Archive for October, 2008

Happy Halloween!!

Friday, October 31st, 2008

It’s become a yearly thing … hope you have a wonderfully scary Halloween. Will have to post photos of our little Eggplant Fio asap. and here’s Melanzana Fio.

APE this weekend!!!

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

Here it is! The ALTERNATIVE PRESS EXPO is happening this weekend in San Francisco’s Concourse center. Venice Chronicles is officially debuting at this convention and I will be sharing the table with friends Ronnie del Carmen, Dice Tsutsumi and Scott Morse. Tons of great books like Paper Biscuit, Out of Picture and Tiger!Tiger!Tiger!. We even [...]

Meeting Terada San

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

Many of you must know the “RakugaKing” (sketch king): Terada Katsuya. He’s probably mostly known in the US as the character designer for Blood the last vampire, but he’s done a ton of other work in videogames and animation. His drawing style has a great mix of European and Japanese influences. We’ve had a chance [...]

SketchCrawl 20 was a blast

Monday, October 27th, 2008

Wow, what a fantastic day out!! The San Francisco chapter of the global drawing marathon saw more than sixty artists walking the streets of the Mission. It was a summery day here and it was really great to walk around and draw away in this wonderful neighborhood. The rest of the world was sketching away [...]

Ready for a drawing marathon?

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

This Saturday it’s the 20th World Wide SketchCrawl! We have more than 50 different locations joining this milestone event! A lot of friends around the globe are gonna take the time to slow down, look around and capture their surroundings on paper. Don’t miss a chance to be part of this global community, draw with [...]

Venice Chronicles in stores?

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

I think some comic book stores might have received copies of Venice Chronicles today. Did any of you by any chance see it on shelves? Any sightings? One sure thing is that, for those of you in Toronto, the excellent comic store “The Beguiling” has plenty of ‘em in stock today!

Gus by Chris Blain

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

Just got this book up in Portland and wow, what an amazing read. Don’t miss this, you might have heard of or read Blain’s Isaac the Pirate, this book is another gem. He takes the genre and turns it upside down, pushes the stuff of westerns way in the background and focuses on clueless men [...]


Saturday, October 18th, 2008

These guys make one deliciously smooth latte.


Saturday, October 18th, 2008

First Portland coffee! And boy do I need it.

Yoga pose for thursday

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

You should try this one … it’s good for you… So … phew, I just finished shipping out all the Venice Chronicles orders, I’m finally caught up. I hope the books start showing up at your doorsteps real soon and in ten days or so they should also hopefully start showing up in bookstores! I [...]