Tuesday, July 31, 2007

SummerTour2007 Day12

I went to Bolt City Studio in Alhambra / Los Angeles.

Alhambra is a beautiful town located in a place near Pasadena.

However, today's bus doesn't come though it waited for one hour or more. I walked 4-5 blocks, got on other routes, and finally arrived at Alhambra.
First of all, it went to nucleus of the gallery shop in the next in the studio. Here is a popular gallery shop that positively sells the art of a young artist.

when I had been looking items in the store during a little, I met Fright Comic artist Kazu Kibuishi and Amy Kim Ganter.

we went to Bolt City Studio!!!

Waaao very clean and huge!! I thought that such a wonderful office was necessary to work creative. Thank you very much Kazu and Amy. and thank you Ben nucleus.

and these are my sketches of the day!!

I will visit to Nickelodeon animation Studio tomorrow!!
See you!!

Monday, July 30, 2007

SummerTour2007 Day11

When I return to Los Angeles, I relax very much.
And, I stay in the ORBIT hostel on the west side of Melrose since today.

The room is done the color coordination and is cute. Moreover, hydraulic pressure is high, the shower is comfortable. I think it is very unusual in the United States.

I visited to Paige Pooler's house in evening.

she is concept arts / storyboard artist for nickelodeon and many movies and she is my best US friend!!

Very wonderful interior and room. Her sense of beauty is perfect.
I envy her talent and environment. I want to live here.

and these are my doodole of the day!

I'll visit to BoltCity Studio tomorrow!!
See you!!

Sunday, July 29, 2007

SummerTour2007 Day10

San Diego of today is fine weather as always.

Comic-Con International that is the festival of the comic of a maximum scale in U.S. is an end today.
Today is final day of comic-con international and Sunday. therefore, so many people came to SDCC.

I walked around in SDCC today as always.
And, I had the booth that had not been noticed.

Doug Sneyd
He is a great illustrator who drew the illustration of the PLAYBOY magazine in chiefly 50-70's.

Comic-Con International 2007 ended today. It parted reluctantly , saying that a lot of companions and "See you the next Con".
I will stay at my friend ED's house to night.
and I'll walk around in Hollywood area tomorrow.
See you!!

Saturday, July 28, 2007

SummerTour2007 Day9

Perhaps it will be long day today.
Today is important for me.
Because the biggest drawing session will hold in tonight!!

I go to the convention center as usual with the trolley.
It's fine today. and very hot today!!
but...SDCC is cold like the inside of the refrigerator!!
too much cooooooold!!

I do transfer in OldTown. This station is very beautiful.
And there is not a wicket at the station of Los Angeles and San Diego.

Food and drink is expensive at SDCC. I always bought bagel sandwich and fried chicken in Ralphs.

I visited Munkey King booth.
and I met Amanda Visell!!
I loveb her arts very much!!

In addition, I went to a lot of booths. However, today's main is a drawing session at night for me. Therefore, I report on the drawing session.
I arrived about 30 minutes late. A lot of Doodler had already gathered.

I am not making a head count. However, Doodler of 200-300 had come.

I returned at 4 AM. However, a lot of people seem to have returned at 6 AM.

I sampled Maru-C magazine of Japan.
Friends who received it were very pleased.

"WAO3" of my SketchBook was very popular in Drawing Session.
WAO3 was almost sold all on this day!!

Gary Ham
He is storyboard (concept art) artist of Anastasia and TeenTitan. And, the work is being offered to the Maxmam magazine etc. He is a very popular artist in the United States.

Sue Kotowich
Her art is very cute. She is an artist active in California as the character designer.

Arberto Ruiz
He is very great artist who live in New York.
However, he always has me laugh very friendly.

Rodolphe Guenoden
His sketchbook is sold all at the usual early stage. My friend was not able to buy his sketchbook this time.

In addition, I exchanged doodles by many doodlers.
I like to talk with Doodler.
My English is very unskilled. However, a lot of Doodler hears what I speak.

It is the final day of Comic-con International tomorrow.
See you toon!

Friday, July 27, 2007

SummerTour2007 Day8

Day3 of Comic-Con International.
My room has only one bed. However, four people are staying in this room.
Therefore, we have divided the sleeping time.
I update the blog at midnight and sleep in the morning. Therefore, it is about at 2:00PM that I arrive at the hall.
The shop to which I go without fail before I go to the hall is Ralphs.
I met such a woman here!!

She is not professional actress! wow great!

The hall is full today. However, I went to a lot of booths today.

Bill Presing
He is a storyboard artist in the PIXAR animation studio. his artworks are really awesome!!

Chris Sanders
He is a character designer of Lilo and Stitch.
His work is very popular. Therefore, he is very busy. However, he enjoyed talking with me for about 30 minutes.

Tim Biskup
I didn't think that I was able to meet him. However, I was able finally to meet him by waiting for about 30 minutes in his booth.


I'll go to Special Drawing Session tomorrow night!!

Thursday, July 26, 2007

SummerTour2007 Day7

Day2 of Comic-Con international.
I decided to do during this morning in off hours.
The time that had been enhanced by washing clothes, updating the blog, and sending information to Japan...
The hall of Comic-con is very huge. And the floor is concrete. I can't be in the hall from the opening to the close.
Because it becomes tired too much.

I can get on the trolley from the hotel at 3 minutes on foot.

I must 2 times transit. and will arrive at the convention center in about 30 minutes.
and I met many friends or artists today too.

Bobby Chiu & Kei Acedera
They are a digital artists in Canada and contract artists of Art Desk Pro. The subway sketch not to mention their arts is a masterpiece.

Rajesh: Owner of DEPTAP (online art shop)
Luca Tieri: Cheerful artist in Italy
Howerd Shum: Creator of Gun-Fu.

Stephen Silver
Character artist of loved KimPossible!

His 2D world is very beautiful. And, his picture book is very wonderful.

James Baker
He is cheerful and wonderful man!
His new work is very cute and exactly a work of feeling Doodler.

and I find PINK R2!!

It's seems like girl????

Wow! Princess Leia!!

I will meet my manager tomorrow.
and we 'll walk around in SDCC!!


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