Wednesday, December 13, 2017


I needed a new image for a business card. Something fun and memorable. My friend Izzy mentioned he was holding a space themed event with scientists from the University of Hawaii, Hilo at the Hilo Town Tavern and asked if I could work up a poster design. The event was called "OTTER SPACE". The event fell through, but I couldn't help but draw it up. 

Monday, November 20, 2017

Boom Kitty!

My last Post-it Painting for the Giant Robot Post-it Show! The show is December 2nd-10th at the Giant Robot Gallery in L.A.

Also I was interviewed by Noe Tanigawa of Hawaiian Public Radio for the upcoming Honolulu Printmakers Print and Book show that I'll be exhibiting at this Friday and Saturday. I'll post the time and links as soon as I have them.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Rough Seas

Switching up a bit. A rough ocean landscape. I don't normally draw landscapes but after witnessing the King Tides here, I was inspired to draw a sculptural ocean scape. Mark that up as Post-It #5 I am totally loving my new Kuretake #40 brush pen! Definitely a step up from the good ol' Pentel Pocket Brush Pen. 

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Artisanal Squid

Here's my fourth little Post-it painting. "Artisanal Squid" I've really been enjoying playing with style and design with each new one that I do. This one is pretty silly but fun.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Hot Pink Riding Hood

I've drawn Little Red Riding Hood before and in the previous drawing I placed an emphasis on the dread. This time around I wanted Red or Hot Pink in this case, and the Big Bad Wolf to be best buds. This is third Post-It drawing I've done for the Giant Robot show.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

First painting for the Giant Robot Post-it show

So I've been invited again to participate in the Giant Robot Post-it Show. This little guy is my first painting. I've always wanted draw or paint a Dumbo Octopus! This gave me a chance to do just that!

Monday, October 30, 2017

KITTENS #3 is ready for the printers!

This took way longer than I wanted it to, but now it's done and ready to be printed. I'm guessing other work and moving to Hawaii slowed my progress a bit. Definitely having to build a new studio and figuring out my new surroundings impacted how long it took. Usually an issue would take me 4-6 months to complete since I can't work on it exclusively, but this one took over a year!

Well. It's done. I probably won't have it ready for the Short Run small press expo- which is next weekend. I'm still setting up my silkscreen studio (I miss a lot things in NYC- but the SVA printlab is in the top three). SO CLOSE!

Obviously, from the cover you can see this issue has a tropical theme. No idea where I came up with that idea!

Sunday, October 22, 2017

I did this illustration for the Library Journal in August for the September issue. It was actually a bit of an adventure into the old school techniques that I hadn't used in ages. I almost always draw my final line art on paper with pen and ink but over the last several years I've been doing all of sketches digitally. It's way easier and faster to revise digital sketches than paper ones. This time that was not an option. I traveling with the intent of being on "vacation" so I left my laptop at home. I was crashing at a friends house in L.A. getting ready to exhibit at the Longbeach Zine Fest. It was a good job and I didn't want to pass on it- so I always carry a good drawing kit with me. I broke out the pencils and went to work on a dining room table. I used my phone to snap photos to send to the art director. After the zine fest it was off the Las Vegas for a friends birthday and goodbye to a vast dining room table to the worlds smallest hotel vanity desk in which I finished the sketches. I did a lot of sketches for this job. somewhere around 15!. I think because I was traveling and balancing work with fun, I just wasn't getting the concept. The other hard part was I'd only have 2 days to do the final when I got back to Hawaii. Well, it got done, not ideally but life is often not ideal.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Long Beach Zine Fest!

Packing my bags with Zines, Comics, and Silkscreen Prints as I get ready to exhibit at the Long Beach Zinefest this Sunday in sunny California! I'll be at table #78 right next to my favorite Californians PorkBelly Comics

I'm really looking forward to this festival! If you're any where near Long Beach I hope to see you there!

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Hilo Jungle Kitties

In between pages of KITTENS #3, I've been practicing my watercolors. I'm still pretty rusty but it's been a lot of fun. This one is inspired by the Monstero plants that grow all over the east side of the Big Island. I'll be doing more of these!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Hilo Jungle Kitty

It's been awhile since I've watercolored anything. I'm definitely a bit rusty. I'm planning to do a series of small paintings inspired by new Hawaiian home to hone my skills and explore this lush, beautiful place. I had forgotten some basic techniques as I progressed through this painting, I think mainly due to making so many silkscreens prints which is a completely different process. Well, either way, this was fun. Stay tuned for more!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

LA Zinefest!

I'm off to LA to exhibit at one of my favorite festivals of all time! If you're in LA and dig indy press then this should not be missed! All the important info is above but find out more here!

I'll have tons of my work available- zines, comics, hand printed silk screen prints! Come by and check it out!

Friday, March 31, 2017

MoCCA 2017

Back in New York city for the MoCCA Festival and it's great to be back... except that it's cold, mind you not New York City cold- not the evil cold that seeps through any jacket, any parka, gloves, or hat, making you question whether you're going to make it back to your apartment cold. Just normal NYC cold which after living in Hawaii for the last eight months might as well be Arctic circle cold.

The MoCCA Arts Festival will take place April 1 - 2nd from 11:00AM - 6:00PM at the luxurious and modern Metropolitan West located on West 46th Street between 11th and 12th Avenues. Tickets will be $5 at the door.

I'll be at table G 231, G 232 with my old studiomates Anuj Shrestha and Jen Tong. Come check us out!

I'm debuting a brand spanking new silkscreen print for the occasion!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Pecha Kucha!

I’ll be participating in the Pecha Kucha event “Ink” on February 17th(tomorrow, I know, should have totally posted this sooner).  I’ll be one of ten artists, poets, and creative types presenting their thoughts, works, and concepts associated with “ink”. I’m the sixth presenter so come on by to check it out!