I watched a lot of cartoons and movies. I draw incessantly and carry a sketchbook everywhere. I work in animation and self-publish my books. There are monsters in the streets, don't wear red. Mad bulls and monsters hate that color. I still watch cartoons.

Tuesday, September 21, 2004

"FRAGMENTS" Gallery at Meltdown Comics

A Gallery, man! It took a while and loads of vigilant support from Gaston and Felicity, but here it is finally! A "Fragments" show in the premier comic book shop in L.A., Meltdown Comics.

Fragments began as a conversation between Enrico and I musing about a gallery of work from both of us--a physical place where you hang framed artwork and people visiting and talking, your basic wine and cheese get together but with us as the featured artists. Wouldn't that be neat? Well, rather than wait to have that happen we decided to do a color book of our sketches that simulates that gallery on paper. We also agreed to make it about the various doodles and sketches that were never purposed to be anything other than an inadvertent window to our wandering minds and itchy sketch habit; they filled files and tucked into envelopes of most artists and never have their day to shine--we will make those unconnected pieces, fragments, the core of the book!

So, in a demonstration of how active daydreaming and acting them out eventually results in the universe conspiring to make it true, here it is--a gallery! A modest one, really. Actually, since Fragments was published we had all but forgot about framing any of our work and are now just scrambling to get the show together. But we have a good number of the work in the book represented in their natural state--sans Photoshop--and you can see how a good number of the pieces were published without embellishment. Like this collection:

Hope to see you all there.

The details:
The Fragments Show
October 2, 2004 Reception at 6 p.m.
Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Ph:323.851.7223, 323.851.7283

Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Taking time off

Family Time. I'm taking some time off to see my mother. She's in the hospital. I won't be updating for a few days. Thanks for all the good thoughts and help. I left work at a rather crucial spot, thanks to Andrew, Jim, Axel, Nate, Pete and Colin...I'll catch up.

If you check out the headline you'll find that it's a link to a secret Oekaki board that just got set up. It is of that animated/time lapse variety that we're so fascinated with.

See you all back here soon.