Saturday, December 22, 2007

The Farmhouse

...So no new images for today, but some exciting news! My illustration "Half-Chinese" which is featured at the top of this page as the banner, is being published online by Farmhouse Magazine for the January/February 2008 issue. It was also just accepted into Society of Illustrator's LA - Illustration West 46. Hurrah! I'm really honored and very ecstatic about this opportunity. I have one more commission to crank out and then we'll see to inking and coloring something for Spectrum!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Vinyl Birds

I decided to play in vector-land some more. I think it's going kind of uh...well?

Someone sent along a link to me to Poster Bored and I've actually entered this image as a poster design for their lil contest. If I win, I believe it gets made into a 12"x18" poster. Pretty neat! Here's the shameless self-promotion part...

If you like the design, go and vote for it here and get that design on yer wall! You have 7 days from today to get it done. Go forth! Do it now! Yeaaaaah!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Tai Chi

Another commission done for QuarterCycle Productions. I didn't want to focus too much on the background since it's supposed to be all about the character and his personality. I hope he comes across as asian since the comic deals heavily in martial arts.

I've been looking at a lot of Asaf & Tomer Hanuka's work today. I've actually been a fan for a few years but only got to really look at how great the quality is these past few days. and by great, I mean GORGEOUS. It's such beautiful linework with simple gradients as the majority of the colors; no highlights, sometimes shadows. I think it's that wonderful simplicity that's the key.

I'd also like to thank Randy for his brutal honesty whenever critiquing my work. Especially from this past weekend. It's a constant push to drive myself harder into future pieces.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Web Slinger

Completely overhauled the old website and it's brand new new new now. Check it out! ...Er... and I'll fix the rollovers when I get some more extra time. I have a few new things hidden around in there, in design, maybe illustration, and posted the rest of that really old, really ugly comic Rotten Wood. Oh if only I had known how to properly letter comics then.... Let alone how to use design programs.

The majority of 'new' stuff, you've probably already seen from here! That's all for now though.
I'm BEAT. Wowee!

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Boys be

The finished version of this year's holiday postcard, front and back. Maybe once I have a few freelance projects out of the way, I can get around to putting up a shop with card designs or something... Ah well, it's a thought! Happy Holidays, all!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Ninja, please.

A commission of a character I was asked to do for the just-starting-up company QuarterCycle Productions.

Thanks to Mauricio for reminding me about thumbtack press and it's awesomeness! I hadn't looked at the site for a long, long time after my stupidity of not bookmarking the link. If you haven't heard of it or seen it, I definitely recommend doing a little perusing. If I get my act together, maybe I'll try to submit a few images in (when they're accepting of course).

The first listed illustrator is Bob Dob and that reminded me... I have to say I was upset by how underrated the video game Psychonauts, the one he did wonderful designs for, had turned out because the company kept pushing the release date back. I'd say go out and try playing it if you can find it. Welp... not like it held him back any. You go Bob Dob.

Friday, November 30, 2007


I decided to finally try out vector art in Illustrator. Actually playing around with it this time! This is a sample of a shirt design I quickly whipped up to try and apply for design jobs. Very simple. Making something with gingko leaves has been on my brain for a LONG time now. Ah well. Most smaller companies/screenprinters don't do silk-screening in this fashion.. usually it's in a small square shaped area right on the chest.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Best Sled Evaar.

The linework to my holiday card which I'll send off to be printed on Monday. Who the heck knows when I'll get them back, but let's hope it's before the holidays! After they're mailed out, I'll post the final with the front and back. I swear it'll make more sense than it does now.

...And that child's mouth is MASSIVE. He must be related to Mick Jagger or something...

Monday, November 19, 2007


yes...MORE sketches. Very fast ones from before, on the way, and during my weekend festivities in the city. Granted I went to NYC this weekend, I can honestly say I didn't go outside much due to the cold and the drizzling. My initial idea for visiting was to go here. ...I think it's the only Chinese Scholar's Garden in America where each and every rock was brought over from China. I thought, why go in the cold winter when it would probably be a bit more comfortable in the spring?

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

AGH no time!

Which one of these is not like the others?? ...Ignore the guy with the mechanical lark. He obviously doesn't fit in with the others.

Okay. So all I have to show right now is sketches. And I've had ONLY sketches to show for this project literally for years now. Waaaaay back in high school I thought I could write full-length stories and probably tortured some people into reading them at some point or another. But one plot seemed to stick and I dropped it as a short story and decided "when I grow up" (haha..) I would convert it into a graphic novel since so many were interested. I held off on it until I felt I was relatively confident in my skills as an artist(read as: practiced drawing more) and wouldn't make it look utterly horrible. I actually still don't feel I have the confidence to take on such a huge project, especially on my own. But the concepts are at least coming along. Slowly but surely. The script and panels are coming along as well. The first issue is completely written and ready for me to have time to sit down at my drafting table and just dive in.

I'm just a bit scared to erm... drown.

Thursday, November 8, 2007


I decided to go for this week's Illustration Friday! theme, Hats. ...I think this illustration was made in record time of about an hour or two. And it's pretty sloppy to say the least. Didn't help that I got around to checking IF maybe..yesterday or so? Well, next time will be different! Go next time!

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Chicks Dig Metal the robot sense mind you. Just a drawing I cranked out after deciding I wanted a bit of stylization change. I've been doing brush and ink lines for the past two years and it's driving me crazy. SO! You'd think I would've posted something Halloweenie-ish no avail. ...Well... sci-fi sometimes goes into--no. No, I can't even somehow wing it into the orange/black ghoulish pumpkin-killing holiday. Ah well It's alright. Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Bad hair day

Another illustration. This one had been bothering me for sometime so it had yet to be posted. Until today! At the last minute, her hair became gray for reasons I wish I had to explain to you. ...Can I still use the lame excuse, 'aesthetically pleasing to the eye'...?

Currently, I am intrigued by bountee and their t-shirt designing competition. ...If I can figure out the fun parts of vector illustration, I'd be glad to join in. Also, I've just signed on to do a small comic from Unleased Productions, a new and upcoming publishing company slash soon-to-be cartooning studio slash likeminded individuals who want to quit their day jobs and do their passion of illustration/sequential art full-time too. It'll be interesting to say the least; I've never done a team effort for comics where someone else inks my work and then another individual colors it in. It worked out for many, many others so I'm being pretty openminded to it. Not sure I'll be able to post anything here from Unleashed, but it's alright. More of my own stuff to come soon if my wrist can handle any inking tomorrow.

Also... if anyone knows any great tips and tricks for Flash animation, I'm teaching myself the program over the next few weeks. Grace me with your insight!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

more knitting...

Just a quick-colored version of the ink-art I had previously posted. Gah! I can't believe it's October already!!

I've been contacted for a few odd projects so I might actually be fairly busy and pulled away from the comic pages I've been drawing out.
...Er..not that anyone has seen them (I swear, they'll see the light of day) ...Once they're inked, I'll be sure to post them on here as well.


Sunday, September 23, 2007

Not Quite Dead!

Sorry, just some more lineart. I've been in a real slump lately for creating colored work. ...Or wanting to get out of bed and greet the day at all save for dragging my butt to work. This is just a possible sketch for the cover of my next origami comic. I've drawn out about 9 pages or so for it which will have to be doubled or more to be complete. ...I didn't realize this story was going to be a lot longer than the other short lil comics I do. All the better for whoever is looking at it, no?

Monday, September 17, 2007

Going Overboard

As soon as Autumn hits, it's always a rush straight to the holidays. We somehow overlook the simpler things like hey, the days are getting shorter and the sky doesn't look as high. Back in the wee days when I was a store associate in JoAnn Fabrics, Halloween decor would hit right on the first of July. Christmas would bowl over everything immediately as Halloween was on the brink of ending. It's the same case for printing designs.

It's that time of year where I begin to think of what my Christmas postcard will look like. This illustration came along which has yet to be colored. I'll post an updated version of it soon. This however, probably won't be used.

But I thought it was fun and fanciful and I need more imagery like that in my life.


Thursday, September 6, 2007

sm[art] auction

I just received an e-mail from Bitch Magazine with some information on an art show/silent auction they plan to have in order to raise money for their establishment. They're a non-profit reader supported company so all proceeds go back to the magazine. It's great for exposure if you'd like people to see your work. I plan to donate a few prints as they kindly reminded me that donations are tax deductible (yaaay) and I'd enjoy the remote possibility of someone having a framed illustration of mine.

If you have prints, they've stated that it would be best if they were framed but not to let that stop you from donating any work. You can also send clothes you make or buttons or whatever your lovely mind fancies.

All donations can be sent to this address:

Bitch Magazine

Attn: sm[art]

4930 29th Avenue

Portland, OR 97211


Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Open For Business

My new card, that is. Long, long ago right before graduating college, I had swiftly conjured up a business card to use for networking in the world of illustration

...Needless to say, it was barely legible and any text information on it was hard to read due to some watercoloring that went sorely out of control, teamed with my inability to want to remotely Photoshop my work at the time. I believe most people wouldn't even dream of trying to contact me due to the severe eye-strain I may have caused them (deepest apologies to anyone who picked up my card at conventions or was handed one by yours truly). So! This is the new design to contact me by and hopefully it's easier to read, see, enjoy, and... utilize to its full potential.
Currently, I've been working on some stuff for Tiny Mantis, and they're cranking out some games for Nikelodeon. Very fun! I'm not allowed to post any of the work publically, it's exciting nonetheless!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Half Chinese

Just a lil something I've been working on for some upcoming call for entries/competitions. I think this will become a small series if I can crank out 2-3 more on the same subject. I'm still stuck on the origami thing. I really can't get away from it at this point. It's something I watched my mother do all the time as a child and I'd struggle to make my paper fold as perfectly as hers. I also realized that not every parent was as adept at folding paper as breathing like my mom. ...or ate with chopsticks nearly every night as a family... or had soy sauce readily available on the counter at all times.

With my mother being Chinese, it's been a struggle to find an identity for myself. I just felt I should make some sort of homage to that. ...and have it a little less obvious than creating a drawing of myself really fretting over which little circle to check off on the SATs when they say "check only one ethnicity - Asian or White or..." ...I think they've completely changed those forms by now though, haven't they?

That's all for now. Cheers!

Friday, August 10, 2007

...sketch sketch sketch...!

The sketchbook section of my site is pretty... neglected to say the least. I rarely scan in sketches and just go for the kill by posting finalized illustrations. So here's two out of ...maybe four new sketches that I've put on my site?

Drawing others with ink-art is always exciting. I'm a bit envious of people who can have pierced ears or tattoos. My skin is sensitive to the point that I develop keloids, or excess scar tissue, if I'm say... punctured by a needle. I've gone to the point of constructing my own earrings from sterling silver wire so it can wrap around my ear to have it can look like I have pierced ears. ...A bit much, I know.

This was supposed to be colored for Ballistic's EXOTIQUE 3 but I never got the chance to color it. Ah well! I always like old sci-fi movies that show clothing that lights up or blinks (like that jacket David Hasselhoff wore on the Berlin Wall). I also have a bit of an obsession with masks, including gas-preventive ones.

...I guess my future holds toxic fumes when the ozone completely burns out. And light up clothing that we'll need to defend with firearms...?


Tuesday, August 7, 2007

...Too Many Pinwheels...

I had misplaced this file about a month ago and never got the chance to complete this illustration until now.

'Propulsion' is a companion piece to "Compulsion" which can be found here on my site. I'm just glad to have it out of the way.

In the meantime, here's a few random photos from the San Diego ComicCon, some of which were taken by Tony Canepa because my camera likes to make everything look very very... gray. First is the sight of over 100,000 people around the center, followed by lego-built models of R2-D2 and C-3PO, the best looking group of randomly met illustrators for dinner, some original pages of Will Eisners(going for a few hundred dollars to a few grand), and more of our merry band of awesome dinnermates.

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Back from the West!

Returning from San Diego's ComicCon 2007 with many many new contacts, sights, and joys! Here's a not-so-short recap:

While in the airport terminal, I noticed a guy was drawing in his sketchbook so I assumed he was probably going to the Con as much as I was. And that guy over there in the Serenity t-shirt a few rows away, and that man down there that's reading Harry Potter in a Marvel t-shirt with very, very long hair. But the guy with his nose in the sketchbook was really intriguing. Sadly, I was interrupted mid sketch by a boisterous family that sat down between us and leaned their children over our laps (both mine and the mysterious sketch-artist) so it was a bit awkward to try and approach someone with the same interest in drawing airport-people.

I have to say I was terrified upon first touching down in San Diego because I don't trust myself to travel alone. I can do it... but I don't enjoy it when first beginning a trek because it's... well... lonely..... SO! I enlisted the help of Stephen who I will give great props to because I simply assumed he was going to the convention center due to his Batman shirt and chipper attitude. So here's more of my gratitude:

A huge, massive thank you goes to Stephen McCranie, Tony Canepa, Sarah Mensinga, & her husband Stephen for letting me tag along with them for the majority of the weekend. And this is after I'd only met Stephen McCranie at the airport bus station for the first time. We rode the bus to the Convention center and I discovered he was putting together an anthology by the title of Parable; we exchanged mini comics as we both had them to give and I was most impressed by his 'lil black and white story "The Invasion of the Chimney Heads."

Upon meeting Sarah, Tony and Stephen at the Flight table, I ran into the guy from the terminal who was on my plane flight all the way from NJ. It was Vincent Nguyen of Blue Sky Studios and I have to give him and the others from Blue Sky an enormous thank you as well, for listening to me talk about the East Coast and letting me stand in front of their table for exceedingly long periods of time in awe. I believe I spoke with Robert Mackenzie, Michael Knapp, and definitely David Gordon (thank for sharing mugging-at-gunpoint-stories with me) about their new publication, Out of Picture. I am a proud owner of a copy with all of their signatures in the front.

While wandering around, I also got to have sketches in my sketchbook done by a few of my favorite artists. Jason Thompson, Becky Cloonan, Rodolphe Guenoden, Stan Sakai, 7 individuals from Flight, Jim Rugg, and a few others to name some!

Later on, we met up with Jeremy Vanhoozer who is also in the Parable anthology. A really great illustrator/comic artist who was in a hotel that was apparently too luxurious for him. I couldn't help but make butler jokes throughout the weekend and I believe his sketchbook was filled with nothing but drawings of 'hotel butlers' from the sketch crawl Saturday night. We went out to eat with Jeremy the first night and discussed so many great conversations that involved comics, cartoons, film, and so on that I want to convince myself I truly knocked over that glass of water from our table to make sure this wasn't a dream. ...It wasn't a dream, and the reality is: I truly am a klutz.

The second day brought more great introductions in the midst of networking and handing out comics/portfolio reviews with publishers. I was introduced to Christian Hill, another artist from Parable who in turn introduced us to Scott McCloud who was sitting right there! How awesome! The day kept getting better as that night, we all had dinner and were joined by artist Greg Hardin who created Drawergeeks and John Trauscht from Big Idea. More ridiculously awesome conversations were had, along with a good Mai Tai.

During this day, I should mention I ran into my former professor, Jose Villarrubia as I was about to hand him a copy of my comic at Drawn & Quarterly when I realized who I was handing it to. Thanks goes to him for introducing me to the editors at Top Shelf, DC Vertigo, and MINX! After this, I nearly ran into the bodyguards of Gene Simmons who was walking around with his son. They were shaking hands with Levar Burton(thanks, Randy, for reminding me not to keep calling him Jordie LaForge).

Saturday was a great day. I had just about finished networking and was down to my last few comics and ended up asking for portfolio reviews when I had run out of things to give away. I decided I would attend one huge panel out of this 4-day weekend. Futurama's return with appearances by Matt Groening and all of the voice actors seemed noteworthy over anything else (sorry Battlestar Galactica fans... and Heroes Fans... and Avatar fans... all other fans!). There was a Futurama comic handed out to everyone in the room and the voice actors read aloud in their signature voices, explaining what was going on in the Futurama world and why they had been cancelled etc. Too creative and so witty! Ahh!

This night, both Stephens, Tony, and I all bought sketchbooks for the sketch crawl that would take place later in the night. Basically all of the artists would come together at one hotel and draw in one another's books starting from 9pm onward into the night. I have to say, even though I was there for a very short amount of time, it was great to just be in the same room as so many big-name people in this industry!

My last day at ComicCon was both saddening and relieving. I was relieved not to be in that awful motel room another night. But so saddening because I had met some of the most amazing people ever and befriended them in record time. Then the weekend was over. So melancholy!! It ended on a nice note though, having lunch at the wonderful Cheese Shop I had heard great things about, then sharing a cab with Stephen and Tony and then talking with Vince who was on the same plane ride back to Newark(what a really small world we live in).

I kept hoping that weekend would be some sort of magical experience where I would be able to meet so many people and just have so many handshakes, autographs, and whatnot. I can say it truly was above and beyond any expectations I could have formulated.


...And now I think I need to pass out and sleep.


Monday, July 23, 2007


Okay, in some desperate attempt, I tried to crank out a two page comic in one weekend to shove into my portfolio and this is sadly the result. Did I completely bite off Ted Naifeh? ...Not entirely. But I was sooo inspired by 'How Loathsome' that I just couldn't help myself. And staring at Becky Cloonan and Brian Wood's stuff for two weeks straight didn't help either. So here it is.

Very VERY... loosely based off a personal experience I've had.

Other than that, I'm about to be employed for a money-hungry t-shirt making company that hires cheap labor and will give me 0% creative freedom as I computer-seperate colors for screenprinting machines. ...Shoot me in the face now. This is all because I'm money hungry as well (or plain hungry? I'm not in a bad position being unemployed though..) and I'd like some money while I try and find a new (and better) job.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Holy Cow

Wowee, I have an 8 page, FULLY COLORED comic I just cranked out because of my 3 weeks of unemployment. Or was it 4 weeks? Ah well. Check out the sequential art section of my site to find it! I've uploaded the cover art here as a preview.

San Diego is steadily creeping up on me and I need to print and bind about 50 copies of these for publishers. Phew. The pressure's still steadily pounding down on me but I think I can get it all done. ...Actually there is no 'I think I can' ...I have no real choice but to complete all the work I'm setting up for myself. Yikes...

Other news, I have two interviews lined up for this week. If I get a job, no need to worry so much about having my work published and freelancing gets pushed back a tiny bit. If no job, it's back to cranking out work. 'Til next update.


Tuesday, July 10, 2007


I find it hard to keep creating pieces when they're just not working for me. I think I'm discouraged because I really am awful with Adobe Illustrator CS and every job description asks me to be completely fluent in the program. Nevertheless, I'm going to struggle and kick vector art's ass. In the meantime, more photoshop airbrushing practice. This one was a one-day sketch.

There's just something unnerving about doing flat color work and then working with gradients and airbrushing. ...There has to be a better way to mesh the two and I have yet to discover it for myself.

Now. I have 2 weeks before the San Diego ComicCon to color my two comics... and possibly draw up a third. I'm being as optimistic as ever.


Thursday, July 5, 2007

More Photoshop

Another one finished. Is it obvious I really enjoy scanning in pieces of paper...?

Just a piece to practice yet even more airbrushing in Photoshop. Another two or so may follow after this one.

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Space for Art

Holy cow, I found some old wine label designs I had done, secretly hiding somewhere on my computer. Check 'em out. Yay.

I just joined up with and I'm not too sure why. It just looked so inviting to post artwork in more communities...?

I'm off to NYC for the next 2 days or so. A friend of mine will be leaving for gradschool and a picnic-going-away-party will be one of my main reasons for departure. In the meantime and afterwards, I have about 3 projects to work on while simultaneously teaching myself some more programs in hopes of finding a uh... 'real' job.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Red and White together at last

...Still fiddling in Photoshop, as you can see by this new image.

I'll try and submit it into some contests even though the composition is hideous. Bah! ...Gods what was I thinking?! Ah well.

Apparently I had COMPLETELY fogotten about the San Diego ComiCon. Thank you Joe, for reminding me about that. So, come the end of July, I will have created another 8 page comic that has some really rushed story completely inked, and I'll hand those out to... everyone and anything that can help me out in California.

Summer's job opportunities are as brutal as its blistering heat.

I believe summer interns and temps take all the jobs (read that as, college students on summer break) and they cost less than to hire someone with more experience and as a potentially permanent full-time person. This is fine. I could hold out until the end of summer. Heck, I could say I inked a comic and created a new piece about every 3 days for 4 months. I'd feel like that's saying a lot but... being unemployed has given me too much time for my own good.


Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Prints Prints Prints!

I have four pieces of work available as prints here! More soon to come.. once I get time to upload it or create some more illustrations. No idea how the colors will come out if they're printed... but I have to sort of trust imagekind and their amazing printing quality. I just found it to be a great way for artists to get their art printed to the mass public and to actually make a profit from it instead of trying to make back the $500 you spent on a massive printer, plus the money for nice enhanced matte paper or photo glossy paper. ...and then factor in the lovely prices of ink cartridges. Phew. My other choice was Boundless but I discovered I had to print and ship my own things.. I just can't afford it!

In the meantime, here's a sketch I'll be attempting to photoshop the hell out of. I've been truly inspired by the AWESOME critters of Bobby Chiu at Imaginism. I've been doing so many fashion infuenced pieces that I just truly miss the whole genre of sci-fi fantasy and all the dimensions people go into. I really ought to teach myself how to properly paint in all the programs available...

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Lack of Funds

That's the terminology I'm given by small companies. While I have the potential to do freelance concept work for a video game company now, I am hoping for something more concrete. Full-time being the key words. Freelance work for publication just isn't going my way right now, and I think I can definitely blame myself for not trying hard enough in that department. I look at work by Yuko Shimizu or Rodolphe Guenoden and I become a bit discouraged. I have higher hopes of getting a career in NYC, probably working in Illustrator. While I dislke the program, I believe I can teach myself easily for a job. I used to abhor Photoshop and now I can't seem to tear myself away from it. Funny how programs grow on us like that... I just take a bit of time to resist technology I suppose.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007


Along with Joe and Evan, I joined up with amateurillustrator just to have more ways to get myself 'out there.' If you check out the site, my Compulsion illustration made Editor's Pick of the Week!

In the meantime, I'm packing up and shipping out of Baltimore to start a concept artist position up in New Jersey starting in June. A two-week trial period to see how well I work with the company, and then to see if I'll be set to work there full-time. Here's hoping!

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

No Worm For Me

I received an e-mail with a bunch of links to some interesting crafts and books I could purchase. My curiosity got the best of me when I saw one place had the words 'paper' and 'crane' in it due to my current obsession with them in my illustrations. Sadly, I've been beaten to a domain name about paper cranes with a website full of felt plushes. But this lady at My Paper Crane puts my wool felt sushi to shame. She's tackled not only food but inanimate objects as well. Check her out!

More artwork to post next time!

Saturday, May 5, 2007


I've signed on to do a children's book which I'm biting my nails over with giddy-ness; Copyright to Laura Saba as they are her characters. Here's a sampling 1st sketch of the kids. I know I'll be revamping about three of 'em.

After applying to a few places, it has come to my attention that Baltimore just isn't the place for me. The amount of boarded up/cemented shut houses, muggings, drug-deals, and prostitutes etc, are steadily creeping closer to the people I love, along with myself. It's time to hit the road.
...The road up north to NYC and... Central Jersey of all places.

I was recommended to check out Digital Embryo who is looking to hire all sorts of people to work on games they develop for Nintendo DS (and very recently XBOX live too). While Cake Mania doesn't sound NEARLY as enticing as God of War II, they've just been licensed to take on games for the Wii. Here's hoping the interview goes well.

Meanwhile, I am rooting for my friend Joe to be hired at World Leaders Entertainment because (I doubt I will be and) he's exceptionally talented for the job. If they don't hire him, I'm pretty sure he'll become severe competition for them in the near future. Congrats to all the MICA seniors who are graduating this year!

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Too Many Things!

The cover image to my 10 page comic!

It's all happening at once! First off, I have the line-work for my first of 6 sequential art stories up in my sequential art section which you can find here. In the next week or so, I'll add a two-tone flat color on it so it's easier on the eyes than just lines. I only have about 2 more stories in my head before I have to really start scratching my skull. I really DO want about 6 stories put together. Here's the whole story:

I made a few rules/guidelines/restrictions for myself in which there is absolutely no dialogue and each comic involves origami being used in an unconventional way (Seeds, transportation, weapons, and so forth). There's no page limit's kind of exciting as I really don't have much coming my way at the moment.

Also, I've joined up on IllustrationMundo, go search for me if you'd like! It's pretty exciting to see how many people have clicked on the Scissors Cut Paper icon I have set up for it. Also, if you're there check out my latest obsession with Amy Sol whose work is somewhat similar-looking to Audrey Kawasaki but both have their own uniqueness that makes their work absolutely gorgeous. There's just something about girls that look super-airy and somewhat confused in their surreal settings.

I'm currently looking for jobs related to art in NYC. I've been searching for the past three weeks or so when a storyboard position opened for an animation studio. After sending off my resume and updating my website, I'm praying to someone out there that I get this job. The suspense will kill me over the next few days.


Monday, April 23, 2007


I felt I needed to take desperate measures in having mulitple places to post news, artwork, and general thoughts. Perhaps there are individuals out there that want to see what I've been up to or might be severely bored and have hopes that I can relieve that boredom.

That's a lot of pressure. ...I'll take you on.

Here's some new artwork up in the illustration section of my site. Part one of three in the Rock.Paper.Scissors series. Scissors Cut Paper. Check it out!

There's the possibility of relocating to NYC in the next few months. Their subway system frightens me after seeing the immaculate state of Japan's trains. But I think anyone else would think the same way after being set to such a standard.