I haven’t posted in a while because I’m neck deep in two book projects. One is a 208 page graphic novel for Island Press and I’m just starting illustrating a chapter book about dinosaurs for Simon & Schuster. It’s good to have a ton of work, but I look forward to when I can get back to print-making!
Above is a very old Allosaurus illustration I painted while I was living in Italy.
Another Print mock-ip from my “Fish I see while snorkeling” series. This is a companion piece for my Humuhumunukunuku-apua-a. print I did earlier. If you match this on it’s right side with that piece the patterns match up.
These guys are a pretty common sight while snorkeling here in Hawaii.”Kikakapu” is it’s Hawaiian name. It’s common name is the Threadfin Butterfly Fish.
I’ve had my stuff on Tee-Public for awhile now. I mainly used it as an outlet for people who wanted my work on T-shirts that I don’t personally have in stock. I’ve now invested time and effort in improving my presence on the site. There are now a ton of my images available to purchase on t-hirts, pillows, phone cases, laptop cases, mugs, and coffee cups.
If there’s an image of mine that you don’t see there and would love to have on a shirt, let me know at: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can find all that stuff on the link below:
MoCCA festival is around the corner and I’ll be exhibiting again this year! I’ll be peddling all sorts of comics and hand printed silkscreen prints! I’ll be at tables! B 124-126 with a whole slew of old and new friends from my old Brooklyn Studio. I’m excited and you should be too! Come by and say Hello!
Tickets are only $7!
MoCCA Arts Festival will take place April 7 – 8th, 2018 from 11:00AM – 7:00PM on Saturday and 11:00AM – 6:00PM on Sunday, held at the luxurious and modern Metropolitan West located on West 46th Street between 11th and 12th Avenues.
Another colored version of the surf screenprint series I’ve been working on. This is intended to be a four color silkscreen print. I don’t do a lot of four color prints because the more colors you have you increase the likelihood of missed registration which leads me to be grumpy. That said I played with less colors on these two rad rodents and it didn’t feel right, so FOUR colors it is!
Thank you Aya Kakeda for translating for me once again!
It was about time I made a new postcard. I’ve been using the same postcard for promotions and as my business card for the last five years. It was very popular but I’ve also made a lot of new work since then. So, introducing the Surf Kitty & Pups Postcard! I just placed my order at MOO printing so they’ll also be fancy.
I’ve also made a business card. I find designing them a pain, such a small surface that I often go overboard and it looks like a design mess. Not this time. Kept it graphic and simple.
Above the text is the front of the card and below is the back
Here’s the new Business Card back and front:
After I created my first “Surf Dogs Line Up”, I thought to myself- “Hmmm, I actually haven’t drawn a lot of dogs before”. The first piece was ok, not my best drawing but good enough. Then I thought “What would bring a real impact to these pups”.
Draw a hundred of them.
Then combine them into one single image. 100 surf dogs.
So, now there are seven more. Only eighty seven left.