Thursday, July 31, 2008

John Watkiss Solo Show at Nucleus Gallery 8/1/08

this piece is by the said artist for Sandman:

hello! for all the lucky people who live in the Los Angeles area, a wonderful show is opening this saturday(finally)! Find out about it here.

i still have yet to check out the Dave Mckean show at the Merry Karnowsky Gallery, but it would be a wonderful double feature for any Sandman fans out there~


Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Dream two from "The Young Queen"

Hello again. Got to get off work early today so i decided to start on a piece for the Oscar Wilde book i have been talking about forever. It's changed significantly based on what i want to paint for the story, but if you read the original story you might know which scene this is for. ;-p

i will be taking a very long vacation after "Astroboy" to travel in Europe and China. By that time i will be able to spend ALL my time on this project. i really can't wait~


Back from Con~

Wooooo I am back~ Utterly spent. 5 days of con is really too much to handle for anyone, but especially for the ones that usually just stare at computer screen all day~ i am not used to seeing so much faces!! In the end everyone melted into each other and i couldn't even recognize a college friend(Sorry Ron!!). and i made a fool of myself with Mike Mignola. Again. It's like a tradition now. I go to his booth, i leave with a signed book and 4 question marks in my head,"WHY did i say that????" i really love his work too much for my own good. Oh swell.

The last day our group went to a Steakhouse called "Strip Club". when we sat down i was already falling asleep on my feet. On the menu we found out this interesting aspect to the place: we are all supposed to grill the steaks ourselves. I complainted to the waitress, "i am so tired! Can't i get it cooked for me?" She said "No~". Fine. and then when she came to take our drink order, i asked "Do you have milkshakes?" She said "this is not Fuddruckers(?). we don't have milkshakes." i don't usually complain so much to strangers, so i took it as a well deserved retort. But what happened to those nice places in the movies, where you lie back and beautiful women feed grapes to you huh? You have to cook a 40 dollar fillet mignon yourself these days.

Bottom line, comic con is way fun to spend money, not so much when you are trying to make it. I did get some time to see crazy awesome demos by some of my favorite artists, so that was great. and a big thanks to everyone that enjoyed my prints! I even bought a Rick Berry Painting!! i will upload a pic of it later since it's still in SD at my friend's house. His method of working was truly inspirational.


Friday, July 18, 2008

Liquid City~ Comic book out in Oct 2008

The incredibly talented Sonny Liew contacted me way back when to create a cover piece for a comic anthology that has mainly asian creators. It will be published by Image. here's the WIP he put up on his website:

For the finished book check your local bookstores in Oct!


Thursday, July 17, 2008

San Diego Comic Con July 24- 27!!


Exciting News~~! i will be at the Comic Con this year, Table E4 with my friend Mindy Lee~ I will have all my posters & originals(seen in the Beverly Hills Show photo below) with me, and Mindy will be bringing her sketchbooks~!
it's always been the best days of the year for me, and this year would be even better since i am making money instead of spending it... for once. ^___^


Sunday, July 13, 2008

Gustav Klimt Liverpool Exibition Podcast

Made to accompany the exhibit. for the poor folks like me who live nowhere near but are willing to imagine with a book instead.

Monday, July 07, 2008

Back from D.C. Galleries

Over the long weekend i went to DC in hope of seeing some Dewings at the Freer gallery. It was an expensive trip and really nerdy, but man did i desired it. The time was too short for a real enjoyment of the pieces(had to hit six different museums in 2 1/2 days), but i had taken pictures almost franticly so i can look at them now in leisure. And now i can share some with you too~ Below are pieces by different artists, i might add their names later, but now i better get to bed~ :-)