Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Post-it Show 8!

I think I like the post-its I did for this show better than any previous ones, and maybe had more fun doing them. As always, I wish I could be at the actual show but it’s in Los Angeles and I am not.

December 8-16, 2012
Over 260 Artists!
Over 2000 Post Its!
$25 each
Cash & Carry

Opening Reception:
Saturday, December 8, 2012
6:00 - 10:00 PM
2062 Sawtelle Boulevard
Los Angeles CA 90025

Monday, November 19, 2012

Planned Obsolescence

My zine is now available in my Etsy shop. I made my first zine! I know, right? What.

It felt like something I had to do. The idea (sort of/partially) was to put something out without thinking too much about it, something that was sort of personal. Of course I tend to think endlessly about anything I put out (except the times when, inexplicably, I don’t) so that didn’t exactly work out as planned. Some of the pages are carefully considered, some aren’t. The conflict between the desire to just put it all out there and the desire to a.) make something I was proud of and b.) control everything, as usual, made for a very strange end product. I think.

It’s about the balance between how much you reveal and how much you obscure. And I’m revealing too much right now. So don’t read this, okay?

Also, whatever, it’s only 32 pages. Including the cover. And I’m acting like it’s like the most amazing feat I’ve ever accomplished.

Another embarrassing fact: it took me (more than) a year to make this.

I’m pretty excited about it.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Cocktail Hour

The first round of Cocktail Hour books is out from Scout Books, featuring rum, gin and vodka. I have a few recipes in here. These books were illustrated by Trevor Alixopulos (who also contributes some recipes), Tuesday Bassen and Anna Hurley.

Unfortunately some of my sub-recipes got lost in the doings and were not published in the book. So in case you don't know what “cold chocolate” is (since I think I made that up?) or how to make toasted-coconut-infused rum, here they are:

Toasted Coconut Rum:
2 cups unsweetened flaked coconut
light rum to cover
Preheat oven to 375┬║. Spread coconut evenly on a baking sheet. Bake until golden brown, stirring occasionally, checking after 5 minutes and watching carefully.
Cool coconut and place in a glass jar with a tight fitting lid. Cover with rum and let sit for 1-3 weeks. Strain through cheesecloth before using.

Cold Chocolate:
In a 1-cup measure, mix 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder with enough hot water to form a paste. fill with cold water to equal 1 cup, mix well and chill.

Brown Sugar Simple Syrup
1 part brown sugar (I prefer dark brown but you can use light brown if you want)
1 part hot water
Dissolve the sugar in the water and chill.

Caramel Syrup
1/4 cup water
1 cup granulated sugar
10 tablespoons hot water
Stir together the sugar and 1/4 cup water in a heavy light-colored saucepan. Stop stirring and heat over high heat. Brush the sides of the pan with water to prevent crystals from forming. When the sugar starts to turn light brown, watch carefully until it’s the color you want. Don’t let it get too dark! Immediately remove from the heat and add the hot water, stirring until all the caramel is dissolved. Chill before using.

Illustration by Trevor Alixopulos

Friday, November 2, 2012

Short Run this weekend!

I made my first zine. EVER! I will explain later. In the meantime, it will be with me in Seattle this Saturday (tomorrow!) at the Short Run small press event!

I also made rosemary-parmesan cheese coins and orange-frosted brownies with candied tangerines, marshmallow bits and chocolate chips for the Short Run bake sale. See you in Seattle!

Short Run
November 3, 2012 
10:30 - 5:30 at the Vera Project Seattle, WA 

Did I forget anything?

Wednesday, October 3, 2012


This 4-ft tall soft sculpture witch will be in the Witchipedia show at Pony Club gallery, opening tomorrow, October's first thursday.

 Pony Club
625 NW Everett Street #105
 Portland, OR 97209
Also around the corner: Ricochet Thaumaturgy by Sean Christensen ABT and Daria Tessler at Sohitek Gallery. Check it out!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

An Interview with Bishakh

I was interviewed by my friend Jai Sen about my new book, Apsara Engine (I'm looking for a publisher even now) for The Clyde Fitch Report. Have a look at our wee discussion here.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Again with the Last Minute

Two things are happening tomorrow: I made another spontaneous decision, based on numerous complicated factors, to exhibit at the Olympia Comics Festival tomorrow, Saturday June 2nd. I'll be sharing a table with Sean Christensen ABT.

Also: I have a piece in the Game Over show at Giant Robot. Opening is tomorrow, Saturday June 2nd.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Last Minute

So it looks like I will, after all, have some stuff for sale at the Stumptown Comics Fest this weekend, courtesy of the lovely Fran├žois Vigneault (can you say “lovely” about such a manly dude? I choose to do so; what will happen to me?) at the Press Gang/Family Style table (excuse me, pavilion!), that’s table 209. Prints and stuff. No comics, because I don't do comics any more! Just kidding. Sort of. No comics, because all my secret comics projects and secret non-comics projects only exist in the Future.

I can’t stay away from these things. See you at Gridlords tonight. GRIDLORDZZZ!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

This Weekend

There will be some copies of The Graphic Canon at the MoCCA Art Fest in New York this weekend! My story “The Fisherman and the Genie,” adapted from the Arabian Nights, is reprinted in the book. Bishakh also has some work in upcoming volumes. I won’t be in New York, though. I’ll be here in Portland where the Stumptown Comics Fest is happening. I probably won’t be at the show, since I've been holing up in secret working on a secret project and I don’t have anything to show at the show, but I will be at some of the events, including the first Gridlords comics reading! You should go too.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Year of the Dragon

This is my piece for the Year of the Dragon show at Giant Robot. The opening is this Saturday.

Year of the Dragon

Jan 28th – Feb 15th, 2012

Opening reception Saturday Jan 28, 6:30-10pm


2062 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 445-9276

The exhibition includes work by:

Andrice Arp, Robert Bellm, Aaron Brown, Elliot Brown, Stasia Burrington, Bjorn Calleja, Ako Castuera, Sean Chao, Louise Chen, Shawn Cheng, James Chong, Luke Chueh, Chris Cilla, Jesse Fillingham, Cam Floyd, Harrison Freeman, Renee French, Gabe Gonzales, Kio Griffith, Joe Hahn, Nao Harada, Hiro Hayashi, David Horvath, Kerry Horvath, Martin Hsu, Mark Ingram, Mari Inukai, Elizabeth Ito, Marc Johns, Jeremiah LaTorre, Little Friends of Printmaking, Tessar Lo, Bradford Lynn, Miso, Gary Musgrave, Mark Nagata, Ming Ong, Martin Ontiveros, Sana Park, Sidney Pink, Jarrett Quon, Jesse Reklaw, Sara Saedi, Ryan Jacob Smith, Dave Stolte, Ken Taya, Edwin Ushiro, Christine Vincent, Steven Weissman, Heidi Woan, Yoskay Yamamoto, Jeni Yang, Yejin Oh, Sashiko Yuen