After a lot of prodding by fellow artists and friends, I finally decided to start my blog. I spent a large part of last year working on my Banzai Chicks brand. My tagline is “Fight apathy and lethargy and pursue your ambitions!” Banzai Chicks is a departure from my usual realistic fantasy and erotic artwork. The characters are cute and graphic (cartoon like). I used Adobe illustrator, so you can see that it is clean vector artwork. I believe that Banzai Chicks has a lot of potential for appeal. For more info, please visit www.banzaichicks.com
For the greater part of 2010, I lost touch with my editor at Hustler Magazine. I would email her and not get a response. Towards the end of the year, I decided to contact them again, this time I emailed the Editor-in-Chief. It turned out that my editor had left and been replaced. So I immediately submitted pin-ups for 2011. Here is a little preview of the upcoming artwork:
I had originally submitted the Drakaina Octopus to the fourth Erotic Signature competition and to my surprise, it was rejected on the grounds of beastiality. The judges made it very clear that they loved the piece, but couldn’t allow its inclusion in the book because it would offend other artists. They gave me a week to create another piece, so I made the Musketeer Rendez-Vous which was accepted. When I re-established my relationship with Hustler, I was able to give them the Drakaina pin-up and they will publish it in the March 2011 issue. They approached me a month later asking for a new piece, and since I didn’t paint anything new, they accepted the Musketeer piece for April. Over the Christmas break, I painted the Hustler City piece which is slated for the June issue. I am currently working on the next painting.