SDCC, GRAPHIKA MANILA AND VINYL ON VINYL IN THE PHILIPPINES
I took a break from painting to do some awesomely massive events in San Diego and The Philippines this month. It's a lot of pics for this entry so I'll get right to it!!
My booth at Comic Con and my lovely helpers Sara Antoinette Martin
and my neice Malia.
A big ass awesome art posse that gathered at the Hyatt for some chit chat! Let's see, we got Chris Ryniak, Buffmonster, Jon Schnepp (Metalocalypse), Sean (Zerofriends), Alex Pardee, Lola, Travis Louie and others....
, Alex Pardee
, and Attaboy
Number one fan!
Loving this new shirt by Alex Pardee's brand Zerofriends
. FULL ON. (If you live in a bubble and you're not getting this joke see here
After comic con, I ran into Junko Mizuno
randomly in the San Francisco airport! She was on her way to LA for her show at Merry Karnowski Gallery.
After a long long plane ride we were finally in Japan! Where we immediately joined the Japanese Gigantic Jenga competition. Not.
There was a cos play festival going on that day so we saw some sweet costumes.
Found some rad toy shops.
Sean is big in Japan.
We found an amazing Unagi restaurant... I'm not sure what part of the Eel this is, but I ate it!
Found Totoro's house!
Then it was off to The Philippines! Here is the first boat we took to get to the island of Boracay.
Amazingly gorgeous there.
Sean gettin' in some flip action.
Buying pearls on the beach. P.S. I think I would retire in the Philippines... everything is dirt cheap there! This strand of pearls were like $5 and beers cost about .40! Shhhhh!!!
Not really :)
Some of the trikes they use for transportation. Some a little more pimped than others!
I think this is the 3rd dirtiest river in the world. PARTY!!
I'm always on the lookout for good Engrish shirts.
Then it was time for the Graphika
event in Manila! Here is me beginning my lecture in front of 2000 artists and students.
With the other speakers that included Danny Yount
, Phunk Studios
, and Avid Liongoren
Someone's asleep on the job...
Then it was off to Vinyl on Vinyl
for the big afterparty where there were bands playing covers from bands I had done posters for... preeeeety cool!
The next day I did a live painting event with some local artists in Manila. It's not every day you get to paint with a Tusken Raider!
Some happy people that came down to hang out.
Someone gave me this awesome pussy necklace and I love it.
Then I started signing things for people upstairs. It was nice because it was just one group at a time so I really got the chance to meet some of the fans that came out and talk one on one. Very cool.
Here are the other 3 artists I painted with. I suck and I cant remember their names but they were all super awesome.
With the owners of Vinyl on Vinyl, Pia, JJ, and Gaby Dela Merced
who is also a world famous Race Car driver! Badass!!
The next day it was back to Vinyl On Vinyl for the 3rd day to do some interviews and photoshoots. I got laced into my first corset there! Could barely breath but it looks good!
For Uno magazine.
Some of the magazine photographers and stylists that helped out.
People ride on anything and anywhere to get around town.
Some students going to class.
Another boat ride, this time to The Volcano Island. We also heard a real cock fight that was happening right next to this.
We got to ride ponies up the volcano!
Some steam coming out of the side of the rocks.
Up at the top! Ta'al Volcano conquered!!! These red rocks we were standing on were like 150 degrees... super hot.
This pretty much sums up our amazing trip. It was BANGUS!!!!