This pin was a suggestion from Su Lee herself. You might remember that Su Lee is the proprietor of Oriental Art Gallery, a vintage enamel pin shop in San Francisco…
I made some album artwork recently for the sci-fi-surf-rock band Aloha Screwdriver. Their new EP is called "Above Snakes" and they were open to any interpretation of that. There's an undertone of western grit on this record and I thought maybe a traveling snake oil salesman theme might work. Then, for some reason, I got the idea that it should be in three dee.
had the Brother SE400 sewing/embroidery machine sitting in my Amazon "Save For Later" list for a long time. I've always loved patches and I've even designed a few myself, but I thought maybe someday it would be great to just make one or two
'm happy to introduce my first collaboration with San Francisco's favorite vintage pin shop, "Oriental Art Gallery". Proprietor Su Lee was very excited to learn that I design pins and suggested a special Quan Yin pin for the shop.
2016 is just about over, so it's time for another installment of my "Year In Pics". I'm changing the name to "Things I Did" because that feels more productive. There are lots of things that I did that didn't make the cut. Thanks to all of my friends and family that made this year extra interesting.
I recently finished this custom-painted Kidrobot Munny figure inspired by my favorite Sesame Street muppet, "Mr. Johnson". He was the continually-disgruntled customer at Grover's diner. Grover, as an overworked waiter, would mess up his order every time and Mr. Johnson would be left brimming with disappointment.
I've been working on some comics under the title, ABSURDUM. The first story is called "Companionship" and the plan was to tell it in three parts. However, I would like to keep going with it, so stay tuned for that. I've been posting my comics on Patreon,a site that let's people support artists at a monthly donation of their choosing.
Wren is coping with a degenerative spinal condition so Make-A-Wish partnered with Manifold to throw a mermaid themed block party!
Sensel commissioned me to create artwork for the reception area of their office. They liked my octopus drawings and requested one that would work with their colors...
I've got artwork in a P-Funk show in LA! If you can get to Meltdown Comics sometime between July 29th and August 7th, you're in for a treat. Dozens of artists created tributes to their favorite Parliment/Funkadelic records.
I was reading about the Great Earthquake and Fire of 1906 in San Francisco and learned about celebrity-pet, Francis the Terrier. He became a symbol of rebirth and hope when he emerged from the rubble of the St. Francis Hotel five days after the disaster...
Here's a brief step-by-step post that shows my process in making a thermal-reactive pinback button.
RIP Mel Ramos