Thursday, October 7, 2010


Hello everyone out there in this small world. It's been a while since I have posted anything on this blog, and I apologize for this. Been super busy and lost track of time and day lately.

So to start my blog again, I will like to let everyone know what is coming. I am happy to announce this months upcoming show.

I am happy to invite everyone to Lower Haters this month, Friday the 15th for a Heavy Hitter group show MONSTAR!!!! This is a show showing both 2d and 3d artworks by some of the best Vinyl figure customizers and artists the toy community have every seen. I was very happy that the artists in this show has aggreed to be part of the show when I have sent them a invite, for many of these artists are people I look up to and have admired both their style and their skills in customizing japanese vinyl figures.

So if you are free upcoming Friday, October 15th 2010, I will suggest coming down to Lower Haters and check out the works by the following Artist!!!!

Lamour Supreme
Toy Bot Studio
and myself LiLJAPAN

The images they create are awesome and also their paint apps are going to blow your

Saturday, July 3, 2010


So it's been a while since I posted anything. Well maybe not that long, but I've been just super busy with so much work. It's making me tired but at the same time I am enjoying every minute of it.

So it's finally July....That Means SDCC!!!!!.. And since SDCC is the most awesome place to spend during summer, I wanted to release a few things at the Con. Do I have a booth??? No.. So how am I going to release it?? It will be a suitcase sale. I will be carrying a suitcase with the item for that day. I have stuff planned, but not sure if it will all be available by then. But surely I will have atlease one item ready.

So this week I want to reveal the first item. It will be a limited 50 silk screened print. It will be printed on FRENCH Speakle Beach paper. 8.5x11 and will be packaged with sleeve and backing. This item is on sale for $20 at the con.

You can't make it to con??? No worries!!! I am offering the print to everyone that can't make it for the same price with shipping included!!!!

So keep your eyes out for next week, cause something new may be available that week. Also....GOLDEN TICKET????....huh????

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Some Work

So this month I have been invited to some group shows and the last one will be tonight at the Medicine Agency Gallery. So what more to do but to show you what I have done for the shows.
The first piece is for my friends Kim and Brads gallery opening, modern Eden. The show was great. Alot of awesome art and accessories.
Th second piece is one of the two pieces I have done for tonights show at the Medicine Agency Gallery. The show has a awesome line up of great artists and I am super honored to be part of this show. Hope everyone can make it.

See you tonight!!!

Monday, June 7, 2010

LiLJAPAN in San Francisco Galleries

Hi everyone. Hope all is well. I noticed that I haven't been posting alot on my blog lately. I guess I've been super busy with alot of things this past few weeks and didn't have time. So to make it up, I want to share with everyone whats going on this month with me.
This month is definitely a busy month for me. I will be in three different group shows this month. Mostly all back to back. And whats more awesome is that they will all be in SF. So I hope many of you can make it out. So where are they going to be and when? Well now, I guess I better start sharing. As in how Slick Rick says it.."Heeerrrreee we gooooo..."

1. June 11th 2010
"Day and Night"
Lower Haters
597 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117

2. June 12th 2010
"Modern Eden Grand Opening"
403 Francisco Street
San Francisco, Ca
3.June 17th 2010
"Awesome Number One Big Fun Group Show"
Medicine Agency
1262 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA

Friday, April 30, 2010

Me Gaeru and his pet Koi

His name is Me Gaeru. He is a one eyed mutated frog that is the last of his kind. He has been thru a lot of shit.loss of family and friends. Being hunted down because he is rare,hence the bullet shells, and just being alone. But then he met a koi fish that was super attached to Me Gaeru's eye that he never leaves his side. So now wherever he goes, he is on the bacl of his pet koi fish and is having the ride of his life. The koi gave him the stregth to live his life again in peace.

"Me Gaeru and his pet Koi"
Will be available at Dragatomi "Not Vinyl" show on May 8th,2010

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Me Gaeru

So I will like to show the piece I am entering for the upcoming Dragatomi show "Not Vinyl". This sculpt is done with sculpey and a garden Koi fish statue. His name is Me Gaeru. Me meaning "eye" and "Gaeru (Kaeru)" meaning frog in japanese. He is a mutated frog that loves to ride his pet koi fish. This is before I paint him. I will be posting the final painted piece soon. So keep an eye out.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

It's been a While

So I was invited to be in a part of Super7 Floridas upcoming group show. This show will have tons of amazing artists whom they will all me customizing vinyl figures. And what more of a reason to start custom painting figures again. I had a great time doing these and I hope you guys will also enjoy them. I wish I can go to the show, but not gonna happen....:(

But thats ok. I'm sure someday I will be able to check out the place and also meet all the Florida folks in person. So for now enjoy the customs I have done for the show.

Super7 Florida presents "Monsters in the Mangroves"
Saturday, May 15th, 2010

Super7 Florida

720 2nd St. N.

St. Petersburg, FL 33704

The Homies

" Unearthed Jaded Beetlar"

Tone of emerald green,purple and black on clear vinyl.

"In the Dark Kameba"

Tone of silver,yellow, red and black on black vinyl.

"Sap Mummy Gator"

Tone of Red,Gold and Black on clear orange vinyl

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Whats Going On???

So it's been a while since I posted anything on this blog. So today i want to let everyone know whats coming up next month.

I was invited to be in part of a group show being held at DRAGATOMI in Sacramento. It is titled "Not Vinyl" and just like the title says, it's a non vinyl custom show. Meaning I will be showing a one of a kind sculpture. This piece will be a one of a kind and will not be reproduced.

I am a illustrator but at times I like to sculpt something to get my creativity going. So to everyone that is in the bay area, I hope you guys can make it to the show. It should be a great one, being that many awesome artists will be in this show also.

So when I get the chance to take a picture of the piece, keep an eye out for the updte on the piece. It will be shown soon.

"Not Vinyl Show"
May 8th, 2010
2317 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95816

Monday, March 29, 2010


So for the past few weeks, I've been super busy with work and my health. But on the side I have been working on the first collaboration release. And the time has now come!!!

Buster Call from Japan and I have been very great friend for the past years. And at time we have talked about maybe doing a collaboration together, but I was hesitant to go with it, because it was not the right time for me yet. As the months went by, we kept in touch talking about toys, art and daily life in the USA and Japan.

And then just a few months ago we were talking about his figure. His plans for this year and so on. And then it struck me. I love his figures and said it's time. Lets do this.

And so here it is. I am extremely happy to announce to the world Buster Call and LiLJAPAN's very first collaboration. With his awesome figure, Beetlar, and my art we have come up with this years very first limited release of his figure.

I am just totally excited about this figure, because I have been collecting all of Buster Calls figure, Beetlar, and I get to finally have a Beetlar I was involved in with the rest of my collection. But why just me have it and
enjoy it??? I want as much people to enjoy this figure as well.

So to all my awesome supporting people out there in the world, I give to you the opportunity of getting one of the figures. Just click the banner and it shall give you all the details. Now everything carefully for there are some restrictions.

Thank you again to all my fans, friends and most importantly Buster Call!!!!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

LiLJAPAN Mystery Mini Series One

So I have just recently posted a new set on my Flickr called "Mystery Mini Art Series 1" I have been doing alittle bit of small pieces at times now and here are some for the Series I will be releasing sometimes soon. My goal is to do 30 of these guys. All pieces are 2"x3" and one of a kind. More info will come. So please check out what has been done so far. Thank again for all the support you guys.
Rock On!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Somethings Coming on March29th!!!

Keep an eye out on my Blog, Flicker, Twitter, Facebook and so on!!!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


So today I want to share something I've done for a traveling exhibit show. Hell City Ltd. was kind enough to let me be part of their Pint Size Painting #2 event. This was my first time doing a piece at the size of 2"x3". Overall it was def a fun project to do and I am totally honored to be invited to be part of the 2nd exhibition. Take a look and check it out. Heard that the first book will be published this year filled with all pint size paintings. Gotta get me a copy when it comes out.

" Night Wave"


Thursday, February 18, 2010

Say What???...HuH???

More info coming soon!!! Wanna know before anyone? Then e mail me at to join my mailing list. Just ask to be added and you shall be.:)

Monday, February 15, 2010

Testing out the New Pen for Sketching

So today I was at the cafe this morning before work. I busted out my new pen I got at work. I got the pen for clearance price. Since it was super cheap, I got it and thought it'll be nice to use for sketching. It's pretty cool cause even the refills for the pen where on clearance. SO yeah, I do have a problem getting things when their cheap. Esp art supplies. Don't know if I'll be using it, but if I get it maybe I'll be able to use it for something. So anyways, the pen was nice and definitely nice for sketching. Just wanted to share what I sketched today. OCTOPUS is awesome!!!!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Saturday, February 6, 2010

LiLJAPAN Art Face Book Group

So I just wanted everyone to know that I have recently made a group page on Face Book for my art updates and information. If you guys want to join, please do so. I will be trying to keep it updated as much as I can and hope that this will help everyone know whats going on with me and my art.
So, if you have Face Book, click the link below to be redirected to the page and join in on the fun. Thanks everyone for the awesome support.


Friday, January 29, 2010

New Ink

So today, I visited my buddy Italo at Light House Tattoo in San Francisco. He has given me a great tattoo before. So today he wanted to give me another one. It's been a while since I was letting him ink me up, so what the heck. I told him what I wanted and he delivered. Today he did the outline and the shading for me. Next session will be color and cleaning up the lines. But this will not be the end. I thought of other ideas for my leg, and he said he will do it. I can't wait till my right leg is done. When it is I'll upload it. Till then, enjoy my pale, hairy inked leg.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Pieces For the Upcoming Show

So tomorrow is the day for the first public showing of my pieces for 2010. I've been told that it is only going to be shown for the weekend, so if your free, come on by. Here are the two pieces I have submitted for the show.

18x24 with Frame
Ink on Illustration Board

18x24 in Frame
Ink on Illustration Board

Saturday, January 9, 2010

First Showing for the Year

I am happy to announce that I was invited to participate in a group show this coming Friday, January 15th 2010. The show will be held at Space Gallery here in San Francisco. I am happy that I was invited and I hope that I will be able to see some familiar faces. Especially since it's the new year. I was told that the theme was "Characters". I was able to make up my own, do something existing and so on. The following is the information for the show. Again I hope to see many people there. The only downside is I can't stay for too long. I have a morning meeting at my other

Space Gallery
1141 Polk Street
San Francisco, CA 94109


Artists List:
Nicholas Kiripolsky
Nolan Yelonek
David Molesky

Michael Ross
Aaron Lawrence
David Young
Donald Mota

Paul Konzen
Juile Okahara
June Young

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Random Quote

"Abashed the devil stood and felt how awful goodness is..."
-John Milton
"Paradise Lost"

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!!!

First off, HAPPY 2010!!! I can't believe its already the new year. Time sure does go by fast. I have alot of things in mind for this year and I hope to accomplish all of the things I have planned out.
So I was asked again by Buster Call of Japan to design his New Years card for this year. I was so happy and pleased that he has asked me again. Here is the art work I have done for him which will be seen by all his friends and families he sends the card out to.
So I'm sure everyone has plans for this year also. I hope everyone had a safe new years eve and have a great and happy New Year. Rock on !!!!