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Femme Fatale Friday: Pearl Choker

Posted on:  August 16, 2014

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Three straight blondes. Will have to change that…

Donuts and Records

Posted on:  August 10, 2014

Femme Fatale Friday: Beauty Mark

Posted on:  August 8, 2014

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Femme Fatale Friday

Posted on:  August 2, 2014

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..perhaps a new tradition?

VIDEO: Artists at SDCC 2014

Posted on:  July 30, 2014

Artist and filmmaker ANTHONY VU interviewed me and a bunch of artists at this past week’s San Diego Comic Con and the finished piece is just great. What Anthony has done is re-affirm to me what’s always been RIGHT about SDCC and that is the community of great artists. My part in it starts at 2:13. Also features Pascal Campion, Mingjue Helen Chen, John Nevarez, Dustin Nguyen and others.

Reverb: Post SDCC sketches

Posted on:  July 30, 2014

Continuing where I left off pre-comic-con: Sketching with pencil, specifically the trusty Pentel P209 Automatic with 0.9mm lead

SDCC 2014: The Swan Song

Posted on:  July 21, 2014

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As the saying goes “all good things must come to an end” so for the final time we are headed to nerd mecca in San Diego for this year’s COMIC-CON. For reasons I’ve stated a couple of posts ago, it’s time to move on. But that doesn’t mean we can’t have serious fun this week?

And with me as he’s always been since Wondercon 2006 is my good friend and booth partner OCTAVIO RODRIGUEZ who’s shared every crazy idea with me from the start. Thank you my compadre!

So if you are in possession of the more than 130,000 passes sold this year, come by exhbitor table G4 in hall B between isles 800 and 900 at the San Diego Convention Center Wed 7/23 to Sun 7/27 and say hello.

..did you get your precious photos?

Posted on:  July 21, 2014

If you’ve been following me via social media, you’ve heard me mention a new camera I recently purchased. My 6.5 megapixel Nikon D50 is all but obsolete so it was time for an upgrade. The logical path (especially financially) was to but one of the convenient and cost effective “bundles” that the major camera makers where offering. But with this upgrade I wanted something very specific: I want a camera that takes great pictures. That’s all well and good however, a Leica is certainly out of my price range and even pro gear like the Nikon 5D is too rich for me.

One thing was for sure; I want a full frame camera. Enough mickey mousing with tiny postage stamp sized sensors. So after an exhaustive six-month research I settled on the Sony A7. What’s going for it? It’s mirrorless. (so NOT an SLR) It’s full-frame (at half the price of it’s Canon and/or Nikon SLR cousins) It’s compact, and most importantly: IT TAKES AMAZING PICTURES.

Recently I also purchased two very affordable but capable Cinema lenses made by ROKINON. The Flickr album above is a small sampling of what I’ve started to take with this camera system and the result, well I’m certainly more than happy with it. Oh and the A7 plus the cinema lenses shoot incredible, film quality video as well.

Reverb: MUSE Volume 2 is here & The future…

Posted on:  July 12, 2014

If you want a copy MUSE Volume 2, it will be available through Gallery Nucleus and Stuart Ng Books right after Comic-Con. It will also be available for purchase at Center Stage Gallery in Burbank. I’ll make an announcement here and on social media as soon as these outlets receive their respective copies.

As I’ve announced via Twitter this will be my final year as an exhibitor at SDCC. It’s been an amazing 9 years. I’ve met so many amazing people and have made so many crucial connections and in-roads. I will definitely miss that side of Comic-Con. However my convention going will not be over as there are plenty of great venues/cities hosting conventions in the U.S. and abroad which I look forward to experiencing.

So am I done with publishing books? Absolutely not. Retiring from Comic-Con means I get to pool my resources a bit better and when I feel the story and value are there, I’ll commit the money to printing. This gives me a lot more flexibility in the future. Additionally, I’m very excited to announce that a WEB COMIC page is being added to my site which I’m looking to debut this fall.

This will now be the new home of all my stories including STEEL NOODLES. With all the traction that I’ve garnered over the years with social media, I feel there is now a very concentrated audience that I can cater to in terms of publishing comics online. Simply put, I can reach more people faster than ever before. Why be on a schedule where time and money are dictated by attending conventions? Plus, the amount of books I can afford to print dictates the size of the audience I can reach.

So starting this fall I will be releasing both STEEL NOODLES 1 and 2 in about 20 page chunks. All FREE. Once you’re all caught up, I will start posting the first 40 pages of STEEL NOODLES 3. For all of you who have been SO PATIENT these last few years and have cared to ask: “Where is book 3?” Now you get to read some new stuff!

The plan is to release the rest of book in 3 to 5 page chunks until it concludes. Things I’m working on are a new BARON COUNTY comic as well as a new coming of age tale called BREAKWATER.

Needless to say, I’m very excited for the future. Stay tuned.

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Sci-Fi Personnel

Posted on:  July 11, 2014

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