Alcalde Magazine’s May/June issue cover, opener and more!

I was working pretty hard for the virtual reality project from Alcalde Magazine! Thanks a lot to AD Kate, and here’s the process.


They made the cover as a moving image! looks so good! Link

Alcalde_MayJune15_CoverFinal cover  JR-4737-final05I was working on the masthead to see which one is better.

JR-4737-idea01Idea sketch

JR-4718-finalOpener – In the future, people will wear virtual reality headsets like using cell phones these days.

IMG_4705sketch process   037_AlcMayJun_15036_AlcMayJun_15

Final images

JR-wonderw-finalAnd here’s a Wonder Woman for Grantland. Thanks AD Linsey! Link

IMG_5067An angry wonder woman came to my studio the next day.


This 8×8 image was selected into American Illustration 34! Find my image at the book and the party in November! Link


This is a sneak peek of my new project. Probably I need to say good-bye to Miss Eggplant and say-hello to something NEW soon!


Pencil Comics 01- Chinatown

While processing some works these days, I got a chance to rearrange my old comics.

This was done for my beloved DC comics’ teacher Joey Cavalieri’s class in 2006.

At that time, I was in love with doing pencil comics, and wanted to make some emotional stories.

It made me keep laughing now, but emotional stuff is sometimes ( or always?…) better than funny stuff for me. ( like how much I love Adrian Tomine’s work more than any others!)

I’m planning to make another Miss Eggplant story with some emotional stories in it, so it helped me to build my proposals.

Bonus pic: cute vegetable dim sum I had the other day in Chinatown! yummmmmoooo!! Hopefully all the Chinese restaurants’ owners are like the guy in my comic! 😀