November 28, 2015


Thinking about art for Christmas presents?



November 25, 2015

Japanese Packaging Design: Soy Milk

Marusan makes my favorite brand of soy milk!
I wish we could get it in the States 


Kikkoman has a delivery service where you can try their 74 flavors in installments:

They have (some wild) soy milk flavors like:

- Roasted Sweet Potato
- Cherry Blossom
- Black Sesame
- Plum
- Vanilla Ice Cream
- Fruit Mix
- Green Tea
- Red Bean Soup
- Ginger Ale
- Chestnut
- Cola
- Pear
- Sweet Sake
- Pudding
- Ramune (Soda)

November 24, 2015

Japanese Design Inspiration: Dairy Packaging

One of the things I scout for when traveling are retro milk bottles.

You know, I don't even eat much dairy anymore but I'm a sucker for the packaging designs.  Here are some things I particularly love to look for in Japan.

Image result for 明治ミルク昭和

 明治 Meiji Dairy Co. has been around since 1917.

A box for the milk man

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Chichiyasu チチヤス is a dairy company that specializes in all things lactic.
Here are some or their beautiful packaging designs.



森永 Morinaga Co. has a sour yogurt drink called "Mami" that I accidentally put in my cereal once thinking it was milk... 

Morinaga's mascot for a time was Homo-chan ホモちゃん


Homo meaning "homogenized" 

I'm excited to see what the antique fairs turn up!
Until next time ...  

Jughead #2 Variant cover

Hey everyone, you can pick up my JUGHEAD #2 variant cover out now -
 wherever ARCHIE comics are sold! Yay!

November 11, 2015

Disected C3P0 x Art Awakens

You can bid on this original painting on eBay for charity 
NOVEMBER 13th 2015! 7pm PT
(bidding ends 11/23)

>>> Only 100 prints will be made with 100% for charity! <<<


eBay Art Auction: Nov. 13th - 23rd 
See art on exhibit at gallery + buy prints:
Nov. 13th - Dec 12th

Gallery1988 (West)
7308 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046

I was happy to be included in Gallery 1988's "Art Awakens" show that is being held in conjunction with Lucas Films and HP to benefit charity!

Here is a look at the gouache painting I did at about 90% completion:

The original is about 8x10ish hot neon acryla gouache with gold accents.

 (progress shots)

>>> Please note >>>
 * I will NOT being doing my own prints of this image after the show! *

November 7, 2015

My Favorite Surfers / Howard the Duck #2 Variant cover

by Kilian Eng

by Kirby

by Buscema

In the Howard the Duck #2 variant cover, I was trying to pay homage to this :)

Below are the prelims

 Chip had asked our editor if I'd be interested in doing another silhouette concept, and I really wanted to put some Kirby and Buscema in there.  Hopefully it didn't turn out too wacky. :D

Sorry I haven't been updating as regularly as usual, but I'm trying to get off the computer and enjoy being with friends and family more.  Since most of my work day involves 12 hours of sitting in front of my Cintiq, it's not fun to sit longer and blog or what have you. 

Here is the cover about mid-stage

Out in December 2015!