Hi friends,


H a p p y . h o l i d a y s
H a p p y . n e w . y e a r


I wish all of you are all doing well.
2011 was rough, yet an amazing year. I hope all of you had a nice time and ready to begin the new year of 2012.

There are lots of updates regarding to miniminiaturemouse that I've been slacking off to tell you about! Yes, I am horrible.

★ I made limited edition print with Swedish company called Arty People last August. It's 300 limited edition, 50cm x 70cm, 170g gold matte paper.
★ I've also made several T-shirts with Blood Is The New Black last year. There are lots of different styles! Please check it out h e r e!
★ I was very fortunate to be included in Juxtapoz Magazine's Illustration 2 Book along with amazing 19 other illustrators !!!
Please check it out when you have a chance. You will spot the beautiful cover of Josh Keyes's work!! Thank you, Saelee Oh!
★ Also in mid year, my work was included in Gestalten x Ruby Magazine : Otherworldliness, that was put together by a good friend Irana Douer. She was interviewed in Gestalten TV and mentioned about my work toward the end of the interview! So honored! You can view the video h e r e !
Taschen was kind enough to include me in another great book series! 2011, I was included in Illustration NOW! Portrait Book. Portrait of Bjork, Mumford and Sons, Blue Rose, Beth Jeans Houghton and CRK from This Will Destroy You were featured in the book. Also! the portrait of CRK from This Will Destroy You were included in Illustration Now! calender 2012. You can purchase it h e r e or bookstore near you.
★ My work was featured in Hi-Fructose's blog last March. They've announced their Top 20 most read article of 2011 few days ago and my featured post made it to Top 5! Wowza! I definitely begun my new year very well! You can view the post about their Top 20 h e r e !

A n y w a y !

That's the highlights of 2011!
Now 2012...
Wanted to let you all know about the upcoming exhibitions I will be participating (so we could party hard).

January 10-26 \\ Double Reverse - TNC Gallery, NY (155 1st Avenue, New York, NY) - group exhibition - opening Tuesday, January 10, 5-9pm
January 19-21 \\ Published By The Artists - IPCNY, NY (508 West 26th Street, New York, NY) - group exhibition - opening Thursday, January 19, 6-8pm & Saturday, January 21, 8~10pm
February 4 \\ Fresh StART - Arena 1 Gallery, LA (3026 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica, CA) - group exhibition - opening Saturday, February 4, 7-9pm
March 31 - April 21 \\ (Title to be announced) - ThinkSpace Gallery, LA (6009 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA) - solo exhibition opening Saturday, March 31, 5-9pm
May 26 - June 9 \\ Wild At Heart : Keeping Wildlife in the Wild- ThinkSpace Gallery, LA (6009 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA) - group exhibition - opening Saturday, May 26, 5-9pm

I will be attending all the New York exhibitions openings and solo exhibition at Thinkspace on March 31st.
There are 2 other exhibitions to be announced but I don't have the details yet. Will announce them soon ! Via email / blog / Facebook / Twitter
Hopefully making some mini books and limited edition prints this year. Will let you all know that when it happens.

Also, for extra extra information, January 19-21 show Published By The Artists at IPCNY, I will be showing a linoleum cut print !
With the help of Brad Ewing from Marginal Editions, I am making very limited edition prints. There will be 2 prints available at the show but we may make several editions with multiple colors after the show.
If you are interested, please let me know. I will put you on the separate mailing list to notify you.

Anyways! Happy New Year to all of you and I hope your year begun great!
I will have lots of new work ready to show and hopefully get better at updating (and not last minutes)!


I was never interested in baking till 2 years ago.

Been trying different recipes here and there on my free time and some special occasions to explore the baking world.
Have to say, it's been fun. Baking, well cooking in general, is science. It's been so much fun to combing different ingredients together to create different flavors. It's endless!

Anyways, it's two days away from Thanksgivings Day. Last year, I made apple tartlets for my family with homemade chai ice cream with my brother. This year, I am making two kinds of pies : Rosemary apple pie and pumpkin pie. Still trying to figure out the special recipe for the pumpkin pie (I want to put two kinds of pumpkin fillings....). Anyways, here is the apple pie I will be baking and made a recipe of it.

R o s e m a r y .
A p p l e .
P i e

i n g r e d i e n t s

Crust :
3 cups plain flour
1/2 cup caster sugar
250g worth of unsalted butter, cold and cubed
2 egg yolks
4 tablespoons of rosemary infused water*
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon of fresh rosemary
Pinch of salt

* Boil rosemary and water together, then let it cool and sit together overnight.

Filling :
6 large Granny Smith apples
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon flour
1 teaspoon lemon

** This recipe will make about 9" pie

Shift flour, caster sugar and salt together. Add unsalted butter and mix them together using a bench scraper. Make a hole in the center. add egg yolk, vanilla extract, rosemary infused water, and fresh rosemary. Use folk or wooden spoon to wisk them together slowly. When the wet ingredient is some­-what together, use a bench scraper to mix them together, just make sure there are bits of butter still remaining and flour is sticking with the wet ingredients enough.

Make it it into a ball shape, cover the dough lightly with a plastic ziplock bag or saran wrap. Place it into a fridge for 15 ~ 20 minutes - so that when you roll it out, it won't stick to the rolling pin or the dough won't crack while you roll it out.

Cover the surface with flour. Take out 3/4 of dough, Roll it out evenly and create 10 ~ 11" diameter disk. Roll the rest of the dough as well but place them separately in separate plastic covers and stick them the fridge again. (I recommend placing them on baking sheets - it will be easier to take it out, when you are ready to place them into the pie plate.

Make the apple paste next.
Take 5 apples, cut them into cubes (1/2 to 1 inch cubes). Place chopped apples, butter, sugar, cinnamon and water in a saucepan. Let is slowly cook in low heat for 20 ~ 25 minutes, stir it occasionally so it won't burn.

While you are making the apple paste. Thinly slice the last apple, sprinkle cinnamon and lemon. Let it sit in the fridge. When the paste is mushy but still contains apple bits, turn off the heat, drain liquid/juice out, then add flour. Stir well.

Preheat the oven to 350 F.

Take out the crust out of the fridge. Grease the pie plate, place the 10 ~ 11" disk dough. Make sure 1~1 1/2" of dough is hanging out of the pie plate. Then roll out the other dough to around 1/8" thickness. Cut them into 3/8" wide strips. Place the paste into the pie crust, and then place the thinly sliced apple on the top neatly. Place the strips, weave them together, and then fold in the dough that's hanging off the plate. Brush the top of the pie with caster sugar diluted with water, place it in the oven, bake it for 45 minutes to an hour.

Let it cool and when you are going to have a piece, have it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.




R e c e n t
D r e ^ m s


1. I was standing in a desert/middle of no where. I saw landmines going off right next to me and people screaming and running pass me. I wanted to run away as well and told myself to "run, run, run" but both of my legs were stuck in the quicksand. Then I saw a giant black shadow over me and I look up ; it was an U.S solider. He approaches me slowly with M16 rifle and pointed the gun on my head. He told me with deep voice that I am going to die. The next 10-15 seconds, everything was in slow motion. As I heard the trigger going off, I woke up, sweating and felt numb.

2. My heart was pounding so much and the chest was in a massive pain. Then I was sitting in the doctor's office. The room was so bright, since I faced toward the windows and the sun was setting. I felt the warm kind wind blowing through my body and the white curtains danced along winds. The doctor's body was backed against the windows, so I couldn't see his face, all I saw was a grey-ish silhouette of a tiny man. Even-though I cannot see his facial features, I can hear his voice saying that I had few hours to live. Since I was in a major pain and felt like my chest caving in, the news felt nothing to me. It actually made a lot sense in my mind. I couldn't say anthing and I put both of my hands toward my chest. I could feel the heart beating louder and louder. I fell off the chair and curled my body into a fetus position. I don't know why but I remember smiling and really thought about what I really wanted to do for my last moment in life but all I could think about is how life is short. Somehow in the dream, I knew I wasn't going to live that long, so I felt like everything was alright as it is. I closed my eyes and waited for my time to come.

3. ( I keep having a dream about my old cat. He was so special to me.
The last time I saw him was when I was 9 years old. I couldn't say goodbye. He disappeared )

I was in my studio, drawing with my head against the desk surface. I heard meow. I looked up the window and saw a dark shadow, and it was my cat. He jumped down the window and rubbed his tiny body against my legs and purred. I rubbed behind his ears and chins, asked him where he has been all of this time. He got up on the desk and looked at me. He wiped his face with his paw, then slowly I saw something growing behind his back, it was 6 wings. It grew larger and larger, and when it got to the point the set of wings were double his size, he begun to float. I panicked and somehow all these emotions floated inside of me. I felt the sudden fear and it brought back the memory of "losing" him. I rushed out the room and grabbed a fruit knife from the kitchen. Then went back my studio, grabbed one of the wing and tore all his wings off using the knife. He fell down to the floor meowed over and over. I dropped the fruit knife and stared at my hands for a while- bloody and shaking from adrenaline. Then I cried out loud saying sorry to him over and over, and as his voice gets weaker and weaker... I felt awful and miserable from what I've done, though In my head, it made a perfect sense. I wanted him to stay with me and didn't want him to disappear again. He looked at me and his meow sounded like "why, why, why?" Then I woke up from myself crying.

4. I was having a ritual with you. You had a white veil on. I had a black veil on. You kneeled down, and put your hand out. You had a pair of leather gloves on, and I can hear the sound of gloves from every tremble that each fingers made. I couldn't hear your voice but I know you for sure you were asking for my hand. I put my right hand out and you kissed it through your white veil, then passed me a black arrow. A black bow appeared on my other hand and I pointed toward your heart. The beautiful sound of string and one simple sound of thump. Through tiny holes of veil, I saw the arrow landed to your heart. You didn't make any single sound, but I saw your body trembling. Then I see silver lead like slimy substance coming out from the wound. Then your fingers and arms, toes to legs, it slowly turned into a liquid. I could see you agonizing in pain, I reached my hand toward you, and when the tip of my fingers touches your head, your became comepletely shapeless. I took off my veil and wore your veil and ran my fingers against your remaining matter. I felt a sharp pain on my index finger. Quickly I remove my hand and I saw a blood. I look down on the silver substance, then I see the black arrow I shot you with. I saw my fingers falling apart and turning into liquid like him. I didn't feel any pain while turning into a liquid, but I rather felt relieved. Through a tiny holes of white veil, it sucked all the lights from the sun. Made my face all hot and it felt hard to breathe. But when I woke up, I felt really happy to see you in my dream.

I need to make all these dreams into comics / drawings.


I forgot to mention COUPLE things.

I made limited edition print with Swedish company called Arty People.
It was released in August but there are some prints left. If you are interested in my print, please get it. It is a very high quality print! Here are the details.

300 limited edition
50 cm x 70 cm
170g gold matte paper

ALSO, I made some shirts with Blood Is The New Black.
You can purchase them HERE

: )


I'm Sorry.

Terrible at updating these days.
Last update was 10 months ago. Horrible.

I've been mainly concentrating on my solo exhibitions next March/April in Thinkspace Gallery (LA)I'm almost almost done making 6 pieces! and 3 to 5 more to go! If you are interested to see some previews, I update them on my Instagram. Find me!

I would like to mention these are the publications I was included this year :

Juxtapoz Illustration Book 2 (Ginko-Press)
Slice Magazine
Ruby : Otherworldiness (Die-Gestalten)
Illustration NOW Portraits (Tachen)

I had several shows in past few months but obviously it's too late to mention about them. Also! If you are looking to get next year's calender, check out Taschen's Illustration NOW calender.





Dear friends!

Sorry for the last minute notice but I will be participating for this show that is opening this Thursday (1/27) at SHO Gallery.
As many people (might) know, SHO Gallery and Loading Dock will be closing after the amazing 2 years! But this is not the last of these amazing places, just for now...(read more about it on the information below). SO! For the farewell-for-now exhibition, my Permanent Vacation series drawing will be exhibiting along with several amazing artists!!!

Please join us !

F. the cold weather and let's eat tacos and burritos! We can do tacos-cheers.
I will give you the biggest 5 ft tall person hug of the world. Let's have fun!
& here is the information about the show :


Hi Everyone,

As you know, for the last two years, SHO Gallery has been exhibiting dynamic and innovative shows of established and emerging artists. We have put on over a dozen exhibitions showcasing works in all media, brought in collaborative guest curators, and focused our events on building community, networking relationships, and keeping the dialogue around new work flowing, all while having a damn good time.

As you may not know, the space we have been using for the majority of our shows is in a transition period. Accordingly, we're having a show to celebrate two incredibly successful years, and many more to come.

Join us this Thursday, Jan. 27th, as we celebrate the end of one era and the beginning of another, with some of the strongest work we've had yet.

Artwork by :
Grayson Cox
James Moore
Fumi Nakamura
David Pierce
Karolina Rojas
Albert Shelton
Chris Smith
Leah Wolff
Pete Watts

Tacos and more by Choncho's (of the Brooklyn Flea) will be on sale as usual, and this will be the VERY LAST TIME Choncho's will be here. Bring your appetite for stunning art, cheap beer, and (one final time!!!!) amazing taco's!

We hope to see you there! If you haven't made it to an opening yet, there's never been a better time to stop by, and if you're one of the many who have come out to support us so many times, thank you SO SO much!

Tony and Erik, SHO Gallery

Muertes Temporales
Opening this Thursday, Jan 27th, from 7-11pm
SHO Gallery
170 Tillary St.,
Brooklyn NY 11201
(774) 239 5681
close to every train (literally)
map: http://bit.ly/hODk36


Hope to see you there!
Thank you!



Don't get Your Hopes Up, Only Chin Up -- A4 sketchbook drawing

Hello guys!
Very short notice but my Permanent Vacation series drawings will be exhibiting at SHO Gallery in Brooklyn, New York! The opening is on Thursday, January 27. 7-10pm. The show is only going to be on for a week : 25th-31st. It will be the last show at SHO Gallery (hopefully not but till the new spot appears) AND the Loading Dock's taco truck will say bye bye to that spot.

Please join us for last taco/burrito fiesta!

SHO Gallery /The Loading Dock
170 Tillary St. in downtown Brooklyn NY


It's a bit late but,

2011 has been pretty exciting year so far.
I will be participating in two shows, one in Portland, Oregon and another in Los Angeles, California.
More information is to come and if you are in any of the cities I've mentioned, please check it out.
It is happening in mid-March.

Few publications will be coming out some point this year as well!
So exciting!!!!

Other than that, I am preparing a small print with 1 inch pins and sticker packs. Will be ready in couple month?
Hopefully, I will be able to make new mini book this year. It's all depends on my piggy bank this year.

for those of you follow this blog, thank you!
I will try to update more!



I Want To Be Your Favorite Hello And Your Hardest Goodbye -- solo exhibition

I am having a solo exhibition in second week of November. Also having a group show in same week. :)
The solo show will be in Beacon, NY in the gallery/boutique called Blackbird Attic. I will be showing small drawings and pretty recent series in prints. If you are in Beacon that week, please come over! The opening is on November 13th, 6 - 9 pm. The show will run for about a month (till December).

The group exhibition will be at Show Gallery in Brooklyn. It will be only up for little bit but going to be a fun show. If you are in New York City area, please stop by! The more information about the show will be announced shortly.



R e c e n t
D r e ^ m


From where I can remember, the dream went like this :
I saw myself fighting/arguing with another person in a small dark room. Then all of sudden falling in love, making love with that person intensely. Seeing myself doing that was uncomfortable because in a dream the feeling is always unexplainable, even though you are experiencing ' something '. 

Another self of mine begins to melt like a candle and turns into another person, completely unknown and then we all jump to an another room. Seems like they cannot see me even though we are in the same room. Every few seconds, the room changes but nothing seems to stop them from being in love. I don't know how long has it been passed but I ends up in a small dark room, completely dark. I am laying on my side and I figure out that I am inside a cabinet. I sense another person in front of me but not moving. There is a small crack open and casts a small amount of light from outside but it is not bright enough to see who is in front of me. 

So I lay there with a ' person ' and I hear the girl talking out loud to someone or on the phone. I can only hear her because I cannot move at all from my position and can only see this black object in front of me. Few seconds later I hear something else breathing heavily behind me. It is another person. From the husky sounding breathe, I imagine it is a man. I get very uncomfortable and scared but seems like whoever behind me doesn't seem to know that I exist. We are all in this tiny cabinet together, myself in the middle facing away from strangers and wanting to get out from this situation. As this person behind me breathe harder and harder, I get an image in my head and notice this person is stalking the girl. Then the place changes again, he continues to stalk her, says nothing but breathe harder, I'm facing other direction, unable to move, the person in front of me doesn't move or says nothing.

This continues for a while then all of sudden, I ends up on a top of picnic table. I lift my head and see my surroundings and I see a snow field with trees. For a second, I thought I am outside but I see all the trees and the sky are painted. It is almost like a gymnasium, except the walls are painted in the nature scenery. I see the person I love walking in a circle (meaning walking around the room aimlessly lost) talking to himself. I look around my surrounding continuously because I couldn't get rid of the uncomfortable feeling I had from being in a dark tight space and be trapped for how long it was. As I try to shake off this awkwardness, I concentrates on my new surrounding but it is hard because this open space is blinding me so hard that I couldn't stop rubbing my eyes. From my skewed vision, there are two picnic tables beside me and I see something moving in front of me. I rub my eyes to focus and it is a wolf. I see another one chasing after the person I love. The wolf didn't cry but tries to bite me and crunches its teeth several times. I jump between two picnic benches and make noises with my mouth to scare off the wolf. 

... dream somewhat continues.
but that's all I could remember. 
Then I wake up.



Untitled ⨌ Process ⩷ Progress --- September 2o1o

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Los Logos Compass, Gestalten

It is such a honor to be part of Los Logos book! This is my third time straight since Tres Logos! I am seriously excited and cannot wait till I get to hold that book and flip the pages. Looks beautiful and amazing. And it seems like it's a bit different from other Los Logo family. I am also very psyched in fact that one of my logo is featured in the example page! Holy crap!

The introduction to the book is as followed (via Gestalten)::

"Like its predecessors, this fifth edition in the Los Logos series offers a definitive overview of current developments and advancements in logo design with the high-quality selection of up-to-the-minute work that readers have come to expect. But with a larger format and more text features, the focus of this book has been further sharpened from a comprehensive documentation to a competent classification of prevailing tendencies in design. Los Logos: Compass aims to be not only an archive of current design, but to educate designers and clients about which approaches make the best fit for a given project - an issue that is especially important in a challenging economy in which innovation and identity are essential."

404 pages, full color, hardcover!
Preorder it HERE.
Will be in the store near you late September.

3 Layers of Anxiety - - - August . 2o1o

I had a mental break down yesterday.
It wasn't pleasant and this is kind of how I felt, melting.


Comic : Noah and Miriam - - - August . 2o1o

Recently, I've received beautiful drawings/comics by Garrett Young, also known as Doctorpmaru, in mail. It is amazing. So gorgeous and mysterious work he does! Which it made me inspired to draw and write stories! Thank you so much, Garrett. It's such a rare feeling to get excited over other's art. It is not that I dislike other's work, I am simply not interested in art. I've lost some interests over my own work lately.. I guess sometimes we all need that inspiration and excitements over creating something in order to create more.

I've been sitting here and there at coffee shops writing small parts of stories and trying to remember some fragments of dream I have had. Also trying to remember all the beautiful moments I had in my past memories. Sometimes all these moments are hard to describe them into words. Even drawings won't convey or translate what that moments were like. That is the greatest challenge to this project.

Along the new portrait project, Our Hands Will Evetually Destroy Everything Beautiful series and Permanent Vacation series, I will work on the comic here and there.


Chris - - - July . 2o1o

Many sleepless nights these days. Reminds me of the college days where I just drew and took bunch of showers.
I began thinking about doing more portraits in a different style than I usually draw. This is a test drawing of the series. Haven't came up with a good series title yet but eventually it will come to my head.

Time to go to work.


A Dream About Your Ghost - - - July . 2o1o

*** To see the drawing larger visit H E R E


▲▲ MINI MINIATURE MOUSE is updated ▲▲

I finally finished the drawing I've been working on forever.
Along with other new drawings from Permanent Vacation series.
Please check it out when you have a chance.


A short interview and a feature in the magazine called Milk X regarding to the wardrobe and the creative people. It is in Chinese but you can see my closet and my favorite items for the season. :)
Sorry for the low resolution image upload.

You can purchase the magazine here : http://www.milk.com.hk/


It's very late notice but here is the illustration I did for Popshot Magazine from UK.
This magazine is beautiful and I am very honored to be a part of this! Great way to collaborate with poets and illustrators! If you get a chance, please get a copy!

For more information, please visit Popshot Magazine's website: