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1.24.2012

year of the dragon boy



If you haven't noticed change in visuals up top, this week is dedicated to the Year of the Dragon, featuring artwork by illustrator Martin Hsu.

The character is called "Dragon Boy," a little kid in a superhero-like dragon suit who's looking for his roots in a foreign land. Dragon Boy is currently being featured in a show at Dragatomi Gallery in Sacramento, running now through February 4. Here's some more information:
DRAGON BOY, a series of new paintings by Martin Hsu at Dragatomi Gallery Jan 14th - Feb 4th, 2012

Show Description:

Dragon Boy, a series of paintings depicting the adventures of a boy in dragon suit on his way to find his roots in a foreign land. With his kirin dog, Blackie by his side, they travel between reality and fantasy. They fly over the tallest of mountains and dive into the deepest of rivers while making new friends with magical creatures of all kinds. Dragon Boy aims to remind everyone to never forget the joy of being a kid, flying high, and smiling big!

Artist Bio:

Martin Hsu is not a dragon, but a horse. Though he has many great dragons in his family who have inspired him tremendously. Dragon Boy is special and dear to Martin as he often imagines flying over the Yellow River with his childhood dog, Blackie. He hopes Dragon Boy brings joy and happiness to kids of all ages including the one that lives in you.
Martin recently revealed the production prototype for the Dragon Boy designer toy at the opening. Pretty cool! I'm told that if all goes well, the figure will be released at this summer at San Diego Comic Con. For further information about the current show, and to see more artwork, go to Martin's website here.