Detroit & Bombers…

The sequential art show was lovely and I was excited to see all the other comic art. It’s inspiring to see the many different ways to tell your story pictorally and sometimes with no words at all.

The first Pilsen coaster show was a success and everyone contributed such original pieces. It was fun to see what everyone came up with and the coaster trades among the artists was a hit! Here is one of my coasters. I made a set of monster kids on their picture day. Continue reading “Detroit & Bombers…”

Plush Workshop @ Rumble Arts

I’m so happy and excited to be holding a plush toy workshop once again! This time I will be at Rumble Arts Center in the Humboldt Park neighborhood.

Rumble Arts has a great mix of evening and weekend classes available, from yoga and dance to figure drawing and screenprinting. If you are a parent living in the city and looking for affordable arts classes for the family I recommend checking them out. You can visit their website for a schedule of classes and events.

I received an email from Rumble last week that I have a full roster for this coming Sunday. See everyone real soon 🙂

Plush Workshop w/ Monstrochika @ Rumble Arts!

Pilsen Open Studios @ Cobalt Studio

Hello again everyone!

What a lovely time we had at the grand studio warming/open studios event at
Cobalt Studio!

Adriana Baltazar’s beautiful hanging paper flowers. Print-outs, cut-outs, postcards, photos, covered the walls of Adriana’s work area and hover above small works in progress and various work materials. You also find an installation piece which is a miniature model of her Abuelita’s home in Pilsen.

Towards the middle of the studio people are crowded around players of a fooseball table game. The fooseball table is covered in the artwork of Juan Compean on the U.S. immigration issue. The player pieces are works of art, molds made for each piece and painted with the “players” on both sides. Some that I recall on the US side were a border patrol agent, a rockero with a mohawk, and a blood spattered butcher representing immigrant meat packing plant workers.

Across from the fooseball game is a lounge area where people sit relaxing and chatting on a big comfy brown couch. Towards this back area is where Antonio Martinez’s work area is located. Small to large works on canvas and wood grace the walls. His paintings include such figures as the late Carlos Cortez, Padre Jesus, masked luchadores, hand tools and his recurrent mighty hands which he says stem from his experience working with his hands as a plumber by trade.

My first comic “The Brown Bag Lunch Hour”

Thank you Cobalt Studio!


Chika A Day: DAY 31 – Project Ended

Tonight I had dinner with two great artists/friends in China Town. They had me cracking up. There is something that I cannot be without. LAUGHTER. It feels soooooo good and I love it.

So my friends, here is the final Monstrochika in the Chika A Day Project. A happy and fully nourished chica. Like my favorite Buddha – The Happy Buddha!

Thank you all for your support. It was a fun and at times wacky project to share with you. Keep visiting because there is more fun to come!