Thursday, April 28, 2011

Animal Rehabilitation Center, Brazil

People know that we love animals so when we went to Sao Paulo we were invited to 2 amazing animal rehabilitation centers. Over our 9-day trip to Brazil, we've met a bunch of really nice people who have dedicated their lives to rehabilitating wild life animals.

These animals arrive at a result of trafficking, fires, hunting, deforestation, urban invasions, and among other reasons, were sent by the Riparian Forest Fire Department, Environmental Police, Municipal Guard, and other institutions.

Many of these animals are treated but cannot be relocated in nature, either for possessing physical injuries as mutilation or the long period in captivity.

However these rehabilitation centers are always in need of more funding so we've decided to do some art to help out the animals! Stay tuned for more info on Monday.

For more information, please visit:


Monday, April 25, 2011

Happy Easter!

When my friend Doug Gregory asked me to do a "Easter Goblin" for WoW cards, it was such a funny idea, I couldn't say no.

Another dream job I can cross off my list :)

Happy Easter everyone!


Saturday, April 23, 2011

The Conezone!

I've been a big fan of Conan's for years now, ever since I was in high school, and absolutely love him. I've been wanting to paint Conan for a while now and decided it was finally time to have a go.

I want to thank my model's, my wife Kat and my friend Kyle!



Wednesday, April 20, 2011

$20,000 raised for Artists Help Japan: Toronto

Artists Help Japan: Toronto from Bobby Chiu on Vimeo.

On April 17th 2011, Alvin Lee, Chris Butcher of Beguiling, Udon Entertainment, Imaginism Studios and Revival bar held a kick ass art party/auction where there were DJs, music, famous artists, live sketching and an auction to help raise $20,000 for the Tsunami victims of Japan (through Canadian Red Cross.) We were very proud to be a part of it!

Participating DJs at Artists Help Japan: Toronto included: Riviera [Perfecto,Myth, Kinetika NYC], Felix & Gani [Milk. Audio], Lazy Ray [Nighttrackin'], Gerrence [Nighttrakkin'], Alvaro G [Kings Of Late Night], Roland Gonzales [Studio+], Carlovega [Studio+], Jason Ulrich [Lab.Our Union],Shingo [Hot Sauce], Uncle Matty & Dutty Maus [The Beacs], and Illscience.

Artists that day included: Agnes Garbowska, Alex Milne, Alvin Lee, Benoit Therriault, Bobby Chiu, Brian McLachlan, Chip Zdarsky, Dale Keown, Eric Kim, Eric Vedder, Francis Manapul, Jason Bradshaw, Jeff Lemire, Jim Zub, Joe Ng, Julie Faulkner, Kagan Mcleod, Kalman Andrasofszky, Kei Acedera, Ken Lashley, Marcio Takara, Marcus To, Michael Cho, Peter Chan, Ramon Perez, Ray Fawkes, Scott Hepburn, Seo Kim, Stuart Immonen, Svetlana Chmakova, Thierry Lafontaine and a number of other local artists who showed up on the day of the event to offer their support and assistance!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Artists Help Japan: Toronto - Online bids starting as low as $0.99

Poster by Kei Acedera

Hi Everyone,

The Artists Help Japan event is coming up in Toronto!

We have just put up part 1 of the artwork for bidding and they all start as low as $0.99
Please take a look at the great artwork generously donated by some very talented artists!

The online portion of this auction starts now and will end on April 17th 12:00am EST. Once the online portion for bidding ends, the items will be transferred to our LIVE event for display and for LIVE bidding at Revival Bar in Toronto, Canada. If there are no higher bids in the LIVE event, the piece will go to the highest bidder in the online auction.

Click here to follow through to our Online Auction.

About our Live event on April 17th:
This event will feature more than 24 artists and illustrators from the Greater Toronto Area creating original drawings for 12 hours! This is an unprecedented opportunity for the general public to commission an original drawing from a professional artist and watch its creation in process; the artist’s fee will be donated entirely to the Canadian Red Cross.

Artists Help Japan: Toronto
Toronto’s Illustration Community Fundraiser for Quake and Tsunami Relief
At REVIVAL, 783 College Street, Toronto
...Sunday April 17th, 12 Noon to 12 Midnight
Free To Attend – All Ages

For more information about the LIVE event, please visit our facebook page.

Some of the artists participating in the pre-event online auction are:
- Dice Tsutsumi
- Kei Acedera
- Bobby Chiu
- Thierry Lafontaine
- Benoit Therriault
- Alvin Lee (coming soon)
- Camila d'Errico (coming soon)
...and more to come.

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

The Ugly Duckling

The Ugly Duckling.

There once was a duckling that didn't look like any of his brothers or sisters. He looked very ugly and everyone made fun of him. As the duckling grew into an adult he turned from ugly to scary.

So scary that his brothers and sisters became too scared to make fun of him anymore. The end.