Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Raconteur review

From 88.9 KUCI's The Darkling Eclectica, Michael H. Payne:

Raconteur - Random comics from Karen Luk. They've all be multi-page stories so far, but each one's been self-contained, something of a rarity in this serial-loving medium of ours. Interesting to read and lovely to look at: a winning combination.

Nice! Check out the Darkling Eclectica comics page for more recommendations! There's quite a few current and past Girlamatic creators included.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Monday, December 07, 2009

Webcomic-Con at CAM

Thanks to everyone who showed up to the Holiday Anime Faire! Next up is the Webcomic-Con 2009 on December 12th! It's hosted by the fine folks of the Cartoon Art Museum as part of their Monsters of Webcomics show, now through January 24, 2010. Come and check out local web comic artists!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Raconteur returns & 2 cons

Raconteur returns with updates biweekly on Wednesdays!

The Holiday Anime Faire arrives on December 5th! There’s an art contest where you could art supplies and even a free pass to Fanime next year. Come on by for holiday gift shopping, crafts and fun!

The Cartoon Art Museum is hosting theWebcomics-Con 2009 on December 12th! Check out local web comic artists and pick up some holiday gifts! A schedule of demonstrations and/or workshops that day will be announced soon. Free with paid museum admission!

I’ll be at both cons with my comics and prints and doing a couple workshops. Stop on by!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Friday, October 23, 2009

APE aftermath

Here's a pic of my table and the drawings I did on site. Fun times!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

College of San Mateo manga class, jam comic

Here are the files for the second jam comic called "Blind Date." The zip file includes four pages of layouts and a separate script document. Place the dialogue onto the panels and add sound effects!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

College of San Mateo manga class

Here's the first jam comic the class made.

Here's a link for the PDF file of the original origami version.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

APE & Cartoon Art Museum class

I will be at APE (Alternative Press Expo) October 17th and 18th, table #444. I'm sharing the table with Rae Wood. Stop on by! My next manga drawing workshop is at the Cartoon Art Museum on October 24th. Come level up your manga drawing skills! Click on the above link for registration information. Space is limited!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Manga Mania & Life Meter 3

I'm teaching a manga drawing class at the College of San Mateo for kids and teens starting on September 26th! Check it out here for details about the class.

I'm a contributor to the Life Meter 3 - a video game fan comics anthology. Proceeds from the book are benefiting Child's Play. Life Meter 3 will debut at SPX and then be available online a bit later. For the full list of contributors and more details, go to the LiveJournal Community located here.

Friday, August 28, 2009

SF Zinefest 2009

I had a great time exhibiting for the first time at 9th annual SF Zinefest! Here are the drawings I did on the spot. A couple were black and white ones I finished previously and watercolored them there.

Friday, August 07, 2009

Monsters of Webcomics

I'm part of the virtual gallery for the Monsters of Webcomics exhibit at the Cartoon Art Museum. It opens August 8th! Here's the press release.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

SF Zinefest & Manga Mania

I’ll be at the SF Zinefest on August 22 and 23! Come on by and check out my comics and prints!

I am teaching the Manga Mania class for kids and teens at the College of San Mateo. It’s three class sessions staring on September 26th. Go here to register for the class!

Monday, July 20, 2009

SDCC bound!

I’m heading down to SDCC Wednesday! My comics will be for sale at Bobcat Publishing by my good friend Llyn Hunter at table D-10. Both Sea Rover and Tales of Encounter are $10 for both or $6 each. Combined, both books collect all the comics I’ve done so far on Girlamatic with a couple older stories. I will be sketching for donations at the Cartoon Art Museum booth #1930, Saturday, July 25th from 12 pm to 1 pm. Other than that, I’ll be wandering the exhibitor’s hall.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Chibi Month at Manga Start!

This month on Manga Start it's all about chibis! My chibi pirate step by step is up this week. Check it out!

Thursday, July 09, 2009

fish heads

Recently, I visited the Monterey Bay Aquarium and the California Academy of Sciences. These fish heads were drawn from life on a Nintendo DS.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Nichi Bei Times covers Manga Start

Manga Start co-founder Phuong-Mai Bui-Quang was interviewed by the Nichi Bei Times. Read the article online here.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Fanime head sketches

Thank you to everyone who came to Manga Start's panel on the History and Intro Manga Art! I didn't officially have a table in Artists' Alley, but I sat down and drew con attendees as they passed me by.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Fanime Con 2009 and Raconteur

As part of Manga Start, I will be a panelist at Fanime Con on Saturday, May 23rd. It’s the History and Intro to Manga Art panel at 1 pm in Marriott Salon B. Hope to see you there!

In other news, I will resume Raconteur in late July or early August.

Friday, May 08, 2009

Tales of Encounter

Tales of Encounter comic collects Snow Fall, Treaty and Gatekeeper in one book. It's now available at Treasure Island Comics and the Cartoon Art Museum. The Cartoon Art Museum also carries prints of my illustrations. Tales of Encounter and my previous book, Sea Rover and Other Tales, are also available at the Gallery Project until the Visual Storytelling show ends on May 24th.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Raconteur update

The last page of the current story is up! Click here to read it:

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Manga drawing gal

Here's a spot illustration for my upcoming manga drawing classes.

Monday, April 06, 2009

unnamed project sketches

It's been a while since I've posted sketches, so here are a few from a yet unnamed, not fully developed comic.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

April appearances

I'm presenting manga drawing techniques for Sakura of America from April 17th to 20th at NAEA.

I will be at the CAATX on April 25th from 10 am to 4 pm. Stop on by, learn drawing techniques and pick up my latest comic book Tales of Encounter for $6!

My work will be on display at the Visual Storytelling exhibit at the Gallery Project. The exhibit runs from April 15th to May 15th. Even though I will not be there at the reception that is on April 17th from 6 to 9 pm, check out the exhibit!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Wondercon 2009

I'll be in Artist Alley, table 112 selling comics, prints and more! I will have my original comic pages for sale too. Here's a cover detail of my new comic book:

Tales of Encounter collects Snow Fall, Treaty (both previously on and one new story just for this book. Stop on by. I'll be there for all three days!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

AOD panel appearances

I'm a panelist at AOD (Animation on Display) this Saturday, February 14th. I will be at the following panels:

History and Overview of Manga and Anime
Manga Art Demonstration/Q&A by Manga Start
Professional Art Careers.

Come by and bring your questions!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Sketchcrawl 21 results

I was glad to meet some new Sketchcrawlers at the Ferry Building! Some of us stayed there, while others ventured out to the Japantown. I couldn't stay for the whole day, but it was great hanging out with new folks and chatting it up over lunch in Japantown!

These are gesture drawings for the musical performance I went to, after leaving the Sketchcrawl early.

Monday, January 05, 2009

21st Sketchcrawl

Happy New Year! I'm participating in the 21st Sketchcrawl on January 10th. Check out for more info and meeting times/locations!