In celebration of Pride Month, we asked our good friend and talented illustrator Mister Bodega to design packing for a limited edition run of 1/8ths and pre-rolls, and to no surprise whatsoever, he absolutely crushed it * mic drop*.
Austin Reed (A.K.A. Mister Bodega) has been an illustrator and artist since before he can remember. We had the opportunity to sit down and talk to him about all things, well, him! For the full interview click below!
Ahhh, we see you, skipping the video. Kidding, kidding (sorta).
In all seriousness, besides Austin being a great human being, creator of incredible art, lover of cannabis (just like us), and an overall joy to work with, he is also passionate about raising awareness and providing platforms for the LGBTQIA+ community. Austin flew all the way to Michigan to meet with our team and together we selected a local non-profit to work with in the month of June. The Transgender community is near and dear to Austin’s heart and unfortunately, he has seen firsthand this group of incredible people suffering injustice and was quick to pick Transgender Michigan to help those here in Michigan who need help. Transgender Michigan is working hard to help create positive change in communities throughout the state.
We wanted to get to know him even better so…we sent him some extremely important questions:
What is your go-to munchie?
Bowl of Cheerios and save the last sip of milk for the cat
What is your favorite smell?
Highest thing you’ve ever done?
I once had a full-on conversation with a spider that I was trying to remove from my house. It was missing a leg, so I felt like it was having a rough day.
Dream vacation? Or What is a trip that changed you and why?
I recently visited the Grand Canyon, which made me feel like a lil bug.
Favorite movie right now?
I loved the new Dune movie
Best advice you have ever been given?
Don’t be the last to leave a party
Go-to karaoke song?
“Islands in the Stream” by Kenny & Dolly or “Not G0onna Get Us.” BY T.A.T.U
What do you do to turn things around when you are having a bad day?
Go for a walk and try to see some nature
What is your first memory of cannabis?
I thought I ate a moldy cracker, but it turns out it was just chive.
Describe your Sunday morning routine.
I get the most expensive coffee drink I can buy and visit the farmers market, and if I’m feeling really special, I’ll buy something.
Is the S or C silent in the word scent?
How does cannabis play a role in your art?
I typically smoke when I’m trying to be loose with ideas, like a free draw or sketch.
To learn more about Austin and his work, give him a follow @MisterBodega and visit his website www.misterbodega.com.
We are ecstatic to have introduced this collection and look forward to continuing to support the LQBTQIA+ communities beyond June! So, if you would like to support an outstanding organization, have a piece of limited-edition art, and try some of our personal favorite Lemon Mintz flower, then head to your local SKYMINT.
Thank YOU and Happy PRIDE!