I visited Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo today. They have a beautifully curated special exhibit called “The Power of Manga: Osamu Tezuka and Shotaro Ishinomori”. Anyone who’s around the Tokyo area should check out the exhibit.I grew up loving these two master’s works and to be able to see their sketchbooks, notebooks, actual artwork for the pages and hand-painted illustrations in person was just unthinkable. The exhibit really blew me away. The “no-photo” rule really killed me, I had to draw the moment I stepped out of the museum.

I visited Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo today. They have a beautifully curated special exhibit called “The Power of Manga: Osamu Tezuka and Shotaro Ishinomori”. Anyone who’s around the Tokyo area should check out the exhibit.

I grew up loving these two master’s works and to be able to see their sketchbooks, notebooks, actual artwork for the pages and hand-painted illustrations in person was just unthinkable. The exhibit really blew me away. The “no-photo” rule really killed me, I had to draw the moment I stepped out of the museum.

My art-hero, ever since childhood, Katsuya Terada is in San Francisco for the weekend but I’m currently half a world away (I keep departing wherever he’s going to be at, by a month; thrice now, once in LA, once in Japan and now in SF). 

Luckily my great, great, great friends, Richmond, Lateef, Dan and Stephen were there and they got to pass him a drawing I did for him and I got to skype-chat with him briefly. 

I definitely grinned like a chimpanzee all the way through.

One of my bestest friends, Richmond Lee, just started a tumblr, to kick it off we decided to draw whatever we each wanted, based on a word he picked.

He picked the word, “Salamander”. An hour later we reconvened, turned out we had both drawn a giant salamander as a dad and an axolotl as a son. 

"Synch rate… Maximum”. 

P.S. He also runs an excellent art-edutainment site, in which I contribute to from time-to-time, known as Art-Eater.

I’ve been invited to do a concept design workshop, tailored towards custom mecha model kit builders.The workshop is part of Toyzmania Mecha Fair 2013, held in Jakarta, Indonesia. The workshop will be at 12-2 PM, 29-30th of June 2013 (this Saturday and Sunday), on the 6th floor of Senayan Trade Center. I’ll most probably be toy-hunting after the workshop, so I’ll see you there!

I’ve been invited to do a concept design workshop, tailored towards custom mecha model kit builders.

The workshop is part of Toyzmania Mecha Fair 2013, held in Jakarta, Indonesia. The workshop will be at 12-2 PM, 29-30th of June 2013 (this Saturday and Sunday), on the 6th floor of Senayan Trade Center. 

I’ll most probably be toy-hunting after the workshop, so I’ll see you there!

Sparred with my Brazillian Jiu-jitsu instructor today. I almost scored a rear naked choke on him (which I’m sure wouldn’t have happened unless he let me even attempt it) but then… My left hand slipped smoothly past his sweaty, cleanly-shaved head.The next second was a blur… Like an octopus’ attack… Then oxygen turned into a distant stranger. 

Sparred with my Brazillian Jiu-jitsu instructor today. I almost scored a rear naked choke on him (which I’m sure wouldn’t have happened unless he let me even attempt it) but then… My left hand slipped smoothly past his sweaty, cleanly-shaved head.

The next second was a blur… Like an octopus’ attack… Then oxygen turned into a distant stranger.