Why, hello friends! Just a little update on things:
Due to changes at LA Weekly, the section in which my "LA-LA Land" column appeared is (indefinitely) no longer. I'm sad to see it go, but I'm really glad I got to share the spot with some of the coolest and most talented illustrators I know, including my good friend Cooper and other amazingly talented artists like Ken Garduno and Mike Bertino.
I had a fantastic time coming up with illustrations for the column; I ended up with a pretty big series of work about the strange and amazing characters and landmarks that make up Los Angeles, and I hope I did my city proud. This week also marks Assistant Art Director Jason Jones' last at the Weekly. It was wonderful working under his direction, and I'm really grateful for all his support. Thanks and good luck, Jason!
Before the column was canceled, I finished one last illustration for it. It looks like it won't be published any time soon (if at all), so I wanted to share it here. It's about the various characters you can find at any given time if you take public transportation. As a frequent commuter, I can tell you that you are guaranteed to spot at least four of these people on a single bus/train ride.
And there are a lot more types. Maybe I should do an on-going series of my public transportation adventures? I've already delved into this territory before (on my alterna-blog, sugarboner, here).
In other news, I've been sketching out ideas for my solo show at WWA Gallery later this year, and I'm really anxious and excited to start fleshing things out. I'll be sharing the gallery space with the incredibly talented Jeni Yang, who's working on her own show. The shows aren't until September, but I'll keep you updated on any new developments. Get excited!