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SFAQ - The Quiet Man Behind the Giant Robot

It's always an honor to be featured in a publication. In our world of noise spouting from every direction, it's special to occupy space in the finite medium of print. SFAQ International Arts and Culture is a publication I've seen but know little about, and this issue is an Asian inspired issue. Somehow I'm nestled next to articles with Takashi Murakami, Makoto Aida, Tim Blum, Ai Weiwei, and many more. The interview request seemed to come out of nowhere, and I have to thank Carlo McCormick, a godfather of art writing for the interview. If Jonathan Gold is a punk rock food critic, Carlo McCormick is the equivalent in art. I'm guessing Carlo picked me for the interview, perhaps as...

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Los Angeles Nista Episode 11 – Revisiting my time with Giant Robot and a link

I haven’t done any public speaking about Giant Robot magazine since it bit the dust in November 2010. So I was surprised and flattered when my friend Eddie Solis (from the band It’s Casual) asked me to be on his radio show which has featured the likes of Chuck Dukowski (Black Flag), Keith Morris (OFF!, Black Flag), Dimitri Coats (OFF!), pro skater and musician Mike Vallely (Elephant Skateboards, Good for You), and Rick Kosick (Big Brother magazine, Jackass). My particular episode streamed live on Monday night, and I was indeed a good fit since the magazine that Eric and I started was definitely a product of Los Angeles, punk rock, and even skateboarding. Eddie and I talked about all of...

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Jeremy Lin for GQ

Jeremy Lin, from couch surfing to now playing on the Houston Rockets. The perfect subject for GQ Magazine’s cover. Do people still buy this magazine? We hope so. There also an article about him to go with it. (GQ -Jeremy Lin) The folks at Condenast wrote it and asked if we could take down a couple of the images, so we did. -Eric

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Jeremy Lin on the Cover of SI

Most of you don’t buy magazines. It’s proven by the decline of the magazine industry, but then why do people care so much that he’s on the cover of this magazine that’s quickly shrinking in size? Tradition? If he were on the cover of si.com, you would probably think, “ok cool” but since he made it to the print edition that you hardly see or bat an eye to, it matters a lot. It’s about tradition and a popular magazine, and the Jeremy Lin story matters to Asian Americans, but most are not supporting SI by paying for this.

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Ten Things in 2011

This isn’t a Top Ten list like “Best Concert, Best Movie, or Best Toy”. It’s a list that’s as important and there are highlights in them all, but by no means is it a Top Ten of anything. They’re just important as everything else – family, friends, and so on. Maybe I’ll try and turn out a list that’s more like that…    We painted the mural on the wall. That alone was an 11 hour project.    Zen Garage – The year started off great with the Zen Garage art opening just a few days before the new year. Yet, the actual New Year’s Day kicked off with the Oshogatsu program at JANM. It was motor vehicles including the...

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