Sunday, September 16, 2012


Yesterday we spent the day at "Comikaze" - comic convention on Los Angeles.  Though there were some frustrations at the beginning of the day, in the end it was a good time.  We saw a lot of amazing art and illustration and met a lot of great artists.  It was a huge inspiration and really helped me better evaluate my own work (and processing the idea of how many artists are out there that are so much better than I am, but still feeling that I can find a place for myself among it all, which has not been easy).  Here is a little bit of our day....

"Firefly" shirts!!  

"Ron Glass" from "Firefly" and "Serenity" 

"Badger" from Breaking Bad!!! - how awesome!! 

the guy from "Salute You're Shorts" - anyone else remember this show?
I love it when I was a kid.

And some awesome artwork that we purchased!!  Can't wait to get them framed and on the wall
Purchased these two prints from artist Paul Wilson ( (- sooooo in love with his work. (we have to get the rest of the turtles now to finish the collection).  Check out his site!! 

we also purchased this poster/print from artist Ellison Keomaka (  By far the best Avengers Art I've ever seen.   He had several Hulk prints that were awesome, and after much deliberation we decided on this one.

And my own personal possession that I brought home: a book of sketches and drawing from Illustrator/Animator - David Colman.  It's such an awesome book.

One other artist that really stood out was Chris Kawagiwa (
Almost bought his "Hoth" print but wasn't able to this time.  Hopefully we can get it in the near future.  Definitely check out his work - great Star Wars and X-Men pieces.

Hope you all enjoy and I'll try and post again soon, with some work of my own.  :)

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Sketchbook Project 2012

A couple of weekends ago I attended the Sketchbook Project 2012 at iam8bit gallery here in L.A. It was such a great time and I'm so happy that I participated. I was even lucky enough to find my own book, while others searched high and low with no luck of finding theirs in the sea of books. There were so many amazing sketchbooks. The only regret I had was not being able to see them all. (but they can be viewed on their website). Here are a few pics from the event.

Saturday, May 05, 2012

I know, I've really been neglecting this blog.  I am getting back on track though, and getting my life in order.  Just a quick little update until I have gathered everything new for an overhaul of this blog, my website and Facebook page.  But in the meantime I just wanted to announce that the "Sketchbook Project 2012" is now touring.

My Sketchbook theme is "The Grey Side of Life"
     My approach to the sketchbook was to let go of boundaries in terms of mediums and to explore combining them in different ways that I had not attempted before - but only using greys.   I thought this would be a good exercise in slowing exploring mixed media without throwing in the complexity of color.  I'm afraid that I didn't step out of my box as much as I would have liked, but it is a start.  I am pleased w/ some of the charcoal and ink work and may incorporate more of that into my illustrations.  I found that combining pencil and ink did not work well for me, as well as some of the ink washes, collage and the combination of acrylic and ink.  I'm not willing to give up on these completely, but I may have to really rethink my approach of them.
     The idea behind the story is a combination of things that have happened in my life and things I have dreamed, and this is the place where to two have met.  It is a journey from birth to death and everything in between.   It is the place between truth and dreams - the grey side of our mind where you can not tell the difference.
     Here are a few pieces, but you should really check out this exhibit if you can.  So many great artists have participated and it's a wonderfully fun project to be involved in.

We will be attending the exhibition here in Los Angeles at the end of the month.  Pictures to follow.