Archive for July, 2008

Kappa no Tabi

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

“The Kappa Journey” is the other watercolor piece I did for the Totoro Forest Project. Kappas are creatures from Japanese Folklore I’ve always found fascinating. The most distinctive and intriguing characteristic of these turtle-like hominids is a puddle on their heads. That water is their life line, they have to keep the puddle full to [...]

Mini Google SketchCrawl

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

Google campus is impressive … They have the best beach volleyball court.

Google Talk

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

Ronnie and I are going to visit Google today, we are giving a talk there and having a mini SketchCrawl on the campus. I hear they are gonna make the video of our talk available on the net, I’ll let you know more about that as soon as we have details. Cheers.

Up website is up

Sunday, July 27th, 2008

You’ll find the brand new teaser for the film there.

The proofs

Saturday, July 26th, 2008

Got the proofs back from the printer yesterday. Man the dummy book (white, on the right) looks awesome. Some of the wet proofs need some attention though, need more contrast and saturation, unfortunately the paper I chose (wood free) seems to soak up the color quite a lot. Will need some tweaking to get it [...]

Sketch of the cover

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

I just found the rough sketch for the cover of the Venice Chronicles. It’s neat to see the beginnings of the idea especially now after being long done with the finished piece, it was already all kind of there in this scribble.

VC Postcards!

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

No they’re not the books, though they almost look like it. Postcards fresh from the printers, you can get some of these at the Con in San Diego at a couple of tables (Scott Morse’s and OutOfPicture Press’). Spreading the word … and no unfortunately I won’t make it down to San Diego this year. [...]

Kappa Ramen

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

I wanted to tell you about one of the two pieces I did for the Totoro Forest Project. One of the wonderful discoveries of this project has been reading all the great stories it brought out from all the artists involved. So, here’s the story behind my “Kappa Ramen”. The title comes from the Ramen [...]

WordPress Iphone app

Monday, July 21st, 2008

Oh neat, look forward to this wordpress app for the iphone.

In TFP news …

Monday, July 21st, 2008

This Saturday we had a chance of seeing all the artwork for the auction in one room and wow, what an amazing sight to see it together. Fantastic really. And look at that banner! Pretty sweet uh?! You might catch a closer look of it in San Diego this week if you’re going down there [...]