Thursday, June 28, 2012

Waking up in a Tutti Frutti Hat

I have a couple of pieces in a show at Alternative Cafe! The show is called "Waking Up in a Tutti Frutti Hat", curated by my friend/studio mate Aya Kakeda. The show will feature a bunch of illustrators/cartoonists/artists that also make books, along with the artwork on the wall they will also carry books by all the artists!

These are the new prints I made for the show. The print with the rooftop scene is the most detailed screen print I've attempted so far, and it wasn't easy! (printing the line) Even in the humid weather.     
The gallery will have copies of "hot + cold" and "Find my Light" The opening reception will take place Friday, July 13th at 7PM. Check out the Facebook event page. The show will remain on display throughout July and beginning of August.

Here are some process photos from the print shop.
 After printing blue, pink and yellow.

 Preparing 2 colors for gradient effect.

 After printing transparent gradient.

 Test scraps.

 "Follow Me" print.

 Printing line.

"Rooftop" on the racks.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

New studio!

I just moved into a shared studio space in Greenpoint! We are dubbed Tinderbox Studio and I share the space with 5 other very talented people, some of them I had the pleasure of hanging out with in Portland back in April.

My desk, all moved in! I didn't have any chairs at first but the wicker chair we found while wandering around in Greenpoint and Chris was trying to get rid of the office chair but now I'm using it. :)

 Pretty big space.

 Aya and Chris working in the studio.

 Started to decorate my desk a little. Some separation work.

 The move to the studio wouldn't have gone as smoothly and quickly without the help of some friends, Megan provided a rental car and driving skills combined with Ian's ability for lifting heavy things. We went out for Polish food after the move.

Extravagant meal! The "Hungarian pancake" (that crepe looking thing) is waaaaaay more ridiculously bigger than how it looks in this photo. The pork shoulder cooked in honey was also amazing!

Got some happy hour beer after moving and devouring Polish food. So happy to have a studio space to go to and work, I'm predicting it will be a very productive summer. :) I've got the Fall season festivals to think about, after all. Get ready for new things!

Friday, June 8, 2012

CAKE in Chicago!

I'm heading to Chicago next weekend for CAKE fest! I'll have all my latest books and prints, find me at table #53. It will be my second time visiting Chicago and I'm really excited. I'll be participating in a panel discussion on Saturday about silk screened comics! The panel is called "Low Brow, High Mesh".  We will discuss the screen printing process and talk about how the practice can inform our narrative/art. Be sure to check out all of the panels going on over the weekend, there are so many great ones. CAKE is going to be awesome!!
Also, I am moving into a shared studio work space in Greenpoint this weekend! This way I'll spend a lot less time being holed up in my room. More on that later.