Thursday, March 15, 2012

Lucky You

Lucky you! You've found a Leprechaun! Did you know that Leprechauns are creatures that only look like they have clothes on but it's actually part of their fur? Their keen ability to sniff out gold ore made them heavily hunted to the brink of extinction.

We're leaving for Wondercon (table AA-017 & AA-018) in California so thought we'd wish you an early Happy St.Patrick's Day!


Monday, March 12, 2012

Imaginism Studios at Wondercon, Anaheim!

 Bobby Chiu, Kei Acedera, and Chanp will be in Anaheim, California for Wondercon at tables AA-017 & AA-019. Come out to meet us if you are in the area!

Also visit Schoolism teachers Alvin Lee at AA-019 and Stephen Silver at D-08.

Upcoming school visits in March!

I have a few days before leaving for California this week so I'll be visiting some of my favorite local schools and doing art lessons for the students and talking about the Schoolism LIVE workshop on May 26-27.

I'll be visiting
Seneca College today at 4:30pm
Sheridan College Tuesday at 6:30pm SCAET building

Later this month
OCAD March 26th Monday 12:30pm room 240
George Brown TBA

If you have a studio/school you'd like me to visit or give a lesson (in the Toronto area). Let me know (email: info(at) and I'll see if I can fit it into my schedule for the end of this month or early April.


Friday, March 09, 2012

Imaginism 30 day in-house workshop video

Here's a video that Matt Johnston did about his experiences at the 30 day in-house workshop.

The 30 day in-house workshop is an extremely special experience. Only 4 students are excepted at one time and they live in the Imaginism House for 30 days straight. To Learn more check out the workshop blog

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Alien Among Us

Did you know Santa Claus is an alien and that his 'gifts' are all equipped with surveillance equipment and probing devices? Here's a rare picture of Santa and Rudolph without their holographic disguises.

*A quick painting I did for a painting demo in December.


Wednesday, March 07, 2012

MIB 3 Creature seen in new trailer

You can see the creature Thierry Lafontaine and I designed in the beginning of this trailer. It's the "fishy" thing. One of the joys of working on live action is to see people like Will Smith interacting with one of our 'illustrations.' Incredible.

Ken Ralston and the fine folks at Sony Image Works did a phenomenal job.


Sunday, March 04, 2012

Video from our trip to Brazil

In February, Kei Acedera, Stephen Silver and I visited the Associação Mata Ciliar (AMC) Animal Center in Sao Paulo. For Kei and I, it was our second trip and a highlight of our tour of Brazil.

Everyday, AMC saves the lives of animals that have nowhere else to go. You can help by contacting to find out how you can volunteer your time, or you can make a much-needed donation to AMC via PayPal at

For our part, we are selling my audiobook of "The Perfect Bait" on sale for $2.99 until Mar. 30, 100% of proceeds from sales of "The Perfect Bait" audio stream on Schoolism will be donated to our friends at AMC. Together, we can help ensure that these animals will always have a home. Click HERE to purchase

About the Associação Mata Ciliar:
Founded in 1987, the Associação Mata Ciliar (Riparian Forest Association) is a non-profit organization based in Pedreira, Sao Paulo, focusing on environmental conservation and the care and rehabilitation of at-risk wildlife. Its Center for Rehabilitation of Wildlife and its Brazilian Center for Conservation of Subtropical Felines are among the leading authorities on wildlife preservation in Brazil

Click HERE to purchase

Friday, March 02, 2012

Reading Time - Happy Birthday Dr.Seuss!

Reading Time
8 x 11 inches, gouache

As every other childhood, mine had a good dose of reading Dr.Seuss books so when asked to paint something in tribute to Dr.Seuss, the joy of reading a book developed in my head. Not an iPad or Kindle. Those are great as well. I love my iPad but there's something special about sitting with a nice book that has real pages and doesn't need electricity.

In celebration of Dr.Seuss' birthday Nucleus Gallery is having a Dr.Seuss gallery show tomorrow. Please contact for inquiries.