Sunday, July 30, 2006

Evening at Huntington Beach

Michelle, baby, and I went to Huntington Beach yesterday (Saturday). It was Lee's first visit to a beach and he was very happy. He got scared of sand and wouldn't want to stand on it. At the end of the day, Lee was totally pooped out. Anyways, we were there to see Mike Williams for his going away party. He's leaving California to go back to his hometown in Colorado. And we couldn't find the party. There were so many people, because of The Beach Games or something. All the surf and skate related companies were there and of course whole lot of people and parking spot was pretty hard to find. We walked around and checked between the lifeguard station 7 through 11 and I couldn't find any face I recognize. But it was fun being there and we gotta visit there more often.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Some more archives

Some random characters I did for various reasons.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006


Gosh, I'm still recovering from comicon. It was just too overwhelming. I just vegged all day today. If it wasn't for Jose Lopez (Mariachi Samurai), Howard Shum (Gun Fu comics), Martin Hsu (Folk Pop), Richard Pose (The Z's) and Mike Williams (Knuckles) for their books, I probably didn't do anything today. I traded my sketches for their books. I think I spent like $2000 last year and I know I need to control myself this time. So I promised myself before I went to comic con this year that I will not spend any money on anything, except for food and water and lodging of course. It was pretty tough though. Just looking at all those art books, comics, toys, and other stuff was pretty painful. This con, I was mainly there to promote Whaleboy and it went well. Lot of people showed interests, we had prototype sculptures of Whaleboy toy and T shirts for sale. Patrick sold lot of his sketch books. And I know I said this for past few years and I'll say it again. I need to put a book together for next comic con. Hopefully I'll follow through this time. And many thanks to my buddies/partners Patrick Morgan and Ed Acosta for supplying me with booze.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

for Rafael

Hey dude. Sorry for sending these photos so late. It's been like what, 3 month? I'm gonna post them so other people can see them too. For other people, this is my friend Rafael and my baby, Lee. We went to school together. He lives in New York, working for Blue Sky as a Story Artist. He worked on Robots, Ice Age 2 and I don't know what he's working on right now. He likes to surf and skate and he misses So Cal. Check out his blog for his arts, check out the link under Families and Friends.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Archives: Hardwares

These are more from my '98- '99 archives. Some were designed for Constant Payne and some drawn just for fun. The robot and the colored vehicles were specifically designed for an episode of Constant Payne in mind (if it would've gotten picked up). This episode was to be the extension of the pilot show. The giant robot comes out and wreak havoc New Amsterdam. Black & white vehicles were done for fun and I used some of them for Constant Payne pitch bible. More to come, more Payne and some Invader Zim. As you can tell, I haven't been drawing lately (at least for myself that is). Just rehashing old crap.

Thursday, July 13, 2006


I've been digging up and archiving my old drawings from last 8 years. There were boxes of loose papers and sketchbooks. Good thing, I finally threw out some craps and made some room for more craps. I thought it would take maybe day or two to finish the job, but it's me. I miscalculated. I'm not good at cleaning up things and I do get side tracked ever so often. My drawings were every where, living room, dining room, kitchen, table, bedroom and even the restroom was covered with my old drawings. I'm so not organized. Good thing my wife and the baby was away for a week.
Any ways here are some stuff from '98 - 2000. These drawings are from this animation show which my friends and I created call "Constant Payne" and later made a 9 minute pilot short with Nickelodeon. These are developmental sketches so the final look was somewhat different. You can see them at this site It tested very well with focus groups and rating was good. Although it never got to be made as an on going series, it was the first attempt for Nickelodeon to do an action adventure show. Maybe it was too violent, and yeah there was the 9/11 and few other things.
More to come...