Monday, January 25, 2010

Prism Index

Last night I went to the release party for the first issue of Prism Index, a beautiful handmade magazine that I contributed four pages to. I would love to see more publications like this in the world. The man behind it all, Jeffrey Bowers went all out: From the silk screened cover with hand-made paper, to the hand-stamped 88 minute dvd of short films and animation, a hand-stamped 72 minute cd of strange and interesting music, plus 80 pages of art, comics, poetry, short fiction and non-fiction. It's also a limited edition of 500.
Here's one of the spreads from the magazine featuring my art. I hope this will be the first of many issues to come! Check out the prism index website at . I think actual copies won't be shipped until March since he's on the road right now, but copies can be reserved.

Friday, January 22, 2010

In the studio

While working on my new book, it's been hard to know what to keep top secret and what to share. It's been a chaotic process in so many ways but a shape to it all is slowly being found. I'll be posting some actual pages from the book soon I think!
Every time I turn around, my cat is suddenly asleep on my work. I put this new drawing of a break dancing mummy on top of him to see if it would wake him up, but apparently he can sleep through anything.This is the look he gave me when I tried to get him to move.
These are more dangerous than they look.

Juxtapoz and Giant Robot

There's a little one page artist spotlight on me in the February issue of Juxtapoz (page 20). The art copied I little weird I thought, but it's still exciting to be in such a great magazine.

Also, issue 63 of Giant Robot has a short Q&A thing with me on page 36 regarding the big Giant Robot Biennale show that's Just ending at the Japanese American National Art Museum in LA.

It was pretty crazy to walk into a bookstore and see both of these magazines sitting next to each other on the racks.

park time

Yesterday I took a break from drawing and jogged to the park near my house. I re-found this tiny bit of graffiti I had drawn a few months back, and I wondered if anyone had pressed the button. I did.
I also found a new climbing tree.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Ramona Falls Shirt

I had breakfast with Brent Knopf, of the band Ramona Falls the other day (who's debut album I did the art for) and he gave me this awesome 5 color silk screened shirt he had made for his European tour. Here's where you can find them:


It's always fun to get a spontaneous picture message on my phone from a friend showing me what they're working on at that very moment. This one was from Tracy Moore, sent from a coffee shop in Seattle. I immediately took a picture of what was in front of me on my drawing table and sent it as a reply. Modern technology now allows for such things. Tracy is one of my favorite people to draw with, so I found myself wishing for teleportation.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Today's Drawing table

Today is a very rare palindrome date! 01/02/2010. I woke up early and made French toast for Heather and I, then got right to work. Above is the ever mutating title page to my comic, The Quiet Family. Wrote and thumb nailed four new pages then worked on various unfinished pages.
Lentil soup with Parmesan cheese and Jasmin green tea, with a cutting board for a place mat. Writing pad with pencil and eraser are essential while eating. Lunch was a success!Mortimer has been hiding behind me under the rug. I'm letting him think I don't know.
Currently propped on my drawing table for inspiration: a framed picture of a Balinese Mask, and a rock I found at Heather's favorite camping spot.
Currently pinned in front of my drawing table for inspiration: Home made Ghost Goggles and a page from a Jack Kirby comic featuring an alien landscape.
A tiny section of an unfinished page. This one is going to take awhile, so I'm working on it in stages. Now I must write bills, then probably a walk (so I can be counted among the people who actually went outside today)....Over and out.