Rhode Montijo

My good friend and longtime Comic Con booth partner.

The Pier

 Posted by on July 15, 2012  Drawings, Location Sketching, Travel
Jul 152012
 
The Pier

I recently worked in LA, helping my buddy RHODE with his project, brain-storming together in an intense schedule that did not leave time for much other than work. But on my last weekend in LA, Julia came to town, and we managed to squeeze in a day of sketching on the beach. While everyone else was wearing swimsuits, [..READ MORE..]







Showdown on Harbor Drive

 Posted by on August 2, 2011  Conventions, Travel
Aug 022011
 
Showdown on Harbor Drive

San Diego, July 2011: This year, TWO comics related events went toe-to-toe in San Diego; COMIC CON, THE undisputed heavyweight comic book show** and, across the street-car tracks, TR!CKSTER, a scrappy little newcomer that punched way above its weight class. I was involved in BOTH! Which qualifies me (somewhat) to REFEREE the showdown: In the left corner: THE [..READ MORE..]







YARD SALE!

 Posted by on August 2, 2010  Conventions, Travel
Aug 022010
 
YARD SALE!

COMIC CON, 2010: This year, Rhode & I had thought we wouldn't be able to follow-through with our recent tradition of a COMIC CON BOOTH THEME; whereby we decorate our booth to look like… well, something other than a boring old Comic Con booth. A bit of silliness that we have been indulging ourselves in for the past [..READ MORE..]







Creative Cronies

 Posted by on March 3, 2010  Artists, Friends
Mar 032010
 
Creative Cronies

I have been busy lately, but creative output on my personal projects has been slow… Which sounds like a good excuse to post about interesting things my friends have been doing. Sanjay Patel has completed a new book, called RAMAYANA: DIVINE LOOPHOLE, this time published by CHRONICLE BOOKS. It is another of his explorations of, and introductions to, [..READ MORE..]







Comic Con 2009

 Posted by on July 29, 2009  Conventions, Travel
Jul 292009
 
Comic Con 2009

This year Rhode and I tipped our hats to the home-made and hokey quality of con-culture when we adorned our Comic-Con booth with a giant home-made tin-foil robot and dressed ourselves in cheesy outfits with tin-foil trim and retro/future shades. It was very much the "plan 9 from outer space" aesthetic at our booth this time around. "The [..READ MORE..]







UP!

 Posted by on April 29, 2009  Film/TV, Pencil-Jockey, Updates
Apr 292009
 
UP!

Last weekend, I was back in the Bay Area for a preview screening of UP, the 10th feature film from Pixar. The studio always puts on a good show at their WRAP PARTIES and it is a delight to see co-workers aglow in the joy of watching what they have worked so hard to make, while partying in [..READ MORE..]







Wondercon 2009

 Posted by on March 5, 2009  Conventions
Mar 052009
 
Wondercon 2009

This year, I didn't have a new book, despite my best efforts. That is two shows in a row I've exhibited at with no new product, so that trend has to STOP. A for my booth-partner Rhode, he'd planned to have some new sculpts for sale and got the sculpt and castings done, but technical difficulties (with the [..READ MORE..]







An Inspired Christmas

 Posted by on December 25, 2008  Friends, Updates, Websites
Dec 252008
 
An Inspired Christmas

Rather than post my own Christmas card, here's a link to a Christmas post by Rhode Montijo. Both he and his writer pal Jason Jaworski recently set up on Broadway in New York city to make hand-drawn crayon portraits and type-written short stories for the passer-by Christmas shoppers. In return, the recipients were encouraged to donate to a [..READ MORE..]







APE 2008

 Posted by on November 3, 2008  Conventions
Nov 032008
 
APE 2008

Due to my continuing computer troubles (the meltdown of both my G4 laptop and my backup hard-drive in the same month) I was not able to reprint some of my old mini comics, nor do the scanning and formatting for a new comic that I had planned to release at this years APE convention. Despite all those let-downs [..READ MORE..]