Monday, November 7, 2011

My friend Sara Wilson Etienne has a book debuting this Winter (Feb.2012) entitled Harbinger. She's invited a dozen or so artists to bring Harbinger's vibrant visuals to life, and I was lucky enough to be one of them. She sent out an ARC to each artist, and I read through my copy in a couple days. It was soooo great! You guys are in for a real treat. I can't wait until it hits the shelves!

She has a great mysterious male lead named Kel, so I just had to paint him (in gouache, of course!). It was so much fun.

Afterwards Sara interviewed me. It was kind of nice to reminisce about old work. I also talk a bit about my current project, which I am so excited for. ;)

Click here to read it, and make sure to check out the other great artwork, too!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Harry Potter Tribute Show

From July 9th - August 1, 2011, you can visit the above painting for the Harry Potter Tribute Show at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, CA.

I haven't done gallery work in a long, long time. Years, in fact, but I love the Harry Potter books and I had to participate. Doing this piece prompted me to give gouache a try for the first time, and this is my first completed gouache painting. I love the medium so much, it's hard for me to imagine painting with anything else from here on out.

Anyway, I hope to see some of you on July 9th! If you haven't seen the other pieces being submitted, check out the exhibit blog and be inspired. There's some beauties in there that I can't wait to see in person.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

To continue the recipe comics, here is my mom's spinach ban-chan. It's always been a favorite of mine. Whenever I saw kids on TV gagging at the thought of eating spinach, it totally confused me. Spinach is delicious! And this dish is what I think of when I think of spinach.

The blanching and shocking process sounds a little confusing, but when you actually do it, it's very simple. Give it a try!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Cooking With Mom

I spent last Sunday going to my mom's unofficial Korean cooking class where she taught me several of her homemade recipes for ban-chan and fish.

To the left is a sort of instructional recipe comic I made so I could remember exactly what to do, as she is sort of self-taught. Her way of teaching is to simply make the thing and I watch. I took rigorous notes, so hopefully I'll be able to make instructional comics out of the rest of the recipes because making this was a lot of fun.

I hope it gives you the courage to try frying up a fish yourself! Pike Mackerel are especially high in omega-3's. Good luck. :)