Sunday, April 29, 2007

The Value of Creativity

Thanks "Great Garloo" for sending this through a bulletin. This is a very inspiring clip. Listen to it while at work. It's humorous too.

Info with clip: "A must-see for every parent and teacher. Education guru Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining (and profoundly moving) case for creating an education system that nurtures creativity, rather than undermining it. Sir Ken Robinson is author of "Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative," and a leading expert on innovation in education and business. (Recorded February, 2006 in Monterey, CA.) More TEDTalks at"

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Two years, "where's my two dollars?"

This place of randomness is two years old two day. Whoop de doo. I've been entertaining the thought of not posting anymore, but it doesn't really matter either way what happens. Things have been getting strangely busy lately, but good I think. I, I, I, I hate typing I. Self centered...stupid.... it's time not to worry about this place anymore, and focus on other things. This place was mostly meant for friends and family miles away to see what trouble I was getting into, what stupid thing I drew today, what dumb thing I found on the internet. And kitty videos, lots of kitty videos. It's mostly mutated into some sorta sketch/art blog. For most obsessively compulsive artists, it is probably bound to happen, but I like looking at everyone else's inspirations, how they interpret their day to day lives. Sadly, there is so much stuff out there, it is impossible to keep up with all of it.
I think I'll update sporadically.
I'm supposed to be working on my very own kid's book, 2nd draft is almost done, thumbnails, designs, page count, so hopefully it won't be too awful. There is also full time work, freelance, hygeine, being outside, living life, traveling, there is alot to do.
So here's some stuff, that may or may not end up being t-shirts.

Got to watch "The Last Unicorn", with some friends last night. The Red Bull joke is Valerie's. Watching this movie with a bunch of mid-late 20 yr old females is a fairly strange and hilarious experience, especially since we know all the lines.

...and for good measure, kittens in a kleenex box.

Saw "Hot Fuzz" tonight. Heelareee us.

Monday, April 23, 2007


So here is an email I got tonight through "Daily Candy". They don't usually send candy links, it's mostly annoying spam about shopping (I should really get off their mailing list, but sometimes neat stuff happens, rarely), anyway, LOOK AT THIS!!!

"Spud Fudge, a light chocolate made using a twelve-step process that replaces one-third of the sugar with potatoes.
The secret recipe came about when an Idaho homemaker took inventory of her kitchen and realized a new way to help keep the farmers in her native state in business. The result is an airy melt-in-your-mouth candy that's not as dense or cloyingly sweet as traditional fudge.
The chocolaty goodness is hand-rolled into (what else?) a baked-potato shape, covered with milk chocolate, topped with white chocolate "sour cream" and "butter," and wrapped in foil."

Okay Washington potato growers!! Start growing chocolate potatos!! NOW!!!
Hmmmmm..... I believe See's candy also sells a chocolate potato near St. Patrick's day, but they probably don't add potato to the mix. The drawing up there looks like it belongs on a babee bib.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Kevin Dalton

Saw this on Drawn, figured it's important, and people should know so they can help.
Quote from Drawn:
"A friend of illustrator and animator Kevin Dalton (posted previously) has informed me that Kevin has been diagnosed with Hodkin’s lymphoma which can only be treated with radiation or chemotherapy. Jillian Knox has set up the Kevin Dalton Fund, which is selling copies of his sketchbook to help fund the treatment. The fund can be reched at kevindaltonfund (AT)"
Link to the lulu store for the sketchbook is here.
Might as well make blogger useful for something for a change. The sketchbook looks pretty sweet too, so help an awesome artist, and get some awesome artwork!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Bunny gas

I don't know what it means... it's late, or too early.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Ghpogpdjiogggaaah!!!! AAHCCKK!

Awesome Unico toy an awesome friend brought me from Tokyo!

Skippy did this to himself a few months ago. It's a plastic bag. He's a little special.

Give her some money and watch her dance!!!! (no money, no dancey.)

I am El Gato,
I have Metal Joints!
Beat me Up,
and earn 15 silver points!!

oh, good times, good times...
k, back to workey....

Monday, April 09, 2007

Last minute gallery show

Arghhh!! No time! No time! Blahhhhhhh.... anyways... a very last minute gallery show this weekend in Costa Mesa. Here be thee details:

"Friends of ISM"
Saturday April 14, 2007 7-10 PM @
The Lodge/The Camp
2981 Bristol St. Suite 1
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Featured Artists: Aaron Kraten Brian Scanlon Andrew Hem Tist One Mike Alvarez Erik Skotnes Ekundayo David Jien Mike Nueman Julienne Hsu Dzeas One Alvarado Sanz Brian Viveros Benjamin Gilton Kio Griffith Jeff Gillette Laurie Hassold Beau Stanton Brianne Drouhard Mary Hoffman Casey O'Connell Edwin Ushiro Josh Cochran P Williams Electrolychee Mentary Traselhtrow Jason Castner Ryan Bryant Walt Hall Ngene Nathan Cartwright Blair Urban Andro Jason Maloney Brandi Milne Katherine Chiu Dany Paragouteva Majella Lue Sue Ken Garduno Mike Stilkey Michael Chsiung Nicolette Davenport Rad Sechrist Rich Tuzon Eric Tan John T. Quinn III Kelvin Nguyen Jeff Shelly Vince Muschia Ryan Astamendi Rob Nichols Emily Counts Ron Velasco Ronald J Llanos Teri Hendrich Andrew Foster Chris Filian Ronald Kurniawan Pete Novak Sean Cassidy Sean McCaughey Edward Sanders Thomas Broersma Sarah Joncas Sheesh Cakes Ofloda Bil Betsovic Noel ILL Tommii Lim Jay Steiner Marco Zamora Brent Harada Ralph Silerio Jophen Stein Mae Suzuki

I guess there is a bar/grill thingy everyone is meeting up afterwards.
I ran out of time trying to make something new, so here is something old, that was meant for something else, and if someone wants it, they can have it. Her name is "Thistle". She be 5x7, and she have crazy creepy eyes and wonky sleeves. I'm mailing her off tomorrow. Goodbye Thistle. Have a safe trip.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

April Foo!!

I got to do a drawing for the Marines' ¼ H&S Company, this is their mascot. He is punching a sword. I think if most people punched a sword, it would break in two, but this dragon is so bad-ass, he punches a HOLE through solid metal. Yeah! So I'm dropping it off to them soon, they liked the jpg, so YAY!!!

The "Trogdor the Burninator" song was stuck in my head the entire time!
Oh yeah, Easter is coming up, so here's a crappy drawing.

Any hoo, April fool's is over in a few hours, so here is a bunch of HORRIBLE VIDEOS!!!!

Anything Zelda related seems to make for bad videos, and I just found the origin of a personal favorite of mine.
I guess some strange guy made up a script, and some jerks made a series of short cg films to it, intending to make it as horrible as possible! has links(ha ha!) to the videos, with screensavers and such. DIC did not make it.
Here are two more horrible Zelda videos.

Feces of Evil!
I wonder what's for dinner?
Excuse me princess (all 13 episodes of it!) go watch the "Paprika" and "Ratatouille" trailers to cleanse the brains.