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8.16.2007

The "eyes of the torso..."

...as Kazu called them. Painting class is great! I'm so happy to have a chance at learning oils properly. Anyway, this looked better last night while I was still on the high of being able to do such a thing.


So... LA is good! I haven't been terribly motivated to do anything, but these past two weeks visited Dreamworks & Nickelodeon studios. Dreamworks is like some campus or something, made me sleepy. Maybe it was the giant koi in a very zen pond.... The Nick building is like some experiment in CRAZY. Green-tiled stairs that look like they belong in a swimming pool, curvy couches, popcorn machine, and... and... stairs shaped like slime. A big thanks to Brianne, Martin, Denise, Alina, Steve, and a huuuuuuge thanks to Mr. Chris Battle for lunch and a wonderful tour of the place. That tour was so good you should charge for it, dude.

Anyhoo, I'm trying to board out a film I've been wanting to do, I should start posting things from that to stay motivated. It's hard to stay focused with the heat... you walk outside and feel like a turkey in the oven. Ok, off with the whining and on to the working! Gotta get some cartoons up here soon.

8.06.2007

Book's ready!

It is the nicest book-type thing I have made so far. The reason for the title is on the back. Click the picture or here!


Deathly Hallows made me all sniffly. =(


EDIT: September 20: I'm all out of them myself, but the books are available through Gallery Nucleus and soon through Lulu.com.

8.04.2007

Comic-con and So Cal



Hey guys! Sorry about the lack of posts. I'm having a hell of a time settling into So Cal just because there are too many people I want to hang out with, and that the heat is seriously disrupting my sleep patterns. Comic-con was massive and insaner (how is that possible?) than the last time I went three years ago. So, as a result, it's taking me longer to recover. Going to Six Flags yesterday didn't help much - I had a fantastic time but my body is aching in protest, haha. It took so much energy just to crawl out of bed this morni...afternoon.

Well, if you poke about my Flickr page a bit you can see pictures of the roadtrip, comic-con (linked above), and the general hang-out quality here at studio Amzu's. It was great to see some people again at the con and meet new artists I've always admired....Paul Briggs, Martin Hsu, Brianne Drouhard, Bill Presing, Chris Sanders, Amy Mebberson, Steph Laberis, Scott Morse, Deanna Marsigliese, Bobby Chiu and Kei Acedera, John Nevarez, Israel Sanchez, Richard Pose... man, sorry if I missed anyone, or missed them at the booth.... it was a little crazy at the Flight booth and there were times where I withdrew to the restroom and kind of fell asleep while washing my hands (or elsewhere in the restroom... where ever your thoughts find most amusing).

Getting used to a new place is hard, especially with the size and scope of LA. I've gotten horribly lost once, and it was dark at night. I'm also trying not to become too accustomed to anything because they take a lot of will to maintain. Whereas I'd just hop on the skytrain and buy my art supplies in tiny insignificant amounts in Vancouver, here I'd have to make all my decisions beforehand and get them all in one go, since the drive takes so long. Plus getting lost. And the heat. But naturally if I practice at it more it shouldn't be so bad.