Saturday, March 31, 2007

hellz yeah

My brain is hyperactive, having had a cup full of strong coffee today. I just had "brunch" with my good pal Nancy, and stopped by home to grab some markers before heading to her studio, and decided to make a note on my blog that last night Michael and I stayed up till 3 am last night working on his music site, which I am hosting. It's all very...under construction-ey, but I'm very proud of it, and so very proud of him and his work, so please check it out here--->

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Dance it out.

I believe in dialog, but sometimes it's just so damn exhausting. It's like, I've been doing nothing but dialog this week and not getting much actual work done. Well, work in any physical form. BLah blah talk it out, blah blah problems, blah. Life would be so much simpler if we could just DANCE IT OUT. As long as we're not in a mineshaft with cave creatures.

SNL - Hip Hop Kids

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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Illo Friday - Total... in "Total Chaos." Which was kind of like what today was like, at least in my mind. Good thing I have this nifty new moleskine sketchbook to explode my day's thoughts into. That's pretty much how I stay sane.

Sketchbook doodley hoo "Total Chaos"

The collage mess is scraps from the day, wrappers, tea bags, photo transfers, then some mod podge and ink thrown on top, and a little girl in the corner who is able to keep it together and hold her dress taught in a presentable ladylike fashion while her legs have ended up on the other side of the page.

Monday, March 12, 2007

i started a new book.

BTW, I miss you Chrisclean.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Giant puppet and Video Games Live

Dude. It's been such a busy week for me. We saw an amazing performance of Man of La Mancha last Saturday at UC Davis which incoporated life size puppets.

Oh, and I received a delightful email in my inbox telling me that my spider cards were featured on their website, Thanks guys!

Let's see, what else? I've been trying to put in some studio time to work on a very large self portrait in superman underoos painting, though it's been difficult to coordinate with my work schedule. I do a lot of painting at work already, so it's hard to, at the end of the day, go into the studio to do MORE painting. So far I've just been going home to relax my brain with video games.

Last night we went to Video Games Live which was also pretty amazing at times. My heart would just swell during the moments when the orchestra would perform all these songs I remember from my childhood, and seeing the game graphics projected onto the huge screen just brought back memories of ye goode olde days. There were so many people there too, and when the legend himself, Koji Kondo walked out with Link and Princess Zelda on stage, the audience gave him a standing ovation! Mr. Kondo is probably most known for composing the theme songs to Super Mario Bros and Zelda. When he came back later to perform on the piano, everyone took out their Nintendo DS's and waved them in the air like lighters. Such an amazing display of fandom. By the end of the night I was really tired and my legs were dying from walking all over the park at work, as well as up and down the stairs of the Masonic Temple where the performance was, but I diligently waited in line with Michael to get a picture with Mr. Kondo, we were the second ones in line.

Koji Kondo playing piano during Video Games Live
Michael and Koji

The Inventor of Tetris, Alexey Pazhitnov
Michael and Alexey, the inventor of Tetris!

Charles Martinet, the voice of Mario!
Michael and Charles Martinet- the voice of Mario

Link and Zelda
Link, Michael, and Princess Zelda