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Wrapping Up 2011

The year is coming to a close, but the imaginary snowball is still rolling- growing larger by the minute… lucky me. I’m already booked to appear up and down the coast of California next year in at least four shows including: Thumbprint Gallery in San Diego, CA for January 111 Minna Gallery in San Francisco, […]

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Monkey King Commission

San Diego’s Comic Con 2011 was a great success. I met a lot of wonderful people and received a lot of interesting commissions. One of which afforded me the opportunity to interpret a mythological Chinese Deity, the Monkey King. With the help of a friend, well versed in the art of Kung Fu, I was […]

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Homeroom : Subtext Gallery : Christina Conway : High Fives…

This was an incredible show, and I’m really grateful to be a part of something so spectacular in my hometown of San Diego, California. I’d like to thank Christina Conway for curating this magical event, as well as Don Hollis and his crew at Subtext Gallery for housing the show. It was an honor to […]

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BiC Ballpoint Pen Sketches Pt. I

Back in 2009, while working as a graphic designer for the Miramar Marine Base, I started keeping a sketchbook to pass the time during my lunch breaks. It was a way for me to let out some other ideas as I worked on branding, banquet fliers, business cards, brochures, or what have you. Here are […]

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BiC Ballpoint Pen Sketches Pt. X

At this point, the best thing I might do, would be to write a vaguely detailed story, documenting the decisions and actions I’ve taken to willingly place myself in this predicament. Then pray that my awkward bumblings will potentially translate into enlightening efforts to inspire those of us that are less inclined to blindly dive […]

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BiC Ballpoint Pen Sketches Pt. IX

Recently, I’ve heard more and more voices asking me how I manage to persist in this brutally self-sustaining career, given the circumstances of our current economy. Once again, I wish I had a good, rational answer to explain maybe a formula of sorts, with a step-by-step plan of action. But the truth of the matter […]

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BiC Ballpoint Pen Sketches Pt. VIII

In terms of my longevity, I was at a point in my life where financial freedom, a healthy life-style and a consistent stream of new work to show weren’t exactly lining up in the way I had originally imagined. A number of serendipitous factors had opened some very fortunate doorways for myself and my work. […]

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BiC Ballpoint Pen Sketches Pt. VII

People started inquiring about the work, its process, its meaning. How long does it take you to finish a piece? (A fair amount of time.) Why are you using only a ballpoint pen? (It was available at the moment.) Are you on any illegal or prescription drugs while you’re drawing? (Absolutely not.) What are your […]

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BiC Ballpoint Pen Sketches Pt. VI

My first Comic Con experience as an exhibitor was pretty magical. I never anticipated such an overwhelmingly positive welcome from the crowd I once migrated with between the aisles. And I certainly never expected such respect and enthusiasm for a sketchbook made up entirely of ballpoint pen sketches. One of the boxes on my “childhood […]

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BiC Ballpoint Pen Sketches Pt. V

A few months after my show at the Tin Can Alehouse, I was invited by Randall Christopher to share a table at the San Diego International Comic Convention. From the age of ten I had religiously attended the Comic Con as a spectator with my father, and now I was given the chance to finally […]

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