Can't believe it has been two years since I made a sticker sheet. Here is a new one. I have been working on affirmations for a decade as a gift for people, to myself, and to just share my type drawing skills. This one I made as as a reminder to take care of yourself. I need it to remind myself. Please hustle, do good work, fight for whats right, stand up for your rights, all that. And....take good care of yourself because the world needs you.
This is a short I've been wanting to do for awhile. In fact, I drew this sketch over a year ago and never put the final touches on it until now. For those that don't know, a Haenyeo is a word for Korean women who dive off the coast of Jeju island. No time for a history lesson but what they do, many could not at the age of 20 or 80.
Check out Marcus Books in Oakland if you have not already. If you have, please go back there and support again. You can not only find history, psychology, memoirs, novels, children's books, graphic novels, non fiction, and fiction. But, you can also request books and they will order them. And when you buy it from them instead of through online giants you're helping to keep the dollars in this store and the Black community of Oakland.
What up family, this is the third year we've done the "Social Justice Children's Bk Holiday Fair" and the venue, date, and some of the guests are above. Please bring your children, families, teachers, librarians, friends, and activists to come meet some of these kids bk makers and hang out. The following is a list of some of the authors that will be present!
Maya Gonzalez- Reflection Press
Kamaria Lofton-Like The Moon
Janine Macbeth-Blood Orange Press
Matthew Smith-Reflection Press
Justine Villanueva- Sawaga River press
Here is the facebook event LINK please rsvp and share, share, share!
MODE2 "Preludes" Art Exhibition in Paris from Rebild Productions on Vimeo.
I'm not joking when I say I have been a fan of this guy's since I was a kid. It all started with Spraycan Art by Jim Prigoff. Then , just seeing his work in Graffiti magazines (before the internet). Then actually seeing some of his pieces up close in NYC. Now you can follow him on social media and he has had a website for at several years. Check out this video of him putting together a show!
Yooo! So honored to be a part of the 7th annual SF Etsy Holiday Emporium. I started at this event as a volunteer and last year was my first year as a seller which was phenomenal. This will be my second year and I hope you'll come thru to see some of the amazing talent there. People who make clothes, bags, accessories, jewelry, art, prints, furniture, toys, food, desserts, so much! And each year I make a few more friends. Check out some info and photos below. I'll have a new book to share, plus the classics, bk accessories, and a lot more art prints. I like forward to seeing you.
WHAT: SF Etsy Street Team will host its 7th Annual Indie Holiday
Emporium on November 30th 12-6 pm and December 1 from 11am to
5 pm at Pier 27 on the Embarcadero in San Francisco.
WHO: SF Etsy is a local Etsy community with over 2700 members of
local artisans and designers who together have created a supportive,
artistic community sharing their knowledge, time and gifts for the
betterment of their creative community.
For more information about events, member features, and creative
inspiration please visit SF Etsy’s website: EtsySF.com. and Social
Media @SFetsy #IHESF2019 #etsymadelocalsf #sfetsyshow #sfetsy
This event is free, kid friendly and open to the public. Sorry, no dogs
except service dogs.
Check out this blog to see some sneak peaks!
Saturday, November 30th Noon - 6 pm
Sunday, December 1 from 11am to 5 pm
New Venue: Pier 27 Cruise Terminal, The Embarcadero San
Francisco, CA 94124.
Plenty of nearby public parking / paid spaces available and its easily
accessible via SF Public transportation, and by bicycle.
For more information: Please visit the Facebook Event Page
SF Etsy Leadership Team - firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are a few shops I remember liking or folks I know.
Yo!! So inspiring to hear this amazing creative, author, publisher, Justine talk about her new book and the process she went through making it and becoming a publisher! PLEASE listen and share this. Let folks know about her bilingual books and all that she does for our literary community!
I met this cat Brian "Deka" Paupaw while living in Brooklyn. Cool dude, good vibes. I knew back then that the brother was into snow boarding but did not know he was taking the babies and showing them. Such an inspiring thing to watch! Check them out on facebook. If you're feeling it, you can donate to the org to get more kids out there.
Eyy, if you have friends or family in Sacramento please invite them to this show. Trust Your Struggle Collective is celebrating 16 years at one of our many homes, Sacramento California which is the home of the mighty SOL Collective who have been with us since the very beginning.
If you've been to any of the group or solo shows at Sol you know its about to be live. Come through!
They fought all the time before Mama went away. She took care of them and taught them lessons about loving each other that took a long time for them to understand. In fact it wasn't until the flu began watching their every move that Donny and Jalil truly understood what brotherhood meant. They would have to agree on more than just the channel for this new technology to work.
On shorts: I started doing these over 8 years ago as a way to practice my writing and illustration. Just barely starting to pick it back up again. Want to see more? Check out:
Check it out folks, I created an illustration for the Bay Area International Children's Film Fest! Its happening in February of next year at the Chabot Space Center in Oakland! Bring your kids and come check it out. February 22-23rd 2020!
Please visit their website to see information about the films and playing and the workshops that will be offered. LINK
Save the Date for an amazing program of films and activities inspired by our theme, The Power of Kids, as BAICFF highlights the ways that young people use their voices to change the world. Through premieres of international family-friendly films, special events, and presentations from award-winning filmmakers, the festival celebrates children who use social justice, activism, and civic engagement to call attention to issues that affect us all.
This year's highlights include:
Films and Guest Filmmakers from around the World.
Election Year Special! Get your civics lessons with the retro "School House Rock!" BAICFF showcases some of these beloved animated educational short films, which originally ran on television from 1973 to 1985 and are still just as relevant today.
Our ever-popular Stop Motion Animation Workshops, for kids ages 6-14.
The Fest's "How did they do that?" series highlights Berkeley-based Kuku Studios, with a special behind-the-scenes program about their new Netflix show "Go! Go! Cory Carson." This new animated show for preschool audiences follows the adventures of kid car Cory Carson as he navigates the winding roads of his childhood in Bumperton Hills. The BAICFF program will even be hosted by Cory Carson himself!
Go check out the interview I did with Radix Media HERE.
Who is Radix? They are a worked owned printer and literary publisher that is unionized and eco conscious. Read more about them on their website and check out some of the zines, books, cards, posters, invitations, and pamphlets they print. Offset, letterpress, and digital!
This photo by my friend Tiffany Eng has been in rotation since 2013.
What up hip hop fans. My homie Ayentee (MC/Producer/Dad) has been making hip hop for over 20 years. He has released several albums and collaborative projects. This year he started a new endeavor to release a song every week I believe. And so far it is has been amazing to hear both content, rhyme, and beat wise! If you're over 30 you'll really feel this one. Listen and share!
Hey! If you're in the Bay Area, I'd love to see you at this show on Saturday. Wer'e showing some photographs chronicling some of the Oakland work that we've done and showing a bit of our work from over the past 16 years. Come thru to Amor Eterno, an awesome gallery and tattoo space.
YES! So juiced to see my sister Cece get featured in KQED Arts as she works so very hard to craft stories and beautiful images of indigenous women and peoples. If you didn't already know, Cece is one of the members of our crew "Trust Your Struggle Collective" Please watch and follow Cece on Instagram.
Hey, continuing with this the bookmarks, here is another one in Spanish urging the reader to "Leer novelas gráficas" or "read graphic novels". Forgive me if there's a simpler way to say that but I want to encourage Spanish speaking kids and adults of all kinds to read these books as well. Hopefully this will be useful.
If you'd like to get one of these please cop it here.
Wow, I was so enveloped in new bebe world with my daughter that I forgot to post these paintings I did last year! So these sisters are African American and Chinese. They are super sweet, smart, kind, and beautiful. And their parents are friends of the family.
Wanna see the last one I painted of Mom Roopa and her son Ravi? Click HERE.
If you're interested in getting a portrait commissioned, please go to my store or on etsy. I have done over 60 portraits of children since 2012 I believe and it is always a fun gift to give to a parent, grandparent, or loved one.
Recently I went out to Columbus Ohio to attend the SOL Con at Ohio St University and to read to some children at an elementary school out there. Here are some photos from my trip. The photo above is from an apartment area I saw. I really dug the architecture. All in all, it was a great experience. Katlin who along with Prof Aldama organized so much of the event was great to meet. All the exhibitors and folks I met were super cool. I took most of the photos but a few are from the SOL Con facebook pg.
The day of the con
One of the huge buildings
This is the school library before the babies arrived. I had a lot of fun meeting the principal Dr. Robinson, all the school staff and Dionne from the Wexner Center for the Arts. It was really great to meet their students, show them artwork, and talk to them about storytelling and Furqan's First.
Walking around the city from my hotel to leaving. Its always fun to walk around a city. I wish I'd had the time to see more but my trip was super short.
Yo! Hi my name is Rob. You can call me Robert or Roberto. I also go by "Tres". I write and illustrate stories. I design characters for children's books and animation, and I paint murals occasionally too. Parenthood,Ethnic Studies,Storytelling, Food, Music, Social Justice, Science Fiction,Design, & Publishing are regular thoughts. To contact me for commissioned art, freelance, or collaboration. Email me: email@example.com