Interview: Cyr Pavleszek

Today we’re joined by Cyr Pavleszek. Cyr is a wonderful visual artist who also does fanart. While he mostly draws his original characters, Cyr also draws some fanart for various fandoms. He uses drawing as an outlet and his work is brimming with bright colors and detailed expressions. It’s clear he’s a dedicated and talented artist, as you’ll soon read. My thanks to him for taking the time to participate in this interview.


Please, tell us about
your art.

My art is a mix of original characters and fandom drawings.
I tend to draw whatever comes to mind

What inspires you?

My inspiration comes from my art teachers and media I watch,
such as anime, medical dramas, cartoons, and comics

What got you
interested in your field?  Have you
always wanted to be an artist?

My art started as a coping mechanism for chronic pain and
mental illness, but I haven’t always wanted to be a professional artist. It
came about recently when I took art classes and my teacher said I had a good
chance of making a living professionally as an artist

Do you have any kind
of special or unique signature, symbol, or feature you include in your work
that you’d be willing to reveal?

I don’t think I have a unique signature.

What advice would you
give young aspiring artists?

Just keep drawing, keep on doing it. Don’t think about it
either! Overthinking your art could lead to you becoming self-conscious about
your work and giving up. Don’t give up either!


Where on the spectrum
do you identify?

I would say asexual, somewhere between asexual and
demi-sexual. I haven’t quite figured it out yet.

Have you encountered
any kind of ace prejudice or ignorance in your field?  If so, how do you handle it?

I don’t openly share my sexuality because of prejudice, when
I do it’s to shut it down. I learned to handle ignorance by reminding myself
that the person is usually uneducated. If they’re not willing to learn, I just
ignore and move on.

What’s the most
common misconception about asexuality that you’ve encountered?

That we’re all prudes and can’t stand nudity of any kind. As
an artist I look at naked bodies to better understand anatomy, I wouldn’t be
able to learn without it!

What advice would you
give to any asexual individuals out there who might be struggling with their

I know it’s hard, but once you finally accept and understand
that you’re on the ace spectrum, and fully accept it as a part of you, it’s
rewarding, fulfilling, gratifying. Please keep true to yourself and I promise
it will all be worth it in the end.

Finally, where can
people find out more about your work?

Right now you can find me on a Tumblr-alternative called
Writscrib under the username Cryptid, and I have my own website with my

Thank you, Cyr, for participating in this interview and this project. It’s very much appreciated.

Some Sexual Orientations Explained with Ice Cr…


Heterosexual: I like chocolate ice cream

Homosexual: I like vanilla ice cream

Bisexual: I like chocolate and vanilla and strawberry and mint and pistachio and…

Pansexual: I don’t give a fuck what flavor it is, just gimme some ice cream

Asexual: I’m lactose intolerant

Asexual (with a sex drive): I mean that’s some nice looking ice cream but it’s not worth it if my tummy’s gonna hurt for a week

Asexual (sex repulsed): Get that ice cream the fuck away from me

Asexual (sex averse): I mean you were really thoughtful to get me this ice cream and I can tell it means a lot to you so I’ll have a little bit and I won’t hate it

Demisexual: Ice cream was an acquired taste for me

Grey-ace: I don’t usually go for ice cream but damn that is a nice pint



We’re all human and we all deserve to be happy.



best thing about discovering asexuality for me…

best thing about discovering asexuality for me, is that I wasn't broken. I saw the term and definition online and practically cried because i was so happy. I wasn't alone, there was a name for the things I felt.

What was the best part of discovering asexuality? Send me an ask with your answer!



Aromantic, Gray-romantic, and Lithromantic stuff.

(I’m not sure if this is something you post on…

(I’m not sure if this is something you post on this page but I figured I’d try). This is my recent painting I finished for my art class and have decided to try to gain feedback via social media on the subject of asexuality and my art! This is a portrait of my friend who identifies as asexual. My goal is to increase asexual visibility!
Any feedback is appreciated!



Friend: You know that awkward sexual tension that is always there between girl and guy friends? It’s so inevitable.

Me, an asexual:



nonbinaries are not “cringey” for being nonbinary!

asexuals are not “cringey” for being asexual!

aromantics are not “cringey” for being aromantic!

you’re doing great! your identity is not a joke! you deserve to be respected!



You don’t deserve people making sexually suggestive comments, sending you porn, making sexual jokes, etc. because you’re asexual.