Official Artist
Eric Nakamura
Graphic Designer , Illustrator , Magazine Editor
622,992 views| 1,783  Posts


Latest Updates

University Illinois Chicago

Talking at a the University of Illinois Chicago, which is a state school that's supposedly not among the better institutions, it was a a great chance to talk to the people-the regular kids-which is pretty much how I got my education.  1) The school is 25% Asian, and even with that, there's no Asian American studies as a major. There's a student Asian American office, but it ends there. One office, and 25% of the campus who's Asian. It doesn't compute, does it? The majority is probably 1.5 generation, which is m...Read more

almost 13 years ago 0 likes  1 comments  0 shares

Jay Ryan The Bird Machine

Inspection time. This is a preview shot of the new poster for Shipping News. The artwork is always by Jay if he's printing it, and it features a multicolored, geometric abstraction image that's more fine art than ever. He's using gradients and they come out perfect with a nice transition of color. Jay's an amazing artist an...Read more

almost 13 years ago 0 likes  3 comments  0 shares

Smoque in Chicago

Baby back Ribs. If you think of that Chili's song, that's a heartbreaker and maybe a dealbreaker. Refrain please. Instead, grab a pile of wetnaps, get your all you can handle Fanta Orange and get ready to rumble. These are the St Louis style, and the ribs break apart easily, and the flavor is both juicy and meaty with a bounty of taste. It...Read more

almost 13 years ago 0 likes  4 comments  0 shares

Cai Guo-Qiang At the Guggenheim Museum I Want to Believe

Murakami might be in Brooklyn, but Cai Guo-Qiang is at the Guggenheim. Two of Asia's finest artists are doing insanely well in the world market. I don't need to say much about Murakami, who's going the Louis Vuitton thing in Brooklyn as well, and Cai Guo-Qiang did his exploding car thing as well, and showed his stuffed anim...Read more

almost 13 years ago 0 likes  4 comments  0 shares

Comicon Day 2, Sunday and Over

You know you're in trouble when you see "URBAN VINYL" look like this. Recall, one year ago, I photographed Diamond comics with the box that said "URBAN VINYL" on it, and although they probably don't make these, I didn't like them at all. I'm not sure if a Urbanized Han Solo or Boba Fett is the way to go. When I see this, I th...Read more

about 13 years ago 0 likes  2 comments  0 shares

Videos / the thief and the musician

The thief struck a Giant Robot art exhibition in SF. Know who this is? This person stole a piece by Susie Ghahremani. Notice the lack of fear or any kind of hesitation. This person is bad person. Could you do this without any hesitation? Would you even think about it? And would it eat you up later? It's sad to say, some people just don't care and ...Read more

about 13 years ago 0 likes  4 comments  0 shares

Ny Kaiju Toy Tokyo

Toy Tokyo does it weird sometimes, but overall, they're hustling and pushing the kaiju. It's streetwear mixed with toys, if that makes any sense. But it's working for them. I'm not sure kaiju fits, but if it's not, they're making it fit. So here's more pics from the exhibition. It's neat to see toys get front and center attention. It's n...Read more

about 13 years ago 0 likes  0 comment  0 shares

NY day one Comicon, Buff Monster GR2, Kaiju NY, and frites

The NY Comicon is improved from last year. That's the first thing worth talking about. Our booth is not among the toy people, which is how we do it in San Diego. I'm not quite sure why, but I think we're happy being near the indie comic book folks, more than the toy folks. I hope the toy folks don't mind. I flew in on...Read more

about 13 years ago 0 likes  5 comments  0 shares


Yukinori Dehara and David Horvath are like brothers from different mothers. That rhymes and it sounds funny, but in this case, it's true. David is Dehara's biggest fan, and it's great to have them together at GR2 in person. It's pretty much a super star exhibition, and sad to say, I have to leave to NYC. I'll miss the opening, but I did check out...Read more

about 13 years ago 0 likes  1 comments  0 shares

Japanese American National Museum Board of Governors

Norman Mineta... Read his wikipedia entry. He's had an amazing career, including an airport named after him. He's the first Asian American mayor in the US (San Jose). The San Jose International is actually in his name. And he was the only Democrat in George Bush's regime. That's out of con...Read more

about 13 years ago 0 likes  0 comment  0 shares


Publisher and President Giant Robot Magazine and Stores. Will put foot in your ass if needed. I like bunnies, toys, curry, and art.

Learn More

Languages Spoken
Location (City, Country)
Los Angeles, United States
Member Since
March 22, 2008