Saturday, June 29, 2013

Nature of Nature preview

     Starting a new mini comic called, Nature of Nature. It was inspired by a recent sketch painting I did of a Bunny and a Bear.

I'm experimenting with this scratchy-type lines with pen nibs on watercolor. Then, I'm gonna ink wash it.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Online Store OPEN


Right now it only has my silkscreen books. Please check them out-

- Girl Powah
- Cats & Dogs
- Tug of War
- Sweaters
- Luk Zephyr & the Savage Race

Some of my works are also available at the Recession Art Store and Desert Island.

Friday, June 14, 2013

The Bunnies and The Bear

     I was in a process of brainstorming and sketching ideas for a new Squid logo design for 3AS, but somehow I painted this image instead...!

     I liked the characters so much that I decided to do a small comic for it! It will be black & white, utilizing ink washes instead of acryclic washes like the original.

The Bunnies! I think I'm gonna need thinner lineart.

The Bear! I liked the gouache lines on top of the washes to create fur.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Grand Comics Festival Aftermath

     This weekend was fun. Exhausting, but fun! Grand Comics Festival is created/ curated by Pat Dorian and hosted by Bird River Studios. Pat did a fantastic job setting this whole festival up, making exhibiting very affordable for the artists. Free Admission was also a great thing to have as it did not drive people away and took away from the artists (like Mocca....).

     It was a small fair but packed a LOT of extremely talented artists. I was very honored to be in the same room as them, being one of the few "emerging artists", in the sea of Meredith Grans (fellow SVA Class of '06 and creator of Octopus Pie), Andrea Tsurumis (MoCCA Fest winner!), CM Butzers (Rabid Rabbit and a cool mentor), Anuj Shrestha (Genus), Jess Ruliffsons (one of the nicest cartoonists I've ever met and is making comics about veterans) and so many more. It was extremely hard to restrain myself not to buy everything in sight! Lol.

   This is a first year show, so I didn't really know what to expect from it. The space was great. The weather was amazing. I knew that we weren't gonna get the Mocca Art Fest or Brooklyn Comic Fest crowd (which sadly ended, before I got the chance to visit!), but it still had a pretty good crowd. Sunday was a bit slower than Saturday, but it was the same as previous fests I've done. Hopefully there will be more Grand Comics Festival to come in the future!

Photo by Pat Dorian
    I once again tabled with my fellow Three Armed Squid (or 3AS), Alexandra Beguez and Estrella Vega. It's always great to hang out with them since we're all so busy with work and personal projects to see each other outside of art fests. Thank yous for everyone who picked up our anthology! We're very excited to be working on our third issue with some new and amazing contributors. Stay tuned!

Photo by Pat Dorian
     It's always hard to gauge which kind of merch people get on these festivals. I sold a bunch of zines, prints, and cards that nobody picked up on the last Festival. But I also had things that people bought on previous fests that were not picked up on this Fest. But regardless, I'm glad that people came by my table in general and liked my work enough to get something. Also, THANK YOU very much to everyone that came by and chatted with me about my work.  

     Lastly, I sat next to Chandler Moses (representing Hic & Hoc) who did a portrait sketch of me on the slow minutes of the fest! Lol.

Friday, June 07, 2013

Grand Comics Festival 2013

     NY Post and Bust did a nice write up for this weekend's Grand Comics Festival. The festival is the brainchild of our awesome friend, Pat Dorian of Doom & Gloom Comics. The event will be at 343 Grand Street, Brooklyn, NY from 11am-7pm.

I will be there with my silkscreen prints, books/ zines, and cards.

My fanart prints will also be there. Archangel from the X-Men, Kamen Rider, Super Sentai, etc...!!!

My fellow Three Armed Squid squids will also be there with our Anthology zines.

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Burn (color sketch)

     Something experimental I did today... using non-waterproof cheap markers (used as "watercolor") and gouache.

Check out my Instagram and Tumblr for more quick drawings...

Monday, June 03, 2013

Grand Comics Festival (and other updates...)

     My fellow squids and I will be exhibiting this weekend at the Grand Comics Festival! It will be a small group (as you can see on the second image). But it will a room full of extremely talented artists. I'm honored to be in the same festival as them!

     Also, I've been busy drawing a bunch of new things but just not been able to blog about it. I've been posting pretty regularly on my Instagram and Tumblr. Please check them out! They are just so much easier to use with an Iphone.