Friday, August 29, 2008


I drew this girl at Narita Airport, based on a picture I saw here as well as some photos I took in Japan's controversial Narita Airport.

In other news, I'm frantically trying to orchestrate Comics Club's direly needed resuscitation while doing the same for Herald Comics.

I want my computer to work again. These stupid macs are driving me insane.


Wednesday, August 27, 2008


[Scanned Update!]

I'm finally back at Yale. I greet this year with the usual mixture of giddy excitement, crippling anxiety, and irrational fear.

In print this semester:

Yale Herald
Quarters Crisis

Yale Daily News
Sick Little Suicide

Let's go.


Monday, August 25, 2008


Well, I'm now on deviantART, as of last Saturday.

FallenAvalon, a fellow DA Yalie, helped me out so I decided to try my hand at her original character, Terri Endbright. Visit her today!

So the DA is mainly to attract non-Yalies here and to display my best stuff neatly; less talk, more rock.

Blogspot will remain my primary site, still updating Friday, Monday, and Wednesday. So if you visit one of my art sites, make it this one.

Wednesday: finally back at Yale!


Friday, August 22, 2008


This is a piece I began on my first weekend in Japan. Today, it is finally complete! It's a kappa eagerly spotting his favorite food, a cucumber.

This is one of the biggest, time-spanniest drawings I've ever done, and my hand hurts.


Wednesday, August 20, 2008


[Scanned Update!]

Here's fan art from Disney's Hercules.

Who is it?

"Megara. My friends call me Meg. At least they would if I had any friends." --Meg


Monday, August 18, 2008


This is a drawing inspired by Cake's "Short Skirt, Long Jacket," for perspective practice.

Easter Eggs: I was playing with a logo for JE, my residential college (Jonathan Edwards), on her hat.

"She is fast, thorough, and sharp as a tack," --Cake


Friday, August 15, 2008


[Scanned Update!]
This is fan art of Ben and Gwen from Ben10, my favorite show after Avatar. Gwen's supposed to be super enthusiastic, Ben reluctant, to pose for a picture.

Here's some detail on the picture, which took up about an entire sketchpad page, rare for me.

Also, this is our 100th post this year! Coincidentally, I remodeled the sidebar for more convenient browsing.

Finally, the last in-post ad, please check out:

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Wednesday, August 13, 2008


[Scanned Update!]

I drew this girl before watching Kung Fu Panda on the 14 hour plane ride from Japan. Fun costume design practice.

Too bad for US Women's Olympics last night, man. Good luck to the girl from Brown!

And don't forget to check out

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Monday, August 11, 2008


Back from Japan, sadly, but the
Japan tag'll still accompany artwork started overseas, like these train sketches.

Stat news: 1988 and 2k over the weekend; thanks for the support.

Moleskine (mini-notebook) sketches are now tagged.

Also: If you'd like to "bump" me over at

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Friday, August 8, 2008


Director Kurosawa Kiyoshi spoke to us after a screening of his incredible film, Cure, and I sketched him during the talk (the first try's chin is up top).

I happened to sit directly to his right during the post-talk dinner, so I finished the sketch later that night.

Ok, must reluctantly fly back to California tomorrow. Goodbye, Japan, I'll miss you.

Also: Go, USA!

Also, also: in an effort to passively aggressively get the word out on my artwork, I've joined
More passive aggression to come!


Wednesday, August 6, 2008


I noticed some fireworks when we went off a couple of Saturdays ago to look at explosions in the sky.



Monday, August 4, 2008


I saw this man reading manga on the train.


Friday, August 1, 2008


Director Hiroki Ryuichi came to speak to us, Master's Tea style, after a screening of his quite lovely film, Vibrator.

Relax, the title refers to the hum of a truck engine and the pitter patter of a woman's heart/cell phone.

After the film we dined with the director, and I sketched.

His actress friend came by during dinner, so I started sketching her, too.

After an awkward series of events, Mr. Hiroki asked to see what I drew over dinner and gave jovial chuckle when he recognized himself, complimenting me in Japanese!

His movie made me want to cry, his compliment made me want to fly.