We’re happy to finally announce the debut of our new zine at this year’s MoCCA Fest (April 5-6, 2014)! SAD/HAPPY is a full color, ~48-page anthology of good, bad, silly, weird, scary stories about adolescence and growing up!
Come say hi at our table (unfortunately we don’t know where it is yet) and check out the book! I’m really really proud of all the work everyone put into it! And everyone that buys it at our MoCCA table also gets a free postcard! But if you can’t make it out there, we’re also taking ONLINE PRE-ORDERS!
Kristen Davis, Katrina Richter, Ray Masaki, Monica Ramos, Paulina Ho, Annalise Olson, Tephany Padreganda, Janet Sung, Arielle Jovellanos, Amelia Chia, Emmy Reis, Jackie Yang, Abigail Malate, Emily Ho, Justin Yoon, Vincy Cheung, Magnus Atom, Amanda Scurti, Matt Rockefeller, Josiah Files, Lily Pfaff, Ava Nguyen, Michelle Hiraishi, Yssa Badiola, Jay Bendt, and Diana Huh
Teaser artwork by:
Janet Sung (cover type), Monica Ramos, Diana Huh, and Emmy Reis
Edited and Produced by yours truly, co-edited by Arielle
*I’m going to be sharing the table with my friends Arielle, Annie, Emmy, Amelia, and Emily! (omg tongue twister)
AHHHH thank you so much to Janet and Arielle for letting me be apart of this, I love these two ladies so much and I appreciate everything they do to put such amazing zines together!!! There’s so many great artists who took part in this and I can’t wait to see their submissions. I only wish I could be there to pick up the zine in person!!!!!
• 11 March 2014 • 398 notes
Some small drawings of a friendless (though not anymore) witch and a girl cursed with the head of a fish!
I might only be posting sketchbook drawings for now since any time for digital work has been spent trying to decipher my class notes for Maya instead hahahaha….ha…………
• 26 February 2014 • 44 notes
HAHA THIS IS SO LATE buuuut I’ve never done Hourly Comic Day before so I still wanted to post this! I had to add the text to the side since I didn’t feel like the speech bubbles were really working.
My Saturday class is Intro to 3D Animation and we’re learning how to use Maya and WOW it is so difficult. I’m starting to see wireframes around all the objects around me because of that class haha..ha… D;
• 2 February 2014 • 86 notes
This blog turned 4-YEARS-OLD last week! I started this tumblr when I had just turned 16, now I’m 20 and that’s both exciting and scary D:
Here’s some instagram updates and other sketchbook drawings! I’ve been feeling super inspired lately because Emily was SO amazing and emailed me a ton of Miyazaki art, check out her tumblr because her work is gorgeous!!!!
• 23 January 2014 • 115 notes
My 2013 resolution was just to focus on backgrounds and I think that’s something I’ve improved on in the past year!! A few of my 2014 year resolutions include:
- STILL work on backgrounds
- Focus on technical things, like perspective and trying out different media
- More drawing from life AND do more animal gestures
- START THINKING ABOUT/WORKING ON INTERNSHIP APPLICATIONS/PORTFOLIOS
• 7 January 2014 • 102 notes
Merry Christmas!! I love you all :)
• 24 December 2013 • 45 notes
Last sketchbook dump of the year! Colorful micron drawing, a girl who is cursed with the head of a fish, gestures, and a Sargent study for school! This last year I tried to focus a lot on backgrounds, this next year my goal is to be focus even more using backgrounds to help with storytelling and tighten up on my technical skills.
ALSO, this was sometime ago, but I was so excited to receive my Ladies of Literature zine copy! I feel like I say this a lot, but Arielle is just the sweetest person EVER and I’m so glad to have met someone as wonderful as her on tumblr. No words can describe how much I appreciate her ;~;
I also made an instagram account if anyone would like to follow! Hoping to post more sketchbook drawings there, my username is: _mhiraishi with an underscore in front.
*edit: By following me on instagram you will follow me on a journey of struggles and not understanding how to hashtag things
• 23 December 2013 • 104 notes
I’ve been feeling so inspired lately, I mean GUYS we have a whole future ahead of us and wow I just believe so much in everyone I follow and know in real life and just everyone right now. And whether you consider yourself an artist or not, there’s so many beautiful things and moments out there to capture or create.
Couldn’t think of a title for this one, but imagine that he’s blaring this song in the background.
• 11 December 2013 • 106 notes
Frozen sketches because I thought the movie was SO beautiful!
• 28 November 2013 • 57 notes