GR2: Feb 7, 2-4pm Enfu Cute Grit Book Signing + Drawing Demo
2062 Sawtelle Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90025
Feb 7, 2015 2-4pm
Enfu: Cute Grit Book Signing Drawing Demo
featuring Enfu, Mari Inukai and Sho Murase
Come meet Enfu (Ken Taya) who'll be in person from Seattle. He'll be joined by Mari Inukai and Sho Murase in a drawing demo that'll be projected with plenty of seating. He'll sign books afterwards.
Cute Grit is the debut collection of digitally designed pop art by Japanese American artist Enfu. So named for its fanciful, yet edgy style, this comprehensive compilation of hundreds of colorful illustrations merges childlike imagination with serious exploration of Asian American identity.
ENFU Trailer from Ian Devier on Vimeo.
Welcome to the whimsical world of Cute Grit, the digitally rendered pop art debut by video game developer and artist Enfu. Comprised of over 1,000 illustrations, this fantastical collection explores the intersections between video games, art and the Asian American experience through the lens of Enfu's wild, east-meets-west style. Re-discover your favorite game villains, cartoon characters, icons and cityscapes in a digital universe of Enfu, where he unites the loveable, the warped, and the fantastic in a world both foreign and familiar, sweet and surly, gritty and cute.
Ken "Enfu" Taya enjoys his day job in the video game industry as a developer for titles such as Halo 3 (XBOX360) and Scribblenauts Unmasked (WiiU, PC, 3DS). His commissioned illustrations and murals can be seen in stores and restaurants across the Pacific Northwest, and his popular bilingual comic, I Fart Rainbow, enjoys success at www.ifartrainbow.com. Other Enfu projects include hats, leggings, and t-shirts. His first indie game, Matchfu, is set to release in late 2014. Enfu lives in Bellevue, Washington, with his wife and daughter.