Monday, August 15, 2016

The beauty of my sun is setting

Busy summer.  At least I ate yummy food.  Currently listening to "Pentecost" by Kyle Craft.

Monday, July 25, 2016

London Calling

This is for those of you in the UK!  The book I illustrated, What Is Punk? written by Eric Morse, is being released in the UK on July 28!  Check out our feature in The Guardian!  Click image for link.  So excited!

Also, we have a What Is Punk? Activity Book now available on!  It's packed with tons of coloring pages, and more, suitable for your punk kids, but also fun for adults.  Check out these short vids of how much fun you can have.


Last, but not least, we have onesies and toddler tees available for purchase!  Comes in white, with our What Is Punk? graphic printed.  Check out:

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Cruisin' around in my GTO

I don't know much about cars but I can definitely appreciate classic cars because they look so cinematic.  And I do love me some Cadillacs, Fords, particularly the T-birds and the Mustangs.  The Surfaris performed on the main stage, set included some of my faves like Walk Don't Run, Surfin' Bird, Sleepwalk, and, of course, their classic hit "Wipe Out".  It was a perfect summer evening.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Let's take life and slow it down incredibly slow

The Line Hotel used to be a Radisson Hotel.  Way back in the 90s when I was a teenager, my friends and I once hung out in the hotel lobby in hopes of meeting some Kpop singers that were in town for a concert in L.A.  We were lucky enough that they magically did appear and we got to hang out and take pictures and chat.  I am pretty old.  I even remember my outfit which consisted of a Nike windbreaker jacket and Adidas mini backpack.  So when I went to The Line Hotel to have lunch at Commissary, it brought back some old memories of my youth but it was refreshing to see the changes, it certainly is an upgrade.  I had the shrimp po' boy and it was absolutely delicious, I still dream about it.  The charred broccolini with quinoa was also amazing.  It's really a beautiful restaurant.  The cafe in the lobby also has quite tasty carbs and drinks.  Poketo can also be found in the lobby.  They have super cute giftable items.  If you are in town, you should check out this place.

Saturday, January 09, 2016

You're chasing the moon, reaching out to touch the stars

This post is so overdue.  But I went to Disneyland during the Holiday time.  We had a great time but it was seriously way too crowded and that was with all the annual passholders blocked out.  That being said, I'd recommend going once to experience the Holiday time magic and see the beautiful Christmas lights and decorations.  Once is enough.  It's so crowded you can't even walk freely, all the rides have crazy wait times, all the fast passes sell out fast, but it was pretty.  Not to mention, we couldn't even get on Hyper Space Mountain because fast passes were gone and the wait time was 2 hours.  No, thanks.  The Star Wars mania made it even more crowded.  But, I did enjoy the fact that I was at Disneyland and not at work.  I really enjoyed chilling and eating.  I'm old so, that's the best part, you know.  I think the best meal was our dinner at the Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe!  We are still dreaming about the Mickey macaron.  We want to go back just for the macaron, or hang out outside at Downtown Disney and pay someone to go buy some for us.  Yes, that good.  Well, now it's 2016.  Winter is always hard for me.  Post-Holiday blues and stuff.  Just cold.  Waiting for Spring.  Hope everyone had a good Holiday, and hope your new year is filled with hope, positive energy, good health, and a grateful heart.

H A P P Y  N E W  Y E A R

Thursday, November 05, 2015

My blog turned nine

Oh, hey!  Totally forgot my blog just turned 9 years old a few days ago!  I was planning to wish it a happy birthday since weeks ago but then things came up and I totally missed it.  Anyways, Youngest Indie is a blog of the indie hey days where I mostly posted gig pics and stuff, which officially started in November 2006.  To celebrate, here is a photo from before I started this blog.  This is a photo I took at a New Year's party in a DTLA warehouse ringing in 2006, with Robert from Black Rebel Motorcycle Club getting ready to spin some records.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

On the shelf

Hello!  So, you all probably know by now that the book I illustrated, was released on October 6.  It's been available for preorder online.  And I know Amazon and online shopping is pretty convenient, but I really still love going to bookstores.  We grew up going into bookstores regularly when we were kids (remember Crown Books?).  Now, one of my favorite bookstores is called Vroman's in Pasadena.  I started going there in the early 2000s.  I would pick up California Apparel News, and various music and fashion magazines.  They have everything.  It's definitely one of those stores that you go into and spend way too much time in there, and discover so many wonderful books and things that you instantly just need to have.  That's the true shopping experience.  Not only that, you should read about this store and how it all began and who Mr. Vroman is.  I love the story and I love how this store still exists.  And it can only exist if we continue to stop in and support by purchasing books, magazines, gifts, etc.  Not only that, they have major guests for in-store events, and have a nice coffee shop.  Also, What Is Punk? is on the the shelves here!  

If you're in the LA area, I am honored to say that our book is also available on the shelves of Skylight Books, Book Soup on Sunset, Diesel at Brentwood Country Mart, and Vroman's Pasadena.  Also, please call your local bookstore and ask if they have it!  That way you're not disappointed if you go looking for our book.  Thanks to everyone for the interest and support

What Is Punk? at Vroman's Bookstore!

Also, we were in AP!  It was super surreal.  I still have my old copies of AP.
And one of the best reviews on Dangerous Minds.

Friday, October 02, 2015

Read our interview with NYMag's Bedford and Bowery

Hey, everyone!  So, the book is almost out and it's been really exciting to see some of the sweet reviews coming in.  We just did an interview about the book, and you can also see some exclusive photos of behind the scenes, making of, and outtakes.  Head on over to Bedford and Bowery to read all about it!  Thank you to Bradley Spinelli!

B E D F O R D   A N D   B O W E R Y - Interview & Exclusive Photos

Also, a reminder for this Sunday in Brooklyn, New York, is the book event with the author!  Check out this link for more info and time.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Fun! Fun!

Hello!  I'm so excited about the book I worked on, What Is Punk? by Eric Morse and Illustrations by me!  It's finally almost here!  (Some of you even have your copies already!)  Please check about above dates for storytime bookstore events with the fabulous author Eric Morse!  There will be fun activities.  All ages welcome!  Bring your kids!  For punk fans of all ages!  Times may vary, so best to check with the bookstore listed above!  Thank you everyone for the interest and support!!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Some call it strange, it's just a frame of mind

I went to see Twin Peaks at one of my favorite L.A. venues, the Troubadour.  When this tour was announced, I was excited because Wavves and Swmrs were also on the bill.  The last time I saw Twin Peaks, Cadien's leg was in a cast, but he still rocked it sitting on a chair.  Among all the new and new-ish bands out there, I've been really enjoying Twin Peaks' albums.  Sunken and Wild Onion are both solid albums.  I still can't get enough of their song "Irene".  Although, they did not sing that at this show.  They didn't sing "Mind Frame" either.  That's fine, I understood their set list choices and because they really rocked their set.

SWMRS was the opening band.  Famous for making the soundtrack for the Hedi Slimane's Saint Laurent runway show.  They were pretty good.  I like a good high-energy punk sounding band.  I know they hate L.A., but that's my hometown, man.

September 12, 2015 - Troubadour