Sunday, January 30, 2011

Doodle on a Barf Bag

Hey All! Here's a close up of a scan of sketches I did on a China Eastern Barf the airline's term a...CLEAN Bag. The doodles are of Delgado of Backspace.


Thursday, June 10, 2010

Covers to the Japon Sketchbook

Hey all, how it goes? It's been a long while since I posted anything in the Lightbox blog. I just wanted to share with all of you the front an back covers to my new sketchbook, Japon "Please, Wake me for the duty free" that I am producing with the help of Geoff Ong and others. Look for it when it comes out.


Thursday, July 30, 2009

SDCC '09

So we're back from the land of beautiful beaches and the home of nerd prom. This year's Comic-Con International was a good time for me. I got to see a lot of old friends and made quite a few new friends such as the very talented Ming Doyle and my new drinking buddy Sean Gordon Murphy. Ah, fond memories and embarrassing stories to tell for years to come. I would go on and link you all to more awesome people, but that would feel like name dropping and showing off. We all know I like to show off to people in person, not over the internet, haha.

I'm not much for the buying of exclusive toys and panels. I just really hate standing in any lines, so I avoid both activities at all costs. It was a really nice escape from the every day, and I'm glad I went. I'm sure Geoff, Axel and Eric will have more to add in regards to SDCC '09. I'll keep it short and sweet. Thanks to the Lightbox crew who were able to make it out to the show. Thanks to all the good friends who chatted me up and let me linger at their tables/booths way past my welcome, and thanks for all the free swag, lol. Now here are some pictures for you to enjoy.

Eric, Sean and me laughing really hard at something.
The Monarch, Eric, Sgt. Hatred and Baron Underbheit.
Katamari! Oh, and that Eric guy again...
Special Schwag: Front Cover
Special Swag: Back Cover

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

SDCC '09

What is this an image for? How do you get one? Find us at SDCC '09, ask nicely and be rewarded.

Saturday, July 18, 2009


I would like to formally welcome you to the official blog of Lightbox!

My name is Jonathan Tsuei, but you can call me Jon. So, who are we and why should you care? Well, Lightbox is a collective of illustrators, desginers and writers dedicated to the art of storytelling.

"Yeah, ok Jon, but what does that mean?"

It means that we will be releasing our own creator owned projects in different forms of entertainment media. Some of these projects will be in print form, some in digital form, and others will be in other formats. I can't give away all our secrets now can I? We came together for one main purpose; to tell the kind of stories that inspire us with the hope that these stories would inspire others.

Here's what you can expect from our blog. This is the first place you'll here about all our projects. You'll see preview and behind the scenes art from our up and coming projects. You'll get the lowdown on our appearances, giveaways, events and any news pertaining to the six of us. Those of you who have looked around the blog a bit probably already noticed that most of us have our own personal blogs, but anything pertaining to the entity that is Lightbox will be posted here before it appears elsewhere.

Over the course of the next couple of weeks you'll get introductions to our members and some samples of what our illustrators and designers can do. Will their skills blow you away? Oh hell yes it will! Don't take my word for it though. Tune in and you'll see for yourself.

Comic-con International is coming up and our very own Eric Canete will have a table in artist alley where you can purchase PREMIER[e], INT[e]RMISSION and original art. Some of us will also be in attendance, floating around the showroom floor. If you run into us, please ask about our Comic-con freebie.

"Did you say freebie?"

Why yes, I most certainly did. Find a member of Lightbox at the big show, ask nicely and the freebie will be yours. If you are one of the lucky few to get the freebie make sure to thank Geoff Ong personally. He clocked in some sleepless nights to make sure the giveaway was a high quality product for you all. Thank you, Geoff!

Lastly, you'll hear more about our projects that are slated to release in 2010; a graphic novel written by me and drawn by Eric Canete, a graphic novel written by Geoff Ong and drawn by Axel Ortiz, a special project drawn by Jojo Aguilar with writing assists by me and a story told in sequential art drawn by Jonard Soriano and written by me.

Welcome to the Official Lightbox Blog. We hope you enjoy your stay.


Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Backspace Finger Puppets

Hey here's some finger puppets that Geoff and I put together sometime ago as promo pieces. Feel free to download this you can print out and cut (within the dotted lines) the finger puppets. You'll have hours of enjoyment with these fine finger puppets of our hero Delgado and the nasty Virus. Well, I'll catch you all later!


Wednesday, March 4, 2009

PREMIER[e] DELAY_update.

Hello all.

For those of you who were kind enough to to order a copy of PREMIER[e] - in order show your support for my work and for LIGHTBOX's new business venture - you may have noticed that your book has not arrived. There is a legitimate reason.

When we shipped out the copies I was going to hand out to specific people at this year's NYCC show, the ALL books arrived at my hotel in terrible condition and unfit for distribution. I was genuinely red in the face with anger and embarrassment as I didn't realize their condition until a couple of their recipients opened them up only to see that they torn completely off of the front and back covers! It was, to say the least, a nightmare scenario that we NEVER expected to happen.

That said, we have been trying for almost month now to see how the problem can be remedied and I believe we have come to a solution for the technical difficulty. Please know that it is only in the interest of quality control that we've held back the shipment of your copy. I would not want your expensive investment to arrive to you in sub par condition.

I am embarrassed about the delay, about the design and technical faux pas, and I ask those of you who are still waiting for your copy for your continued patience. Thank you very much. I cannot apologize enough.