Hello everybody this is the first of what will hopefully be many blog postings about my new comic book venture. My good friend and partner in crime Ray Mendivel and I are in the process of creating a comic book, based on our high school years in unincorporated Whittier. The story takes place in the mid 90's during the summer before starting high school. The Characters interests include rocking out, girls, and tacos. Unfortunately they lack the skills and money to achieve any of these goals. It's sorta Tenacious D meets the Peanuts.
The working title right now is "Forever Freshmen", which may or may not change. We have the script pretty much done, I will be working on the art for the next couple months and I if all goes well I would like to have it self published by next summer. For now you can subscribe to this blog for regular updates.
Thanks for reading.
See you soon.
Friday, July 03, 2009
Thursday, March 05, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Wednesday, February 04, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
This Illustration was inspired by my favorite beach boys song.
As a child my room was my sanctuary, it wasn't very big but it was mine. Weather I was writing crappy songs, drawing or watching movies it was a judge free zone. I think everyone can relate to that, we all had our private place. Rivers Cuomo had his garage, Brian Wilson and I had our rooms.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
After watching Obama's inauguration I was inspired. For the first time in a long time I felt proud to be an American. His speech set the bar super high, and I admire his ambition. This illustration is my America under construction sign. Because I feel we all need to step back and take a good look at the state of our country and do some major reconstruction. Time to get to work.
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Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Monday, January 05, 2009
As a freelancer I had to find this out the hard way.
Number 10: Your client mistakes your daily rate for an hourly one.
Number 9: You’ve won every job you’ve ever pitched for.
Number 8: Even though you work 80 hour weeks your income level qualifies you for welfare payments.
Number 7: New clients are always asking what “the catch” is.
Number 6: Clients pay your invoices in cash from their wallet.
Number 5: Other freelancers regularly send you hatemail.
Number 4: Your old clients don’t even bother asking you how much something is going to cost.
Number 3: You never run out of work, yet you are subsisting on baked beans and 2 minute noodles.
Number 2: Your 12 year old brother earns more spending cash than you flipping burgers.
…. And the number one sign you may be charging too little
Companies have been calling from India wanting to outsource their work to you.
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Friday, January 02, 2009
A few things I work on in 08. I have been messing with this character for years which is based on a younger version of me. Sporting a fro and his acoustic guitar, he is an insecure, chubby little mexican kid. Who, with the company of his equally awkward, long haired, glasses wearing friend, find themselves in all kinds of wacky shinanigans. Uh oh, what will these two think of next! I know painfully cheesy. Ha ha.
All I can say about 08 is that it was a hectic year. I'm hoping I learned something from it and will better decisions next time around. The year ended fantastically with my wedding and honeymoon to hawaii. But, artistically it was a pretty bum year. I did not manage to do much creatively, I was so caught up in work and the wedding that I let this whole year just fly by. Now that its over and I have time to reflect Im starting to realize I'm going to have to take charge of my career in order to be where I want. This year has put a lot of uncertainty and doubt in my head, as far as job security and if I can ever feel secure, while working for someone else. I am optimistic about the future though. I got some experience under my belt and feel I have grown as a multi-tasking designer/illustrator/production artist thingy, and I am going into 09 swinging!
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