Wednesday, November 7, 2012

27 // Solidarity

Feat: Keith (aka KK)

Based on a random conversation that came up and I asked about shaving my head. Not a crazy funny strip, but I thought that it was kind of cute. At least Keith thought it was funny. =P

Keith is sporting the miSFit tee from my buddy at (bay area established design apparel).

And grats to the Giants for being the World Champs!!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

26 // Shop Much?

Featuring: Meghan
Yeah... we must shop too much. This made me crack up! Naturally I had to make a comic of it.

25 // Stabby

Featuring: Mike Hansen, again.
We have a softball game the next day, which is why he says I'm useless after that.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Autumn Harvest Lootable

New limited time Lootable cards for the RiftMobile. Only available for the duration of the Autumn Festival World Event on Rift.
I sneaked in my name/sig on the barrel along with the crying snake that appears in every card. =D

Sunday, September 16, 2012

24 // Knowing, is Half the Battle

Feat. Mike Hansen
Not only is Mr. Hansen a Designer on Rift, he's our Coach and Captain of our Softball team.
Note: Mr. Hansen is also sporting our team jersey. And yeah, our team is really called "Plane Awesome".

We had this conversation over skype, and he actually wrote that in MS Paint and sent it to me via skype. I saved that pic and used it in this comic. =D I was super snarky and feisty that day. He threatened to hit me again. =P

Also I'm trying a different format for my comic. I've had challenges fitting and balancing triple panels. I think this might be a cleaner and easier approach. What do you guys think? Makes it easier to read too.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

23 // One of My Favorite Things

Featuring: Tarja
Our QA Lead is awesome! She knows I love cream puffs and makes it a point to let me in on the secret when she spoils her team with them. XD
And yes, my eyes are literally beaming of happiness, just like that.

Tarja is sporting Warface swag from the recent event at PAX Prime.
And that's my new H&M bright colored blouse. =)

Saturday, August 11, 2012


Been working on a side project and was in the process of concepting an icon as part of a logo. I had a lot of fun thinking up of cute panda poses, gestures and expressions. I compiled a gang up of a bunch of the pandas I had sketched up.

I also went and updated and expanded my favorite panda/sakura poster. I made this my background for my android. =P

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

22 // First World Problems

A quicky this time! I know it's been over a month. Been busy with travels and work. >_<

Featuring Meghan.

We had a yummy night of Ramen and Dessert.
This is what happens after you come back from traveling. =P
This was my money I had converted back to USD.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

21 // Sweet

A quick and cute one! Ellery posts a bunch of great quotes on his tumblr, and this was one of the latest. I could just imagine it in my head. =P

Featuring Ellery, and Deb. Deb just moved up here from Austin and Ellery's new housemate. Since Ellery bakes a lot, it's not a surprise he'd have chocolate in the fridge. =)

Friday, June 22, 2012

In coming!

Sneak peek! I'm turning this into a poster to spice up our area. Yay!

Monday, June 18, 2012

20 // Doggy Duty with Engineers

Featuring dudes from the engineering team. Danny and the residential troll, Doug.
I'm in the Engineering chat just because I'm part of the department. The only thing that catches my attention are random and pointless arguments like these. I guess this is engineering logic at it's best.
lol, I saved this convo a while ago to add to my material. I just wanted to do a quick one tonight since that's all the time I had for.

On another note, Hey! I've hit 20! XD
I should make 25 a good one, eh?

Moon Rabbit

I think this belongs here. =)
Thanks to my friend Shelby, she knows about my Bunny blog and had to get me something from Japan related to BunnyBe. The rice paper painting paired with the wooden usagi coaster comes with a folklore about the Moon Rabbit. Thanks a bunch Shelby! <3

p.s. If you look close enough, those are the raw sketches from my recent comic. I doodled them while I was at work since that's how I was feeling at the moment. Hahaha!

From the wiki:
The Moon rabbit in folklore is a rabbit that lives on the moon, based on pareidolia that identifies the markings of the moon as a rabbit. The story exists in many cultures, particularly in Aztec mythology and East Asian folklore, where it is seen pounding in a mortar and pestle.[1][2] In Chinese folklore, it is often portrayed as a companion of the moon goddess Chang'e, constantly pounding the elixir of life for her; but in Japanese and Korean versions it is just pounding the ingredients for rice cake.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

19 // My Week

It's been quite a hectic, frustrating, and tiring week. When I'm defeated, a nice little treat always gets my spirits lifted. My sweet coworker Nagi gave me a cream puff this monday after my long woes of P4 and CS5 frustrations. That made my day and pretty much recharged me. ^_^

This is meant to be a quick sketch and light hearted one. Kind of like an off series.
I've hardly had time to do any personal work, let alone comics. I really try to do at least 1 a month. Now that I have some town time for this weekend, more D3 playtime!

Monday, April 9, 2012

18 // Good to Know

Featuring Playground Bully, Barish part 2.
Or as anonymous calls him, "The Office Hobo".

And yes, shameless plug for little bunnybe! She's been neglected. Note the BunnyUSBe ^_^
The actual ones I use have a kitty holding an ichigo, and a kitty. The other one just has a strap.

I have about 3 usbs I switch in and out for different purposes. Some work, music, driving tunes, or temp files etc. Each usb has a big difference in storage and it's easy to mix them up. I have a bunch of cute cell phone key chains that I can't use anymore because my phone doesn't have a strap holder. I put one on each usb so it's a lot easier for me to fish it out of my purse and a lot less easier to lose. Can't tell you how many times I misplace these! You get the idea =)

Sunday, April 8, 2012

17 // Fashion

Featuring the Playground Bully, Barish. Part 1.

He gives me shit for basically everything, but I don't take it. I usually throw it back in his face. This was a bit of an adaptation because James came up with the "Top Tier Hobo" line, that I used when this situation came up.
I got this kick ass jacket from Harajuku in Japan a year back. It's super unique so I'm a bit hesitant to wear it sometimes because it's a bit showy and out there because of that. But it's such a cool jacket, and I figure I can get away with it since I'm a designer. =)

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

True definition of frienemy

Barish: I left you some poisonous bears on your desk.
Alice: OH It was you! Usually you wait until someone eats it before telling them it's poisonous.
Alice: They are cute though. I'd thank you if you weren't trying to kill me.
Barish: I figured I'd leave them for people I want to kill...yourself & Doug for example.
Alice: Thanks man. You're so swell.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

16 // Designer Insults Part II

Featuring another jerkface.
A few years later, when I started working at Trion as a UI Designer, this happened to me. I thought it wouldn't happen again. I was wrong. Different guy, same insult.

Monday, February 6, 2012

15 // Designer Insults Part 1

Featuring some douchebag. XD
Going to be the start of a series of Designer Insults! I have some really good ones lined up. It's ridiculous some of the crap people have said to me about being a designer/artist WHILE they are trying to hit on me. It's like.. "Really guy? REALLY?" This one happened a few years ago while I was working at cyworld doing web design/UI work.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Rift Mobile!

Something we've been working on for the past couple of months. Has definitely been a challenge since we had a small team to work on this. I was the only artist, and we had 3 engineers, to work on the iOS and Android version part time while 1.6 stuff was coming out. >_< iOS beta version is out for now. Android will be released soon. Soon as in, when the rest of the engineers are back from winter vacation... =P
Kotaku and Massively. This app is totally free, and can be downloaded from the marketplace.

I did all the art for this app, and here are some of the minigames we call lootables. These are much like scratchers where you match icons to win a prize. All prizes get sent to you through in game mail. We had a lot of thrashing from branding about this not looking Rifty enough, but to be honest, mobile games have to be fun and appealing! What's more fun then cute critters and crying snakes? Ahaha.. There are hidden crying snakes on each card. Why crying snakes? Because their tears are the rarest drop to complete your tears artifact collection. The art for these cards were done in order below, so you can see it gets progressively more elaborate. If you're a Rifter, these items should look more than familiar to you!

Other cool features include being able to chat with your friends and guildies. I've been using this app everyday, it's really nice being able to feel connected to your friends all the time. Easier to coordinate events as well.