Friday, June 26, 2009

the LOVE show

My water color painting of "narcisa" will be shown at the group art show in brooklyn, new york called " the Love show". 

JULY 17th 2009
@ SpreadArtGallery
E. Williamsburg, Brooklyn. ~ 104 Meserole St. ~ 7pm

Here is the press release of the show for more info:

Brooklyn, NY - This summer, Love comes to Brooklyn. Over a dozen artists from

New York and around the country will be submitting to and attending the

premier Love show hosted by the Spread Gallery art + performance space in

E. Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The show will exhibit a generational cross-section of

celebrated working artists and designers through their reflections on love. Love

as a force of good, a force of malice, force of height, of hate, a force of God,

creation, destruction, oppresion, and the many experiential et ceteras.

Gallery Opening going down on July 17th, 2009.

The Love show is a submission show with artists submitting work from New York,

Los Angeles, Miami, and elsewhere. Artists featured include Tatiana Suarez,

renowned culture illustrator from Miami now working in New York; Cameron Davis,

a conceptual designer from Los Angeles on hiatus from Neversoft, and Billy Rueck,

furniture designer-turned boat builder doing a residency program in Scotland this

year. These artists and more will be showing their art and available to speak on

opening night. Artists and appraisers welcome.

Monday, June 22, 2009

My new paintings!

I went home to VA last weekend to finish some new paintings for my mom's salon. I've been really into some of the american modern painters like Helen Frankenthaler and Richard Diebenkorn lately. I love how free and fresh their colors play on the canvas. I am not use to painting abstract so it took some time to loosen up. Weekend trip to VA always ends too early, when I'm just getting the hang of painting, I have to leave back to New york. I made a lot of mess on half a dozen canvases, most of them I have no idea where they are going to end up, but I manage to finish four paintings. I am going to keep on playing with abstract paintings concentrating on colors in my new york apartment. So when I go back to VA in my mom's basement, I'll be ready to make a better mess!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

My Space Odyssey

I've been reading a lot of science fictions and watching movies set in space lately. And I couldn't help but draw what my own version of space drama would be like. Whenever I find fictions I like, it's my hobby to do character designs for those stories.
I'm still in the process of finishing coloring lots more of the designs, hopefully I will be able to put them to use in my comics someday.
Stay tune for more! :)

Thursday, June 11, 2009

post MoCCA

Thanks everyone for coming to MoCCA!
I am so glad that I have finished some new materials on time to bring to the convention. I met many interesting people, there were so many amazing artists that I wouldn't have met if I haven't gone.
David Mazzucchelli (of "Batman: Year One", "City of Glass", and "Daredevil") was there signing his new book "Asterios Polyp". He was one of my favorite teachers at RISD and I was so glad to see him again. He remembered me and the comics I made in his class after all these years. His new book looked so gorgeous, it sold out at the convention. I can't wait to get my hands on it when it officially comes out in July.
I bumped into some RISD grads too, Corinne who I see in almost every convention, I just love her corky comics and it's great to see her doing her own thing so diligently. I also met Jethro who is curating a RISD grads group art show called "the Love show" coming up on July. I have submitted my work to be considered and I was so excited to hear that my work is in! I'll post more info about this show soon! It was also interesting to meet some people who've seen my work on the web before. 
There were people from all over the country and even from Europe. The power of comics united us all! I bought a book called "Love Pain" by Ephameron from this Belgian publisher, Bries.  I found all these books that I got when traveling europe years ago on their table. They publish many books by ANKE FEUCHTENBERGER whose work I LOVE.
MoCCA was huge, it was endless rows and rows of comics, many of the people that I have seen in last year's MoCCA and other conventions. It was easy to get lost in the sea of artists tables and I felt a little overwhelmed. There was no ventilation inside that I felt a little light headed at the end of the day. But all in all it was a great convention and I'm looking forward to next year!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Website make over!

I have re-designed my website with new comics, illustrations, and fine art.
check it out at

I usually re do my website once a year, because I get sick of my own website. lol. Also MoCCA is coming up and I wanted to show a fresh look to people who've known my work before and the new comers.
This time, my main goal was to keep it very simple and allow the maximum space for the images of my work.
I've noticed when I am viewing other people's websites, I only click on the first few thumbnails. So I've tried to included the full size images in one pages for lazy people like me who doesn't want to go back and forth and click on different thumbnails.
I've also deleted many of my old art because I've been just adding and adding without really thinking about if the art work represent myself or not. I've trimmed down my archive and group the images a little more sensibly... I hope this make over will help the viewers to see more of my work with less effort.
Please let me know if there's any problem with my website. Thanks and enjoy! :)

Monday, June 1, 2009

MoCCA and my new comics!

I'll be attending a comic festival in new york this weekend with my new comics and illustrations.
come visit me and my friends' table at MoCCA!
It's a great place to find all kinds of printed art, from books, comics, illustrations, cards, posters..etc.

Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art Festival 2009

June 6th & 7th

The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art is proud to announce MoCCA Festival 2009 will be held June 6th & 7th at the 69th Regiment Armory at Lexington Avenue and 25th Street in New York City.
The Village Voice calls the MoCCA Festival ""the best small-press nexus (anywhere!)" Now BIGGER than ever! An incredible weekend of comic and cartoon art exhibitors, panels, lectures, sketches, autographs, and more! Thousands come every summer to meet and purchase works from some of the world's best cartoonists, animators, and graphic novelists.

69th Regiment Armory
68 Lexington Avenue, between 25th and 26th Streets

June 6th and 7th, 11am-6pm

$10 per day
$15 per weekend
MoCCA Members: $10 per weekend


My friend Saad launched his website NAVATOR a few months back. It concentrates on promoting local events and artists and in this month, my work is up. Thanks Saad! :) Saad came to my opening in VA and he did some interviews with me. You can see the video and some of my sample work on his website now.

in the photo section, there are a few images that aren't my work, RIchard Diebenkorn and Elizabeth Peyton's paintings. these are the artists that who influence me a lot at the moment.

Apart from the section "EYE. ONU?" which features my work, Saad has a lot of interesting videos in his website and he uploads loads of info about underground artists and musicians, so check it out often!