Thursday, July 18, 2013

Astoria Market RECAP

This is my first time exhibiting at a craft market instead of a comic convention and I had a blast. It's at a Astoria beer garden so naturally every vendors and customers had a glass or a pitcher of two of beer in hands, enjoying the beautiful summer night with a soft acoustic live guitar music. 

Being a craft market, there were mostly jewelries, home and bake goods, I was one of a few art vendors, but it was great to see so many different things in one place. I'm only sorry that I didn't get to shop around much since I had to hold my own fort.

Thanks everyone who came out! I'm definitely up for doing another one of these events this season and will post about the info soon.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Outdoor Night Market at Astoria Beer Garden this Wednesday

I'll be exhibiting at table #32, bringing brand new art and comics for sale.

July 17th Wednesday 6pm- 10pm

Astoria Market In The Garden at Bohemian Hall29-19 24th AvenueAstoria, NY 11102

N or Q to Astoria Boulevard (second to last stop). Walk 1 block to the intersection of 24th Avenue and 31st Street. We are located between 29th Street and 31st Street.
From Grand Central Parkway or the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge (formerly the Triborough Bridge): Take the first exit at Hoyt Avenue. Proceed 1 block to the second traffic light and turn left. Make the next left onto Hoyt Ave. N/Astoria Blvd. Take the first quick right onto 31st Street. Turn Left on 24th Ave. The Astoria Market in Bohemian Hall is on the right.

Check out the link for more details on this event.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Dr. Sketchy's Figure Drawing

I've heard about Dr. Sketchy's for many years but have never attended one until now. It's a bit of speak easy-ish event which they don't tell you where it'll be held until the day before the event. This time it was near my studio so I decided to check it out.

The venue was a seemingly abandoned old warehouse building. It was quite spacious but had no AC with a temperature over 90's outside, which was no good especially for the model who was wearing head to toe latex blow up doll costume. She was sweating so much that it sipped through her costume, I was worried that she might faint but luckily the tragedy of that sort didn't happen.

Deltron 3030: Collector's Card Deck for Dan The Automator, San Diego Comic Con

Dan Nakamura, a.k.a. Dan The Automater is one of the most influential music producers of today. He has produced Gorillaz, Handsome Boy Modeling School, Lovage, pizzicato five, Cibo Matto and Pillowfight among many others. He is having a panel at the upcoming San Diego Comic Con and a group of comic artist got together to make a collector's card deck depicting each stage of Dan's career and the musicians he's helped to create. I got the section about Del the Funkee Homosapien and his epic dystopian hip hop space opera album, Deltron 3030 and about DJ, Kid Koala (who is in the background on the top left). I normally don't listen to hip hop or turn-table genre and I got to discover a lot of great new music by doing this project which was awesome. 

The panel will be held at July 19th Saturday at 7 pm. The lucky attendees will take home the hot-off-the-press color card deck with awesome illustrations including mine above, so if you are gonna be at SDCC, check out the panel!