last week I injured my back playing volleyball. I am finally now feeling
better but it took more than a week of rest, massages and acupuncture
to get rid of the painful twinge in my lower back. For a couple of days
I couldn’t even walk straight. I looked pitiful. XP
Anyway, nothing like some trouble to make you want to take care of yourself
better … need to strengthen my back now.
So, nothing much else new on the horizon, I just finished a new page of
Haiku and I also made another quicktime
of the process of making
I’ve been really enjoying this awesome Blog"Anipages daily"
regarding Japanese Animation. This guy (can’t find his name on the
site) knows the subject in real depth, everyday an inspiring, informative
and enjoyable read. Check it out.
On and it seems that Flight (the
comics anthology) is flying off the shelves! It’s doing so well
that I bet Image might be interested in publishing more of the flight
artists’ work … wink wink. I’ll keep you updated on
4 photos from Tulum, Mexico.
among the ruins
A new look to the Journal and hopefully a little more navagability. Let
me know if you have any trouble. I also added 4 more pages to Sketchcrawl.
I will be adding them all through out this week.
night my girlfriend and I took possession of the artist studio space that
we are renting in Potrero. Sweet space, pretty big. Hopefully we'll make
good use of it. There's also an open studio coming up in october: lot's
of people coming around to buy some art, should be fun.
they cleaned it.
is here. A new gallery starting with 4 pages of watercolors.
just had a invigorating swim ... a nice 30 minutes in the Pixar pool.
Yes, yes Pixar has a pool ... and yes we are spoiled. BUT
the point is that I had a great swim and that when I swim I get ideas
So an idea I've been thinking about for a while has crystallized: THE
I have been wanting for a while to take one free day and fully, irrevocably,
wholly and absolutely use it to sketch from life, from dawn to dusk. A
marathon of drawing ! Sketching anything ... things, people, streets.
So that is what I am going to do tomorrow saturday August 14th ! A San
Francisco Sketch Crawl!
[why Crawl? you might ask, well a year or so ago we had a bachelor party
for a friend here in San Francisco and the whole thing was called
a PUB CRAWL and it consisted in hopping from pub to pub using Muni ...
and as you can imagine we were pretty much crawling around by the 7th
bar we hit ... so I like the connotation of that and that's where the
Sketch Crawl name comes from. (I might be crawling by the end of it this
Here's a few rules I am gonna set for myself ...
no car, no motorcycle, only walking and muni.
No books, no laptop nothing else to do but draw !
I will draw and document all I possibly can about the whole day using
PENCIL AND WATERCOLOR.
I might sneak a photo or two in with my camera (to commemorate the experiment)
but I am to keep that to a minimum.
and That's about it.
Of course I will be sure to let you know of the whole day and post some
of the drawings. I am pretty excited about this, if it proves to be inspiring
it'd be great to do it in different cities ...
well, ok then!
thanks to Mark, Jing and everyone at Super7,
the Flight signing/exhibition we had there last Saturday night was a ton
of fun. Their store in japantown is really fantastic. It's filled with
awesome books from all over the world, not to mention shelves of hard
to find japanese toys.
The weekend was especially interesting since I got to hang out with some
of the"Flight Kids", who
came up for the event from LA … Kazu
Kibuishi , Chris
Appelhans , Erika Moen
and also Derek Kirk Kim who actually
lives here in San Francisco. If you’ve been under a rock and haven’t
heard of Derek’s book “Same difference and other stories”
run to a comicbook store and ask for it, you’re in for a treat.
OR read it online here. The book only
won an Eisner mind you. X)
Anyway, it was a pleasure to chat with all these cartoonists and share
thoughts on publishing comics and whatnot … it’s quite a warm
feeling to have a little community to belong to.
Here’s some photos from saturday night.
like to share some bits and pieces of my life and I have come to love
photography as a medium to convey some of the daily ups and downs of
it. The mood conveyed by the photos is often intertwined with my life's
happenings. I think there's something in there that it's worth sharing
... take a look ... read on ... and please use the comment option and
share your thoughts.