fish terrorist

In my former life
I liked playing with goldfish.
The goldfish did not enjoy it
as much as I did



the man in black

*at goorin bros, larchmont village

I keep a close watch
on this heart of mine
I keep my eyes wide open
all the time
I keep an eye out
for the ties that bind
because you're mine,
I walk the line.


island style

I've always wanted to draw a pinup,
but somehow never did.
Stands to reason the first one
should be special, no?

So here she is:
an island girl
for an island boy.


you must remember this

a kiss is still a kiss,
a sigh is just a sigh

and if you don't work on an illustration,
it's not liable to finish itself.

happy V-D, everyone
(Victory over Discontent?)


it's cold outside!

y u no bigger inside?

This banana n peanut malt was fab
but my arse was cold
and so was my throat
y I no buy something warm?
like um...
a fire?

the view from the goodfellas booth

There was no space in that Italian restaurant
for two pandas!
Except this one booth in the back, facing the kitchen
We felt like Joe Pesci and Robert De Niro
in Goodfellas...

I was Joe Pesci of course
(on account of my height)
but the panna cotta
was very smooth
and I was happy.


sketchcrawl january 2012 - union station, olvera street

Drew and Ian inspecting a portfolio
And yes... an Asian man with epic hair. Epic metal hair.

Union Station view toward the entrance

Union Station tower from the garden courtyard

Statue of Carlos III, King of Spain at Olvera Street


she was so fluffy

Oh honey, you can take my chair any day.

It helps that I was eating the most amazing egg salad sandwich when she asked me this question.


sita and the golden deer | sinta gandrung

First post of the new year is an illustration from the Ramayana: where Sita, wife of Rama meets the golden deer in the forest. This deer is pure evil and is designed to lure her away from the safety of her cottage and the magic circle of protection around it, so that the demon king Ravana can abduct her while her husband is away looking for the exact same deer... anyway I think that's the story.

I grew up with a Balinese statue of this where the woman and the deer were carved from the same piece of wood and she was almost kissing it. I don't know what happened to this statue. I think we didn't ship it to America.

My dad is getting a print of this for his (Chinese?) New Year's present, but he totally has no idea.