Sunday, October 21, 2012

APE 2012

Hiya, new APE peoples. Thanks for checking us out at table #501 this year! Charlene and I had a good time, as usual. We moved closer to front and center of the floor this time around, and loved the new location. LOVED IT.
Here's Charleezy enjoying one of my beautimous corn dogs. No cause for alarm; it's vegetarian.

Last but not least, below is a preview of things in the works. It's been a while since I've had anything to warrant a proper update, so I'm excited to report that I've got some new recipe diagrams in the queue!  Stay tuned ...

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Tiramisic Proof

ohohOH and here is the first piece of tiramisu photographic evidence! A very special Tiramisu Diagram obtainer was able to make said dessert for a housewarming party AND SENT ME PROOF!

I am so appreciative.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Some photos from APE 2011

In case you weren't able to stop by, here's our table and what we looked like standing by it.

(Click to make the image bigger.)

And here's me prior to the show, working late into the night at my new medical X-ray light box, which I now love a lot. Look how hard I work for you. Just LOOK

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Currently taking commissions!


Therefore I am now taking food illustration commissions, just for this reason. What are you giving for Xmas/Solstice/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa this year?

I can do: Pencil, black and white, full color, etc. I typically draw and ink by hand on Bristol board, add digital color, and print on quality card stock, although I can be talked into selling the original line art too.

Commissions are priced according to what you want illustrated (simple? complicated? 1 item, multiple items?, etc.) + what format you want + shipping. I'm currently just doing food only, please. Basic or limited environments, if any, and no people or animals at this time.

Email me at and share your deepest, darkest food illustration fantasies with me. Muahahaha
... if I think it's really gross, I just won't sign it.

Happy Brainstorming!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Tiramisu Diagram featured in TDAC!

Just got the news that They Draw And Cook is featuring my tiramisu diagram this week, along with 5 other tiramisu-phile artists. Awesome!


*Note the slightly different layout (compared to the zine or the print).

Thursday, October 20, 2011

APE 2011 in The Daily Californian - A write-up on ME!

Can I tell you something excitingOKTHANKYOU

I got a write-up in The Daily Californian, in an article on APE 2011. I'm happily squished in between my favorites Kate Beaton and Shannon Wheeler, and the talented Matt Sundstrom! Thank you Sarah Burke, for the wonderful description. I'm positively chuffed. CHUFFED I tell you!

Here is the article in full:

There is also audio commentary accompanying said article. Listening to these convention newcomers fall in love with comics because of their experience at APE just fills my heart with joy. That feels way less cliché than it reads.


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

15 minutes with Jennifer de Guzman (and The Smiths)

Yayyyyyyyy, I'm going to draw Jennifer de Guzman's comic based on "Reel Around the Fountain" for "Unite and Take Over," the new Smiths anthology!

Monday, October 10, 2011

NOW FOR SALE: Twin Castle zine + 2 prints!

Now you can buy my Twin Castle zine right here on this blogspot (ooh la la), as well as my Taco and Tiramisu diagram prints! Just click on those handy yellow "Buy Now" buttons in the nav bar on the left and you will get the goods, shipped direct from my zine-making lair. (International friends, email me about shipping.)

Anything else you guys want me to sell online? I mean, stuff I make, of course.




FOOD YES, COOK NO #1 - $5 +S/H

Monday, October 3, 2011

APE 2011!

APE was great! It's only my second time exhibiting and I'm excited to say things were all around improved from my first show. And the first show wasn't bad, either. :) I'm slowly figuring out what people like about my work and what of it they want to buy.

I sold out of both my larger prints (save for 1 copy of Midwestern Taco), and sold out of my new color zine "Last Night at Twin Castle." People liked my new illos of Twin Castle food, especially Mr. Friday Fishburger, the vanilla and Sharpied-chocolate Frostees, the most beautious (spelled wrong) corn dog, and the ketchup boats. It's satisfying to see people get enthusiastic about food I love. It also doesn't hurt that most of these foods are iconic-looking already, and sometimes even pretty. American fast food is certainly an interesting subject to draw.

So now what? I'm going to do a 2nd printing of Twin Castle zine and offer it up for sale online, as well as to some local retailers. I'm going to set up another Paypal Buy Now thing for it soon enough but for now, if any of you guys out here in Blogger Landia want to buy a copy, please email me at: and we'll arrange for it. It's $8 via mail (includes shipping) and I'll throw in a couple extra goodies.

Also, I few of you expressed interest in seeing me illustrate specific foods, i.e. "I would totally buy from you if you did a sushi roll," or "Hey, I like Reuben sandwiches." That got me thinking about taking commissions. Should I? ... Yes of course I should. But would any of you be interested in buying them? Email me if you're interested.

To conclude, here is Mr. Friday Fishburger (and friends). Enjoy! :)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

End of July already?

Holly carps, I cannot believe July's almost over already. I seemed to have skipped a whole month of posting! But I can assure you it was for a good reason.

Here are some of the things I've been working on as of late ...

A man talking into a cup and plate! Like you do!
A vector art test.

Mais oui! A french chateau!
A precursor to an art test.

And a special birthday illustration.
A personal art test. This image has been in my mind for months, and it's gratifying to see it out in the world now, so close to the original idea. I've always been frustrated by similar efforts before, so I feel like I've made progress.

These were good reasons, no? Best yet, I'm happy to report that the whole process is getting a little easier ...