Before Summer goes…

Hello Fall!

I’m back from my long, but mostly work vacation in France, and got a new studio in the Upper East Side, New York. I’d lived seven out of ten years in the UES, and I missed this neighborhood so bad, so finally I’m back! And it feels soooooooo good! Hopefully better work and life will be created here? 🙂

So here’s a set of portraits for Billboard Magazine‘s August #26 ‘Fall music preview’ issue. I hope you figure out who’s who.

Many thanks to AD Patrick!

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This one was for Atlanta Magazine‘s September issue, and it’s about Pirch. Pirch became my dream shop ever since I drew this piece!

Thanks AD Tara!

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And this photo I got from AD Len from Nautilus Magazine! I’m glad to see they were enjoying my book!

One copy of this books was at last week’s NY Art Book Fair at the MoMA PS1, and was on a Desert Island‘s table! And surprisingly, I heard from Gabe it was sold in 30 min!

I’m glad and wondering who bought my book so quick, so please let me know if you are the one! 🙂

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And lastly, here’s my work up on Rockaway’s Bathhouse at Riis Park. Thanks for the nice photos and hope people enjoy there like the same as my work!

Thanks for reading! 🙂

Hello Fall!

To celebrate NYC Honey week, my poster for Rockaway Summer became a six square feet photo booth at Rockaway Beach 97th! I just simply drew a bee for it, and people made look even better and fun!

See all the photos HERE. Thanks again to Giovanna!

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‘Barn to Bun’ for Atalnata Magazine’s September issue!

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Two Numbers section illo for Newsweek.

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NYT Travel section illo. Glad to work again with AD Shannon!

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June 2014 updates!

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Eight by Eight‘s World Cup issue is finally out! Needless to say, it’s gorgeously designed, and amazing illustrations and photos were included!

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Here’s a spread I did for the issue. I drew the six of Cote d’Ivoire Footballers. Korea is a big fan of World Cup that made me more excited to get involved in this issue!

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They have a launch party on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM at a gallery in Tribeca – More info

The photo I took when Grace showed me at the Priest + Grace’s office. They’ll be exhibited on Wednesday!

** Thanks again to Robert and Grace **

Screen Shot 2014-06-05 at 1.32.02 PMHere’s five sets of illustrations of hybrid animals for Nautilus Magazine. Each set contains one real hybrid and two fakes.Link

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This full page piece is for Cincinnati magazine’s June issue. The assignment was about their signature Skyline Chili. I had lots of fun to imagine this!

** Thanks to AD Grace **

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** Thanks to AD Kathryn **

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The last one is for Hemispheres Magazine’s June issue. It was about the importance of jockeys when picking race horse.

** Thanks to AD Claire **

Thank YOU for reading! 🙂

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society art show: Waves of Change, NYC

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Founded in 1977 by Captain Paul Watson, Sea Shepherd’s mission is to defend, conserve, and protect the world’s marine wildlife species and marine wilderness ecosystems. SSCS is the most aggressive, determined, active, and effective defender of marine wildlife in the world.

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I was honored to be invited to contribute an art piece to the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s Waves of Change art show at the Hasted Kraeutler art gallery in Manhattan’s West Village. The opening reception takes place on Thursday, June 27th and will include refreshments, music and a special speaking engagement from a Sea Shepherd ship captain. All proceeds from the sale of the art will go directly to the charity.

 Hasted Kraeutler 537 West 24th Street, New York, NY

You can purchase tickets HERE

To see examples of art works HERE

Here’s some images of my piece below

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**Thanks again for having me and good luck on the successful opening! **

The third annual Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival

I’ll be on the upstairs’ table #05!

December 3, 2011 12- 9 pm
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church
275 North 8th Street
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

Programming and events at:
Union Pool
484 Union Avenue # A
New York, NY 11211-3440

*The Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival is an ongoing project by Desert Island, PictureBox and Bill Kartalopoulos.*

CommArts Fresh, Whitney & Sushi zine photos

I was honored to be featured in this week’s Communication Arts’ FRESH.

Special thanks to the CommArts!

So, here’s the photos from the Comic Party at the Whitney museum the other day.

Please visit HERE

It was blasted, and I heard over 400 people (including families) came to the event!

Thanks to the Whitney, Desert Island, and all the parents and kids!

©Photograph by Sean Carroll from the Whitney, and the Desert Island.

Check more photos at the Whitney’s facebook page and Desert Island’s page. My table setting
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I’m planning to sell the rest at the Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival 2011 in December.

So, here’s the info

December 3, 2011 12- 9 pm
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church
275 North 8th Street
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

Programming and events at:
Union Pool
484 Union Avenue # A
New York, NY 11211-3440

See you there! 😀