Sunday, December 23, 2007

Saturday, December 22, 2007

random SD

I just felt like drawing some super-deformed characters. The first five are from Knights of the Shroud by Matt Bayne. The next three are from Leigh Dragoon's By the Wayside. Both are web comics on The last two are test designs for an unveiled project.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Holiday Anime Faire wrap

I had a great time at the Holiday Anime Faire with out-of-town friends and talking to folks I met from the Manga Expo and Sakura of America meet up previously. I used the Asian zodiac animals on a fortune teller for the kids who came by my table. Here's a snapshot of my table with little origami Pikachus I made.

That's it for shows this year. I'm already working on plans for next year.

Outspoken with Jason Thompson and new comics on Girlamatic!

Here's the interview I did of Jason Thompson, creator of The Stiff on GAM's Outspoken.

Go read the fresh new comics on

Pressing Dawn by Rachael Moore and Marisa Delvaille

the road to god knows by Von Allan

Five Star by Laura Wilson

Fairy Underground by Jean Ciolek

Alas, no new comics from me. In January 2008, I'll have a different publishing schedule and new stories.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Outspoken with Lisa R. Jonté

Read the inner workings of esteemed GAM editor Lisa R. Jonté on Outspoken!

I'm filling in for the next few Outspoken columns on Girlamatic. I highly recommend going back and reading through the previous Outspoken interviews to get more familiar with many varied creators of GAM and their comics.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Holiday Anime Faire

On December 1st, I will be at the Holiday Anime Faire hosted by the city of Fremont. Download the flyer here for more information. I'll be there selling prints of work on my folio site, comics and buttons. Come on by! You'll have to see me there to find out what the animals below have in common.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Tanis, Half-Elven from Dragonlance

I was following this thread, so this is my contribution. It was fun to playing around in a different style and practice using Photoshop. I remember reading the books in junior high.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Raconteur hiatus

My hiatus from Raconteur on will be longer than expected. After the show finished, I was approached to complete three portrait commissions before the end of the year. They are pretty straight forward, but time consuming. As a result, I do not have time for more Raconteur stories until January at the latest. I've posted the recent GAM-o-Ween comics I completed and I may update random work-in-progress comics as time permits.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Sketchcrawl 16 results

I missed the last Sketchcrawl in August, so I had to make it to this one. I think I've only missed maybe 5 or 6 of them since they've started in November 2004. I warmed up on BART and then picked up the parasol ladies on the way to Fishermans' Wharf. Those are boats in the harbor there. I made it over to Washington Square and called it day there. Here are my results.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

GAM-o-Ween for Arcana Jayne

Check out the update for Arcana Jayne GAM-o-Ween I did! GAM-o-Ween is the when various creators of swap creators for some Halloween fun. This year's theme is the invasion of the internet trolls. Go through and check out the comics!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

cat portrait

I have a couple commissions on the block, so I may not return to doing comics on GAM for a bit longer. Here's a sketch of one of them.

Monday, October 08, 2007 open call!

Interested in sharing comics on GAM? Here's your chance! Check out the details here. The open call for goes until November 5, 2007 and won't open again until April 2008.

Monday, October 01, 2007

back to the regular program

Now, that the show is underway and the reception's talk is done, I can now return my forcus on comics and other drawings. I'll post photos of the show and the reception later. In the meantime, here's more boxing drawn while watching TV.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Beneath the Surface reception

The reception for Beneath the Surface, my solo exhibition, is next Wednesday, September 26th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. I will be discussing my work at 7:30 pm. I am showing my illustrative pastels and watercolors along with the web comic pages from

The show will run until October 26, 2007 at the Louie-Meager Art Gallery. The promotional card is here:

I hope to see you at the reception!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Beneath the Surface

My solo exhibition opens in less than two days. If you're in the San Francisco Bay Area, come on by! More details on the promo card.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

current illos

I'm working new paintings for my upcoming show in September. It feels good to work at an easel again. Here are a couple sketches.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Snow Fall, page 6

You can now read all of Snow Fall in one sitting! I will be taking a hiatus from web comics to focus on paintings for my solo exhibition from September 13th to October 26th at the Louie-Meager Art Gallery. The reception will be announced later.

Friday, June 29, 2007

upcoming show

I'll have an upcoming show of my work in mid-September. More information to come. In the mean time, here's a snapshot of the Mulan series all ready to go up.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Sketchcrawl 14 results

Lots of walking was made from the Ferry Building, up to Coit Tower, through Little Italy and Chinatown and then ending at Union Square for the 14th Sketchcrawl.

While waiting on the ferry pier

Coit Tower

Lunch at Trattoria Volare Caffe in Little Italy. I roughed them there and painted them later.

Corner of Grant and Clay in Chinatown

One of several erhu players

Tawainese dancers in Union Square

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Snow Fall...?

Rough layouts for the next story. I'm uncertain about the title. Suggestions?

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

SF Zoo revisited

Here’s a bunch of animal drawings from the SF Zoo I did the last Sunday of April. I got to draw different animals from the last time I visited the zoo in December with the Sketchcrawl group.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Sketchcrawl 14, classic route in SF

The next Sketchcrawl is approaching on May 19th! The San Francisco group is going to revisit the classic route of the Ferry Building, Little Italy and Chinatown, ending in the Yerba Buena Gardens. It will be a fundraiser for Emergency. From Enrico Casarosa's press release:

Emergency is a humanitarian organization founded in 1994 in Milan, Italy, that offers free medical care to civilian victims of war, landmines and poverty worldwide. The organization also builds hospitals and health-care centers, physical and social rehabilitation centers, and first-aid posts. All of its facilities are designed, built and run by specialized international personnel, who in turn train local staff. More information can be found at its Web site:

For more info and finding a Sketchcrawl group near you, check out the forums!

Friday, May 04, 2007

Sakura of America Artist Meet Up

Last night, I went to the meet up sponsored by Sakura of America, the American headquarters of Micron Pigma pens and other products. Peter Ouyang and Julia Reed from Sakura presented their ideas about the emerging manga-anime artists and why they were interested in developing the new market now. Several local Bay Area manga artists showed up from Bay Area Arists Unite (BAAU), along with Ben Seto of Black Sheep Comics and PMBQ, who does the Tea Club.

It was an interesting pitch on Sakura’s desire to help create the marketplace with the assistance of local manga artists. The other part was for the artists/creators to meet other people. My work is not obviously manga influenced and I do watercolors for my comics. Everyone else I met there uses Photoshop and/or pens and markers.

It was nice meeting other artists, not busy drawing or selling. I’ll have to see how the next meet up goes.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Manga, Art & Graphic Novel Expo

The Manga, Art & Graphic Novel Expo last Saturday was a lot more relaxed than APE; probably because I had everything accounted for already. No poster raffle for the mailing lists or candy to lure people to the table. It was a much smaller venue (maybe 250 people) and mostly tweens/teens there. A few teenagers said that they saw me and a couple of the other guest artists already at APE.

I gave away a lot of postcards with my folio and comic website urls on them. For my workshop, I showed how to make my single sheet comic. The most interesting thing about the Expo is that it’s put on by the City of Fremont and not a by a privately run non-profit group.

Here's a photo of me at the table:

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

APE aftermath

I had a great time at APE this weekend, meeting and talking with folks, especially ones from whom I hadn’t met in person before. Here’s a photo of my display that I shared with Llyn Hunter under Bobcat Publishing:
My gratitude to everyone who stopped by the table. Allegra Lundyworf was the lucky winner of the In the Water poster! I’ll have an update soon about how to purchase comics, prints and buttons online. Or, you can buy from me directly at the Manga, Art & Graphic Novel Expo this Saturday, April 28th.

Friday, April 20, 2007

going APE!

Here's a snapspot of the stuff I'll be selling at APE this weekend at Bobcat Publishing, table #256! I'll have details later for online purchases.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

The Toll, page 2

With that done, I'm finishing up the last minute details for APE this weekend. I'll have the next story up later in May.