In between pages of KITTENS #3, I’ve been practicing my watercolors. I’m still pretty rusty but it’s been a lot of fun. This one is inspired by the Monstero plants that grow all over the east side of the Big Island. I’ll be doing more of these!
It’s been awhile since I’ve watercolored anything. I’m definitely a bit rusty. I’m planning to do a series of small paintings inspired by new Hawaiian home to hone my skills and explore this lush, beautiful place. I had forgotten some basic techniques as I progressed through this painting, I think mainly due to making so many silkscreens prints which is a completely different process. Well, either way, this was fun. Stay tuned for more!
I’m off to LA to exhibit at one of my favorite festivals of all time! If you’re in LA and dig indy press then this should not be missed! All the important info is above but find out more here!
I’ll have tons of my work available- zines, comics, hand printed silk screen prints! Come by and check it out!
Back in New York city for the MoCCA Festival and it’s great to be back… except that it’s cold, mind you not New York City cold- not the evil cold that seeps through any jacket, any parka, gloves, or hat, making you question whether you’re going to make it back to your apartment cold. Just normal NYC cold which after living in Hawaii for the last eight months might as well be Arctic circle cold.
The MoCCA Arts Festival will take place April 1 – 2nd from 11:00AM – 6:00PM at the luxurious and modern Metropolitan West located on West 46th Street between 11th and 12th Avenues. Tickets will be $5 at the door.
I’ll be at table G 231, G 232 with my old studiomates Anuj Shrestha and Jen Tong. Come check us out!
I’m debuting a brand spanking new silkscreen print for the occasion!
And now it’s back up. Obviously. So, if you’ve had emails sent to webmail via my website that have bounced back at you, they should go through now. This was all due to defunct email account I no longer use but had originally set up my domain with and exceptional web security- so exceptional that it made it very, very, very difficult to renew my domain. I appreciate the security, but it would have been nice if we got to alternative verification much sooner (even that was a comedy of errors)
I’ll be participating in the Pecha Kucha event “Ink” on February 17th(tomorrow, I know, should have totally posted this sooner). I’ll be one of ten artists, poets, and creative types presenting their thoughts, works, and concepts associated with “ink”. I’m the sixth presenter so come on by to check it out!
I don’t often post my storyboarding work for advertising but this was the last big gig I drew onsite at 1st. Avenue Machine before I left New York to move to Hawaii.
These are from the Facebook Friendship Anniversary video that features you and a friend or your friends and appears in you feed. Here are some of the frames that made the cut (there were a lot that didn’t, but that’s how it works!). I had no idea that the final product would be so prominent or turn out as cool as it did! I shouldn’t be surprised, Director Aaron Duffy, who I’ve been lucky to work with a few times, has a made really exceptional music videos and commercials. Enjoy the storyboards and hopefully you and one of your besties turns up in your feed!
Sorry for the radio silence! Moving is time consuming and frustrating- Moving from Brooklyn to Hilo, Hawaii was that times a gazillion. My studio stuff is still somewhere floating in the Pacific on it’s way here. Hawaii as you can imagine is pretty sweet- I’m definitely going to have find my Oregon country boy roots and shake off the city slicker that I’ve been for the last 20 years!
I currently illustrating another book in the “Guts & Glory” line for Little Brown and that is going well! I’m also prepping “Kittens” #3! Along with some limited edition Kittens Prints- hope to have those for Short Run in Seattle this fall.
Above is Kika form the Kittens catching some waves while rocking out- normally she plays the base but when on a board she rocks a guitar! This will be one of 3 prints I’ll do of each of the Kittens in their new home!
Happy 4th of July! coincidentally, I’m illustrating a young adult book on the American Revolution and just finished inking Washington crossing the Delaware this morning!
As of yesterday I no longer live in the smallest state. Thank you Providence, you were fun and I met some great people and learned some cool things. I learned all about the state’s founder- Roger Williams and how he inspired our American concept of religious freedom and “the Separation of Church and State”- and that there is no debate he meant exactly that (also found out that the puritans were jerks, driving in Massachusetts- no surprise there). For a good intro into Roger Williams check out this Smithsonian Article. I also found out that in the smallest state this qualifies as a waterfall (Yes I’m being an Oregon snob when it comes to waterfalls) . Big thank you to the Frog & Toad Store for selling my wares and introducing me to a Rhode Island specific- Stuffies.
Now I’m off to Montauk for a Month then I start my journey to move to the actual island state.
Above is Roger Williams debating a Stuffie