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Oct 142010

Grasiela Rodriguez Woman vs. Art!

Animator, Artist, Writer, Cartoonist, Graphic Designer, and Chalk Artist!

Grasiela Rodriguez enjoys Pop Art which is an art movement and style that had its origins in England in the 1950s and made its way to the United States during the 1960s. She likes focusing attention upon familiar images of the popular culture.

She is  also a huge fan of Lowbrow art, an underground visual art movement that arose in the Los Angeles area in the late 1970s. It is also often known by the name Pop Surrealism. Lowbrow art often has a sense of humor – sometimes the humor is gleeful and other times it’s a sarcastic comment.

Grasiela Rodriguez began drawing at an early age and painting when she attended Mt. San Antonio College, where she received an Associates degree in Animation and Digital Media. After that, she attended the University of La Verne’s Computer Science and Engineering program where she received my Bachelor’s degree in E-commerce.

Doing what artists do best. Besides creating. Chugging!

Currently Grasiela works as a Graphic Artist in the county of Los Angeles and serves on the Board of Directors for the Nuvein Foundation in the San Gabriel Valley which is a 501 c 3 organization that raises funds for scholorships for high school students who reside in the San Gabriel area to take classes directly related to the arts. She currently resides in the San Gabriel Valley/Inland Empire area in California, where she paints, writes, animates, and draws and in her spare time enjoys rock and roll, watching movies on lazy Sunday afternoons, and hanging out with like-minded colleagues, animators and other artists.

Grasiela just self published her first comic book Lunatic Fringe available at Indyplanet.com.

Check out some samples of the book and prepare to gush your chonies!

Lunatic Fringe #1

In other news…..

We have a new entry into the Man vs. Art Pantheon of Awesomeness courtesy of Minion  David Vallejo!

That’s right! David has nominated the one and only MR. ROGERS!

And here’s why!

Hello Raul,   To start off, I just wanted to let you know that I really enjoy Man vs. Art, especially the podcasts.  Such a wealth of information!  One of the things I really like is your overall message to artists to just “man up” and get things done that need to be done.  I don’t think that philosophy is emphasised enough in the universities and art schools.

Here is my nomination for the Pantheon of Awesomeness (along with a pic attachment).

At first glance my nomination for the Pantheon of Awesomeness may seem like an unlikely candidate.  Soft-spoken and straight-laced, his contributions to education, children’s television programming, and creativity are often overlooked.

Here are some things that I admire about my candidate:

He confronted the U.S. Senate advocating the use of government funding for children’s education television rather than the Vietnam War.  He was successful in earning $20 million for public television.

Having earned a degree in music, he wrote all the music for his television programs.

He paved the way for future children’s programs by exposing kids to the world around them to increase their awareness and understanding.  Furthermore, his approach was very open, honest, and non-judgmental.  He would discuss anything from Picasso to steam engines.  Creativity, intrigue, and wonder (attributes that are very important to any artist) were common ways that he would share information to kids.

If today’s teachers (and definitely art teachers) were anything like my nominee, there would probably be more appreciation and passion for creativity, critical thinking, and the uniqueness of the individual.

I therefore nominate Fred McFeely Rogers, or simply, Mr. Rogers, for the Pantheon of Awesomeness. Thanks for your consideration.


Mr. Rogers for the Manvs. Art Pantheon of Awesomeness by David Vallejo

MAn vs. Art Goes APE Sh*T!

Yours truly, the Man vs. Art shall be attending the 2010 APE this weekend! That’s Right the alternative press expo in San Francisco Califas! I’ll be sharing a table with Man Vs. Art Sub Commandante Segundo Kevin Cross!

I’ll be selling my just released DVD Intro to Animation! So take a stroll into my store and click the pic to order your swag! If you can’t make it to the APE then show your support for the Man vs. Art podcast studio store  here!

Click the pick to go to the store and order your gear!

ANIMATION INSTRUCTION DVD Occasionally brooding, deeply passionate,
and always interesting! From his Art Studio
in Los Angeles, Raul Aguirre Jr. introduces
you to the magical medium of animation and
marvels at  the limitless possibilities it

In the second segment he lists the skills
you need to succeed in animation!  Raul ends
the video with a live traditional animation

Learn to flip, roll, key out, breakdown, and
inbetween your animation! Regardless of
whether you do 2D, 3D, Digital, or Flash,
this stuff applies!

74 minute color DVD
brought to you in chonie gushing

Intro to Animation TM and © Raul Aguirre Jr.
All rights reserved.

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A magazine sized book with 20
pages crammed full of sketches,
comics, hotties, gags, CHARACTER
DESIGNS, doodles, portraits and


Get into the head of the artist
and see his

creative process
unfold before your very eyes.

© Raul Aguirre Jr. All rights

Black & White
Page Count: 20

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Codename Sparrow is a the highly original
Romantic Spy Thriller you just can’t miss!

International Playboy and Gentleman Thief Eddie
Torres  while at the top of his game, and
through no fault of his own, has it taken away.

Rather than rot in prison he accepts an offer
to be a covert operative for a private “Good
Guy” agency called

Their mission: To save the world from itself!

Codename: Sparrow TM and © Raul Aguirre Jr.
All rights reserved.

Standard Comic
Black & White
Page Count: 28

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The Latino Family guy…..Only funny.

You’ll laugh your ass off and gush your
chonies when you read this 9 page mini
comic about the trials and tribulations of
an All-American family, that just happens
to be Latino.

Specifically it’s the
story of proud self-made family man
Carlos Sanchez and how his relationship
with his only son CJ is jeopardized when
his hedonistic slacker brother Smokey
moves in and the boy begins to admire the
loser uncle and reject his straight laced

Illustrated in bold expressive brush and
ink making for a powerfully funny
citizen sanchez TM and © Raul Aguirre Jr.
All rights reserved.

Mini Comic
Black & White
Page Count: 9

$2. 00
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The official Man vs. Art
Minion button pin!
Series 2!

That’s right! Get your pin and show your
support for the MAn Vs. Art  Podcast!
Hosted by the Alpha Artist himself! Raul
Aguirre Jr.

Attention Artists!!
The Man vs. Art Podcast is your best
choice for art, animation and comics

It’s  the premiere place on the web for
talking about the creative issues that
matter to you.

It’s a different kind of art  podcast.
This is the art podcast that is not hosted
by a wuss or a poser.

Here we like keeping  it Raul!

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Perfect for showing the world you are a
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  6 Responses to “Man vs. Art episode 32! Indy Comic Book Creator Grasiela Rodriguez Plus Man vs. Art goes to the APE!”

  1. Amazing episode.
    I absolutely LOVE the sidekick auditions as well as the guest chibi-loving sidekick hahahaha I laughed out loud so many times listening to this episode. Thank you so much for the hard work you put into each one!

  2. Haha! Man that skit was funny. Awesome job! (*O*)

    • I appreciate the props. Sometimes I wonder if it’s worth the effort to add shtick to the podcasts. Then I get comments like these and come to my senses!

  3. Wow that was great show! Grasiela’s comic looks really unique! Thanks!

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