Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Character Doodles

Here's a page of characters done for fun.

And check out this cool Flickr set of kid game cards.

Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas and all that stuff!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

New Painting and Many Thanks

A brand new painting of some Ents doing their thing.

Here's a link to some pictures of the "Hey You Guys!" event, thanks to Buz Carter for posting them. And thanks to everyone who made it out that night, it was great seeing old friends and meeting new ones. Watching "The Goonies" on the big screen so cool! With a raffle and art auction happening before the movie there was a lot going on but the whole night went smoothly. "Hey You Guys!" raised over $2000 for Donors Choose.

Special thanks to Sean Szeles and Kellie Smith for helping out with the auction. Each of the organizers was reponsible for getting a few artists to contribute artwork and the two of them created a couple of beautiful "The Neverending Story" pieces for us.

We are already talking about doing the event again with another movie!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

"Hey You Guys!" Auction is Up!

The charity art auction for our "Hey You Guys!" event is up and running, you can see and bid on artwork here. This is my item, a Mama Fratelli wooden figure, everything starts at $50 so head over and see if anything catches your eye.

A reminder that this Saturday we'll be screening "The Goonies" at the Rialto Theater in South Pasadena. You'll be able to see the artwork in person and after the screening we'll be raffling off some great prizes including items signed by the cast! All the info is here, see you there!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Lauren's Halloween Costume

I hope you all had a good Halloween. Here's the costume me and my sister made for our niece Lauren.

Imaginary Friends Show

I'll be showing new stuff at the "Imaginary Friends" show opening at Gallery 1988 San Francisco this coming Friday. If you're in the area come check it out, the show will also include work by Andrew Bell, Cherri Wood, Ken Garduno, Scott Campbell, and Yoskay Yamamoto. Here's one of my paintings from the show.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Hey You Guys!

Announcement! On Saturday, November 15th some friends and I are putting on a charity screening of the classic movie "The Goonies" at the Rialto Theater in South Pasadena. The night will include a raffle and 80's kid movie themed art auction. It all benefits "Donors Choose" a charity that buys art supplies for classrooms around the country.

The auction starts on November 10th at ttgcharity.com and will finish on the night of the event so if you have to have one of the pieces be sure to make it out to the screening so you can outbid your competition. We're also going to have some special Goonie related prizes in the raffle along with other surprises. Stay tuned for updates, I hope you all can make it out, do it for the kids!



Rialto Theater
1023 Fair Oaks Ave.
South Pasadena, CA 91030

Saturday, November 15th
7 to 11PM

Auction Artists:

Pascal Campion
Clio Chang
Phil Craven
Mike Daley
Sandra Equihua
Alex Fuentes
Ryan Hernandez
Amy Kim Kibuishi
Dana Lamb
Richard Pose
Josh Pruett
Justin Ridge
Israel Sanchez
Stephen Silver
Kellie Smith
Sean Szeles
Eren Unten

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Beatles Do This!

Here's a piece of art I just finished for the Gallery 1988 show "Cover Band". Each artist was given an album sleeve to paint on using the cover image as a starting point. I had to break out the old cel vinyls for this one. The album cover didn't take the paint easily and dried super slow (hairdrying it made the paint clump) but I'm happy with how it came out and curious to see what everyone else did. There will be 50 albums altogether all rock and roll.

The show opens on October 7th.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Nick Magazine Comic

If you're in the super market anytime soon check out the new issue of "Nickelodeon Magazine" with a one page comic by me called "The Haircut." Here's the entire Act 1 to get you hooked.

Great Grand Show Online

Thanks to everyone who made it out the the opening of the "Great Great Grand Show", it was a fun night and all of the artwork came together nicely. Everything is online here and most of it will be collected in a catalog coming out in early October which you can pre-order here. Thanks again, it was good seeing everyone who made it out.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

The Great Great Grand Show

"The Great, Great,Grand Show" opens this Saturday from 7-11 PM at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra. The show will feature new historical themed paintings by me, Scott Campbell, Jon Klassen, and Graham Annable. Graham is going to premiere a new short film called "From Whence Before Times" which I hear is the bomb. The night will include old time piano music to keep you entertained and free booze to keep you drunk. Come out, I hope to see you there!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Comic Con Book

Here's the cover for my Comic Con Book, "The Art of Io 5." It's filled with a bunch of the artwork I've done over the past year along with some sketch pages. I'll also have five copies that come with a small character painting. Come visit me at "The Those Guys" booth 1033, books will also be available at Stuart Ng Books(5012) and the Flight Comics Booth(1228). See you there!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008


Here's an updated image of my wolfman character for the "Great Grand Show" flyer. Nucleus is going to make it look like an old time ticket with die cut edges. Cool.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Great Grand Show Character Design

Here's a character that will appear in my artwork for the upcoming "Great Grand Show" at Gallery Nucleus in August. The theme is historical artwork and I'm in the show with some super talented chaps, stay tuned.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

"One To Grow On" Online

Thanks to everyone who showed up for the "One To Grow On" opening. There was a lot of great work in the show, my favorites were the E.T. paintings by Scott Campbell. You can see the whole show online here.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Zion Park

Another image from the show. The setting for this painting was inspired by a recent trip to Zion Park in Utah.

Thursday, May 15, 2008


Just dropped off the paintings at the gallery in time for the opening on Tuesday night. Here's another painting called "Trapped!"

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Wizard Bear Versus Ent

Long time no post. Here's a painting from the upcoming "One To Grow On" show at Gallery 1988, the show opens on May 20th. Stay tuned for more stuff.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Happy Birthday Josh!

Happy Birthday to friend, schoolmate, Dreamworks artist, and all around "good guy" Josh Pruett. He likes zombies.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

"Power In Numbers" Painting

Here's my painting for the "Power In Numbers" show at Gallery Nucleus opening April 12th. Every painting will measure 5x7 inches, be priced at $100, and %20 of the money will go to the Make A Wish Foundation. See the full artist list here.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Twins Color Comp

Here's the Photoshop color comp for the next "One To Grow on" painting.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

The Blossom Eaters

Here's the final goauche painting of "The Blossom Eaters." It's for a May show at Gallery 1988 called "...And That's One To Grow On!" Stay tuned for more.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Drawing and Color Comp

Here's a line drawing and color comp for a new goauche painting. Have a good weekend!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Yet Another Character Design

One more, for a different story though!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Character Designs

Here are a couple of character designs for a new short comic I'm working on for Flight Volume 5.

Monday, January 7, 2008


Here's a painting of Margot from "The Royal Tenenbaums", I like this movie more every time I watch it.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Thor Painting Sketches

Here are some of the drawings I made before making the final Thor painting. As you can see, the original idea was to have the Thor hitting the bad guy out of the left side. At the last minute I flipped the drawing so that when you read it from left to right you see Thor swinging the hammer before you see the guy flying.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Stan Lee Show at Gallery 1988

Here's my contribution to the "Under The Influence: A Tribute To Stan Lee" show, opening this Tuesday, January 8th at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles. The show will feature interpretations of many of the characters that Stan helped create for Marvel Comics. Be there and be square!