Thursday, June 30, 2011
This is a Kung Fu book I've been working on since the end of last year. I did about 600 interior illustrations, ploughing through 3 pads of tracing paper (and I don't know how many technical pens).
The style is what I learned while living in Malaysia; James Lee was my instructor, and my closest friend while living there. It's no exaggeration to say that training with him kept me sane in a place where there were very few outlets for me. There are things I do for money, and there are things I do out of love; this book is the latter.
Hakka Tiger Fist
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Find the Future - book bound by Gavin Dovey @ Paper Dragon Books.
The project was part of the New York Public Library centennial.
This book was a Herculean task, as I laid out 600+ pages in about 4 days; if there is a place in Valhalla for designers, then surely I've earned my seat at Odin's table.
This was supposed to be finished in one night; unfortunately, I don't think I got past 70 pages by the original 6 AM deadline. However, at least one observer credited the Wizard of Awesome for "displaying tremendous grace under pressure."
And I can now say I have a book in NYPL's special collection. Take that, David Carson.