AJ Brockman – Artist and MDA Telethon Icon


Before you watch Johnny’s interview with AJ, here’s what you should know about him:

AJ Brockman is a bit of a badass celebrity. Years back, AJ appeared regularly on the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon, helping to put a face to the condition. Followers of the telethon watched AJ grow up, but that bit of niche celebrity was only the beginning for AJ, who has always been an artist at heart.

Today AJ is a stunningly talented graphic designer and visual artist and the owner of Single Handed Studio. His paintings — all created on a computer he operates using just two fingers on one hand — are rendered in photographic detail. I even asked AJ during our interview if they were photos that had been somewhat modified. They’re that realistic.

You’ll really enjoy this interview. AJ is a hilarious guy with a great attitude, and he boasts one of the most badass quotes I’ve heard yet. I won’t spoil the surprise, but it involves being punched in the face. Check it out.

Below is the video of Johnny interviewing AJ.

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  1. Anita Kunz says:

    GREAT interview!! What an inspiration!
    (I can so relate to the over-art direction!!!)
    All the best to you


    PS The computer is just a tool! It still needs a brain to use it!

  2. Carol Zombo says:

    That was a terrific interview. Thanks for sharing your experiences and amazing talent.

  3. Excellent interview. It totally supports the saying that, “The only disability in life is a bad attitude.” AJ you rock!

  4. Robin Parker says:

    Amazing artist! Thanks so much for sharing. I feel lucky that AJ is close by, and will have opportunities to see his work and commission some paintings. Awesome BadAss interview!

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