Sunday, June 29, 2008

I have Bees!

My kitchen vent was replaced a few months ago. So with a new grease-free vent, some Bees decided to build a hive there. I think I have discovered it just in time. With the help of the vent fan and bug spray, I may have made the vent uninhabitable. What should I do to prevent any new infestations?

Friday, June 27, 2008

Next Gen- Part 2

Did I tell you that I am all about The Next Generation?

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Next Gen

I will get back to finishing the Next Generation job soon. I want to have it done before the end of the month, so wish me luck!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

The Cats will Continue

There is a great bunch of Warrior fans and I think that they are the coolest! With all the nonsense going on at Tokyopop, I was unsure about the future of the book. After speaking with the new editor of the book, I have returned to work!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Saturday at Pachanga!

I spent the afternoon with my GF in Chula Vista and we decided to swing over to the Pechanga reservation Casino. It looks like any Vegas casino except for the absence of Craps tables. I did not miss it so much because I wanted to try my luck at Blackjack. I am no fool when I play 21, but the tables there were rough! You may have beaten me this time, but I will return to defeat you!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

I won!

I bought a lottery ticket last Saturday in North Hollywood. I was feeling really happy driving and shopping with my GF. We stopped at a gas station and spend 5 dollars on a quick pick ticket. I did not worry about the drawing until I checked it at a local 7Eleven. I won ONE dollar! It was just enough to get me blogging.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Movie Review

I caught an IMAX showing of 'Kung-Fu Panda' at Universal City this afternoon! I recommend it highly. I won't spoil it for you. Jack Black voices the title character and he was great. It was kid friendly but not a dumb kids movie.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Milch AD

I did some drawings for a european agency. It was for a milk AD! It's called milch in German.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Homeless Hulk

Yes, I CAN spare a dime....

Monday, June 09, 2008

Next Generation Pencils

I blogged about an old book I drew and I relized that I have a new book that I am working on! I have a story in the upcoming Star Trek Next Generation Manga from Tokyopop. Here are two pages from that story.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

The latest thing

I like hair and I like dogs, but this too much. Click Here

Tokyopop Rocks

If you have not heard, Tokyopop laid off about half of their staff. Two of my friends were among them. Rob Tokar, who I have known since the old Marvel days and Luis Reyes, my editor on the Star Trek Manga. When I heard the news from Steve, I made some calls and got a few gory details that I should keep to myself.

Tokyopop has pulled out of the San Diego con. I am working on two projects for the company and it's sad that I won't be promoting them the way I would like. I have not heard from the new editor of my cat book as of yet. Is it still on?

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Forever Amber

Ten years ago I started writing Forever Amber. It was a Four issue limited series published by Image Comics, that I wrote, penciled and Inked. I could not have done it without the encouragement of The Bucce, Richard Starkings and the support of my friends at Mad Science Media. I was part of the Mad Science studio in Marina Del Rey and I can remember dropping in on my lunch hour when I worked in Culver City and working at the studio in the evenings. It was a really great and supportive place for me when I felt under utilized working for Sony Animation.

Back in 1998, I had years of experience, but not that much confidence and Forever Amber would be my first attempt at creating a comic book instead of just inking one. Now that some time has passed I'd like to review the first issue. I will keep my comments short for those who have never read the book. You can find a more objective review here.

Steve colored the cover! Excellent work but I insisted on the yellow logo. There was an alternate cover I drew that Steve colored as well. Thanks Steve.

The story was about a near future where everyone had a job, but no one was allowed to quit. If you did, your company would send someone like Amber to bring you back. She had super powers and everything was kind of easy for her. She was at a position in the company where she could see the average employee getting screwed over, but she did not think it could happen to her. When it did, she fought back in dramatic fashion.

Of all the ideas I had for the story, having Amber run around in a bikini top was not the best one. I'll try to make up for it in the sequel. I was also kind of chatty in the first issue. I was not comfortable enough in my storytelling at that point to let the art alone tell the story. As for my art, my stuff was all over the place. All of the characters were lost in shadows. I should have kept it simple and It did not help that the first took place at night. Ugh. Enough review.

I have to mention that this is my 500th post on this blog and I have not run out of things to say.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

iTunes Envy

I have downloaded a bunch of songs onto my iPod today! My iTunes list is growing longer thanks to Steve and Babyphat.No more iPod envy for me.