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Here’s this year’s illustration for the Asian Reporter’s Asian Heritage Month special issue. Look for it on the newsstands next month!

Here’s this year’s illustration for the Asian Reporter’s Asian Heritage Month special issue. Look for it on the newsstands next month!

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Everyone’s partying on a Friday night, and I’m printing away. But it’s all worth it… Check these out! They even have French flaps! Hands down my best mini-comics work yet. 

I only printed 10 copies, so make sure to get to Linework NW early tomorrow to pick one up!

See you tomorrow!

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Looking for some amazing art? Wanna find your favorite, or soon-to-be favorite cartoonist? Check out the fancy Exhibitor page and peep this new map! (the old one got deleted before we could post it, OOPS!)
THEN! Come to Linework NW this Saturday! It’s FREE!!!!

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Looking for some amazing art? Wanna find your favorite, or soon-to-be favorite cartoonist? Check out the fancy Exhibitor page and peep this new map! (the old one got deleted before we could post it, OOPS!)

THEN! Come to Linework NW this Saturday! It’s FREE!!!!

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So I’ve been so busy working that I have forgotten to holla at folks to tell them to come to these events that I’m working on stuff for. 

First up is Linework NW. It’s FREE, so there’s no excuse not to check out the awesome comics and illustration work. I’ll have new comics and some original art and my old comics, too. 

The following Monday is a reading for the Comics for Change! project that Know Your City did at the downtown Powell’s Books. 

Click on the link to get more info. Hope to see some folks there!

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I’ve been busy cranking away comics trying to get them done in time for Linework NW, so things have been a little quiet. In the meantime, here’s some illustration work I did for Sagacity a couple of weeks ago. The AD specifically asked me to knock my linework out because he liked that look. I don’t know. I’m still up in the air and trying to figure out a new coloring method to try make things a little more visually interesting. I like how knocking the lines back brings out the shapes and forms a little more, but I love inking and the linework it creates. That gets lost when I knock the lines out. 
Anyhow, just some stuff to mull about. 

I’ve been busy cranking away comics trying to get them done in time for Linework NW, so things have been a little quiet. In the meantime, here’s some illustration work I did for Sagacity a couple of weeks ago. The AD specifically asked me to knock my linework out because he liked that look. I don’t know. I’m still up in the air and trying to figure out a new coloring method to try make things a little more visually interesting. I like how knocking the lines back brings out the shapes and forms a little more, but I love inking and the linework it creates. That gets lost when I knock the lines out. 

Anyhow, just some stuff to mull about. 

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DIVERGENT

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I was really excited being contacted to do the new IMAX FANFIX of Divergent, a new movie based on the international best seller of the same title by Veronica Roth. Check out the gif of the process above ( I do hope it loads properly!)

 I love the story, especially how Tris and other faction transfers break out of their social labels and confinements to pursue truth, dreams and ambition. This resonates with me as Art was not considered a very proper/respected career choice in Chinese society and there was much voice of opposition from my family when I decided to attend art school.  I think the courageous, yet possibly fatal, jump from a moving train is the perfect moment to represent determination.

I wanted to capture the scene of Tris and Four jumping off a moving train as it not only represents the courage required to become a Dauntless, it also symbolized the leap from their old faction and life, a decision they cannot go back on. The three birds soaring above were inspired by Tris’s collar bone tattoo, which symbolized the three family members she left behind.

The poster has been getting some love by USAToday and LATimes!

Big thanks to Debi Struzan, Katie Tibbs, Desirae Jones, my agent Morgan Gaynin. Inc and all the nice people at Summit!  

IMAX and Summit has been kind enough to send me 10 pairs of poster + movie tickets. Reblog for a chance to win a free set!

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I need to get back in the habit of warming up. Anyhow here’s a quick doodle in Photoshop to a.] warm-up and to b.] play around working digitally more. 

I need to get back in the habit of warming up. Anyhow here’s a quick doodle in Photoshop to a.] warm-up and to b.] play around working digitally more. 

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We are proud to officially announce our lineup for Linework 2014! 
Art by Special Guest Michael DeForge.
Exhibitors:
2D Cloud
Alternative Comics
Bridge City Publishing
Crawdads Welcome
Lori D.
Farel Dalrymple
Dark Horse Comics
Barry Deutsch
Julie Dillon
Fantagraphics Books
Fantom Forest
Madéleine Flores
Foxing Quarterly
Grass Hut
Gridlords
Grimoire Press
Julia Gfrörer
Trillian Gunn
Hambrgr House
Hidden Fortress Press
Jonathan Hill
Meg Hunt
I Will Destroy You
Kinoko
Knotpile
Know Your City
Koyama Press
Kim Ku
Sloane Leong
The Little Friends of Printmaking
Most Ancient
Dylan Meconis
Magnetic North
Oni Press
Pigeon Soup Press
Plain Comics
PNCA Illustration
Pony Club Gallery
Pork Magazine 
Press Gang
Profanity Hill
Revival House
Yumi Sakugawa
Sardine Can Press
Snakebomb Comix
Sparkplug Comic Books
Studio JFish
Sturgill Studio
Teenage Dinosaur
Top Shelf Productions
Traditional Comics
Tugboat Press
Charmaine Verhagen
Pam Wishbow
Wuvable Oaf Comics
Yam Books
Whew! And we even have a couple of surprises left up our sleeves… Stay tuned for late-breaking additions, interviews with our exhibitors, and much more. Winnowing down to this final list was very difficult, and we had to leave lots of creators off that we would have loved to host at the show, but in the end we can’t believe what an amazing array of illustrators, cartoonists, and publishers have chosen to exhibit with us our first year! Thank you!

lineworknw:

We are proud to officially announce our lineup for Linework 2014

Art by Special Guest Michael DeForge.

Exhibitors:

2D Cloud

Alternative Comics

Bridge City Publishing

Crawdads Welcome

Lori D.

Farel Dalrymple

Dark Horse Comics

Barry Deutsch

Julie Dillon

Fantagraphics Books

Fantom Forest

Madéleine Flores

Foxing Quarterly

Grass Hut

Gridlords

Grimoire Press

Julia Gfrörer

Trillian Gunn

Hambrgr House

Hidden Fortress Press

Jonathan Hill

Meg Hunt

I Will Destroy You

Kinoko

Knotpile

Know Your City

Koyama Press

Kim Ku

Sloane Leong

The Little Friends of Printmaking

Most Ancient

Dylan Meconis

Magnetic North

Oni Press

Pigeon Soup Press

Plain Comics

PNCA Illustration

Pony Club Gallery

Pork Magazine 

Press Gang

Profanity Hill

Revival House

Yumi Sakugawa

Sardine Can Press

Snakebomb Comix

Sparkplug Comic Books

Studio JFish

Sturgill Studio

Teenage Dinosaur

Top Shelf Productions

Traditional Comics

Tugboat Press

Charmaine Verhagen

Pam Wishbow

Wuvable Oaf Comics

Yam Books

Whew! And we even have a couple of surprises left up our sleeves… Stay tuned for late-breaking additions, interviews with our exhibitors, and much more. Winnowing down to this final list was very difficult, and we had to leave lots of creators off that we would have loved to host at the show, but in the end we can’t believe what an amazing array of illustrators, cartoonists, and publishers have chosen to exhibit with us our first year! Thank you!

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I’m happy to be back working on my pet project again! So many things have not gone my way the last month, but when I’m drawing comics, I get so happy I don’t even care. 

I’m happy to be back working on my pet project again! So many things have not gone my way the last month, but when I’m drawing comics, I get so happy I don’t even care. 

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I just gave my website a long overdue update with stuff from last year! Check it out and pass it along to any art directors or editors you might know!