Thursday, October 30, 2014

The super late APE 2014 recap....


     Earlier this month, I went to APE (Alternative Press Expo). Which is my first ever show outside of the NYC area shows I exhibit at. I was hesitant at first because of the travel costs, but it ultimately paid off.

     Prior to this show, I was trying to get as much new silkscreen stuff I could complete. I had the X-men, and What the Baku?! accordian books to show off. And also, my Tribal Masks mini silkscreen print set. Which was awesome!

     Once in San Francisco, getting to and from the hotel to and from Fort Mason (the place the event was held) was a bit of a challenge when you don't know how to use the public transportation and WITH luggage and traversing the very steep streets of San Francisco. The walk was tiring, but thank god for the free shuttle buses APE provided after the festival! Those cut down the walking time.

     The actual show was AWESOME. I met some amazing artists and did really well. All my hesitations were quelled by the first day. My silkscreen stuff were well received and inspired me to really do more. Thank you, Thank you, Bay Area folks!!! You made my trip!!! I appreciate and grateful to everyone who stopped by my table, chatted, and got my stuff. I definitely would love to come back and maybe do more shows out west! For the first time, I felt like I really reached the type of audience I had been hoping for.

     During the downtime and after the fest, I finally go to explore San Francisco and took a lot pictures. I didn't want to go back home without seeing the Bay Area. I got to see and enjoy the majestic fog that covered the Golden Gate Bridge, Palace of the Arts, the beautiful town of Sausalito, walked around Fisherman's Wharf, climbed Coit Tower, visited many local shops, and really enjoyed the lights of the night. These happy moments, in addition to being able to show my work, really made the trip.

     It was during this trip that I really confirmed for myself that being positive and avoiding the presence of negativity is the way to go. Being around like-minded people who appreciates you and accommodates you the same way you appreciate and accommodate them is the key to, not only being happy, but also in building strong relationships.

I look forward to the future!!!

Thursday, October 09, 2014

The X-Men silkscreen book

     'Had a blast working on this the last few weeks. I'm so pleased that it was well received during last weekend's APE. It's almost sold out!

If you missed it, it is now available on my ONLINE STORE.

What The Baku?!

Here's another silkscreen project that I recently completed and debuted last weekend at APE.

     It was fun and challenging to silkscreen it because the colors does not always look that way they looked in the photoshop color test.

 If you missed it during APE, it's now available at my ONLINE STORE.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Tribal Masks

'Made a last minute print for this weekend's APE (Alternative Press Expo).

A 4-color silkscreen print- White, Yellow, Blue, and Red/ Magenta.

Come check it out at Table #1020 with Three Armed Squid.

So, excited!!! If you missed it, it is now available in my ONLINE STORE.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

X-Men Update...

'Gonna print this soon! Yey... my version of Jim Lee's iconic X-Men #1 cover.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Thursday, June 05, 2014

The Qirin Hunter (progress)

The Qirin Hunter is finally done!

I've been working on this for the past few weeks.

And I finally got it done! Yey! Originally inspired by a design test I did.

Here are some work-in-progress pics compared with the finished pages.

It took awhile to figure out the final character designs.

Once I figured it out, it was all good.

It was definitely fun to do.

The zine will debut this coming Saturday, June 7th at the Grand Comics Festival.

Friday, May 09, 2014

Dino Megazord


The First Megazord. I'll be silkscreening this soon with the final color guide.

     The Inking... I did it on canvas paper. Which was awesome! It gave my lines a very nice texture. I also fixed the proportions once I scanned it to Photoshop.

     The Pencils and Sketch... The proportions where off when I started. I was using a non-photo blue lead holder to draw it out. I kept erasing lines and continually changing as I drew. 

I'll post the silkscreen prints as soon as I finish them! A nice "sequel" to my Super Folio.

Friday, April 11, 2014

A Chidren's Show

     I recently did a design test for a Children's show gear towards Indian youth. It was taking Indian Children's Rhyme and creating a world out of it. It was gonna be in the vein of Yo, Gabba Gabba and Mother Goose Club.

I, sadly, didn't get it but I had a blast doing the test.

However, it gave me some great addition to my portfolio.

 I've always loved Indian design aesthetics.

It was fun simplifying those in these characters.

 I actually did it twice. The first attempt was to "cartoon-y" for a live action show.

So, I altered the characters on the second attempt.

 They are more "Live-action" but still showed kid-friendly costumes.

I definitely did more than what I was asked... that's how much fun I was having with it!

     Hopefully, I'll get another opportunity to get to do it for real. Or I'll just make my own children's book with these characters.

What do you think?