Photo Courtesy of Atom Fellows
Queer Next Up is a series originally posted to our Instagram. We feature smaller queer artists who we think deserve your love, support, and dedication.
Atom Fellows (they/them) is a musician/filmmaker and YouTuber whose show, “The Anarchy Funhouse,” tackles the world’s most intractable issues using music, animation and puppets!
What is your earliest memory of wanting to be an artist?
I don’t remember ever wanting to be anything else.
What are you most proud of?
Building and operating a recording studio in Brooklyn in the early 2000’s as well as The Anarchy Funhouse.
What advice would you give to your younger self?
Be patient. Writing is rewriting. And don’t look at the whole work. Tackle it in bite sized sections to not overwhelm.
What does your work mean to you?
I put everything I am into everything I do. It’s an incredible privilege to be able to create and I don’t take it lightly. I work everyday because, one day, I might not be able to so the time is now.
Why do you create art?
It’s who I am. To create things that’ll live on beyond me. To possibly inspire other artists.
What have you learned about yourself though the artistic process?
That when pointed in the right direction, my ADHD can be a powerful ally.
Can you give us a sneak peek of what’s to come?
The new 4 part animated show, “The Adventures of Atom & Delilah: Retake the Earth!”
Follow them on Instagram (@atomfellows) and check out their work on their YouTube channel!