Saturday, July 24, 2010

oh my..!

Well, quick post...

I am buried up to "here" in work!!

I am excited to see though upon a quick, quick, quick online peruse that lots of happenings are happening and lots of good work is being published!!!! ARGH! I need to work...

I plan on re-vamping the site with my new info and updating images and the sort once I climb out of my desk... yes, climb out. Actually, not desk, coffee table.

Thank you Josh for being able to laugh with me about how insane illustrators are and how we are glad to be insane!

Oh if only I could post all the work I've been doing but that would require more time as well!!
But I am working on my fifth picture book at the same time as my first editorial piece for some awesome new baby product!

Meanwhile, I am also feeling that sick itch to improve and push my artwork which is really hard to feel when you're in the middle of something that can't suddenly look totally different...


Creativity can hit at the most awkward times...

Next month should be filled with a lot of apartment hunting and then hopefully moving!
more work!
Someday, I will post!!!!

Miss you all so very much!

Monday, July 12, 2010

my fiance is rad...

So Josh has ten designs to be published in this here booky....

Isn't he rad?

To be released in August!!!

oh, and a more recent piece of work:

"Elvio Esposito contacted me to be one of 6 hand picked designers to design a comic book/ t-shirt that would promote their "Stop and Think" AIDS awareness campaign in collaboration with Italian League for the Fight Against AIDS (LILA).

"- Josh Kemble's blog under news:

You can view a hi-res image by visiting his flickr:

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Just some music...

I've been listening to Miyavi's album Victory Road to the King of Neo Visual Rock on repeat while working on my book... I just find his lyrics to be really uplifting. My twin and I were lucky enough to see him live at the Grove of Anaheim the day before our Birthday last month and ever since then, I can't get that night out of my head. It's really rare for a Japanese rock star like Miyavi to tour America and the great thing about that is you get to see him up close!! If we had seen him in a different country or Japan, the chances of seeing him as close as we were are so close to impossible.
Anyway, I worked all weekend... but wanted to share this little snippet of what I consider a great musician.
It probably is a little weird if you can't understand the language but I guess if you like it you'll look it up! HAH.
I know other artists that listen to certain bands while they work and I've posted before about The GazettE... I guess it's a cultural difference but I find it hard to chat about these Japanese bands because not a lot of people know of them.
I gotta finish more pages... but cheers!

... and just to give an idea of how talented he is... here he is just "messing around" on his guitar (and YES, Miyavi is a MAN. hehehehe...)

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Aww a present!

I got home from my day job and there was a package from Downtown Bookworks! My copies of one of my latest books, I'm So Not Wearing A Dress! by Julie Merberg... :)
To pre-order click here.

I know I haven't posted in quite a while, but it's the usual reason... I am too busy! In fact, I am desperate to post about these books in the mail before I have to crash... I have been going to work and then immediately working on my newest title... which I cannot post about just yet... but the deadline is approaching much too fast!! :)

I just sent some cover revisions and I hope they go-over well.... I really love this character and wish I could put up some pictures!!

Another reason is that I have finally installed a wireless router here at my Mom's house (which I am temporarily residing at until Josh and I move into our own place) so I can use my laptop to access the internet. Mei tends to use the computer quite a bit at night... and I am usually painting so I've been slacking off on posting or even reading posts... I cry a little inside thinking of all the goodies I've been missing out on....

Here I am rambling more and feeling bad that I am up here rambling instead of either 1. eating, 2. sleeping 3. working. the only things I should be allowed to do at the moment.

On that note, I will be back someday... don't forget me, as I have not forgotten you, fellow blogsmen!

I cannot express how nice it was to get these books while working on another... it's like a little pick me up and it reminds you why you love this and how giving up every free second to work is worth it and having your nieces and nephews see the book reminds you of all the little faces that will hopefully read and see your work... it is worth it... and I do love it. :>
So! with renewed passion for such a wonderful awesome job that I have, I hope to produce more crazy good art for this awesome book! I am too tired to write well so I am sorry...

hahaha, man, I'm tired.
Ok, good night...

PS: my pugs are already snoring...