What's New?! This week: Oceanside Short: Shooting in Bayview

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I'll keep this brief as I already have much to say down below...

But "Oceanside Short #10 - Insurance--policies?!" was inspired by the shooting that happened almost a year ago in San Francisco's Bayview district, resulting in the death of Mario Woods. It was sort of my way of coping with the increasing death-toll against minorities vs. law enforcement. I also wanted to bring awareness to the incident and not just make light of a problem that seems to be afflicting our country. The situation of Mario Woods probably affected me more than others because this was the first captured shooting I'd seen that didn't seem racially motivated. (i.e. stemming from a place of hate)

And I assume this is easy to fix... easier than gun control, or going through the slow processes of blaming those with authoritative power and demanding justice.

To be clear: This short is more about the actions that took place in this particular shooting, not the actual victim. I tried not to make it a tirade on the unnecessary force of the police (okay... maybe a little), but rather an acknowledgement of the overall posthumous symbol that many have needlessly lost their lives to become.

Until we all get out and become vocal about the root of these issues, situations like Mario Woods, Walter Scoot, Tamir Rice (and an unfortunately long list of victims) will continue to happen on a daily basis. 

The footage is really nothing you haven't seen in the news nowadays, just another senseless death. However, it is one the most embarrassing displays of police work I've seen that wasn't blatantly motivated by hate. "Sloppy" is a word that comes to mind.

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This week on: What's New?! - Independence Day

Whats new this week? 

A special Oceanside Short promoting Ocean Beach Astronomy for July 4th!

Today our country celebrates our independence, for whatever that's worth, and that means the timeless tradition of igniting pretty bombs straight into the air for all around to see. If you're anticipating a dazzling display of patriotic pyrotechnics this year then you may be in luck...

Tonight's moon will be a New Moon, meaning the skies should make those grand ol' Fireworks even more... grand(er).

What's New?! this week: TCBStickers and Digi-Comics

My first batch of logo stickers has arrived and they're looking gOoOoOoOd!!!

I'll pretty much be handing them out to people that look like they may want a little "T.C.B" in their lives (which I'm convinced is everyone)

Now... I really must thank Michael Szymanski, for he is the actual illustrator and true genius behind theCheshireBAT logo. I wouldn't have gotten to this stage of my career without him. So if you've been If you're in the market for slick graphic designs, I can definitely point you in the right direction.

ONE.. MORE THING...

I'm also kicking off my Oceanside project. 

Oceanside is my attempt at being comical through a collection of experiences, short social commentary cartoons and artistic thoughts illustrated as visual poetry.  I'll be distributing them weekly on Facebook and Instagram, etc.

Check 'em out @ www.instagram.com/thecheshirebat and follow me for updates!!

Rasayana Coffee Caricatures

This week on: Whats New?!

I'm helping out a friend put a few Caricature BIO pics up for their website, RasayanaCoffee.com.

If you're in San Francisco and looking for great, hand Roasted Coffee at an extremely affordable price, then look no further!  They deliver your beans directly to you, or you can take a trip to Ocean Beach and pick them up! 

Check 'em out!!!

 

What's New?! - Ozma (Outline)

This week on: What's New!

Since I'm going to be doing a LOT of writing in the next couple months, ya know, with various projects I've got going on....

I've decided to do a big paint project so when I finally do get back to illustrating again, it wont take me so long to get back into the swing of things. 

So here's Ozma... the Monk character I play in DnD.

As you read this, I'll be inking my layers and outlining the B.G. for the next part!!!

I submitted a intro story- lite on DeviantArt, if you're interested!!!