All New X-Men #25 I got the invite and couldn’t believe my lucky stars. Illyana Rasputin and Kitty Pryde. Can I do it like a movie poster? Heck, YEAH?! I want to make it like a Lee Marvin bombs-a’-bursting, car chase extravaganza with ninjas and monsters. I was running a fever on the days I was completing it and crossed my fingers as I sent it off. And here it is finally. I had to block out the fact that there are all these amazing artists who are in the same book (terror). I would have just froze.
Gratitude and much respect goes out to the great Brian Michael Bendis for tailoring this to give me so much room to play and Nick Lowe for tremendous support and encouragement. I hope I can do more in the future.
"Alice Rocks" is my contribution to Haiyan typhoon relief fund. We’ve been working on staging this concert and art auction for a few months now and it’s almost here. If you’re in Oakland this Friday come down to the Uptown Nightclub. Great bands from folks at Pixar, raffles for rare merchandize and original art of varying price ranges from your fave artists. All for good cause to help those who can really use it. Check us out here.
March 21, 2014
The Uptown in Oakland, CA.
1928 Telegraph Avenue
$20 cover (Ages 21+)
7:30pm - 11:30pm
Art to Heart: Philippine Typhoon Relief Fund is a group from the Bay Area art, animation, film, and video game industries focused on long-term aid in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan.
J.C. Leyendecker, 1924
Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories #63 (1945) by Carl Barks.
Tumblr Tuesday: Typhoon Haiyan Relief Edition
Direct from the Office of the President of the Philippines.
Inspiring, enlightening updates from UNICEF’s humanitarian efforts around the world. Donations given now help supply health kits, hygiene kits, and clean water to affected Filipino communities.
A look inside the lives of Filipino children currently living in evacuation zones. Citizens of Great Britain can donate £5 by texting DONATE to 70066.
Doctors Without Borders
Documenting their pursuit of a better cure for TB as well as their emergency responses to natural disasters. Cargo teams are currently prepping supplies to be sent to the Philippines, just one of the 60 countries Doctors Without Borders aids every year.
In Other News
Comprehensive but digestible daily round ups of what’s happening around the world. Stay updated on the most recent news from the Philippines, ways to help, and places to donate money to typhoon survivors.
For more ways to help our friends in the Philippines, look here.
I met Tyrus Wong at the Disney Family Museum opening of "Water to Paper, Paint to Sky: The Art of Tyrus Wong this past week. It was an amazing honor to finally meet this man who’ve inspired so many of us in animation. Being from the Philippines I feel a special gratitude for his role in Bambi. Nothing will be hard to face up to after he’d done his stint at Disney.
"He was asking about that illustration, did you do that?" One of his minders had approached me to say, "he was asking who made it." It was a drawing I had done of Carl Fredriksen’s house for "UP". She introduced me and I did my best not to embarrass myself. I managed to thank him for his life’s work. I’m sure he didn’t quite hear me and he smiled sweetly throughout. I shook his hand again and motioned to go and someone said I should take a picture with him. This is a treasured moment captured in photograph. Live long and keep on flying, Tyrus!
First official image of the Wolverine Through the Ages variant cover I did for Uncanny X-men available this week. Extra perk is to see the numbering, 007. Lucky! My thanks to Marvel for the invite and hope to do more.