Costumed Play, Otakon & San Japan
Hey folks !
Just wanted to take a moment to make you aware of Joe Rubenstein's Kickstarter Costumed Play. I first met Joe a few years ago when he offered... Read more
Help me get Cosplay in America V2 into Libraries !
I am donating 100 copies of Cosplay in America V2 to public libraries around the country. Libraries have meant a lot to me ever since I was a child.... Read more
Anime Expo 2016
Anime Expo is almost here !
Here's a handy dandy map to where to find me at Anime Expo Artist Alley. Remember, they've moved the Alley downstairs to Kentia Hall... Read more
Anime Central 2016
Can't wait for this weekend ! Find me in artist alley with copies of the new book Cosplay in America V2. Find me in ARTIST ALLEY F1
The weekend after... Read more
May - Chicago, Orlando and Dallas
Last week, I took a trip down Memory Lane. It was 2008 when I attended my first Anime Expo and photograph my first cosplayers. I never did post up those... Read more
March 2016 : Kansas City, Seattle, Philadelphia !
Just a heads up that I'll be at the following events in March so if you lived in these cities, please come by and introduce yourself to me as Kickstarter... Read more
Los Angeles Art Book Fair 2016
Happy New Year !
This year, I'm branching outside of conventions to the art world. I've submitted to various art book fairs, zine fest, book fairs and other such events.... Read more
Phoenix Fan Fest 2015
Well folks, my last con of the year is this weekend in Phoenix, AZ. I'll be at Phoenix Comicon's Fan Fest all weekend at Animebooks.com's booth #409/411 so come by... Read more
DesignerCon & Phoenix Fan Fest
Hey folks !
It is November and the year is definitely drawing to a close so I just like to remind y'all I'll be at two more cons this year.... Read more
Join me this Sat. Oct 24th for Cosplay in America V2 reception !
I never had a formal book release party so when I was approached about doing an exhibition at the Icon in Los Angeles, I figured I would combined the two... Read more
Anime Weekend Atlanta 2015
Hey folks !
This weekend, I make my way back to Anime Weekend Atlanta located in ... well, where else, Atlanta ! My last time here was back in 2011.... Read more
All Pre-orders Have Shipped
Heads up, I've finished shipping most of the pre-orders. There's about 30-ish of y'all out there who haven't responded to my survey or my emails for addresses but don't worry,... Read more
August Update !
Loaded up for the first trip to the post office !
Thanks to the four volunteers, we got 200 books packed and ready to go.
Thanks to Crystal, Lauren, Darryl... Read more
Okay, I airlifted 100 copies of my book ahead of time to make sure I have enough for AX and Otakon. For Kickstarter backers, the book is currently going... Read more
New Tour Dates Added !
Hey y'all !
Happy to announced two more tour dates - Kansas City, MO and Denver, CO. I'll be at a zine fest in both cities. June 27 for Denver... Read more
Proof Book !
This weekend, I received THREE proof books. First one was the book dummy (not pictured). Imagine a white book devoid of text and photos. That's basically it. The second book... Read more
Just a general catch-up to what is going on.
There's two covers to Cosplay in America V2 - the regular cover as well as a limited edition, signed & numbered... Read more
Jan 2015 update !
Happy belated New Years !
So here's the update on the book. I'm about 70% done with it. I hope to get it done by end of Jan 2015 and... Read more
December Update !
So it has happened.
You know, one of the things you hear about before starting your Kickstarter is to make sure you have enough time to finish the project and... Read more
#NYCC New York Comic Con 2014 (and the world)
I'll be heading out to New York Comic Con to do some last minute behind the scenes shooting for the book. I figured since I went to the... Read more
It is a heatwave here in Los Angeles and I'm considering just sitting in my bath tub for the duration of the month but work must go on !
Speaking... Read more
August update !
Hey y'all !
July was a tough month for me personally so my project sat on the back burner for most of the month but things are getting better now... Read more
So Anime Expo marks the end of photographing for the book. It's been a long road that has run for close to a year and a half. About two months... Read more
Anime Expo 2014
Okay folks, this is the last con I'm shooting for the book. It's been a crazy year and a half of working on this project. It has taken so much... Read more
Fanime / A-kon 2014
I know it's been a few weeks. I've been busy just working. I added a new part-time gig so I now work for three companies - all part... Read more
Some not so good news .....
I've had to shoulder a higher than expected tax on the Kickstarter money - I supposed you can say it is declared as income. Now usually I would... Read more
NEXT STOP : NASHVILLE, TN ! (April 14-20)
But first, here's the video from Minnesota's largest anime con Anime Detour. The other large convention in town is CONvergence - which I wish I had time to check... Read more
Minneapolis / St. Paul Meet-up - Friday April 4th 8:30 pm
This week I'll be in the Twin Cities visiting cosplayers for the book and ending my week at Detour, a 3 day convention in Bloomington, MN.
I like an opportunity... Read more
APRIL CITIES - Minneapolis / St. Paul + Nashville
I'm heading back out to two more cities - spending a week in each city for the month of April.
MINNEAPOLIS / ST.PAUL, MN April 1 - 7, 2014
So... Read more
Boston Trip Cancelled
First of all, I had an AMAZING week in Kansas City area driving around, meeting up with cosplayers and hearing their stories. I ended the week by checking out... Read more
Kansas City Meet-up this Friday March 14th 7 pm
First of all, thanks to every in Orlando for welcoming me with open arms, it was an amazing four days in Florida - and you can see photos down below.... Read more
Orlando March 6th -10th
Heading to Orlando next weekend to photograph for the book. While I'm in town, also hosting a meet-up so I can shake hands with Kickstarter backers on Sat. March 8th... Read more
March Cities : Orlando, Kansas City and Boston
Probably shouldn't have picked the weekend before Katsucon to do a meet-up - everyone is busy working on their cosplays !
*Whew* Been a long ten days on the East... Read more
New York City & Washington DC meet-up
First of all, most of the poster and t-shirt Kickstarter perks have been mailed off. You should be receiving them probably within 5 working days (for international, please give more... Read more
New Orleans Video + Shipping out Kickstarter Perks
I'm having a catch-up week this week. Last week I was in New Orleans for a photography exhibition that happen to have one of my images in the show and... Read more
T-shirts and Posters have Arrived !
Awaiting skateboard decks .....
Thank you all for your patience ! I know I've fallen behind on my Kickstarter perks but I will start packing and shipping them out next... Read more
February 2014 - New Orleans & Washington DC
I'm excited to announced one of my images from the new book will be in a group photography exhibition about Carnival and Masquerades at the New-Orleans Photo-Alliance (1111 St... Read more
Quick update ...
Just to let you know, I am already in the process of going through images I shot from 2010-2014 for the book. 2010 ? YES ! I’ve been shooting with... Read more
Update on the Perks !
Hey y'all !
So here's the bad news - I'm behind on getting the perks (skateboard deck, t-shirt, and posters) out to y'all. I thought I gave myself enough time-cushion... Read more
Atlanta / DragonCon Week
Okay folks, heading to Atlanta for a week tomorrow. I have scheduled 10 appointments over the course of 4 days ranging from fabric shopping to interviews. As you can tell... Read more
Stretch Cons !
My Kickstarter stretch goals are simple. For every $2,000 over the $35,000 goal , you - the donor - will pick a small-to-mid-size anime or comic con to... Read more
Y'all are incredible ! I was in the dealer's hall here at Otakon in Baltimore, MD when my phone kept beeping at me. Internet is spotty down there but when... Read more
I know I've been quiet for a bit but I'm busy getting the word out about my Kickstarter as well as prepping a 7 day trek to the Baltimore/Washington... Read more
San Diego Comic Con 2013 Done ! #Exhausted
Yes, another San Diego Comic Con has come and gone ! First of all, thank you for those donors who showed up for my meet up on Friday afternoon. So... Read more
We've cracked $10,000 ! Plus SDCC !
WHOOOO !!! Happy to announced we've passed the $10,000 mark !!! Okay, $25,000 to go !
This week I'll be at San Diego Comic Con following around 6 groups... Read more
Y'all are just amazing !
$6,000+ in three days !
Thank you from the bottom of my heart !
We still have a long way to go but I'm hustling as hard as I can... Read more