Monday, January 19, 2009

Wall Street Journal Asia and more

-I have just completed an illustration for the Wall Street Journal Asia, a map for their City Walk section.  I don't think I can post the image now, but once its published, I'll will post it and the process for it, too. 

-Also, Himeji Joe vs. Ultra Takoyaki will be featured in the Art Issue of Japanzine come April. They seem like a great magazine and site with a lot of very relevant, interesting articles focusing on life in Japan with a foreign audience in mind.  I'm very excited by the chance to connect with more and more Japanese publications like this.  

In the meantime, I'll leave you with Squiddy Octopants, my new friend that I saved from the takoyaki shop...

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Art Design Award at Himeji Art Museum Prefectural Competition

Yay! Just found out that the updated version of my piece "Himeji Joe vs. Ultra Takoyaki" has won an award in the Himeji Art Museum Prefectural Competition. Awards were given from various civic offices in each of 7 categories. I entered mine in the design area and found out this weekend that it received the award from Himeji's equivalent of the Chamber of Commerce.

This is the updated version of the older September 08 Hyogo Times cover. I inserted drawn versions of elements that had previously been altered photographs, including the city background and the two figures in the octopus' arms.