Friday, February 27, 2009


i forget where this came from

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Mi Familia

wife, sister, daughter, sister

Moon Mistress

Greg Broadmore of Weta NZ

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Transparent Head


I read Coraline to my daughter a couple of months ago. It was instantly one of our favorite books. We were very excited about the movie. It did not disappoint in any way. It's very rare to find a movie that so well preserves the spirit of the book. We will be enjoying both the book and the movie again soon. I recommend you do so as well.

Here I did a design of "The Cat" from the book and used it as a retro-pulp book cover. See my original post on my art blog. I designed the book cover and title, using pictures of a button and needle I posterized, then I used the book texture and instructions found here. I was partly inspired by Spacesick's wonderful I Can Read Movies series. There's also a series by M. S. Corley that's quite wonderful. And enjoy the art of those that actually contributed to the movie.

Here's the best part... The author of Coraline, Neil Gaiman himself, praised my book cover! That was a major rush. Got lots of visits from fellow fans. He just added my name to a blog post as well! Seems the Internet has made illustration almost a performance art. :)

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Coeur de Pirate

A very pretty CD from a wonderful group from Quebec. I don't speak French but it doesn't matter. The myspace page. The CD.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Ukrainian Fighting Women

Harpo and Amelia

Harpo Marx and Amelia Earhardt, via pancakes barbara

Her Morning Elegance / Oren Lavie


Wikipedia Zen

The Fist Bump
Titles (Mr., Dr., Lord, Messiah, etc.)
The V Sign
List of Terms of Endearment
Art of War


Beer! Oh, yes, I love beer. Here I am, with a freshly bottled beer I made at a brew pub with my best bud Bob and my awesome dad-in-law, Steve. It tastes great. The brew pub is Brewbaker's in Huntington Beach, California, just a short drive from my home in Long Beach. They make some really great bread from the grains you use for brewing after you make the beer. They also make some really great pretzels. My daughter, Jasmine, got some pretzel dough and made some there. We made the beer, put it in a barrel, and came back 2 weeks later to bottle it. The beer there is great and so are the owners, staff, and patrons. We had a fantastic time and will be going back again soon.

Check out the pictures of our brewing experience.

Bob Jones

Bob Jones! This weekend my friends, family and I made a paper mache monster. His name is Bob. Bob Jones. He's a bit nerdy, a bit geeky, super friendly. An engineer working for Area 51. Why is he so happy? Because he's going home. How? Well, this particular monster travels by converting himself to pure energy, best accomplished through fire. Yes. We're going to burn him. In a big bonfire at the beach. It'll be a great party! What's it called?

The First Annual Burning Bob!

It's like Burning Man, except he's Bob. He'll be back, in some form, each year, to be burned again. We're thinking sometime in June. The guests will come in their favorite nerdy-geeky outfit. Geek Squad? Klingon? Storm Trooper? Pokemon Master? The sky's the limit. We love nerds. We are nerds. We're cool. But we're nerds. Yay!

Stay tuned for further developments. In the mean time, enjoy THE MAKING OF BOB!

A Place to Dump

A new blog will clear my head. At least, that's what I hope. I have a few blogs but they all have a specific purpose. This blog's purpose is to provide a place for me to dump all of the stuff that doesn't fit in elsewhere. Stuff about me, my town, my friends, etc. Who will read it? Maybe friends, a few people that are interested in me... doesn't matter. I just need to clear my head. So... here we go!