Thursday, February 20, 2014

Portraits by Miyu Kuno

© Miyu Kuno

I happen to have a great opportunity to have a portrait of me and Pon Pon drawn by talented Japanese designer and illustrator Miyu Kuno! She also made a portrait of my husband Mika (see the image below) We love her portraits so much. Lucky us! ;) 

See more of her portraits here:


© Miyu Kuno

After Hours zine at Printed Matter

My latest zine "After Hours" is now available at Printed Matter in NYC. Click the image above to go to their online shop or visit their store (closed on Sunday). 

Printed Matter

Friday, February 7, 2014

so fresh so clean

Good-bye old colors.

Feel so good to start new projects with clean palettes.

Little sketches on my notebook for one of Cats I Know's new project.

Just finished up a couple new projects I was working on since January and ready to move onto the next ones! I won't be able to show you these new works until this coming spring, so let you know when they're on my portfolio site. As you see in the photos above, I cleaned up all my paint palettes early this morning and it was as therapeutic as going to the gym for me. At the moment, I'm working on a commission for the cover and interior illustrations of a book of Haiku which will be published this year - this project has been really a great learning experience for me in many different levels. Also, a new Cats I Know project is coming along slowly as well as my first comic "Madame Too Much"!

今朝は早起きをしたので、夫と外で朝ご飯を食べに行ってから数ヶ月ぶりにパレットを全部きれいさっぱり洗いました。昨日いくつかのプロジェクトが無事終了し、昨年末に依頼を頂いた俳句の本(言語は英語です)のカバーと挿絵の仕事がいよいよ最終段階まで進んで来ていて、気持ちをリフレッシュしたいと思ったのです。最近全く通っていませんが、ジムに行った後くらい気分がすっきりしました。Cats I Knowの新作もゆっくりですが着々と進んでおり、他の方に助けを借りながらも初のコミックMadame Too Muchの第一話のストーリーが出来てきました。ストーリーを一から書くのがこれほど難しいとは、と身にしみております。英語で書いているので夫に随時チェックしてもらっているのですが、「起承転結が全くなっていないからこれでは他の人に伝わるはずが無い」とか厳しいです。今年は元旦から日々勉強の年です。フェリーニの映画のサントラ聴いて気分をあげて作業をしています。まだ色々作品をお見せ出来なくて残念ですが、猫写真やブログの更新は随時Facebookに載せています。  

Listening to: OST OCTO E MEZZO 

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