because I want to make that dream happen, to experience and to feel it even if it takes 10 years from now or even more. 

CF: Dear Jude, it has been a pleasure to talk with you and connect with you after such a long time. We are sending you the warmest hug from the C:F hub here in Europe all the way to the Philippines! Thank you for sharing your art with us!

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Jatin Kataria

Jatin Kataria | Action team | CF Chapters

Best one is:
_____"made me open myself to art because I can imagine the world without fears, uncertainties, rejections, expectations to meet. The experiences taught me that I need to explore and be free with my way of thinking no matter how difficult it may seem - which is why I see art as the best way to cope up with my life."

18th October, 2016 @ 1:38 PM CEST

Muhammad Ali Ali

Muhammad Ali Ali

interesting interview

1st November, 2016 @ 12:01 PM CEST

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