Sunday, August 30, 2009


Here are some pictures from the opening of the first stop on the Smile On Your Brother show - a collection of 60 hand painted skateboards from 60 different artists, curated by Mike Furni of Furni Skateboards.

These are pictures from the set up at LiveStock Vancouver, courtesy Randy Laybourne and Maurice Li.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Insides, waiting for an Outside

So, Will Bryant emailed me a while back and kindly asked me for my hand in friendship. I whole-heartedly agreed. Before we knew it, a collaboration was born - here is part one of the INSIDE/OUTSIDE project. Basically, I made the insides to this creature/monster - and now I'm handing this over to Will and he will make the outsides. Then, it will be SCREENPRINTED!!!!! Cannot wait to see this finished.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Egg on Bread Newspaper

Today me and one of my best artist friend's Ahu Sulker posted up a project on What we would like to do is create a 20 page 11.38" x 17" tabloid newspaper, edition of 1000. The first and last page would be full color and the rest would be black and white. The two of us would collaborate to write articles, poems, stories, comics, and illustrations, and typography.

It would be called "Egg on Bread" and its format would be very similar to that of your everyday newspaper. BUT, nothing would be factual and everything would be playful, funny, well-designed, and beautifully illustrated.

Both of us are very passionate about print and feel like we want to contribute to its survival in times like these, when it is very under-appreciated. Please take the time to check my project out and pass the word to anyone who you think might be interested in sponsoring us :) I think we offer up some pretty good incentives.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Painted Can

I've been drinking lots of soda recently and I also had some extra paint laying around and this is what happened.
I may make was fun.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Amelia's + CNN

Here are 2 big projects I've been working on recently. The first one is a practice re-design of CNN's website. I figured most of my portfolio involves hand-drawn text and hand-drawn everything (minus my Nickelodeon page layout), so I wanted to challenge myself with some website design. This is to prove to everyone out there that illustrators can design too!

The rest is my submission to Amelia's Environmental competition. Unfortunately, I think my lunar hydrogen idea was a little too far out there to be considered - but I had a great time drawing these anyways.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Back from Spain!!

I am back from a two week adventure in Spain! It was an amazing experience, I got to see Madrid, Seville, Barcelona, and Granada - along with many of my favorite pieces of art (Guernica by Picasso, The Annunciation by Fra Angelico, and The Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymous Bosch). I also filled a WHOLE moleskin sketchbook with sketches from my travels. I'm in the process of scanning everything in - and I will post some of my best soon!
Meanwhile, here are 2 illustration I completed before leaving.
One was about a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles anniversary event at a comic book shop in LA. The other, a story about girls at comic cons who dress up - specifically for the San Diego comic con.