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Kasa Jizo

Once upon a time, there was a poor old couple who lived on the outskirts of the village. They didn’t have rice cakes to celebrate the New Year, so the wife said “Bring this...

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Little One Inch

This post marks the beginning of my first personal project. I will be doing illustrations from Japanese folk tales. The first story is Little One Inch. Little One Inch, or Issun-bōshi (Issun is a...

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Not-So-Lazy Sunday

My favorite thing about Calvin and Hobbes is how they have these great imagined adventures. They’re so real to Calvin and the reader and yet so ridiculous at the same time. I though I...

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Club LOL

I’ve been playing Animal Crossing New Leaf for a while now. One of my favorite things to do combine seemingly disparate articles of clothing to create an interesting character…and then I draw them. So...

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FLCL tribute

FLCL is one of my favorite anime. The animations and perspective are so wild and exaggerated. I love it. For this one, I was trying to do the comic cover/movie poster sort of layout...

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Summer Reading

I made this little doodle on Colors! on the 3DS during my commutes. I’m starting to get used to the lack of pressure sensitivity that existed on the DS Lite version of Colors! Here...

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Color Studies

I haven’t posted in months! I’ve been working and in February I was part of Imaginism Workshop in Toronto. I’ve learned so much, but have been really busy to have time to apply my...

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WIC Dragon Boat Fundraiser Auction

Women in Canoe Dragon Boat team holds a fundraiser dinner annually to raise money for their activities. I used to be part of the team and they are the most awesome group ever –...

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Sasquatch Duet

Bigfoot and Yeti are actually long lost brothers who also happen to be musical prodigies. Once a year, they travel far away from their homes to meet on the winter solstice and deliver the...

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NYCC 2012 Artist Alley Recap

The NY Anime Fest melded into the bigger NY Comic Con this year, so I got a table in the the big fat NYCC Artist Alley. It was huge and there were over 550...