“Today, in our field, there is so much talent and recognition that we are reaching a saturation point. An artist should no longer strive only for breathtaking craftsmanship; he should, instead, try to help us live better, either by dressing the wounds that are constantly being opened by society, or by offering solutions to get us out of the mess we’re in…But it’s going to be difficult and we have a lot of work to do.” - Jean 'Moebius' Giraud

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

OFFICE TOUR 2010_update

Let's explore and invade Eric's personal space by taking a tour of his office. Hehe. I'm kidding of course. This photo was taken for a French magazine who interviewed Eric and wrote a little article about his work, his daily schedule and environment and blah, blah, blah. They asked him to take a small photo of his work space and because he's an over achiever, Ece took multiple pictures.

BTW, you're on your own in trying to find the printed article. I provide links, NOT magazines, dammit. This isn't even my blog. Anyway, here's the photo and what he wrote for the collaged photograph.


  1. "Project" board - Actually, it's more like, "Hey, remember to finish this sh*t, stupid!" board. Anything I need to work on or currently working on, I put up on this board. I write down story ideas,  I post animation and comic book scripts, possible 90 minute images I might try, Italian lessons flash cards, etc.
  2. Badge collection from the conventions I've attended this year.
  3. Chocolate flavored Cheerios. AKA - Sugar.
  4. Large format scanner/printer/scanner. Essential for scanning artwork.
  5. Mighty Mugg collection. I broke my Doc Ock last year and desperately need a new one. Silly toys.
  6. "Inspiration" board - The upper left hand corner has a picture of a friend's daughter. Beautiful baby.
  7. Random iTunes card. It was a gift I think? I don't know why it's there. Maybe because I buy SO much iTunes content that they should sponsor me.
  8. An original Dream and Death illustration by one of my favorite artists, Ming Doyle. Visit her site - http://www.mingdoyle.com/.
  9. A gift  from my friend Mindy Lee. She makes things look effortless when she draws and paints. I'm constantly inspired and humbled when I visit her blog - http://mindydoodles.blogspot.com/.
  10. Paint brushes and painting materials.
  11. Watercolor palettes
  12. "Darna" comic book. I got this as a gift from my cousin's husband on a recent trip to the Philippines.
  13. Various markers and a Spiderman Mighty Mugg. Again, silly toys.
  14. An original page from Avengers: LUKE CAGE #2
  15. Monitor so I can look up garbage on the internet.
  16. Macross Plus figures. My favorite anime growing up.
  17. Webcam, so I can talk to people from the outside world.
  18.  Drawing table with latest painting prelim.
  19. OTTLights. Favorite way to light my work area. It feels like daytime when I have them on.
  20. New pens. I buy foreign art supplies in hopes of finding the magical NEW tool that'll make me draw better. No such luck and my collection continues to grow. I can't bear to throw them away.
  21. ARCHES Watercolor Paper, sketchbooks I still need to draw in for different people, and pending commissions I must finish by the summer.
  22. Television, so I can have background noise while I work.
  23. "Keep This" board. I post up anything of note that I want to hold on to that doesn't fit on the other two boards. The upper left hand corner has a mock-up of a children's book my friend Julia Liu is working on. She's a very talented illustrator. http://julia-liu.com/
  24. Olga Kurylenko
  25. Iron Man commemorative stamp set - a gift from a friend.
  26. A small painting from a former studio-mate, Norm Ryang. He's a brilliant designer. http://normart.blogspot.com/
  27. Jordiana Brewster.
  28. A print by illustrator/concept artist Kei Acedera.
  29. Fiona Apple.
  30. More Fiona Apple.
  31. Album cover and lyrics to Jay-Z's new album, "The Blueprint III".
  32. Cintiq.
  33. Hot Toys' Iron Man Mark 3 replica.
  34. My personal filing system, AKA trash can.


So there you have it! And I guess it's not really intruding on his personal space since he's more than willing to give the information to the French. I mean, the least I can do is let you guys see it too, right? Now, let's go take a look at his VHS porn collection. Seriously. VHS. Old school.

-Jon Tsuei


Josh Lange said...

Thanks for this. I've been following this blog for a while and I always like seeing people's workspaces. I love the part about how those OTT lights feel like daytime...when the blinds are shut during the day. :)

Nolan Woodard said...

You need to use the power of PHOTOSHOP! Go to "File > Automate > Photomerge" and let the magic begin!

Otherwise, makes me miss my studio even more. Kick ass digs!

Pete said...

One can never have too much Fiona Apple.

j_ay said...

Nice to see where the magic happens.

I had no idea Cintaqs were so big, nifty.
Also didn't know Cheerios came in choco-late.

Julia Bax said...

I so dig your workspace! I've been working in a 'temporary' space for a year and I've been dreaming of setting up a proper 'atelier' for me. But now, I guess it's not far away! Second semester, project 'studio Berlin' will be set in motion! Cheers! Oh and thanks A TON for the support on Zuda!!

KC said...

Yeah I love seeing how real artists work and going inside their space =)

Interesting stuff here, I need to keep more hot chicks posted around my art space~!!

AlexTuis said...

I am french and I would like to know what this magazine is...^_^


Julia said...

lol and a few months back I didn't even know who Jordana Brewster was, then I got caught up on Chuck.

Mark and Lisa said...

We have the exact same desk. I would say great minds think alike but at least I can say our minds think alike.