Aug 09 2017

JAPAN PART 1 – HAKUBISHIN

I had a great time in Japan. It was my first trip there and I am already trying to book another flight for October, I just need more Japan. Dennis quoted Anthony Bourdain, “There is only life before Tokyo and life after Tokyo.” Or something along those lines. I felt it, I am feeling it.

I spent a week in Tokyo and a week in Yokohama. “Hakbushin” is a raccoon cat looking thing with a long tail. I saw one. I didn’t see the raccoon dog though, “Tanuki”. I couldn’t even find any of those little drunk Tanuki statues with the big long balls, I looked everywhere.

We had an art show. We played video games. We got free clothes. Ate super good food and drank super good sake.

I was thinking it was going to be a big task editing down photos for this Japan post, which is why I have been lagging. But since I already made 3 zines with photos from the trip, I figure I can just highlight stuff from the zines. Too much info, I know. Here you go..

May 17 2017

STRENGTH OF A STALLION

This is the beginning of Star Trek: Into Darkness when Spock is inside a live volcano about to erupt and he’s like “Fuck it, don’t rescue me.”

I didn’t do such a good job on my teeth over the years. 2 more had to be extracted. And they kept breaking so they came out in pieces. I think I chew weird now. Tell me if I do the next time we go eat.

May 06 2017

CLUB PRO SMOKE BREAK

I met Sebastian in SF years ago and he actually interned at the studio for minute. Now he is the editor and publisher of his own magazine called Foundations. Him and a bunch of other people put on this book fair called Smoke Break at a gallery called Club Pro. I had a Hamburger Eyes table and did a slideshow presentation. Fun weekend.

May 04 2017

PUFFER FISH

Quick trip to SF for… nothing. Just visiting. First time in a long time where I went somewhere and didn’t have to work. Skated a bunch. Chilled a bunch. Ate a bunch. I needed it.

May 04 2017

BLACK POODLE

I had to go to LA for the opening of a photo show we hung in the offices of Super Deluxe. On the way up I pulled over for gas and posted this photo in my insta stories. So many people commented and dm’d me about this photo. Kids that were from this area which is I don’t even know, north of Long Beach I think. Anyways, how random that this photo has had the most action in my insta story mode so far.

They got a keg for the office! And a lot of them had never done a keg stand before. It was fun. But it was an office party, so it ended early. 

Back to the hotel. Monkey was in town for one night too. We shared a room. Here he is eating a burrito.

Then we went to Hop Louie.

Gang.

Ziggy. 

Breakfast. This food is good for sure, but I think I like coming here because I saw Marisa Tomei one time before. Also, there is a Starbucks on the block.

Monkey had to kill time, his ride to the desert wasn’t done with work till 5pm. So I dropped him off at Jason’s house while I had to go back to San Diego.

May 04 2017

PORKCHOP

People text me stuff. Here are some recent highlights.

From Jerry.

Some random person shot this of my brother and I at the book fair, sent it to Barry, then Barry sent it to me.

Troy photo of Dwayne cutting Mike’s hair!!

Michelle and a porkchop.

Saelee photo of JJ and I one night after the book fair.

Another from Barry.

Eddie sent this photo by Mark. RIP ORFN.