Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Ivan Bilibin







I found his illustrations while researching images for Firebird ballet costume. He is a russian illustrator who illustrated many russian folk tales and also designed costumes and sets for ballet in the beginning of 20th century. I love his colors and beautiful textile patterns on the characters and background. I'm putting him among my all time favorite illustrators like Arthur Rackham, Edmund Dulac and Lizbeth Zwerger.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

tripping without illegal substances

Here are some wacky videos to kill time when you are supposed to be working! :D






Monday, April 12, 2010

Post MoCCA


MoCCA 2010 came and went so fast, everything is a bit blurry in my mind. There were several of my non- comic friends who also got tables this time. It was inspiring to see so many people trying to do their own thing and to see so many great work coming out of young talents. I also saw some familiar faces from past MoCCA and other conventions. I wish I have taken more time to look around, the armory was huge and I only got to see maybe half of them. But I manage to exchange my comics with many artists, which I'm reading right now. I had some new art prints, but I couldn't finish as much new comics as I hope to have done. I'm thinking of going to SPX and New york comic con this year so it gives me a few months to finish what I'm working on right now. I got rid of most of my old comics and promotional postcards. So I think it was a good event to expose of my work to new audiences. Thanks to people who checked out my work, shared their thoughts and bought or exchanged comics with me! It was a lot of fun and a good kick on my butt to work harder and get more stuff out there.

Friday, April 9, 2010

City Lights


I love the cartoon show "Gargoyles" from the early 90's. I wanted to draw my own version of it. :)

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

MoCCA this weekend!


MoCCA Festival

Saturday & Sunday April 10 & 11, 2010

69th Regiment Armory
68 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY


I'll be sharing the tables with fellow brooklyn comic artists, Risa Cho, Becky Cloonan, Melissa DeJesus of Estrigious, Vanessa Satone, Eve Grandt, and Vasilis Lolos. Visit our table at C4 & 5!

I'll be bringing some original linoleum and silk screen prints and new postcards. I'm also working on previews of my new comics right now. Hopefully I'll finish them on time for MoCCA.

Hope to see you all there!

x

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The Trojan Women- Costume Design











Hecuba, Chorus, Andromache, Cassandra, Helen, Menelaus, Tathybius, Greek Soldiers.
(All cast except Poseidon and Athena.)
Finding swatches that matches my design was a lot harder than I thought. Made me want to have my own textile factory.