Buttons, First Friday, Zine Fest and more!


Time for some Conventions and Stuff! This time of year is chock full of events and things! August-September-Oct are my crazy months.
Here’s what’s going on!

September is First Friday Artwalk in Oldtown Salinas on September 4th… look for my tent on the 200 block of Main Street.

It’s also Zine Fest in San Francisco o
n September 6th in Golden Gate Park…

October is The Alternative Press Expo in San Jose the first weekend of the month…. Oct 3 & 4 at the SJ Convention Center.

December is Salinas Valley Comic Con at the Marriott Hotel in Monterey, December 19 & 20.

What sort of stuff do I have to sell? Squid Row comic
books, buttons of all kinds (many are hand drawn unique pieces of art)… there are Photo on 2-18-15 at 9.41 AMposters and original art and artist trading cards!


Flashback… trips to France


I drew this after my first trip to Paris, France back in 2008. “Randie Dreams of Paris”… I used photographs from that eye-opening trip to illustrate her dream of a Parisian Cafe and a Vespa. A second trip in 2010 introduced me to Provence and a retour a Paris. Three years later, France beckons once again… and my thoughts turn to crepes, escargot, and open air markets… and of the River Seine and watching the squiggly waters dance, reflecting the lights from passing boats as the sun dips down below the clouds near the Eiffel Tower. Like Randie… I fall into daydream and anticipation.

A fire gently smoldering… like creativity… a warm glow in the soul.

…these lights behind frosted glass captured my attention recently whilst at YAC’s Live Art Event. Seemed like an appropriate place to become inspired.

… expression is the conveyor belt of art… or is it the other way around?