Tuesday, December 31, 2013

marshall boat works. two

marshall boat works. one

part of my new years resolution is to do a colored sketch every night. ambitious i know... let's see how long it lasts :P this one is inspired by a day trip up to an old boat yard along the coast.

Monday, December 23, 2013

merry navidad!

Two things always excite me this time of year... Atole and Tamales! The inspiration for the illustration above. Merry Christmas you guys! I hope ya'll stay warm and enjoy all of your traditions with loved ones. I know I will :) 

Thursday, November 07, 2013


... an original piece I just finished for an upcoming show at Q Pop in los angeles on november 16th. (next saturday... the weekend of ctnx!) i'll admit I wasn't much into japanese sc-fi growing up but it sure is fun to look at. the designs are bananas. come by if you're in town and/or enjoy the piece below :)

'boo-yow!' pen & ink 12x16

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

the boulders

meet the boulders. a family of rocks, sharp and soft who can't move much but they look out for each other, protecting themselves and their buds. it all started with inktober... an ink drawing a day for the month of october. an old bud started it back at bluesky and i've always wanted to partake, but an ink drawing a day seemed fanciful (to me). i finally committed to doing it last month and while abstract at first, the drawings slowly turned into these guys and gals. (below are some favorites. not all of the drawings made this post)  

 the boulders

ricardo boulder



sally (the ghost)

and last but not least, miguel.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

APE 2013!

I'll be in attendance selling my new book guillermo guacamole, a zine about the little things in life that make it swell and a few prints of some characters that people seemed to enjoy. Timothy J Lamb will be sitting next to me too! We'll be sharing table #763. What a way to spend your day :)

below are some detail images from both the book and the zine...

'orville the orangutan' 

'the escapist' from kavalier & clay fame

... and these muchachos :)

Saturday, September 28, 2013

creature and the koala

here's another piece that'll be in 'guillermo guacamole'... this one created for my best amigo (brother from another mother really) of 23 years and the koala bear he met over three years ago. congrats you two... much <3 p="">

Friday, September 27, 2013

book 2 in the works!

for those of you who follow me on instagram you might recognize the green lettering below... i present to you the cover of my second book, 'guillermo guacamole' (along with a few pages inside).

(gwaka-mole) is an avocado based sauce that originated in mexico. traditional in mexican cuisine it's also very much become part of our american cuisine... like me. mashing up buttery avocados, tomatoes, cilantro, lemons or limes... like my book... a mashing of 'ingredients' or sketches, observations, random ideas and such. still not as good as guacamole though :)

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

video game land

Just wrapped on a video game I was working on for the past year or so and wanted to share some of the character designs I contributed. While the direction of the game is ultimately going another route I'm grateful for the opportunity and I really enjoyed designing some of these guys :)

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The Astonishing Anatomy of Ronald Searle

Matt Jones is steering the ship on a great cause and has asked some talented folks to help land a retrospective of Ronald Searle's work here in San Francisco! Searle In America would be the first of it's kind on the west coast. Below is my contribution and take on Searle's 'Morbid Anatomy' series... and a humble attempt at the pen and ink ninja grand master himself. I had a lot of fun working on this and am thankful to play a small role. I heart Ronald Searle and so does Matt. He runs a tribute blog with boat loads of treasure... enjoy :)

The Astonishing Anatomy of Ronald Searle 11x14 Acrylic on board

Monday, June 03, 2013

Friday, March 22, 2013


part of a tattoo design I recently did for a friend

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

mejico magico

Here are a few more select sketches from my recent trip to Mexico. I want to put another book together for APE with a lot more colored pieces inspired the buildings, the smells, the tastes and of course the characters I encountered down south, so hang in there... color is on it's way :)

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Beth - The imaginary friend who takes care of business :)

I was asked by an old blue sky bud (joseph lee) to join in on this great show taking place in April at 826LA, a non-profit that tutors kids and helps them write. It's going to be wonderful... I'll keep you posted on dates! These pieces will be on sale and proceeds will go to 826 and their kids. Below is part of the story written by one of the many talented kids there :)

My imaginary friend has light brown hair. She has brown eyes. 
Today she is wearing a yellow sweater. 
And she is wearing a black shirt and red shoes. 
And she is wearing lipstick.

 My imaginary friend always beats me at hide and go seek.

I met Beth at the park. It all started when I was playing in the swing. 
Until two bullies pushed me and got me hurt. Until an adult named Beth helped me. 
And she hit the two bullies. They got scared of her. 
And at the end Beth and I were best friends forever.