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April 17th, 2007

10:30 am - "Funny Papers" Art Exhibit, APE
I'd like to invite everyone to an Artists' Reception on Friday, April 20 at the Olive Hyde Art Gallery in Fremont, CA.

I'm a part of a month-long exhibit called "Funny Papers," which features local and national comic-influenced and inspired artists. It's certainly an honor to have my work exhibit alongside more established cartoonists & artists, and to also be shown at all in the gallery format!

Here's a little more information about the Gallery and Location:


Olive Hyde Art Gallery
123 Washington Blvd.
Fremont, CA 94537
(510) 791-4357

The reception on Friday April 20 is from 7pm - 9pm. I believe appetizers and some drinks will be served.

The "Funny Papers" exhibit will from April 20 - May 19; normal gallery Hours are Thursday - Sunday, 12pm - 5pm.

I also want to thank my faithful staff, Jay and Ryan, for pulling it together and helping me frame all my works at the last minute :) I learned of this exhibit opportunity rather late, and could not have done it without their help!

Additionally, for you SF'ers, I'll actually be exhibiting at the Alternative Press Expo this upcoming weekend. It'll be at the Concourse off 7th Street. Please visit http://www.comic-con.org/ape/ for more info!

Hope to see ya there :)
Current Mood: artistic

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February 22nd, 2007

04:44 pm - We'll be @ WONDERCON

Look for the postcards at the Wondercon Freebie Tables. It's good for ONE FREE SKETCH from the P.M.B.Q. Studios booth. We'll also have a limited supply available at our own booth.

We'll also be doing commissions, debuting some new t-shirt designs, and selling the usual comics and apparel.

Hope to see you there!

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December 25th, 2006

06:01 pm - Wii Be Boxing

Now you know what Haneko & Mr. Bear have been up to recently... I don't have a Wii, but they do!! Go bug them for it!

Sorry for lack of updates. Life has been insanely busy. I had been hoping to update through the fall, but between work and life it just couldn't happen. I rarely have a moment to myself, but I've still been planning Tea Club.

Things are still going, and Tea Club is not dead (although it may seem like it ^_^;;). I'm considering a rebirth once I get a grip on what I can commit to (with that said, please understand if any "suggestions" on how I might do things will be ignored...just know that I am planning things).

At any rate, I hope you all are enjoying a great holiday season. It's the first time in a while that I've been able to have time to myself, so I'm enjoying it :)



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September 16th, 2006

12:18 am - Mr. Bear Plush, Tea Club Graphic Novels On Sale!
It's been a long time coming, but they're finally available for sale online!

Check out the Mr. Bear Plushie (even Wallace & Gromit like him!), Tea Club Graphic Novel, and Tea Party Comic Anthology on sale at my online shop.

Still working on updating the summer t-shirt designs; those will probably be up next week.

I'm also shooting for finally continuing Tea Club updates. I'll have something for you guys next week, be it some new sketches or a continuation of Resident Tea-vil.

Thanks for your patience and support :) I'll be posting again soon....

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August 7th, 2006

10:59 am - AODSF 2006 Wrap-Up; Convention Season is OVER!
I wrapped up my con season with AODSF last weekend...

It's a great show with a great vision. Their aim is to celebrate not only Japanese anime, but animation in all shapes, countries, and forms. It's really what the industry and con circuit needs, simply to breathe some new creativity into the world.

I had to pleasure of meeting many talented individuals. All of the Guests of Honor were amazing people, and I was honored myself to make their acquaintance. They were a fun, crazy group of people, and I had a lot of fun getting to know them :) Here's who went:

- Merlin Crossingham (Aardman Animations, WALLACE AND GROMIT BABY!)
- Greg & Liz Dean (Real Life, the online comic)
- Brad DeMoss (Renaissance Man)
- Vic Mignogna (Voice Actor/Ladies' Man)
- Gilles Poitras (Japanese Culture Writer/Authority)
- Ken Pontac (Happy Tree Friends!)
- Marv Wolfman (Comic/Entertainment Writer of Teen Titans, Blade, and Superman, to name just a few)
- Tommy Yune (Creative Director for Harmony Gold, Robotech)

Even though they weren't guests, I also got to hang out with Jess from MacHall and Megatokyo's very own Dom. At the last minute, they stuck me, Dom, Greg, and Jess in a room, where we held an extended silly conversation amongst ourselves (and the 10 or so audience members) and called it a "webcomics panel." (We were the "replacement panel" for the Introduction to Clamp panel, which got cancelled for some reason.) It was very fun, especially when we decided to take the last 5 minutes of our room time to make our own version of "Create That Anime" (that was the name of the panel following ours). Basically, people ended up shouting out the cliche anime-stereotype characters they wanted to see, and I did my best to put their thoughts into a rough Sharpie sketch. Someone's got the pic I drew somewhere, so maybe it will resurface on MT or somewhere else eventually ;)

Most notably, it was pretty awesome to meet Merlin Crossingham from Aardman Animations. Merlin is an Animation Director, and worked as a key animator on Chicken Run and Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (just to name a few). He was an incredibly nice guy, and was friendly to guests, staff, and attendees alike. I had a great time exchanging ideas with him on the industry as well as artistic purpose. Hopefully our paths will cross again someday.

I had several panels...a P.M.B.Q. Studios panel, Self-Publishing (co-produced with BAAU and Brown Bag Press, and Business Basics. Although turnout was pretty low, I believe I was still able to reach people and hopefully give them a good exchange in ideas. It was nice to meet and make some new fans, too!

I'd also like to thank Rob, Hank, Branden, Jenny, Albert and the rest of the AODSF staff for putting on an awesome show. They were generous, considerate and thoughtful hosts. I wish the best to all of them, and will continue to support their show as much as I can. I had a great time, and it was the perfect way to end my convention year.

As for what's next...well, there's a lot of work to be done between now and next April. I'll have a lot of new projects and ideas to share next year, and there will be a lot of changes for myself and my company.

As for Tea Club, you can expect updates to resume starting SEPTEMBER. That is exciting within itself!!!

All righty, enough with this stuff. Catch you guys later!

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July 27th, 2006

11:29 pm - Why you should never stay at the Quality Inn Harborview in Downtown San Diego
So, Day 1 of SDCC was quite stressful for me due to some hotel issues I was having. I was in a pretty bad mood for Preview night. You can check out what happened under the cut.

Here's the email that I wrote to Choice Hotels and the Quality Inn regarding my hotel stay for SDCC...Collapse )

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July 26th, 2006

07:25 pm - If you do the MySpace Thang...
Feel free to join the Tea Club MySpace group at:


Do you guys think Mr. Bear should create a Tea Club profile instead? He's not sure what would be best...

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07:50 am - Tea Club on Rotten Tomatoes
Check it out! (Scroll down a bit and you'll see the Hana Neko banner...)

Small, I know, but hey! Rotten Tomatoes! :D

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July 14th, 2006

11:59 am - Another Project Debuting at SDCC 2006
New Tea Club ApparelCollapse )

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July 10th, 2006

10:59 pm - Announcing TEA PARTY @ San Diego Comic Con
Yes, folks, we are at the home stretch of Convention Season 2006!! I just gotta survive these next two weeks!!!

After much battling, I finally secured a booth at Comic Con International: San Diego (aka SDCC). You can find P.M.B.Q. Studios at BOOTH#5034.

I know it's been super-quiet here on the website, but I wanted to announce a project I've been stealthily working on for the past 8 months. That, dear friends, is Tea Party, the first Tea Club comic anthology.

At 56 pages, it's jam packed full of Tea Club art and stories. Here's a list of contributors (in the order that their work appears in the book):

Kyle Carrozza
Ian Sy
Bryan Wong
Lorelai Wu
Jay Samson
Jill/Peipa & Evon/Cheshire
Jen Chan
Ben Seto
Josh Spaulding
Steven Tze
Jeannie Lee
Long Vo

Many of the contributors will be at SDCC for an Official Tea Party Book Signing. Please stop by the booth to find out what time everyone will be there!

Tea Party is going to have a limited print run of 550 copies. After SDCC, it will be available for sale at the P.M.B.Q. Online Shop, along with the newly released Tea Club Graphic Novel, Vol. 1 (yeap, it debuted at Anime Expo!).

Additionally, the Mr. Bear Plush will be available at SDCC. (Sorry, I don't have a picture yet; been too busy to take one!! Just believe me when I say that he's CUTE!!!) Also, I will have a new SCREENPRINTED Limited Edition Tea Club t-shirt for sale, in fitted girl t-shirts and guy t-shirts. If there are any left, these will be available on the P.M.B.Q. Online Shop after SDCC as well.

After the convention madness is over, I should be able to finish up Resident Tea-vil @_@ Like so many of my other stories, it's been plotted to the end, but I haven't had time to work on Tea Club since March!

OK, time to rest up for the big week ahead...hope to see some of you at SDCC!
Current Mood: productive
Current Music: My boy, 50 cent...G-UNIT!

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