Sunday, November 28, 2010

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas




I can't think of a better way to cap off the "Whirlwind" year than by answering some tough and thoughtful questions from the one and only Mr. Tom Spurgeon. It was indeed an honor, and made me really happy. You can read it on The Comics Reporter, the best comics blog -- I read it everyday like the Bible. Here's the link:

http://www.comicsreporter.com/index.php/cr_sunday_interview_rina_ayuyang/

Also, in other recent Whirlwind news:
If you haven't already, go to Sparkplug Comic Books and Tugboat Press to find some good books to buy for your loved ones this holiday season. They will not disappoint!

http://sparkplugcomicbooks.com
http://tugboatpress.com

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

would i be so different?

would I be so different?

Friday, November 19, 2010

I crashed the group show




Hey guys! Tonight is the opening of the group show that I'm in at the Arlington Art Center. Actually, I don't know how I got in this show. I have some of my daily doodles and color sketch pages on display along side some wonderful cartoonists and painters and sculptors! Anyway if you are in the D.C/Virginia area this time of year, make sure to check it out.

PARTY CRASHERS:
COMIC CULTURE INVADES THE ART WORLD
NOV 19, 2010 – JAN 16, 2011

Arlington Arts Center
3550 Wilson Blvd.Arlington, VA
https://www.arlingtonartscenter.org/party-crashers

Rosaire Appel, Rina Ayuyang, Derik Badman, Gabrielle Bell, Jeffrey Brown, Joshua Cotter, Warren Craghead III, Anton Kannemeyer, Victor Kerlow, Blaise Larmee, Andrei Molotiu, Robert Pruitt, Jim Rugg, Dash Shaw, Deb Sokolow, Olav Westphalen

OPENING RECEPTION:
November 19, 7 – 9pm

THE SHOW: PARTY CRASHERS mashes up comic art and contemporary gallery culture, and features artists who pass back and forth between the two worlds. This massive two venue show results from a crosstown collaboration between AAC Director of Exhibitions Jeffry Cudlin and Artisphere Gallery Director Cynthia Connolly. The show’s two independent halves feature different types of work: Connolly’s show presents fine artists who mimic the appearance of comic art; Cudlin’s show at AAC contains:

• alternative comic artists who also show their original pages and drawings in art galleries
• fine and comic artists working side-by-side on a national curated project (Creative Time Comics)
• fine and comic artists creating avante-garde, purely abstract sequential art without words or recognizeable imagery

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Ink blah blah



Book news!
I recently was interview by Robin McConnell on Inkstuds. We talked about the book, Pittsburgh, Catholicism, and my pal, Thien Pham, Comix Claptrap megastar! Thanks to Robin for dealing with my mumbles and stumbles. Give a listen here:

http://www.inkstuds.org/?p=3242

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Bobot and others

Bobots and others

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010



This is a story about fog at 4:02pm.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Light Bright

Light, Bright