Tuesday, July 31, 2007
I just got back from the San Diego Comic Con yesterday.
WOW! What a fantastic trip it was. We met so many phenomenal artists and talked with so many different people.
Mike and I were lucky enough to have a table right next to Martin Hsu , Jorge Lopez, and John Nevarez. A little further down the aisle was Patrick Morgan from Whale Boy fame and right behing us was Stephen Silver and Sergio Aragones. Bobby Chiu and the Kevin Dart/Chris Turnham who put out a GREAT compilation book of their illustrations.
We also met Deanna Marsigliese and Robin Mitchell. Both extraordinary artist and great people. Robin is one of those guys that you can't help but really really like. You should all check out his books, the Art of Robin Mitchell.
Deanna's work is incredible and so stylish. Simple but extremely elegant, drawings of girls and guys in a limited color palette that reminds one of Searle, which I think is a great inspiration to her.
Her publisher , Dan, was there as well, and he proved to be a swell guy as well.
Right next to them were seated two superb designers, Kristen Lester and Griselda Sastrawinata. I have both their sketch books, and boy are they kick butt designers.
Some of the highlights of the show for me were to meet Mike Kunkel, of Hero Bear who actually knew my work.
I was stunned. Thank you Mike, thank you so much.
And, Tim Sale, of Batman and Spiderman.
Both of them super simple guys, and great inspirations.
Some of the other GREAT GREAT people that made a big impression on me were Bobby Chiu and Kei Acedera, PAtrick Morgan, Donnachada Daly, Luca Tieri,Octavio"'Cano" Rodriguez, Louie Del Carmen(Whose book I missed!Damn!)Jason Felix, John and Shelley Loter, Justin Ridge, Justin and Josh Parpan, Israel Sanchez, Sarah Mesingah, the whole Flight Crew, Rodolphe Guenoden who introduced me to PIERRE ALARY from Beladonne, Stephanie LAberis, Sarah Dungan, and a ton of other artists.
I'll probably make a new post a little later to complement and detail all of this.
I don't think I have to say that I'm super excited about this new upcoming year after seeing all these kick butt artists and their works.
It's probably going to take me quite a bit of time to get my head back on my shoulders and restart doing good work!
In the meantime, have a great day.
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Comicon is starting tomorrow. I'll be flying there and will have a table with my good friend Mike Daley http://biocreep.blogspot.com/
I'll be selling my new book Oogeley Boogeley number 2
Here's the cover of it and a link to a preview!
if you have time, you guys should come!
Friday, July 13, 2007
Thursday, July 12, 2007
I wasn't thinking about much when I was doing this one, but I think it must be revealing of how I feel right now. Down under. Buried with work, but I quite enjoy it in fact. (If you take a closer look, you can see he is finding a treasure!)
Also, in about two weeks,I'll be in San Diego for the 2007 Comic Con.
I'll have a new book of sketches, some postcards and some prints.
If you guys are in the area, please stop by booth H11 and say hi!
Have a great Thursday everybody!
Friday, July 06, 2007
Thursday, July 05, 2007
I'm going to be working on some new musical pieces soon and I was just trying to get in the mood for it. This is inspired by the music itself. A very soft lullaby.
Yesterday was fourth of July and we had a FULL day. Went to the beach early in the day, got sunburned like no one's business. came back and had a little party at our place.
I'm pretty exhausted today, but, ha! that feels good!
Have a GREAT day everybody
Tuesday, July 03, 2007
Monday, July 02, 2007
Monday Sketch. It's still early for me right now
Oh, I saw Die Hard this weekend, and, as soon as I walked out I wanted to go see it again. The movie doesn't make much more sense than any other one in the series, but,my god, is it fun. And you have to give to Bruce Willis. He really is the quintessential all American hero. I'd strongly recommend it for anybody who wants to spend a good fun and entertaining moment without having to think too much!
The funny thing is that Ratatouille came out as well, but I didn't care to go and see it. That's interesting.