cleaned up and finished and the color wasn't toned down. it's just the difference in the photo.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
This is a place I go to sometimes called Tea N More. Actually it's always called Tea N More, come to think of it. That was a little joke, but Tea N More's no joke. It's a spot where the kids come to socialize and play cards or board games.
Tea N More has lots of fun and tasty beverages. My favorite is the milk tea -- and when I say "fun," I mean they can put boba in anything you get. This is basically jumbo size tapioca balls. Sounds weird, but it's not. It's fun, like I said already. You drink a boba drink with a big fat straw so that the boba can slide through with the greatest of ease.
There're lots of tea shops out here in California like this. I think its a Korean thing. Oh yeah. They also have food at Tea N More. That's the "More" part. I'm not big on the food. I had it a couple times and I definitely prefer Chinese, but maybe this is better for you. I don't know.
This here is my good buddy, Watana. He teaches at the Art Institute and comes to Tea and More to draw too, sometimes. He's very good, and you all ought to have a look at his blog if you haven't yet. That's about all I got to say for now. Y'all have a good day, and drive safe.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Hello internet friends. I grew a beard, and it was a book! Just kidding, but I did make a book. This is the second printing of "You Don't Want Me. I'm Trouble." It's new and improved with more cartoons and a sturdy binding. The best part of all is that you don't have to send me money in the mail or promise to pay me later like the old fashioned way. Just click on some buttons, and do the paypal thing, and it comes right to ya. So, unless you can convince your grand dad to grow it out of his pores, hop on over to Launch Syndicate and buy my book. It's really good. But wait, that's not all! For a limited time, just say, Launch Syndicate makes Art Squared look like the lunch lady's medicated skin pad, and we'll throw in a free bookmark!
Monday, November 10, 2008
If there is anyone out there who still doubts that San Diego Beastheads jack faces and beast it, who still wonders if the dream of the founding father is alive in our time, who still questions the skill of the Sea World caricature staff, tonight is your answer.
It's an answer told by Brian Oakes taking the Bronze Nosey, by Andy winning Outstanding Cartoon Style and Retail and somethin' else, by Nate Kapnicky getting the Best Exaggerated Style award with the most twisted, craziest stuff the NCN has ever seen, but most importantly by Sea World guests laughing, many for the first time in their lives, because they got a caricature, believing that this artist must be different, and his keen observation and imagination could be that difference.
It is an answer spoken by fat and thin, tall and short, young and old, Japanese, British, Mexican, Irish, cute and nasty-lookin. Artists who sent a message to the NCN board members that we have never been just a bunch of hacks who wanted to work in California or a collection of wannabe animators and wannabe illustrators.
We are, and always will be, the United Beastheads of San Diego, of America!