OMG! A Zazzle sale?!

It only took 4 1/2 years, but I’ve just received notification of my very first sale on Zazzle! 😀 


The item sold was a coffee mug featuring my pal Oni – the Wizard of Rice! I knew his cuteness would pay off someday! XD


Taco the Fortune Cookie

Taco the Fortune Cookie

Lol! The original “tako”

Was flipping through one of my sketchbooks earlier and came across my mascot for a mini comic magazine I was plotting out in 2008. That project has long since been shelved but he did have one moment of (mini ) glory on my Christmas greeting from that year. 🙂

Wrong Illustration Type?

While I was journaling earlier this morning it suddenly dawned on me that maybe the reason I haven’t gotten very far with comic creation is because I’m really not a cartoonist. Maybe my strength is actually in a different book, a children’s book, namely a picture book.

When I thought about it that way, some things about my art habits started making sense. In particular, whenever I plot out stories, it’s never in panels and rarely in sequential art – it’s usually a picture with text. Also, black and white doesn’t motivate me in the least. Color does.

Illustrating picture books also falls in line with where I want to go in life. I want to settle down and have a family someday. Being a manga artist really isn’t child friendly. However, a picture book illustrator is. Just like when I realized that I was a traditional artist – it just feels right.

Now on to the hard part: soul searching, prayer, research and possibly development…

Cheers. ;3