Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Quentin Painting for my Book!

This week I will be at the Wizard World comic convention in Chicago, selling and signing books. If you're there stop by and say hello! I will be at booths 3300, 3302, 3304, hanging out with my Imaginism family!

This Quentin is one of my new paintings done for my book.

One of the special things about this book is that I have invited many friends of mine who's work I greatly admire to also be a part of the book. So I would like to thank my Guest artists for their amazing contributions to my book.

Roberto Parada, Drew Friedman, Joe Bluhm, Ismael Roldan, Wouter Tulp, Kei Acedera, Stephen Silver, Larry Seiler, Bobby Chiu, Hermann Mejia, Thomas Fluharty, and Jan Op De Beeck.

Click HERE to order the book!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Charlotte was amazing...Chicago next stop!!!

A huge wonderful thank you to all of the wonderful people that came to see us at Heroes Con! We all loved the southern hospitality... and food. Corn bread at Mert's was my favorite. Yummy!

The convention was on the same weekend as the Dubs convention so here are some drawings from my little sketchbook of some of the cool characters we saw on Saturday night!

Next stop: Chicago!
We'll be at Chicago Wizard World convention from June 26-29th.
If you're in the area, come on by! Bobby Chiu, Jason Seiler and I will all be there signing books and greeting people.

Tables: 3300, 3302, 3304

Bobby and I will be doing sketches for every purchase of our prints or books!

Here's one of Bobby's that I liked.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Heroes Con, Charlotte, NC!

Hi guys,

We're presently at Heroes Con in beautiful Charlotte, NC! If you're in the vicinity, please come visit us at booth 524!

Bobby and Kei

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

"How I Wonder"...and we're going to Charlotte!

Here is another piece I made for our "Water Worlds" book. It feels soo good to paint traditionally again!..Can you guess how many fish there are?

"How I Wonder"
11 x 14 inches, gouache on watercolor paper

And we will be in Charlotte this weekend June 20 - 22 for the Heroes Con! We've heard nothing but great things about this event, so we're really looking forward to this one. We'll be doing sketches for every purchase of a print or book!
Like this awesome one done by Bobby:

and this is one of mine..

Hope to see you there!


PS. Subway sketching is postponed until July 6, 2008

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Updates: Caricature - The art of Jason Seiler

Hi everyone! Hope you all have been doing well. Some very exciting things have been happening over these last couple of months.

- Our 9th art book "Water Worlds" is out and looking great!

- Our 10th art book "Caricature" featuring our newest member Jason Seiler is due out end of this month. Pre-order now for free shipping. Pre-orders will start shipping out July 2nd.

- In around a month or two our books sales will be handled by our friends at Brand Studios. This will make all sales and delivery super quick and efficient but this will also mean the end of free shipping. So if you don't mind slower shipping that's free, you have a month or two to buy as many Imaginism art books as possible before we move our books to Brand Studios.

- For those of you in the Charlotte NC area, Kei and Bobby will be at the Heroes convention June 20-22. We'll be doing drawings with every purchase of any print or book.

- For those of you that will be going to the San Diego or Chicago comicon, Kei and Bobby will also doing drawings with every purchase.

- Schoolism Art Classes open for registration:
Digital Painting Techniques with Bobby Chiu - July 31, 2008
Character Design by Stephen Silver - September 2, 2008
The Art of Caricature with Jason Seiler - August 1, 2008
Storyboarding with Kris Pearn - FULL

Click HERE to order the book!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Character design class

I just finished another great semester of my character design class @ and wanted to share with you the great transformation of one of my students Richard Willimot. With some hard work, dedication and passion over the nine weeks, this is how much he developed. For the first week of the class you are given an assignment to draw a character by the name of Fat Joe. On the last week, you are given the same assignment. This is what he did.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Schoolism Online Art Classes

June 12th - Digital Painting Techniques with Bobby Chiu - Open for registration

August 1st - The Art of Caricature with Jason Seiler - Open for registration

August 5th - Storyboarding with Kris Pearn - FULL

September 2nd - Character Design by Silver - Open for registration

To register or find out more info visit

Saturday, June 07, 2008

the Jellies!

Here is a piece I did for the cover of our new "Water Worlds" book!
I'm proud to say this is our most creative book yet.. It was a lot of fun to make.

some sneak-peeks :)

If you would like to order the book, please click here.


Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Crab Society

A sneek-peek on what's inside our next book "Water Worlds"..

..Which crab best represents you?

more to come!!