Mondo Movie IX

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Yesterday I attended my first Mondo Mystery Movie event thanks to my friend Chris in LA who couldn’t come and needed someone to collect the posters given away with each ticket. It was quite an experience. We met at the Riverbend Church parking lot and then bussed us all the way to Highland Mall. Once… Read more »

Pay it Forward 2011

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Yesterday my fellow co-workers and I at Enviromedia are commemorating the anniversary of Sept 11 by helping the PayItForward Foundation and doing random acts of kindness. I went out with a co-worker and pretended our car was broken down on the side of the road and waited for someone to help. Finally a woman stopped… Read more »

Google Swiffy Flash to HTML5 Converter Test

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Google today introduced a new tool from their labs that ”converts Flash SWF files to HTML5.” I thought I would give it a try on an old flash demo I did a while at InsiderPages. Below is the result I got from the tool: Looks like Swiffy doesn’t support shapetweens, fscommand, MovieClip.getDepth(), setInterval, MovieClip.createEmptyMovieClip(). Wonder what… Read more »

Maui & the house of the Sun

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This past Thanksgiving weekend I had the pleasure of spending some time in Maui with my girlfriend. It was a great trip filled with adventure, fun and relaxation. A vacation that I will never forget for the rest of my life…..more to come from this trip. [flickr-gallery mode="photoset" photoset="72157625504924880" size="medium"]

Taekwondo Fun

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This weekend marked my one year anniversary doing Taekwondo and I celebrated by getting my green belt and doing some sparring at Magic Island. Lots of Taekwondo fun!

Hallowballoo 2010

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Spent this Halloween kicking back mostly with my gf, enjoying the weekend off and some good music at the Hallowballow festival in downtown Honolulu. The Budos Band  played a rockin’ set and Dengue Fever featured in the photo above was a pleasant surprise. Here’s the full set of photos on Flickr. A very rockin’ Halloween.

Komen Race & Punchbowl Photos

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I’ve been having lots of fun taking photos recently. Last weekend I help my gf with her station’s booth at the Komen Race for the Cure event and took some photos of the race. I also went up to Punchbowl and took some cool photos of the views of Diamonhead. All in all, some great… Read more »

Taekwondo Beach Class August 2010

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I love my Taekwondo beach classes in Waimanalo because they remind me of how beautiful and awesome it is to live in Hawaii. This past weekend I had the pleasure of taking my mom and my girlfriend Lorena for the first time to partake in the fun which made it even more enjoyable. Here’s the… Read more »

Teaching my first workshop…

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So this past Wed. on August 11th,2010 I taught my first workshop at Pacific New Media entitled “Web DIY: An Intro to Visual Web Design, Social Media and E-Commerce” in conjunction with  Dan Leuck. We had a great turnout and people seemed to have a great time. Lots of people interested in setting up their… Read more »

Korean Festival 2010

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This weekend my Taekwondo dojo participated in the Korean Festival at Kapiloani Park. I was a bit nervous since I was tasked with doing a spinning heel kick break but things went relatively smoothly and I broke my board in one try.  Here’s the full set of photos from Flickr.

Yummmmmmm….4th of July 2010

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This past 4th of July was full of memorable moments and I sust wanted to share on of them with you which was this amazing dish I discovered at Bogart’s called Migas. I loved it so much I had to make my own and I have to say that mine was much better. It even… Read more »

Living in the moment…

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This past Memorial Day weekend was appropriately one of the most memorable I’ve had in Hawaii since I’ve been here. Creating unique experiences that are cherished forever is one of the most amazing things life can give us and I feel blessed to be living in such a beautiful place where that comes easy. This… Read more »

Having fun at local events

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One of the great things about working at Ikayzo is the dedication our company has to being involved in community efforts. It’s funny because in LA I never was very active in the tech community with the exception of a couple of  LA Flash User Group meeting I attended but here in Hawaii I’ve really… Read more »

Sunday Creative Stroll(paddling) Part Two

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We start this Creative Stroll with a poem by Pablo Neruda called “El Mar” that has been resonating within me all week and calling me to sea. NECESITO del mar porque me enseña: no sé si aprendo música o conciencia: no sé si es ola sola o ser profundo o sólo ronca voz o deslumbrante… Read more »

Rupert Murdoch / Emperor Palpatine

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I saw this recent picture of Rupert Murdoch today as he announced he will be charging for online news at his papers and couldn’t resist to make this comparison to Palpatine. Looks just like him!  

Sunday’s Creative Stroll Part 1

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Part of being an artist and designer I have learned is all about training your eye to find a way to communicate ideas visually by finding a new perspectives on things. As I’m getting more into art direction lately I’ve decided to make Sundays my “training day” so to speak. My first creative Sunday stroll… Read more »

The Original Wonders of Hawaii

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It has been a little over a month since I have moved to Hawaii and although I knew this was a special place before I decided to make it my permanent residence now so more than ever I have come to one single conclusion — Hawaii is one of the last Original Wonders left on… Read more »

Inspiration and Love

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Been reading a lot of inspiring quotes lately and wanted to add one of my own to the list. This is something I firmly believe in and have always lived by. “Inspire those that love you and love those that inspire you.” — Gus Higuera

60 Second Sketch Challenge

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At this year’s comic con, Dean Hsieh the creator of Zudas’s Devils Wake was going around asking artists to draw something in his sketch book in sixty seconds. I took video of some of these sketches including Re-Evolution’s own Juan Felipe Salcedo doing a sketch of Chehuahua. Also included in the list are Tone Rodrigues… Read more »

Zuda Inspired ComicsFox Persona for Firefox 3.5

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I’m a big Firefox fan because of it’s great utilities for web development so I decided to make a Zuda inspired Persona for the new Firefox 3.5. A “Persona” is a sort of skin for the browser. Here is a screenshot. To install it just visit the following link and click the install button. Note:… Read more »

ZudaFox

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In celebration of the release of the new Firefox 3.5. I created this Zuda Comics inspired ZudaFox icon.

How to Generate a Flex/Air Configuration File

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For my first post in the Web section I’m gonna talk about configuration files for Flex and Air. These files come in real handy when trying to automate the build process of a Flex or Air application which is how I learned how to correctly used these files. You can use the mxmlc command-line utility… Read more »

Re-Evolution featured in El Tiempo

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We were featured today in El Tiempo, the biggest new publication in Colombia. Juan has become quite the celebrity in his native country now that we’ve won the July Zuda competition. Today he was interviewed on their largest radio network RCN. We hope to have an audio clip of that soon.
Read the article here

Wizard Universe Reviews Re-Evolution

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Wizard Universe did their monthly round up of all the Zuda competitors.
Sure, Re-Evolution has cute and cuddly, but it’s also got murder and mayhem… all with animals! The art is excellent and the story has great depth to boot. Will Guerilla Wild liberate the animals from Gorilla control? Vote for this book if you wanna [...]

Zuda contest begins, some thoughts…

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Well the Zuda contest has begun and I posted some thoughts about the contest on the Zuda boards. I’ll note a couple of observations coming out the gate as a competitor this month. 1) All the comics are REALLY REALLY GOOD. A given, true, but it’s even harder to compete this month given every single… Read more »

RE-Evolution featured in Colombian Newspaper

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The Zuda contest may be over but Re-Evolution is still in the news in Colombia appearing in an article in El Tiempo, Colombia’s larges newspaper. This definitely inspires us to continue with our comic. http://www.eltiempo.com Gus

Pre-Rankings Update

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Well we haven’t seen an update in the rankings since last Thursday and I have to say I’m kinda nervous. We’re still beating Melody in all the stats with more than 1k views and 25+ favorites but who knows how many votes we got. I know I personally know tons of people been voting for… Read more »

Che Space

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I have created a MySpace page to promote Re-Evolution. Check it out and become our friend! http://www.myspace.com/revolutioncomic

NWO on Comics2Film

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Rob over at Comics2Film was very kind to feature NWO on his site’s new feature called the Elevator which is meant expose comic books to the entertainment industry. Who knows, we might attract some attention and see an NWO film happen. Check out his site for other interesting information in the world of comics as… Read more »

Che Poster

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Well, here’s the actual poster. We will make a large one available soon so you can post it everywhere and spread the word about Chehuahua’s Re-evolution!

Phoenix Cactus Con Day 2

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I have been having a great time at the Phoenix Comic Con, here’s an update with some photos for you guys. I had the pleasure of meeting the Graveslinger team Shannon Denton and Jeff Mariotte and had my copies of Graveslinger signed. I tried to ask them to get sexy for the camera but all… Read more »

Phoenix Cactus Con Day 1 – Preview Night

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Well I’ve been anticipating coming to this con for some time now and I’m pretty excited to be here I must say. Got in about 7pm here in Phoenix and got to cruise around the exhibitor room for a bit and check things out. Chris from the Cactus Con was really nice and showed me… Read more »

Submission Pending

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Well, our submissions is still pending. I know, I know…it’s only been four days since we sent it in. Hahaha. Ugh, 86 more days and counting!

Issue #1 in Stores Today!

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The long-awaited release of issue #1 of New World Order is finally here. For those of you who just picked up a copy check out the issue guide and learn about the symbols, concepts and philosophies contained in the first issue. NWO #1 Issue Guide If you want to give us some feedback, ask questions… Read more »

NWO out this Wed!

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I’ve been waiting so long for this week to come and it’s finally here. NWO #1 comes out this Wednesday and you can see it on the front pages of the Image comics website along with all the other titles being release this week. Make sure to get to your local comic shop and get… Read more »

Zuda Submission Sent!

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Well, after lots of hard work we have finally submitted our webcomic series Re-evolution to Zuda comics. I had the pleasure of talking to Juan over the phone today and personally got to thank him for all the hard work he put into this submission. Zuda here we come!

Let the controversy begin….

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With only a week to go before the release of issue #1 of NWO, it’s already starting to cause some controversy. I love it! “What at first sight looks like a not so bad idea – main character Max shows our youth how to fight the NWO – turns out to be a bad fruit….Jordan… Read more »

NWO Interview at CBR

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Got a nice xmas present today from CBR in the form of an interview being published there today. Check it out! Read the Interview

NWO Forums are Above Top Secret

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It’s my pleasure to announce that we are launching a new community for New World Order on AboveTopSecret.com ATS is one of the most popular alternative news sites on the web and we hope to be a positive contribution to their community. Go check the forums out and start posting! http://nwocomic.abovetopsecret.com

NWO #2 DIAMOND ORDER CODE, PREVIEWS and SHADOWLINE ADS

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Stopped by my LCS today and picked up some goodies including Graveslinger #2, Archibald Save Christmas, After the Cape II #1 and the December Previews. Check out the NWO ad on the back cover of Archibald Saves Christmas and inside Graveslinger #2. NWO#2 is also in the new previews next to Overman and Pax Romana,… Read more »

NWO #1 Five Page Preview Exclusive on Newsarama

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Newsarama just put up an exclusive five page preview of New World Order #1 and they chose to feature the cover on the home page! http://www.newsarama.com/ImageComics/Jan08/previews/shadowline.html

NWO #3 Title: “Tragedy & Hope”

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I’d like to announce the title of NWO #3, “Tragedy & Hope” which is a nod to the book by Caroll Quigley by the same name which is an expose of the worlds ruling elite. I also picked this title because I think it does a well job of rounding off the mini-series. I will… Read more »

Previews & Screenwriters Expo

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Well I had a great time at the Screenwriting Expo last night. Got to meet some cool people and talk about the writing process for films with some screenwriters. The guys at the booth next to us were really cool. Check out their site if you get a chance. http://pubfilms.com/ Went to my local comic… Read more »

Image Solicitations for Jan. 2008

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Woohoo! New World Order is listed over at comicbookresources.com in the list of Image’s solicitations for Jan. 2008 NEW WORLD ORDER #1 story GUSTAVO HIGUERA art GIUSEPPE DE LUCA cover JUAN FERREYRA “DAWN OF A NEW DAY” Inspired by the research of occult master Jordan Maxwell – the man who exposed the Illuminati – New… Read more »

New World Order featured in RumorMillNews

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I’d like to thank RumorMillNews contributor Bill for writing a nice article on NWO on his site. I hope the comic lives up to the hype and everyone likes it! http://www.rumormillnews.com

New World Order featured in Italian Comic Blog

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Thanks to our friend Ketty for getting New World Order noticed by the following Italian comic blog. I’m sure all of Giuseppe’s fans will be thrilled with the news of New World Order being published by Image/Shadowline http://www.comicsblog.it/

New World Order in Previews

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Editor girl just gave me a peek at what NWO will look like in previews next month. It’s a chance to see what the cover looks like with the new logo and the Image/Shadowline branding on it. I’m drooling…..looking pretty sweet!

New World Order picked up for publication by Image/Shadowline

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Great news to announce about the future of New World Order. Unofficially, Jim Valentino and Kris Simon at Shadowline/Image have given me the go ahead to say that New World Order has been picked up for publication. There will be more details soon about release dates and such. So stay tuned, the New World Order… Read more »

“Third Army” title changed to “New World Order”

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Hello everyone, You may have noticed the logos have changed on the site. The official title of the comic book series will now be “NEW WORLD ORDER.” All I can say at the moment is that the change is to help people recognize what this comic is about and NEW WORLD ORDER pretty much nails… Read more »

Interview on ComicNews

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Check out my first ever interview with Gary Rodrigue of ComicNews.info. To read the full interview click here. Here’s an excerpt: ComicNews: How much truth is there in Third Army considering that it to focuses on conspiracy theories, occult philosophies, religious controversies and so on, compared to what’s happening in our world today? Gus Higuera:… Read more »

First Print Proof In!

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After over 1 year of working on Third Army #1, I actually got to hold the first issue in my hands today. I can’t wait to get more printed!

The Word on the Street…

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I got the final proofs for the first issue via Fed-Ex today. I’m very excited to look these over and send to the printers. I am so close to having the actual book in my hands now that the anticipation is killing me. I also got another good bit of news today from a comic… Read more »

First Issue Guide Entries posted…

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One of the things I set off to do with this comic series was to inspire people to do their own research into the ideas and concepts I would be presenting in each issue. So I decided I would publish a guide to the symbolism and philosophical concepts of each issue here on this website…. Read more »

Brief Site Outage

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We had a brief site outage this morning due to the fact that I forgot to renew the domain name and the host never contacted me. No biggie, we are back and renewed until 2010!

Third Army featured in Mexican Comic Blog Site

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For those of you spanish speaking people, hop on over to Comiquero.com and check out the article on Third Army. I was very excited to hear that word about my comic had gotten to Mexico and expect to see a full review of Third Army #1 from them soon. Thanks to Hector at Comiquero.com!

Origins…

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It was over 10 years ago that I first came up with the concept of the Third Army. I was 18 and fresh out of high school and unlike all my other classmates who went off to college I decided to move to Spain. It was there that my eyes were opened to the various… Read more »

Website Reboot

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Well I’ve had to reboot the site due to an outage. Looks like all the Comic Con hype just was too much for my server. I am switching servers in emergency to see if it will remedy the issues. I severely underestimated the Comic Con effect. Hopefully I will be able to restore some of… Read more »