Archive for the 'Arts' Category

Dice’s beautiful short for SketchTravel

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

I love THIS! My good friend Dice Tsutsumi just finished this wonderful touching short film about SketchTravel. He painted all this on photoshop!!! Such a painstaking process, a real labor of love! And it’s all for a great cause, build libraries in third world countries! Congratulations Dice!!! I can’t wait to celebrate SketchTravel next week [...]

SketchTravel and Room to read

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

I’d like to share with you an important project I’ve had the luck to help in a small way. I’m sure you’ve heard about it by now: SketchTravel! Sketchtravel is a unique international charity project brainchild of my good friend Dice Tsutsumi and Gerald Guerlais. The idea is to benefit Room to Read, an international [...]

Films for hope report

Monday, September 19th, 2011

Wow, what a great weekend in NewYork. Screening La Luna at Japan Society was such a wonderful experience. We had such a warm audience, I was really really touched. I think it’s fair to say I came to New York city on 9/11 weekend, with it also being the six month mark from the Japan [...]

La Luna at Telluride Film Festival

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Here’s what I couldn’t tell you till now since the festival keeps its plans under wraps until the last minute: La Luna is playing at Telluride Film festival this weekend ! I’m so excited about this. It’s playing in front of Vim Wenders Pina. I’m a huge fan, I couldn’t be more honored, I was [...]

Hitotsu Benefit

Friday, April 1st, 2011

Here’s a nice write up by Charles Solomon about tomorrow’s Art Auction Benefit. Be sure to check all the great artwork coming in at the Maverix Blog, we spent a good part of last night hanging most of the show. And here’s my watercolor, titled 金魚-Kingyo (11″x14″). I love to draw japanese streets with strange [...]

Hitotsu – Art Auction Benefit

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Don’t miss this art auction saturday night in SF’s JapanTown! A wonderful opportunity to own some great art AND donate much needed funds to the Japan disaster relief … and let’s not forget the good karma! Find details and some of the art that will be auctioned at the Maverix Blog. I’ll be there! “One” [...]

World Wide SketchCrawl 31 – Japan Earthquake & Tsunami Emergency Benefit

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

This thought crystalized last night in my mind: we should make the upcoming World Wide SketchCrawl on April 16th a benefit drawing marathon to raise funds for Japan! We HAVE to help our fellow artists and all our friends in Japan! They need our help. We have raised money for a good cause before with [...]

Art Blocks for Ghana

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

It’s always inspiring to be part of a meaningful art benefit, whenever I can I want to be part of such positive community building events. Not sure if you’ve heard of this wonderful initiative, Art Blocks for Ghana, but you’ll find a lot of information here, and even participating artists’ process here! Everyone is working [...]

Artists Sketchbooks

Monday, November 1st, 2010

Bobby Chiu has been busy lately! Not only he’s talented illustrator and concept artist but he’s managed to form a nice online community around and now around “Artist SketchBooks“: a website filled with links to fantastic artists and their work, available either in book form or iphone app sketchbook form. Pretty neat. You might [...]

James Jean’s Rift

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

James Jean certainly doesn’t need any introduction, he sure is taking the art world by storm. But I just found out about Rift, a wonderful book he’s made with Chronicles. And it just blows my mind, beautiful!!!