Akira Kurosawa – Composing Movement

This short documentary about Akira Kurosawa shows what a wonderful eye the director had. His ability to compose a living moment astounds me to this day. I can still barely compose a decent scene for a drawing. He was a wonderful artist and will always be one of the greatest directors in film history. When paired with the manic genius of Toshirō Mifune, there is a magic that happens almost spontaneously.

Kage no Gundan (影の軍団) A.K.A. Shadow Warriors

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Kage no Gundan II is an old favorite from my youth. In Sacramento, CA, in the early 1980s, one of our local channels would play this program on Sunday evenings. The intrigue, action and music made it a perfect show to enjoy to close the weekend out with. For me, this is Sonny Chiba at his finest. Playing a leader of a hunted Iga Ninja unit in search of the “Dark Shogun” and his minions. The concept of a small band of people doing good in the shadows against much larger forces has always been a favorite plot.

Sale on My TeePublic Shop – 1500 Designs and Counting

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Sale on My TeePublic Shop - 1500 Designs and Counting

Today I hit 1500 designs on my TeePublic account. Not all are winners, but there are a few that some folks have really enjoyed. I still have yet to see one of my shirts out in the wild, but I have a few friends who have sent me photos of them sporting my work. This weekend TeePublic is having a sitewide sale so if you ever wanted any of my designs as a coffee mug, a sticker or some sort of wearable, please check the sale out. Right now, it’s one of my main hustles and I love doing it. That’s all for now… I am going to get back to designing now. Cheers!

A Few of My Top Featured Designs on TeePublic

The following five designs are some of my top selling on TeePublic.com. Last November I featured the Top Five, this time I wanted to give six through ten a signal boost. While most of my top designs are not my personal favorites, I am stoked that they are other people’s favorites ^_^

Man From Atlantis

When I was a child, I wanted to wear something like this. MFA was my favorite television show in 1977, it only lasted one season. I can recall learning how to swim like the main character, Mark Harris. Now they call it the Dolphin Kick… back then my Father thought I would drown if I tried to perform it 😉

Samurai Oni Mask

Inspired by Samurai Mempo (armored facemasks), this was designed using the shapes tool in photoshop. The Mempo was another tool to incite fear in opponents. Now I just hope it turns back, or lessen the load of Viruses.

Kirby Crackle

Kirby Crackle. Not much to explain about this one. Attributed to the late, great, Jack “King” Kirby; These dots convey power and energy on the comic page, and now they can be on multiple products.

Green Ranger Mask

Go Green with this Green Ranger mask. Sentai is near and dear to my heart, and this was created using nothing but Photoshop shapes and gaussian blur tool.

Mach 5

The Mach 5 was the first car I could name… even before the Bat-Mobile. Speed Racer and Ultraman were my first two favorite shows. This is my homage to the anime that helped shape me into the nerd I am today.