Tuesday, February 28, 2006


So I was invited to do my first ever podcast with the great guys over at Comic Geek Speak. I spent a little over an hour chatting with Kevin, Bryan and the whole CGS crew about everything from my start in comics to Japan and manga to my current projects. They're an awesome bunch of guys who really asked some insightful questions and I think the whole interview turned out really well.

Please feel free to pop over and give it a listen. Here's the link:


Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Gotta love the Mos!!

I was just going through some of my Japan pics and found these which I thought I'd share.

My favorite restaurant in Japan is Mos Burger. Basically, it's an upscale Japanese version of McDonalds, but 10 times better! They have this special Mos Sauce they put on their burgers that is out of this world! Mos has been expanding recently too, opening up these select new Green Mos, which have pricer menus with exclusive specialty burgers that have classy toppings and sauces. They only make 40 a day too and people line up for them. Yeah, it's kind of a gimmick, but a good one. And now, in Kichijoji in Tokyo, they've opened Mos C, for Classic, which is a traditional sit-down burger restaurant which offers rather expensive 100% pure Kobe Beef burgers. So knowing my affinity for all thing Mos, my buddy Aki made sure we took a trip there and it was WELL WORTH IT!

Here's my $20.00 Kobe Beef Double Chili Cheeseburger! The picture doesn't do it justice, but I think I can safely say it was one of, if not THE most amazing burger I've ever eaten!!

Aki had the Double Avacado Onion Burger, and I think this pic gives you a better idea as to the size of these big boys.

We also split some sliced Avacado with a soy yuzu sauce and some onion rings. Avacado is kind of the hip food in Japan now, actually.

So from now on, every trip to Japan will find me taking a special trip to Mos C. I still dream of that burger!

9 hours and 22 minutes later...

...and I now have the three GNR Chinese Democracy tracks I was looking for, and even more! You gotta love the internet!!

Thanks to TB and GB for hooking me up!!


Yes, work on SHIKI coninues...

Thanks to everyone who wrote in asking for more art!

Chinese Democracy?

Ok, it's time to put the power of this blog to the test.

I just read that three studio tracks off the LONG LONG awaited new Guns N' Roses album Chinese Democracy have been "leaked" to the internet. I've never really downloaded music before except off of iTunes and the quick searches I did for these tracks turned up all kinds of stuff but I don't know what's what.

So, does anyone who reads this have the songs? If so, please let me know. I WANT THEM!!

Monday, February 20, 2006


For those of you with no plans in New York City this Saturday night...

Thursday, February 16, 2006

The verdict is not in...

I'm still stuck on jury duty. Day two here at the NYC Courthouse. But at least today I was able to bring my laptop and come a little early to get one of these work stations that have high-speed internet hook ups. First come, first serve, with no time limit, so I can work all day as I wait! Getting a lot of evil eyes though from people who didn't get a space.

I really don't mind being here as it's interesting to see the legal/judicial process first hand. I watch a Law and Order all the time, and I'm enjoying seeing the reality of it. What I found funny was that most people think jury duty is a pain in the ass and try to get out of it, so they show you this Diane Sawyer hosted video when you get here that tells you what an honor it is to be selected and your role should be respected and how "powerful" a responsibility it is. (They use the word 'powerful' a lot.) They really try to glamorize it when all you do is sit around and wait to be called.

I was called yesterday. We went down to the courtroom, met the judge and attorneys, and went into jury selection for a felony drug charge. I didn't get picked and was excused, so had to come back today, but it was fascinating to watch them interview and eliminate all the jurors who do get picked. Trying to catch the jurors who were lying just to get out of it was the most fun. One girl raised her hand and said she couldn't serve because she was a Buddhist and the Buddha wouldn't approve of her deciding the future course of someone else's life. That's really what she said! The judge got a real kick out of this and explained all she had to decide was help decide if the plaintiff was "guilty" or "not guilty" and he would decide the guy's future from there. She hemmed and hawed and came up with all kinds of bullshit, and he argued with her, but he eventually excused her. I'm tellin' ya, it takes all kinds!

So maybe I should start thinking about that legal comic now...

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Ai Interview

There's an interview up over at the Pulse with yours truly...


And if you scroll down, they interview Tomoko Taniguchi about the project as well!

Monday, February 13, 2006

Yes, My Blog Sucks

I know, I know. I haven't posted in forever, and me and my blog both suck. Thanks for the e-mails letting me know.

So what can I do to make it up to you? Since I seem to have a rather diverse "bloggership", I'll try to include something for everyone...

How about a picture of a gingerbread AT-AT Walker? (Thanks to Heidi for this.)

A glimpse at the new "water" fountain I'm having installed?

Jessica Alba in lingerie?

An Asian high school class picture?

Three cats and a rabbit?

Lindsay Lohan in a bikini?

Me and Finch wasted off our asses?

Our dates from that same evening?

And this last one is for my mom, as even she told me by blog now sucks.... Me and Mutsumi.

Friday, February 03, 2006

More Marvel Ai

Buzzscope now has an extended preview up of my Marvel Ai issue with pages from ALL THREE of the stories.


"Meld With You" by Tomoko Taniguchi, starring the Vision and the Scarlet Witch.
"Silence of the the Heart" by Kei Kobayashi, starring Medusa and Blackbolt.
"Love is Blindness" by Toga, starring Daredevil, Elektra and the Black Widow.
All beautifully colored by Christina Strain and lettered by Dave Lanphear.

Thanks in advance for checking it out!

Not Cheering Just Yet...

...but if this news is true, I'll be a happy man.

"Former Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin close to beginning work on the band's first studio album since their break up in 2000, Billboard reports."

As long as Iha and D'Arcy as along for the ride as well...