Wednesday, August 27, 2008

ASIFA-Colorado workshop animation

I didn't realize they posted this on Youtube. I did this during the Starz Film Festival during a workshop.This was done before I did Check the Label. I started with a guinea pig animation then gave it to another participant. The next person animated my pig as being blown up o.0

My drawings are at 1:10 with the dancing leaf, 1:13 with my piggie, and 2:14 with the flower head.

I didn't get to see this compiled together until now. I had to go see the screening of Persepolis ;)

Monday, August 25, 2008

From Olympics to the DNC

These past two weeks I have been staying up watching the Olympics. Normally, I never watched the Olympics. I think I ignored the last one in Athens.
I felt so much pride and excitement that it was taking place in Beijing. My whole family and a lot of other Asian cultures seem to be excited and celebrating as well. We rooted for China and gasped at the beautiful venues for the Olympic Village. World Records were breaking with the help of the Water Cube's design. China finally showed off, which is wonderful since people associate China with lead paint and pollution.

Now the spotlight is on Denver!

The pic above is me on the light rail Saturday. Media trailers were covering everything.

I'm a little sad the Democratic National Convention had to happen the last week I'm in Denver. Roads are closed off and the media is going crazy. Most of my friends who live in Denver are hiding in their apartments. Protestors are at their footstep. Where the convention is held, The Pepsi Center, is right across from university I went to. I can't believe their using the campus as a security checkpoint :p

Well, I leave Colorado this Friday on a road trip to CalArts. I feel nostalgic and sad that I'm leaving such wonderful friends and my beautiful home I grew up in. I'm leaving behind my precious baby Xiao Bao. I hope to gain new experiences and develop into a better artist and person. It's an exciting transition. California here I come!

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Cul de Sac

Hmm...I don't dress my guinea pig like a cowboy.....all the time.

Any comic with a main character as a guinea pig gets extra points.