In his one bedroom Crown Heights apartment, Aton sits surrounded by his artwork. He lays it all out around him like a shrine and smiles proudly. Of course, office jumped at the opportunity to get inside the brain of an artist dedicated to rendering his vision.
So when was the first time you ever drew a penis?
[We laugh Beavis and Butt-Head style] Uhhh I don’t know. Like second grade? I made a comic book in like the third grade, it was called Starballs. I got suspended for it.
What was Starballs about?
It was about if Darth Vader had boobs. He was transgender, and yeah, it was something about balls. I dont know if Vader was getting or getting rid of his balls, but yeah…
Uhhhh where can I get a copy? Do you ever feel weird about posting sexual work on instagram?
Yeah cause people think I’m a perv. And that just more so classifies myself when I do that. Even though it's in some ways accepted. It’s also very boxy. People automatically group you around certain things and activities when you post stuff like that.