Friday, July 27, 2007

Day 2 @ San Diego Comicon

Sitting at It's a Grind coffee shop, downtown San Diego while putting in this entry. I just discovered this place yesterday and I love it! Much better than Star Bucks and I get free wireless networking. Feeling much better now that I just finished up a freelance story board project and sent it over to a brand new client, DKB Marketing in Manhattan. One thing that I can't get used to taking my freelance work on the west coast is that the time difference. Just when you think you're ahead of schedule, you need to factor in that back home is three hours ahead of you.

(update) Still no work about the missing book and art materials on the plane. Good news is that I'm getting a new copy shipped out to me. I've been trying to jot down as many drawings I can remember from the past couple of weeks.

The locals here are so polite that it always takes time getting used to the environment. Makes you realize how stressed New Yorkers are with the crazy deadlines that go on.

My former SVA classmate, Joy Dey, has graciously allowed me to stay over the past couple of days.

Joy and Bill Dey in their new home.

The floor is crazier than I ever remember. Yesterday (Thursday) was so packed that you couldn't even move around the floor. Picked up my third Adam Hughes sketchbook among other freebies. Feel worn out overall. Haven't had much of a chance to do my routine network (frankly, I think I've met and known all the art directors prior to this convention).

Transformer's Optimus Prime

The Newest and Latest DDR.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Rough few Days @ San Diego

Well, if this isn't the mother of all ____ ___. With clients calling in at the last minute the following morning I get here. My laptop software didn't scan and kept crashing. Finally figured out that the epson drivers were to blame. Live and learn folks - if Photoshop ever keeps crashing on you, delete all epson drivers and plug-ins. Then I realize I've left all my sketches and thumbnails of the book I'm working on along with the manuscript itself on the plane! No words, ladies and gents. I'm depressed beyond words. One weeks worth of hardwork and accomplishments down the drain like that. Simply no words. . . . Unbelievable. Should've never left New Jersey (even for comicon).

Sunday, July 22, 2007

San Diego Comic Con

Gearing up for San Diego. I'm dreading having to bring my portable work station with me. The whole thing (portable scanner, laptop, and wacom tablet) weighs close to 40 lbs! On a lighter note (ha ha ha ha) I'm hoping to seal up another book agreement soon. Stay tuned for details coming soon.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

San Diego Comicon

Gearing up for San Diego Comicon. I can't believe how fast things are going with summer in full swing. Finishing the details with establishing a graphic novel conctract with John Wiley/Asia. More details to soon follow. Unghh. Here's to another looong and tight deadlines.

Friday, July 13, 2007


Posting a recent manga digital illustration. I'm experimenting by adding some Japanese woodblock print elements. Comments appreciated!

Panel discussion at Anime Next

Photo of me (on the left) doing a panel discussion at NJ's AnimeNext. I've been invited to MangaNext at October. Earlier I did some demonstrations of incorporating life drawing into manga. It was a blast.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Some Long-Due Photos

This was with my acquisitions editor, Michael Lewis, from Wiley at the Book Expo at Jacob Javits Convention Center, New York City.

Here's a photo from MOCCA festival last month. Morgan Spurlock from Supersize Me came by!