Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Story of Things

This weekend at the Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival:


In their most conventionally narrative form, comics develop a storyboard-like continuity from panel to panel. But how isolated can a panel be? Renée French, James McShane, Jungyeon Roh and Leanne Shapton will discuss the ways in which they construct or suggest narratives by assembling images of objects and moments that retain their individual integrity.

And you can find me sharing table #9 with Mickey Zachilli, Jo Dery, Mike Taylor, Caroline Pacquita and Jacob Berendes.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Friday, October 29, 2010

Good Grooming

I've given some attention to my portfolio site Regular readers of this blog will have seen many of the drawings already.

The most notable addition is the "minicomics" section were I've added pictures of some of the books I've put together over the years. Usually 30-100 copies of these existed and were sold at conventions, secretly placed between vegetables at the grocery store, or distributed by Buenaventura Press, and the old Catastrophe Shop.

I would appreciate your feedback on the looks and usability of everything. Thanks!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Voting Early, but Not So Often - NYT Op Ed

(You can click to enlarge the images.)

I have a silent comic in the Op Ed section of the New York Times today. It illustrates an article by Barry C. Burden and Kenneth R. Mayer about the pitfalls of early voting. They present a possible solution here:

AD Aviva Michaelov

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Friday, June 11, 2010

Post-It V GRNY June 19th - July 7th

I have a few pieces in this great show at GRNY.

I'll post one each day for the next week. Starting tomorrow.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Art Show Opening Post-It Show 5 June 19 - July 7, 2009
Reception: Saturday, June 19, 6:30
Giant Robot Gallery 437 East 9th Street Between 1st Ave. & Ave. A, in the East Village New York, New York 10009
(212) 674-GRNY (4769) |

Giant Robot is proud to present Post-It Show 5 at GRNY. Curated by artists Mark Todd and Esther Pearl Watson, the show is slated to feature roughly 1,000 works by noted contributors for only $20. These pieces will be on standard-sized 3" x 3" Post-It notes. (Larger sizes of 4" x 4" and 6" x 6" will cost a bit more.) The pieces will be cash-and-carry.

Thus far, the ever-expanding list of contributors includes the following:

Trevor Alixopulos, APAK, Andrice Arp, Scott Bakal, Melinda Beck, Mike Bertino, Tim Biskup, Jon Boam, Pakito Bolino, Michelle Borok, Aaron Brown, Jude Buffum, Chris Buzelli, Christine Castro, Martin Cendreda, Kris Chau, Louise Chen, Marcos Chin, Chris Clayton, Tim Cochran, Eric Collins, Jen Corace, Matt Curtius, Kelsey Dake, Eleanor Davis, Vanessa Davis, Nathan Doyle, Seth Drenner, Susan Fang, Korin Faught, Nina Frenkel, Shannon Freshwater, Matt Furie, Nick Gazin, Frieda Gossett, Katherine Guillen, Peter Hamlin, Jon Han, Jaime Hernandez, Andrew Holder, David Horvath, Patrick Hruby, Rama Hughes, Mari Inukai, Yellena James, Hellen Jo, Nathan Jurevicius, Andrea Kang, Dan-ah Kim, Hawk Krall, Lamour Supreme, Travis Lampe, Blaise Larmee, Sarah Lavoie, Jesse LeDoux, Dongyun Lee, Eli Lehrhoff, Bill Main, Jacob Magraw-Mickelson, Ben Marra, Ted McGrath, Mark Allen Miller, Mike Miller, Brendan Monroe, Mark Murphy, Andrew Neyer, Tru Nguyen, Anders Nilsen, Saejean Oh, Saelee Oh, Martin Ontiveros, Sidney Pink, Luke Ramsey, Ron Rege, Jesse Reklaw, Martha Rich, Joe Rocco, Brooks Salzwedel, Anna See, Raymond Sohn, STO, Deth P. Sun, Gary Taxali, Team Macho, Gina Triplett, Twerps (Greg Mishka), Edwin Ushiro, Jing Wei, Steven Weissman, Gillian Wilson, Calvin Wong, Jaime Zollars

A reception for Todd, Watson, and many of the artists will be held from 6:30 - 10:00 on Saturday, June 19. For more information about the artists, the show, GR2, or Giant Robot magazine, please contact: Eric Nakamura Giant Robot Owner/Publisher (310) 479-7311

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Monday, March 29, 2010

Flowers Rocks Insects

These were drawn with the help of the Mustard Seed Garden Manual of Painting. (芥子園畫傳)

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Patchwork at GR2

Patchwork at GR2
March 13, 2010 - April 7, 2010
Reception: Saturday, March 13, 6:30 -10:00

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

Patchwork is an unique art show in that participants are invited to contribute squares of artwork on fabric to form a collective “quilt.” Media will include but not be limited to drawings, paintings, plush, and prints on various textiles.

Participants include: Abby Armada / Chris Bettig / Michelle Borok / Ryan Bubnis / Christine Castro / Louise Chen / Cupco / Jo Dery / Jordan Fu / Douglas Gauthier / Susie Ghahremani / Alison Gordon / Nao Harada / Austin Horton / David Horvath / Kerry Horvath / Yellena James / Marc Johns / Sian Keegan / Dan-ah Kim / Sun-Min Kim / Diana Kwok / Jenny Kwok / Phil Lumbang / Monica Magtoto / Keyla Marquez / James McShane / Matthew Nelson / Tru Nguyen / Carmel Ni / Saelee Oh / Kelice Penney / Jarrett Quon / Albert Reyes / Brian Rush / Jenny Ryan / Yumi Sakugawa / Ashira Siegel / Ryan Jacob Smith / Peter Thompson / Jeremy Tinder / Mark Todd / Christine Vincent / Esther Pearl Watson / Steven Weissman / Leslie Winchester and more.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Friday, January 29, 2010

Drawing Day Results

Wednesday afternoons I have been getting together with some local weirdos for drawing sessions. These are all from one sitting that went particularly well.

Sumi ink, french press coffee, and rubber horses for reference.

Sorry these aren't actual comics. I am just busy trying to reskill.