Wednesday, March 17, 2010


To all of you who own or know anybody who owns an iphone or and ipod touch, come and check out my just released artist sketchbook app downloadable via itunes and/or from this link:

Released and brought to you by the amazing people at Imaginism Studios Inc. and this downloadable and portable book of select works and never before seen sketches can now be yours to hold in the palm of your hands. And don't forget to check out all the other amazing artist sketchbooks available to purchase through itunes as well.

Also check out these sketch theatre episodes that i did via

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Thursday, July 09, 2009

new show opening

"Monster?" show opening July 11th, 2009. This show is curated by one of the most amazing artist in the field today, Travis Louie, and I was lucky enough to have been invited to participate in this show which features some of today's top illustrators (see flyer's effing awesome). I'll have two pieces in, so if any of you are in the area, I highly suggest that you show up! Not only is there going be amazing artwork for your eyeballs to gaze upon as they crust over, but the Kogi truck is going to be there too! (it's like the taco trucks you see everywhere in LA, but Korean BBQ!!!) and if that weren't enough, there's going to be a live band the "Hollywood Squartet" playing. that right there fulfills 3 out of the 5 senses of the human body! now add the stench of awesomeness and rubbin up on everybody at the opening, you've just unlocked achievements of smell and touch! you'll probably need to change your pants by the time you get home.

Here's a sneak preview of one of my pieces i'm putting in the show

And as always, for those of you who aren't able to make it to the opening, and are interested in purchasing pieces, don't hestitate to call up the gallery:
Copro Gallery
or visit them at their website:
Hope to see most of you there!

Oh and one last thing, (i know i sent this out before, but here it is again) I have new prints available!! The amazing people at Dangerous Ink magazine were awesome enough to get prints of my work made. And these are some pretty damn amazing highly archival giclee prints. go visit them here:
go visit them and buy a few. it'll make you happy. and if you want to make your mom happy, well you can buy her some prints too. she might finally start loving you again.

Friday, June 26, 2009

A test blog

So just out of curiosity, I wanted to see if I'd be able to blog from my blackberry.

Monday, January 26, 2009

LA Myth show

i just finished my piece for the LA Myth show. here it is, sneak peak-a-roo:

Title: Wolf-man inadvertently Crosses the Line (When He Peed on Unborn Babies)
Medium: acrylic on canvas
size: 20"x16"

First off, i just gotta say thanks to Dee for letting me be in this show. i seriously needed a break from all the specifically themed heavy shows i've been in lately. i was starting to seriously feel like i could give a shit about doing gallery shows anymore. but with this show, I really had a lot of fun just doing whatever the hell i wanted to do! i haven't done that in a real long time, and damnit I MISS DOING THAT!
Now this show is showcasing artists in the entertainment and animation industry, which for some reason i never thought i'd end up being, yet i'm really proud to say that i am. well, i can say that i'm proud NOW, but not from my previous place of employment. i mean, every time someone mentions that they've seen *that show, i can't help but apologize profusely for wasting two minutes of their lives (most people never make it past 2 minutes of watching before changing the channel, turning off the tv, unplugging it from the wall and then beating it to a pulp). damnit! and that fucking company still owes me $1300!

but i digress...come to this show on Feb 7th and party with me. my spine is finally slowly realigning back into place (no pun intended), and i should have enough booze and pain killers in my system to start break dancing!!

here's the who, what, when, and where

"LA MYTH 2009"

Opening night: February 7th, 2009
Time: 7pm to 11pm
The entire show runs:February 7th to 24th, 2009
Gallery is located at:
Meltdown Comics/Gallery
7522 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

back from detroit

I'm back from a much needed vacation. Went back to detroit to visit Desiree and basically just relaxed into a puddle of putty. Desiree got me my very first xbox 360 and Fallout 3 for christmas, which led to me being glued to the TV playing video games all vacation with her while she fed me cookies and egg nog in i'm not saying that i deserved any of this sort of treatment, in fact, i'm pretty damn sure i deserved the exact opposite...which probably should have been a knee to the nuts and an uppercut in the face...but seeing how that's NOT what happened, i'm not going to complain. i can only imagine this is how Roman kings would have lived had there been xbox 360s, cookies and eggnog back in the day..or if there had ever been a grapes and wine shortage. kings i tell ya. DAMN HELL ASS KINGS!!!

anyways, now that i'm back and well rested, it's back to work. got a show this thursday at Gallery 1988 paying tribute to the Beastie Boys, who also will be attending. this is the piece i did for it:

I unfortunately don't think i'll be able to make it, despite the fact that i love the beastie boys and would love to meet them...i just don't think that my spine can handle the crowds. Man, i AM getting old. speaking of old...i can't forget to use my coupons for my next purchase of Metamucil and Glucosamine pills before they expire!


and speaking of yelling at kids and other various neighbors who suckass...

if you'd like to follow what the balls i do all day long, i just started a Twitter account apparently. my grandson help set it up for me. here's the link:

ok, well i'm out of here, i hope everybody had a great holiday and wishing everybody a better new year.

Sunday, November 16, 2008


here is the completed piece for Mark Murhpy's show at Art Basel

title: "A Cupcake Monster is STILL A Monster"
size: 10" x 10"
medium: acrylic on canvas

here's a quick post while i'm laying on the floor.

this is an nigh completed painting i'm doing for Mark Murhpy's show at Art Basel this year. i'll probably be able to finish it today to ship out tomorrow...praying that my Bayer kicks in soon. seeing how i'm now taking 6-8 tablets at a time, i'm surprised that my liver hasn't jumped out of my body yet and attempted to stab me in the head.

speaking of Bayer, this has pretty much been my diet for the past month and a half...what with 2 for $1 apple pies at Macdonald's, all the cake and candy they've been feeding us at the office, the Costco quantity Redbull and Bayer packs, and making sure i don't smell as bad because i've been sacrificing 15 minutes of shower time to pack in either 15 more minutes of sleep or work...i forget where i was going with this... but i'm also losing all feeling in my spine and right that's a good sign.
here are some pictures of my cubicle at work.

Friday, November 14, 2008

long and teen angst filled entry...don't bother reading.

seriously you shouldn't read this entry, it's just me bitching and moaning...but i needed to get it out somehow. also, i figured since i somehow managed to finally nearly heal my spine back into its original configurations, i decided to completely throw it out again JUST FOR THE HELL OF IT! so instead of painting and trying to meet 3 out of 4 deadlines right now...i'm lying on the floor crying with a pile of sharp and jagged Sun Chips crumbs being crushed in between my neck and chin. of course i could just simply sweep the chips from off my neck, but damnit...I DESERVE TO BE LAZY EVERY ONCE IN AWHILE!!

ok so here's what's been up with me this month so far. this is only the abridged version..

-halloween parties over at over. work resumes
-given position of lead artist for a game project to be released before winter...hard-deadline due on the 14th
-asked to do some over time due to an overload of requested artwork from corporate.
-starting a painting for Mark Murphy's show at Art Basel in miami due around the 18th
- an old buddy from college, Serge Gay, asked me if i'd like to help him do some animated paintings for the Fall Out Boy music video they're working on. at this point everything is going awesome. this is old news, nothing i can't handle...and that's when things start to come crashing down around me...

-last minute decision for music video job to paint 7' long cardboard panels with some aerial scenes. (this is where i popped my spine back out again, as well as bruised my knee caps while trying to kneel over the boards on concrete.) no sleep from friday night til sunday afternoon as i was working on an animation at work due on monday and painting these panels with the worst translucent house paint anybody could paint with.

a little biggie. a job's a job. i can catch up on sleep later.

-monday morning i get a call from another buddy of mine asking if i could do an iphone application job that another aritst was originally supposed to work on but got caught up on some personal shit. of course i'll do it, no problem! all i have to do is simple Flash based static drawings all due by friday asked to be done in MY style...shit i pump out about 10 flash drawings easily every day at work in someone else's style. this was cake. and for a REALLY good fee too.

so i get home from work around 730pm, start working on the roughs til around midnight and then decide i need a nap til 3 and then start painting the piece for Mark's show. i'm tired...but i'll survive. just got to paint til 830 then i gotta go to the post office to pick up a package that i supposedly have because nobody was home to receive it...

so i get down to the post office and can't find a single parking spot for 10 minutes. I finally get one and slap all my change from my car in the meter only to get a crappy 12 minutes. walk 2 block down to the post office...WHAT THE TITS!??! VETERANS DAY...CLOSED!!?!??! FUCKING KIDDING ME!! WHY THE FUCK WAS THERE NO PARKING AROUND THE CLOSED FUCKING POST OFFICE THEN!?! FUCK!!!

whatever...just get to work by 930 you'll be fine you'll still be able to leave by 6pm tonight to meet with the guys from the other job to look over story boards. i make it from korea town all the way to glendale...until i realized that i left my security card and wallet at home


i dont get to work til 10:45. slap on my computer, check my emails...

"uh, you know that winter board game you've been working on all last week and this weekend? you know for all the artwork that had already been approved and tested...well can you redo all of it so that it looks like it was made with a 3d program in flash?" (and of course i am badly paraphrasing with some horrible exaggerating. my supervisor is actually really a good guy, but this was out of his hands but you get the point of my frustration)
anyways, whatever, i'll do it no problem, i'll get it all done by friday's deadline.

email comes in about the iphone job..."the client wants it to look more like japanese anime...they really don't know what they want. but they really like anime. can you redo your roughs and send them in again?"

ANIME!?!? I'M GOING TO TITTY FUCK YOUR MOM!!'s ok. whatever. it's a job. i've had these jobs before. just do the job, give the client what they ask for and get your money and run.

6pm comes along...even though i came in to work mad late...fuckit i gotta meeting i gotta get to. meet up with the guys about the music video...go over the story boards and list of assets needed and they say,

"oh and guess know those panels you stayed up all night painting with serge? yeah we ended up not using them at all..haha they were apparentely too large for the carousel. hoo-boy. crazy huh?"

and you know what? despite the shit that's been happening, i am so suprised at my exterior optimistic appearance that i've managed to portray. "yeah that's no big deal...this type of thing happens all the time," i tell them.

i get home after the meeting...fuck now i gotta "anime" my original drawings for the iphone job...i finish around 3 am. still got a little bit of redbull in me so i decide to paint some more until i need to go back to the post office to get that package...hopefully they're open this time.

i'm not even going to tell you the bullshit that went on in that post office..but let's just say that i was about to beat the shit out of the old man who had the mold farm growing in his ears with the stinky old lady standing behind me.
but i did finally get my package. and it was of Heiko Muller's book that he sent me ages ago but got returned to him because of the same post office bullshit...but Heiko are the best by the way. you fucking made my day with that little book of yours. seriously if i didnt have that thing to look at during the rest of the shit i was about to get into, i think i would have accidentally killed the sweet little girl that sits in the cubicle next to me for no apparent reason...and she's been nothing but a kind and good friend to me since i got moved into that part of the office!!

so what happened that was such shit? i get an email from the iphone people..."hey so look, we're not doing the project anymore because what we really wanted apparently was something that looked like OVER THE TOP anime! like really crazy cartoony and comical anime shit..but still portrayed this incredibly serious and dramatic tone so that people take it seriously and not a joke like sailor moon, but if you can make it as close to resembling sailor moon because THAT'S WHAT WE FUCKING WANT BECAUSE WE'RE MOTHER FUCKING VAGINA FLABS WHO DON'T FUCKING KNOW WHAT THE FUCK WE'RE FUCKING FUCK FUCK TALKING ABOUT!!!....FUCK!!!!"

so awesome...i just lost a $3000 account just because my subconscience apparently doesn't want to be a fucking tool and draw anime. good job dave.

well, so i then shut off my computer, Nhu (my cubicle buddy) asked if i was ok, i calmy said i was fine, then quietly walked down the emergency stairs, into the parking lot, and then to my car and RIPPED THE HEAD OFF OF A FUCKING STRAY CAT!!! HOLY ASS!!! I FEEL LIKE EVERY JOB I'VE RECEIVED THIS MONTH HAS BEEN DEALT TO ME FROM THE MONKEY'S PAW!! I MEAN...GAAAWAWG! STRETCH BALL SKIN! I'M TIRED!! I'M...IF...

Ok you know what, i'm done bitching and moaning. that's all i needed to get out. i can't spend anymore time blogging. i still have a fucking painting to finish.

ps. is there some kind of a rigged easel set that you can buy so that you can paint while laying on your back?