Thank you San Diego for an amazing 20th Coniversary! I celebrated my 20th year at Comic Con with a kick-butt weekend of signing, new artwork, and fun times with my crew! Booth 4723 was poppin with visitors and I was signing it up. Thanks to everyone who stopped by and collected new books, artwork, Coniversary bags and goodies!
A small handful of limited edition Coniversary bags and some other goodies are going to release on Etsy in August. So keep your peepers peeled! You can sign up for newsletter updates on releases here.
So this happened! The whole crew and I were Kitty-tittying it up at the hotel pool post-show. Rockin those kitties on custom apparel! These bad boys were crew editions, but you can find other apparel from Liveheroes Here.
I miss beautiful San Diego already! I can hardly wait to come back for more signings, live painting demos at Holbein booth, Comic Con shenanigans and San Diego’s amazing sights next July!
It’s almost that time of year again! I’ll be headed back to San Diego Comic Con signing at booth4723 July 18-22, every day of the show! Booth4723 is in the Fantasy Illustrator section, where there will be lots of new original artwork, SDCC Exclusives and new limited edition hand embellished print releases, apparel, new coloring books & artbooks, and much much more!
Signing at Dark Horse Comic Booth
Come find me signing at the Dark Horse Comics Booth#2615 on Thursday, July 19 from 11-11:45am ! You’ll get a free poster from Dark Horse Comics and I’ll be happy to sign it for ya!
Live Painting Demo
Come check out my Live Painting demo at Holbein’s booth #504 at 11am on Saturday July 21! I’ll be demonstrating techniques from my book Pop Painting, and talking about my favorite brand of Eco-Friendly water soluble oil paints!
New Original Artwork
Bring on the bees! I’ve been so inspired by my favorite Pop Culture characters, I painted pop culture bees! Like this fuzzy princess of power, BEE-RA! She and other fuzzbutt friends will be at booth 4723, but like all originals they’re one of a kind, so come scope them out early in the show!
Limited Edition Hand Embellished Prints
New limited edition hand embellished fine art prints will be available at booth 4723! I’ve embellished each one with personal touches to make them individual, and signed and numbered them in limited editions of 20pcs only. There will be different exclusive print releases in sizes ranging from 8×10″ up to 16×20″, perfect for any collection size! Quantities are limited though so visit booth4723 early for yours!
Printed Vintage Plates
Let your inner granny rejoice! Mine certainly does when it comes to these gorgeous vintage plates! A whole new collection of one-of-a-kind printed vintage plates is coming to booth 4723. Each one is unique! So come check them out early in the show for the most selection.
SDCC Exclusive Limited Edition Hard Enamel Pins
Dropping the teal glitterbomb- Boom! These teal glitter SDCC Exclusive limited edition Girl Interrupted Hard Enamel pins are going to keep your pin game strong! There’s only 100pcs thoough, and then they’re gone baby gone. So pick yours up at booth 4723!
Limited Edition Coniversary Sets
Time to dial those OMG meters way up! Something super special is coming to booth 4723 in celebration of my 20th year at San Diego Comic Con! SDCC 2018 Exclusive Limited Edition Coniversary sets (see what I did there? he he) are helping ring in my 20th anniversary baby, boo-ya!
These are limited to 100 sets only, and stuffed with amazing goodies! Each set will include a double sided exclusive tote colorway with limited edition zipper pull, a signed & numbered limited edition 11×14″ fine art print set of Bianca and Umoja, a new 8×10″ limited edition (20 of which I’m hand-embellishing on fine art paper for random lucky collectors!), set-exclusive 4×6″ petite bee print, a rainbow enamel pin- with a chance to receive the golden ticket chase colorway, a set-exclusive sticker, one of 5 different set-exclusive pop culture postcards, a handmade lover’s eye brooch (with a chance to receive an original painted brooch!), keychain, button, and all the extra awesomeness this year’s celebration can offer! Only 20 sets will be available each day of SDCC at booth 4723, to give visitors on different days a fair chance to score one of these special goodies. So visit booth 4723 early to snag yours!
Pop Manga Mermaids And Other Sea Creatures Coloring Book
Unleash the Mermaids! It’s so close I can taste that salty sea air, ahh! My newest coloring book releases July 10, and there will be copies available at booth 4723! You can pick yours up at the show, and I’ll sign it for you!
Keep an eye open for more release details and sneak peeks in the coming weeks! And I’ll see you for signing at booth 4723 from July 18-22, San Diego!
I’m so excited to share my newest oil painting with you lovelies! This is “Weaver” and she’s a 10×12″ oil on wood panel painting I made for the Crime on Canvas exhibition, hosted by M Modern Gallery at the Life is Beautiful Music Festival in Las Vegas! The show opens tonight, Sept 22 at the Western Hotel in downtown Las Vegas from 4-6pm. If you’re in the area, you should check it out in person! You can contact the gallery here for original artwork purchase inquiries about adding Weaver to your collection.
That’s a wrap! SDCC 2017 is all done, and what an amazing show! I want to give a big Thank You shout out to everyone who visited and supported me at my booth, joined my signing, panel and live painting, and made this San Diego Comic Con incredible!
Everyone at Dark Horse Comics and team tokidoki, and of course Simone, were fantastic and my signing to celebrate Femina & Fauna 2nd Ed. was incredible! Thank you to everyone who came out to support my new artbook!
Big squishes and thank you’s to my collectors, both new and returning, who gave my Surreal Safari collection pieces such amazing new homes! I had a blast painting them, and all my petite paintings from this year’s collection have gone to new places. I’m already thinking about my next painting series!
Every year I get to make Live Painting at Holbein art supplies booth a part of my SDCC experience, and I love sharing my techniques and talking about the thing I love to do most with fans and visitors. Thanks again to Holbein for having me and for their support. All their paints and supplies are amazing, so check them out if you haven’t yet!
This year’s Comic Con will stay with me in my memories, and I’m so grateful for all your love and support for my artwork! Next year is going to be my 20th year going to SDCC, and I know already it’s going to be a wonderful show. I hope to see you lovelies there!
It’s coming up fast! Next week San Diego Comic Con will be upon us, and I’ve got fun events planned during the show. I’ll have a booth again at booth#4723 in the Fantasy Illustrator section, so come visit me there to get your books and prints signed, and check out all my awesome goodies!
I’ve got a special signing event to celebrate the release of my artbook, “Femina & Fauna 2nd Edition”! Dark Horse Comics, the publisher of the artbook, is hosting a signing event on Thursday July 20, from 4-5:30pm at their booth#2615. I’ll be signing alongside Simone Legno, creator of tokidokiwho contributed the forward to Femina & Fauna 2nd Ed! We’ll be signing a special SDCC event-only print featuring my artwork ‘Black Rabbit Kaleidoscope’ and Simone’s painting image ‘Selfie’, and signing copies of Femina & Fauna purchased at the show. This is a wristband-only signing limited to 75 wristbands, so you need to get a wristband from Dark Horse Comics booth#2615. There will be 30 wristbands given out Wednesday night, and 45 wristbands distributed Thursday morning at booth 2615, so go visit them early to get one! I hope to see you there, and don’t be shy to ask to take a photo together! 😉
Save The Bees With Art Panel
I’m teaming up with some amazing partners to present a totally unique and super fun panel this year at SDCC! On Friday July 21 from 2-3pm, you can come to my “Save The Bees With Art” panel in Room 2. I’m bringing coloring book pages for everyone from my book Pop Manga Coloring Book and some crayons for if you’d like to color along during the panel! I’m also bringing postcards of my Lemon Drop painting to give out to great question askers during the panel!
I’ll be joined by my friend and art colleague J*Ryu who will be moderating, and Planet Bee Foundation co-founder Debra Tomaszewski, who will be bringing goodies sponsored by Marin Bee Company to give out to great question askers. Planet Bee Foundation are my new partners in conservation efforts to educate and share art and help foster responsible eco-friendly stewardship for our bee populations! The panel will also feature a representative from Holbein, which is the company that makes my favorite DuoAqua water soluble oil paints! They’ll be giving some Holbein paint samples out during the panel to good question askers too, so if you’ve wondered about how water-soluble oils work and how they’re environmentally friendly, this is a great time to ask!
I’m also returning to Holbein booth 5104 on Saturday, July 22, to do a live painting demonstration from 10-11am! I’ll be working on a brand new painting and demoing Holbein Duo Aqua water soluble oil paints, the same ones I use in my book Pop Painting! This is an awesome opportunity to see my techniques in action, and ask about how I make my paintings, so come watch on Saturday Jul 22 from 10-11am at booth 5104!
I’m so excited to be returning to San Diego Comic Con! My booth is #4723 in the Fantasy Illustrator section, and I’m bringing lots of original artwork with me this year.
I’ve created a new original painting collection I call “Surreal Safari”, these petite oil paintings range in size from 3.5″ to 4×6″ and 5×7″. They’re an awesome way for new collectors to add an original painting to their collections, since petite paintings range in prices from $450-750+usd
I call this little cutie “Pinkie Pie”, inspired by the awesome Axolotl- they’re a amazing part of the natural world! “Pinkie Pie” is coming to San Diego Comic Con at my booth 4723 where I’ll also have prints, but if you can’t make it to the show, you can pick up a print here.
Another amazing creature I discovered this year is the Seabunny- seriously, if you’ve never heard of one, google search ‘Seabunny’ and you won’t regret it! I knew when I saw photos that I had to paint a rainbow one, so here is “Seabuns” for my Surreal Safari collection! Seanbuns will debut at booth 4723 alongside these other cute critters.
I’ve also been working on my Dorian Gray portrait to get him ready in time to join the Surreal Safari at SDCC booth 4723! He’s inspired by my favorite Oscar Wilde story, and if you’ve never read it, I highly recommend checking it out!
I’m also bringing original drawings to my booth 4723 at SDCC! I have a collection of framed 5×7″ graphite drawings I made during my travels in Europe, and I’ve been holding them for a special release. If you’re coming to the show, definitely visit early because each one is one of a kind, and once it finds a home, it’s gone baby gone!
I’m also making original artwork a part of my fan appreciation at SDCC booth 4723 for fans supporting my artwork at the show! I’m going to raffle original sketches on shikishi boards during the con, so come visit me at booth 4723 for a raffle ticket with your lovely new art goodies! I have lots more announcements for SDCC this year so stay tuned everyone!
It’s finally here! Roma Cartoon Festival is on and I’m all set up at Guido Reni. I have artbooks, prints, tote bags, one of a kind scarves, hand made jewelry and more! I’ve decorated my exhibition room to be a rainbow wonderland and I hope you get the chance to visit me here!
My Live Painting has been moved to Saturday at 4pm on the Main Stage. I’ve brought a new painting-in-process with me so come visit and watch me work on it in person!
Rome! I’m coming back to visit you! I’m excited to be featured as a guest artist at Roma Cartoon Festival in Rome, Italy, June 23-35. This is going to be an amazing show, and it’s not often I come to Europe, so if you can make it to Rome please come find me and say Hi!
Roma Cartoon Festival is held in the Guido Reni district, and will be open from 10am – 8pm June 23- 24 and 25. It’s held in the same building as my solo exhibition “Submerged” collection is on display through Dorothy Circus Gallery, so definitely go check out my original paintings too!
Roma Festival Events:
Friday June 23 – Live Painting 4-5pm
Saturday June 24 – Signing 4-5pm
Sunday June 25 – Signing 4-5pm
Roma Festival is preparing posters and thirts with my artwork, “Where The Wild Things Squirm” on them! Posters will be available for my signing, and you’ll be able to purchase a tshirt from the event as a momento of your visit!
I’ll be bringing prints, books, apparel and goodies to Roma Festival! Come visit me in my guest artist exhibition room and check out the special things I have for Roma Festival. I’ll be bringing prints of “La Madre”, “Where The Wild Things Squirm”, “Hello My Kittyland”, “Strawberry Whispers” and more!
I’ll have a limited number of copies of my “Rainbow Children” artbook and a handful of Helmetgirls artbooks at Roma Festival! These can be hard for fans in Europe to find, and especially rare to find a signed copy, so come pick yours up!
I’m so excited to share my new handmade jewelry! I’ve made these necklace pendants with my art in them, each one paired very carefully to match and compliment the frames, and will have them at Roma festival June 23-25. If you’d like to see me make more for my Etsy, let me know on social media!
I’m bringing a handful of Tote Bags and one-of-a-kind scarves to Roma Festival! I’ll only have one piece of each design, so if you see one you fall in love with, snap it up! I’ll also have an extremely limited selection of my new Live Heroes collection apparel, but only a handful of pieces will be available, so be sure to come visit me early for the most selection!
Hello from Calgary Expo! The show is on, and my booth is set up at guest artist tables X4-5! I have lots of prints, books, totes, and goodies, so if you’re in the Calgary area, be sure to stop by and say hi!
I’m giving a live painting demo at Kensington Art Supplies booth x20-21, Friday at 3pm! Come and watch me work on a new painting and chat, I’m happy to sign books, too!
On Saturday, April 29, I’m presenting a panel at Calgary Expo on my book Pop Manga Coloring Book! You can come and color along with me on pages from my book. I’ll bring some colored pencils, or you can bring your own from home! My panel will be in Palomino room AB on Saturday at 11am. See you there!
I’ve brought lots of goodies to Calgary Expo this year! Check out these beautiful totebags of my painting “Hello My Neighbor”. If you can’t make it to Calgary Expo, fear not! I’ll also bring some to my next show, Comicpalooza in Houston TX, May 12-14.
Get ready Calgary, I’m headed to Calgary Expo for my next trip! I’m coming back to tables X4-5 in the Main Hall Guest Artist Section, and bringing new art and goodies with me!
I’m going to be live painting at the Kensington Art Supplies booth Friday, April 28 from 3pm-4pm. Come visit and watch me work on a brand new painting! I’ll have copies of my How-To guide “Pop Painting” at the expo, which shows step-by-step how I make my paintings, with lots of photos! I’ll be signing books all weekend, so come say hi!
Pop Coloring Panel
I’m presenting a panel on Pop Manga Coloring Book this weekend at Calgary Expo. Come to room Palomino AB on Saturday April 29th at 11am and you can color pages from Pop Manga Coloring Book with me! I’m bringing some packs of colored pencils for you, or you can bring your own, and pick up a Calgary Expo exclusive printed page of Pop Manga Coloring Book. See you there!
Geek Girl Gathering
I’ll be part of the Geek Girl Gathering on Friday night! This will be a mixer-type event with other geeky and awesome creative gals, with drinks and prizes, so come say Hi!
Scheduled Start Date & Time: Friday, 28-Apr-17 8:00 PM
Scheduled End Date & Time: Friday, 28-Apr-17 10:00 PM
I’m bringing prints to my Calgary Expo tables X4-5! Come find me there where I’ll have “Betas on my Mind”, “Aria”, “Muffler”, “Dream Melt” and many more!
Hard Enamel Pins
Is your pin game strong? It can be! I’m bringing “Sunny Side Up” and “Sir Reginald” hard enamel pins to my tables X4-5. Hard enamel pins have a beautiful polished surface, and rainbow glitter in Sunny Side Up’s rainbow bacon blanket!
Stickers & Coasters
I’m bringing vinyl stickers for the first time to Calgary Expo, and mix and match coaster sets! These stickers are great for putting on laptop covers, sketchbooks, even your car! Come check them out and pick our your favorites at my tables X4-5 this weekend.
I’m bringing a small number of original drawings and Japanese Shikishi boards to Calgary Expo! I’ll take a limited number of headshot drawing commissions each day at the show. They could be pen & ink for $75 or graphite drawings for $100, here’s a look at one I did in Chicago!
I’m bringing lots of books to Calgary Expo! You can pick up a copy of my graphic novel series Tanpopo GN Vol 1 & 2, or copies of my How-To books “Pop Manga” and “Pop Painting”! I’ll also have lots of copies of “Pop Manga Coloring Book”, so you could bring your new copy to color with me at my Coloring panel Saturday 11am in room Palomino AB! Or collect a copy of my newest artbook “Rainbow Children”. I’m happy to sign books for no extra cost, and you can ask about sketches in books at the show!
Calgary Expo fans will have a chance to pick up one of my beautiful “Moonflower” totebags, or a new “Hello My Neighbor” tote! Each tote is double-sided with a zipper, machine washable, and strong!
Calgary Expo Charity Artbook
Calgary Expo makes beautiful themed artbooks with proceeds being donated to the Make A Wish foundation of southern Alberta. I’m honored to contribute artwork to this year’s themed artbook, “Fairy Tales & Classic Monsters”! You can pick up a copy of the artbook at the Calgary Expo Store in Hall D, and if you bring it to my table X4-5, I’ll sign my artwork page! Visit the Charity Auction for a special print of my expo artwork page, details are found here.