Dilla Day!
February 24, 2014

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February 7th marked the anniversary of the passing of legendary Hip-Hop producer J-Dilla. His life is celebrated internationally on this day throughout the Hip-Hop community. I was asked to design a T-shirt for Dilla day in Hawaii by the Lightsleepers crew. J-Dilla is responsible for so many of my favorite tracks in Hip-Hop, so I was super excited to jump into this tribute piece.

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All I needed was some reference and some Dilla beats to dictate the direction and mood.

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Once the line started taking form, I simply had to guide it. As a character designer who always has to stay within a said style, there is no greater pleasure then when I get free range to design something in my own style, without restriction of an animation production pipeline.

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Once I was happy with the design, I brought the image into Adobe Illustrator, vectorized it and did the color separations for the 3 color silk screen. The color scheme was inspired by those classic Rawkus records T-shirts that I wish I held on to.

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Emailed the file to the homies in Hawaii, and VIOLA! the shirts came out super fresh!!!

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The shirts where packaged with a “Donuts Are Forever” record tote bag and Free stickers. A portion of the proceeds went to the J-Dilla Foundation to help fight against Lupus. A huge shout out to Truest, sneaker and street wear boutique for holding down the event.

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Thank you to all the Dilla fans and to TRUEST for supported the release, I wish I could of been in town for it, but there’s always next year, Mahalos!!!

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PEZ Bodega!
January 13, 2014

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Last but not least, we head over to Barcelona, Spain! where we close off the Bodega artist series with Pez! Pez’s trademark “Happy Style” was established in 1999 and has been making it’s way around the map ever since. The Pez (which means fish in spanish) has grown, multiplied, morphed and duplicated throughout the years, but the message of happiness remains the same.

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PEZ’s vibrant use of color makes his work pop right of the city landscape and flows fluidly throughout the city’s facade.

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When not on land, PEZ finds refuge in his natural environment…

PEZ has collaborated with some well known brands, such as Montana, Kidrobot and Marc Ecko to name a few, so it’s an honor to have him as part of the Bodega artist series line up.

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The PEZ bodega stands at 5.5″ with 5 points of articulation, this bad boy comes equipped with brass knuckles and an orange box cutter!

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As we close of the series, I’d like to thank all the vendors and fans that supported the rerelease of my Bodega figure and all the artist that made the series possible! The Pez bodega is available through DKE TOYS. For more Pez action, follow him on instagram @pezbarcelona

kaNO Teaser
November 22, 2012

Jordan Ahern came by the studio to shoot an interview for his new film, here’s a teaser of my segment.
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Too Art For TV 6
November 5, 2012

“Too Art For TV” is back with it’s 6th annual art show, ready to exhibit the animation industries finest off screen artist! The opening is this Friday, November 9th and kicks off at 6-10 PM. Here is my piece for the show.

Title: 3 The Hard Way!
medium: Acrylics, enamel & ink on wood.
dimensions: 20″ x 20″ x 1.5″
price: Please contact Liz at bunnycutlet (at) gmail (dot) com

Catching up…
October 1, 2012

I’ve been chipping away on my NYCC “to do” list this past week. I just finished rocking this print for Art Whino, it’ll be available at their booth during New York Comic con booth #3203.

I also wrapped up on this 20″ Dunny for Kidrobot titled “Mashup”, I can’t speak to much on details about it, but you’ll find out soon.