Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Met some cool folks, loved the Cartoon network picnic, great gellato!

Monday, September 29, 2008

I miss Yasica.

Life was simpler in Yasica. We were free to run around anywhere we like, whenever we like. Caoba seeds drizzled along the ranchos de cana. We played hide and seek through the tobacco and corn fields. Like in quixote, our trees became dragons. We climbed mango trees, closed our eyes and pretended we were monkeys like the ones in the "Casan El cazador," a novel we listened to on the radio everynight, my first Indiana Jones. We discovered locust shells, bees, bats, feral chickens and cocks. We sometimes wished we were Jack Veneno, Bruce Lee or Super Man. On rainy days we used mud to build toy soldiers and set them to dry in the sun before playing out battles. Sometimes we'd have mud fights and lay in the sun to dry out. Then walk aroung like mummies and push eachother into the creek. You see, in Yasica when the rain came, we ran out naked in our underwear. We took baths together in the rain, boys and girls, didn't matter. We were lucky. We didn't have to worry about food or anything else, we were the luckiest kids in the world.

A very sad day at Shea

I had great hopes yesterday, today I wish I was eating mangos in Yasicha.

Friday, September 26, 2008


Our economy is down to shit, 'cause of George and Dick.

We forgot that George’s father was also a prick.

Dick and the Bush love to hunt

Treating the world like their cunt
They found Osama in a cave and nearly drop dead.

They let him go because they could not sell weapons and war without a threat.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Old Sketchbook stuff

"Soy Mono" Frames from spots for MTV Tr3's

Inspired by the blues brother's on this one. Picked a funky tune to set the tone.

I envisioned Pinchez and Cheli a la American Gothic. Pinchez is suppose to be laughing at Cheli because of her funny dress. Network thought it wasn't obvious enough so I threw a sombrero on Cheli.

Can you guess this one? Bad ass.

Those damn minutemen... Didn't use them for the spots, but you will see them soon...

What the hell.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Old oil sketches

La Vieja Puna

Puna past away a few years back. My mother really enjoyed her company, she had a great spirit. She lived in the little town of La Cienaga and was one of those characters who really personified the spirit of the town. She worked until the day she died, 104 years old, cooking, cleaning and washing clothes for other people. She was able to raise a family of five all by herself. She gained respect from all who knew her for her charisma and the pride she took in her family and her labor. I took a series of photographs of her before she was passed. This is an oil color sketch I worked on last year. One day I'd like to do a series of Puna paintings as a tribute to her.

Pinche colors

Ever since I was a kid I really liked earth tones. It wasn't until 2005, when I traveled to Villa Altagracia, Dominican Republic for a photo shoot with Sergio Vargas for Un Chin that I was able to really put those colors to use and see them come alive. I used a similar palette for the backgrounds of Soy Mono.


On the 15th Pinchez and Cheli made their national debut.


Monday, September 15, 2008


After my four year, painful and costly journey with a personal project - Un Chin Magazine, acting as Editor in Chief and Publisher, and every other title you can possibly think of, my publishing career came to an involuntary hault. I remained in a cave; I was suffering from impecuniosity.(Check out www.unchin.com. If you have any idea how to cure my illness, you can email me at rveras@unchin.com) It's been two years since I entered the hardest autodidactic phase one could ever endure. I've read an excessive amount of blogs and read every book that I felt would help cure me. I've done over 24,000 sketches, painted 785 oils on canvas and drank 18,000 maltas, which has given me kinetosis. I've become a quadrumane. Yes folks, that's how I roll, that is, after picking up “The book of hard words" by David Bramwell. I am a quadrumane, I know this because I continue to run a cleaning company, oh yeah, while heading the animation department at my other company Hiccup Media,(www.Hiccupmedia.com). Although I have two healthy set of hands and use my feet as a second pair, I still need some help. Thankfully, I have my brother Suhei E. Veras, my partners in Hiccup Media Michael Cruz, Robert Simone, my animation team, my callipygian queen and wife Celines De Leon-Veras, my two kids Ramon Emilio III and Daniel Emilio, and last but not least Bubbles, my English bulldog pup, who all help keep me sane. So today, the quadrumane comes out of the cave with a preview of my new up and coming animation series, "Soy Mono". You will see Pinchez and Cheli two of the main characters act in a series of eight commercial spots for MTV Tr3's. The spots are being used to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, which were originally scheduled to air on MTV Tr3s but Lily Neumeyer, the channel's Executive Director, and all the heads at MTV liked the clips so much they are going to air them on all sister channels of MTV in the U.S. Please tune in.(Hispanic Heritage month begins on September 15 and ends October 15th, yes, it begins in the middle of the month, don't ask...