Saturday, September 09, 2017

What Is Hip-Hop? Children's Book out now


Hi, everyone!  I know it's been such a long time since I have last blogged here on youngestindie.  Thought I'd share some big news with you all.  I kept calling this project "book 2", but "book 2" is finally out!  It is the second children's book I have illustrated with my clay figures, and written by Eric Morse, produced by Nelson George, and published by Black Sheep - Akashic Books.  This time we tackled the music genre and culture of hip-hop.  It was definitely a lot of work, and I really gave it my all.  I hope you are interested enough to pick up a copy and check it out!  Official book release was this past Tuesday on September 5, 2017.  If you are looking to purchase the book offline, please call your local bookstore and ask if they have in stock, or if they can order for you.  For all you online shoppers, the book is available on many websites, including Akashicbooks.com,  amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com.  Thank you! 




If you are in the Los Angeles area, please support our local bookstores!  I checked online and it shows that What Is Hip-Hop? is now on the shelves at:





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What Is Hip-Hop? Book Trailer

Thursday, March 30, 2017

You are my medicine



Melancholy Hill is one of my favorite Gorillaz songs.  With the recent buzz of Gorillaz big comeback and new songs, I was inspired to make Noodle!  I recorded the process and sped it up.  Check out the video!



Monday, January 23, 2017

Fighting evil by moonlight 🌙



It was raining cats and dogs all day yesterday (and some other days last week).  So here is what I did on my rainy Sunday.  It's Luna and Artemis from Sailor Moon.  We were really into Sailor Moon in the late 90s.  Always appreciated the details of the story.  Although, I've got to say, in the American version of Sailor Moon, Luna's voice sounded more like an old grandma, whereas, the Japanese version, she had a super cute voice.  It's okay, I still loved it anyway.

The pictures are all I can feel





I've been looking so long at these pictures of you
That I almost believe that they're real

Here are some time lapse videos capturing the process of making Robert Smith out of play doh.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

It never rains in Southern California

It's been raining a lot in Los Angeles this month.  It is winter, after all.  The rain just keeps coming down.  Angelenos just do not go out when it rains, if it can be helped.  I opened the window and looked out.  The air was cold and fresh.  As I looked at the pouring rain, I thought to myself, at least it didn't rain like this any time I went to a show.  I thought about it more.  I just couldn't remember any time I lined up in the rain, or ran to my car after a show.  Then, I remembered that one time it rained when I tried to wait outside for Morrissey after his show at the Palladium.  I didn't have an umbrella, and gave up pretty quickly because, hey, who am I kidding, right?