Sunday, April 27, 2008

Phew! it's been a super fast paced couple of days. Jorge and I will be leaving to Mexico City (aka the motherland!) to promote EL TIGRE. Yay! I will return with all the gory details and a couple of pictures.

I didn't want to leave without posting for a long period of time, so I will leave you with a couple of sketches I've been scribbling in my sketchbook. Hopefully I'll have enough for an actual book pretty soon (please pardon the sketchiness).

Hasta luego!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Sculpture Fun!

I've been getting reprimanded left and right for not putting up any artwork.
So without further ado, here goes.

I'll be having an art show May 10th down in San Diego at the SUBTEXT gallery. Among some of the pieces I made, four of those are four 12 inch wooden sculptures called "Two Faced Monsters". The idea sprung from some little wooden figurines I had done previously for another show entitled "It's All Wood".

Charlie and Carolina

Next I began to sketch out some designs (I apologize for the nasty looking presentation, I think I might have used that paper to wipe my mouth at some time).

Initial sketches

Afterwards, I contacted Bernie Peterson to help me actually make the hourglass shapes you see below. If you don't know Bernie, you should get to know him. He's so nice, he's Bernie Peterson, patron saint of Bernie Petersons.

Ready to painted on!

But not before some color comping.

Painting them was a ton of fun. If you flip them over you get either a "nice" face or an "evil" face. You choose!

Tada! Finished product!

Monday, April 21, 2008

New Week, Freshly Relaxed!

Hello mah crazies. So I've been doing this thing for a while where I wake up pretty darn early for a Saturday and I go on hikes with a group of friends. Usually our excursions take place in Temescal or Runyon Canyon. This week, however, we trekked up to Santa Anita with my friend Kristen, Kyle, his sister Corey (and her delightfully cute doggy, Wickett) and Dee.
It wasn't far at all (it's in Pasadena) but the road up to the hike was so swervy I almost puked (I get carsick REALLY easy). No matter though because it was all worth it when we got there. It was beautiful! Our goal was to reach a waterfall at the end of the trail. It was mega-chilly that morning but once we commenced our journey we completely forgot about the weather...until we reached our destination and Wickett decided to dive into the lagoon. Just seeing her shake made me cold all over again. All in all, for those of you who like to hike on trails, I highly recommend this one.

It's so cold, yet so pretty.

Wickett after her swim.

Corey warming Wickett up in her "special bookbag cocoon".

Kristen and Dee.

Kyle agrees with Hootie Owl.

Friday, April 18, 2008


Hello everyone and happy Friday. I'm not sure what your plans are for this weekend but I highly recommend going to watch "Young at Heart".
It has been a while since I watched a movie that inspired me so much. Especially the gentleman known as Fred Knittle who sings the most beautiful version of Coldplay's "Fix You"
I won't say anymore because I don't want to spoil it for anyone. Just watch it :)

Monday, April 14, 2008

Hello World

I'd like to thank my friend and brother in law Gabe Swarr for nagging me to get a blog. So here I am! Thanks Gabe!