August 31, 2014

Killer's Kiss for Kubrick Show at Spoke Art

You can find this piece (ink + gouache on watercolor paper 9x12) at Spoke Art Gallery this weekend at their amazing Kubrick Show opening September 6th.

@Spoke Art 
816 Sutter St. San Fran., CA
September 6th - 27th

I've seen some stellar art from other people going up there (as usual of course!) and it's really shaping up to be a great event.

Here's a film clip from the Stanley Kubrick film I chose - a very early one called "The Killer's Kiss"

August 26, 2014

Another summer begins to close

Michael Townsend making tape art at the Worcester Art Museum on Memorial Day

Elaine starts a new chapter

dinner with Alexa at Volturno

Dinner with Jim and Gio in July with his famous homemade ice cream.

Persian rose was my favorite of course, with saffron

at Grand Central Terminal

Toy Tokyo / Funko Hikari exclusives

got pistachio cupcakes at Magnolia's Bakery in NYC on Sunday

 new sandals because my closet is now black, white and tan

Working on lots of projects at the moment, issue 2 + 3 of "Challenger" for Mirror Comics in Canada, issue 1 of "Pirates of Mars" volume 2 as well as a bunch of paintings for galleries.

Exploring my love of Gorillaz music along with Sylvan Esso, Fiona Apple and Nick Cave + the Bad Seeds.

Time to go back to the studio - ta ta for now

August 23, 2014

Tech Skins via Nuvango / Gelaskins

The great people at Nuvango (formerly Gelaskins) asked me if I'd be interested in putting my artwork on some techie merchandise, and I was happy to join.

They sent me the samples, which look FANTASTIC - and if you are interested you can find these products here:

Thanks, Nuvango!

for iPhones

You can order these designs for most smart phone cases

for Samsung Galaxy SIV

for Samsung Galaxy S5

for iPod Touch

for Macbooks

for Kindles + more

August 13, 2014

Memories of Japan: the walk to Taiko

The taiko class I took last year.

They even gave me signed bachi sticks!!

I walked 2 miles to get to this class, my feet bloodied from wearing the wrong shoes, the instruction only given in Japanese, trying to keep up with 8 year olds -

but man, this experience changed my life.

I mean really, playing Kagura Wadaiko is a passion now.

The teacher was kind enough to even give me a shakuhachi flute and an instructional DVD!  So I can practice at home!!

Here are some low-quality shots from the long walk to the night class.



一方2マイルを歩いてかかれたし、足が血塗れたし(ブーツのせいで)日本語しか受け取れなかったし、他の生徒はとても上手な8歳子供いたし、。。。 最高経験!! 

星座風太鼓DVDと尺八をくれた。本当に感動したよ! いい機会だった

歩きながら写真を撮った (ちょっとNG)

August 3, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy / Thanos art




Here is a commissioned piece of Thanos I did a long time ago, I don't think I've ever posted it before.  Wasn't his design in the film so awesome???  It was spot on with the comics!!

yeah, this piece is really not very good - it's amazing to see how you progress as an artist over time.  Sometimes I hesitate to show sub-par work, but why worry about that stuff, right?  It's good for me to see the growth.

Josh Brolin did a really great job in the film, too - wish he was playing Batman!