Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Iggy, Hector and Goliath

I would like you to meet my best friends here in Florence. Iggy, Hector and Goliath are 3 iguanas that hang out in a pet store's front window down the street by my house. Every night when i come home from the gallery, I make a slight detour to go say hi to them. I usually stare at them for a few minutes... They're fascinating! Together we've gone through their skin change, bad moods caused by rainy days depriving us of our much needed body heat, and a terribly bad date that I lead to them in the hopes of making it more interesting...
I'll miss you a lot guys. I'll try and save one of your mexican brothers from the Pet Co and bring him back to my house... Hey it might be better to be free in the wilderness but if he's gonna be in a tiny cage at the pet store on sepulveda...he might as well be in a much bigger one at my place where i'll feed him all sorts of cool insects and pathetic lovers!


Monday, June 27, 2005

Francis' "sketch"

Thanks Francis... I don't know what I would have done without you this whole year. So corny but oh so true...


If I were a cartoon character...

.....Francis would be one too!

Hi everyone,
Here's a little strip I did about me and the great, the wonderful Francis. Next post is Francis's sketch on the same subject. On my defense, I would like to clarify that francis is a big time pro and has amazing talent. Anyways I think this first strip is going to be the first of a whole series I'll try to do. Pretty self centered since it's all going to revolve around... well... me. But hey! After trying to write a bunch of crazy stories with pirates, gipsies and talking iguanas... I find myself having the most fun, and being most inspired drawing the people around me. I'll keep the epic/romantic/adventure stories for a bigger project. In the meantime, hope you'll enjoy the strips!
Quick notes about me... I'll be home in 4 days. I'm both excited and frightened. Been to a flamenco dance show which was truly beautiful. So much passion in that dance... I wanna learn that too. Been sailing, packing, tanning, drawing, stealing music, cooking but mostly burning dinners, doing it, playing and spending too much money.
That's pretty much it these days...


Monday, June 13, 2005

Guess who round 2!

While you guess... I'm gonna go get ready for my hot date listening to that new Shakira song. Damn sexy...


Guess who...

Let's play a game... Try and guess who this is!



Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Excess Baggage

Florence, June 8th 2005.
Ok... that's it... I got my ticket back to LA. I'm flying on July 1st. The last 3 weeks in Italy look promising. Loads of fun in perspective. I'm working in an "old masters" specialized Art Gallery, curating my dad and uncle's exhibit there. Everyone's really cool. "Fiorentinis" are awesome... I have a beautiful little appartment by the river for the month. It'll go quick. I kind of wish I'd stay a bit longer here...
Switzerland was great too. I stayed in a billionaire's home with a full view of the Alps and the whole city and lake of Lugano. Serious chillaxing!!! The best part was the Jean-Michel Basquiat exhibit that opened there. They did a great job showing a wide variety of his work, from his early grafs to his collaborations with Warhol, and a great set of photographs of him shot by.... woops... can't remember. I'll have to check back on that. Damn ADD...;)
Anyways... gotta start worrying about the move back home... I'm very excited to see everyone and hang out. This summer is gonna be great! next stop... SAN DIEGO COMICON!!! Party time...excellent.
See ya'