Tuesday, February 24, 2009

japan mini con.....

jeremy, kunikazu, andy, tomokazu

drawn by jeremy stock... of tom and i and how all we do is cuss.
kenichi, andy, tom, jeremy, and hashi

channel 23, thats his name

tom and yoichi, wearing thier speed competiton masks

so, its been great over here....

the past few weeks have been crazy. my buddy jeremy stock flew in from Buffalo, he had been staying with Tomo and I for several weeks now. did a couple small gigs, did some sight seeing...kinda funny watching another american guy goof up alot. but he was only staying through the convention time and lil after...tomo had helped him set up for his big trip further into JAPAN...on his way to cold cold cold Iwate. which was up north. but it was fun hving him around. kinda changed the experience a lil...but ina good way.

also the mini-con here in Asakusa, Japan was great. i got to meet all other friends i hadnt seen since id gotten here, plus additional members.

conventions here are crazy quick, two days of drawing time (but only til 930pm) and you only get to choose four of your best.....mostly everybody , had only been working on four, maybe three, or really huge ones with many faces.

i just tryed my best to draw everyone i had made friends with, plus there were so many great faces my head was going to explode.

i didnt win any big award, but i did get some sweet drawings of me. thanx for having me Japan.

Thanx: Tomo, Zengo, Kunikazu, Junko, Yuko, Ayumi, Tom, Taka, Yuri, Chologi, Jero, Yoichi, Mizuki, Buncoro, Ryohei, Ryo, Say-g, Kamal, Miki, Tomoko, Module bar, La Muggina, to all the street vendors and all the artist i met, and all the people; the many many many people. Thank You.

tomokazu, jeremy, and i in kyoto

in kyoto with friends

working in osaka with Mau , Tomo, Yoichis lil bro and friend....and with jeremy


TAKANABE said...

Thank you,too!!
Live Paiting and sketch night is very very good memory.
And, minicon is so good memory,too.

justfrancesca said...

Thanks for popping by my blog, Andy! I see you're still causing trouble in Japan:)

chris chUa! said...

man, Andy! KILLER work at the con! I think I like this stuff even more that your ncn con stuff, which I thought was awesome! so much cool fun stuff, I like the combo of markers and artstix. the woman with teeth and white hat had some nice textures. the one of souske is rad, and kage. emri's is fun and cool. I think you upped the ante overall. it's very inspiring and makes me go, damn! I gotta pick up my game, heh :)

Mr. Urzua said...

thanx guys...

yeah taka live painting was the greatest.

damn chua, im glad i can inspire...thanx man, u always got something nice to say.

ill be at the ohio con...lets bring it.

jert said...

I'm a big fan of yer stuff. nice pics from japan

Mr. Urzua said...

hey thanx jert...appreciate it, glad u digging my stuff, means a lot

see u in ohio.
but thanx again for the motivation

Kamal Dollah said...

Yo Andy!

Finally found your blog. It was fun hanging out with you in Tokyo.

You're one crazy dude and your drawing is awesome.

Wishing all the best to you and your lady.

Elgin Subwaysurfer Bolling said...

glad to see you're still killin' em overseas, Andy...er I meaan