July 30, 2008

+Kitsune Noir - Desktop Wallpaper

Very happy that uber-cool Kitsune Noir chose my design to make into a +KN DeskTop Wallpaper. He described me as "way artsy-fartsy" which made me laugh.

Thanks so much to Bobby S. for making my week!

Thanks so much to Gabe at Cool Addict for the mention!

Comic Art Commissions 1

ComiCon has made me realise I should start posting the commissions I've been doing:

The Runaways



July 12, 2008

Studio + Current painting

the studio:
My little sister made me the bestest birthday present in the world; a hand-sewn t-shirt of Evil Lynn she cut out of a bed sheet. She also mad a HeMan one for Andy and one for the cat.

Now it's her birthday and I have to come up with something equally awesome.
Which will be hard.

Yokka + Hana-bi

Yuriko, Aiko, me + Andy had a really fab time going all over Boston from Brookline to Newton fair + fireworks to the Fenway to Showa. Yuriko bought an amazing light-up squishy ball on a stick and Aiko bought a candy-colored lightsaber.

The fireworks were amazing; they rattled my heart when they exploded and air smelled like smoke and fried-dough.

At about midnight, a car full of people pointed out to us at a red light - that there were "mad penises" in the contemporary art museum next to us. Sure enough, we looked across the street through the giant windows to see an entire floor covered in suggestive sculptures.

They asked us if it was art. I didn't know how to respond - we were laughing too hard.

We watched the Boston fireworks from the dewy grass on the hill at Showa. It was magical.

July 7, 2008

Raincoat sketch

A little experimenting with linear dodge.
More updates soon! Working on 3 comics, 2 paintings and some new wallpapers!

July 6, 2008

Yotsuba Jellyfish

It's been a crazy couple of weeks here at Studio Hebs+Fish. Comics, workshops, website updating, POP gallery curating - it's downright insane. Working on a new series of paintings; more photos of that progress in a little bit.

Hanging out with Aiko + Yuriko is like getting a day pass to Candy Land, but if Candy Land was in Shibuya. We took a really great trip to the New England Aquarium on Boston's Long Wharf. It was a really lovely day, SharkMan was out accosting people for photos, and in the distance, big band music was playing.
My favorite photo of the trip:

The jelly fish were fascinating; so many varieties, all wobbling and slinking around in large tanks - some even had blinking lights! The girls would sigh excitedly in unison "Oooooouuuu!"
It warmed my heart.

Penguins, sharks, puffer fish, even a little hermit crab petting tank - it was all there. Unfortunately, when I picked up a hermit crab for Aiko to pet, it immediately shrunk back into it's shell, refusing to be adorable. Blast you, hermitcrab!

We thought the turtle was dead, but turned out it was just sleeping.

After roaming the kitschy giftshop, we headed out to Faneuil Hall for seafood and strawberry pineapple dessert. The grass was soft and cool at the park across the street, and we watched children playing in the fountain.

They watched for each new blast of water with rapt attention:

We walked across the bridge towards the ICA and checked out the Summer Solstice Festival. There was an Inca waterdragon being pulled by motorboat, butterfly-man, Sir Edward Norton's Brass band (complete with a psycho woman dancing) and real-people-moving-slowly statues. The steel drum band played Bob Marley and little kids put on weird pirate-themed plays. A woman hung from a circle a story off the ground and did bizarre vaguely-Cirque du Soleil-esque arm movements. It was really fun.

The best part was getting lost... AGAIN on the way back to Brookline. Aiko said we were like Indiana Jones. I appologize to the people I cut off in that rotary.