Well wadaya know...

So like yeah... Sorry for the recycling (this doodle from late 2009...) but got a lot on my plate these days with very little time for doodles!! I however found it to be most fitting for the occasion... Cake rocks and well... So do most of you!!!

Hope you all had an awesome Christmas and are about to have an awesome time crossing into the future at some time tonight!!

2012 was outstanding for me for one reason... I managed this Red Box thing which means so much to me! An epic life accomplishment for me and well... Quite literally, impossible without you guys!! So... Thank you so much to all of you for all the interest and the support for my crazy projects of this last year and making 2012 an amazing year for me!!!

I promise many many new unbelievably epic and most full of awesome new projects for 2013 for me and for you!!!!!



EPIC MEGA NEWS UPDATE... Read all about it...

Mhm... Yup! Here's an epic mega news update!!

I've been so damn busy with everything... You know how it goes... Haven't been able to manage any time for this fine Plog of mine!! So things I need to blog keep piling up and piling up... One fine day, I'll manage to be back on a more regular blogging schedule... One fine day!! I got so much cool shit coming up!! Until then, here's a news update of a bunch of stuff you might be interested in!!

News update Index... Organization is key!!




Here we go...


I am absolutely still tattooing in Hong Kong and have added a bunch of extra available tattoo days in the coming month to catch up for the last few months! So if you're one of these interested people... Get in touch with me!!

Also, as soon as I get back to Hong Kong after my next Euro trip (eta: end of February/early March) I plan on raising my hourly prices! Yup! See the thing is there is just not enough consistent work for me here in HK and I just keep getting quicker and quicker and well... It's time to update (been 4 years since I last updated my prices)! So this will only affect all new pieces started after I get back in March! I'm not quite sure what the new hourly price will be just yet (1800 to 2000 HKD/hour) but I will let you know in detail how it all works soon! Just wanted to give everyone a head's up!

My prices in other countries shouldn't be affected!

Ask away.... pick@electricpick.com


Because of the very little interest (read, zero interest) I've received from my next Cape Town tattoo trip, I've decided to cut my loses and drop doing the convention! So yeah... I'm not doing the show!! Too broke to burn dough right now! But I will still be going and will still have a few available spots for tattooing in Cape Town at a guest spot following the show instead! So if anyone out there wants something from me while I'm there... I'll most probably be able to hook them up! If not, then I'll be at the Dubliner on Long street killing 27 rand pints of Castle Milk Stout for a week!!!



Added a few more dates for Berlin! The thing is I keep adding days for people who write to me about it but then figured it wasn't fair for those of you who follow the rules! So I'm making it official to everyone now... If you wanna come down to Berlin at the end of February for some tat action... I added a few days worth!

Let me know... pick@electricpick.com


Hell yeah!!! The Clandestine Republic distribution network is growing!! Now it might not look like much right now but we're pretty new so... I think it's starting to look good! Our first objective was to, apart from Hong Kong, have at least a few boxes in the US and Europe before Christmas!! We're constantly expanding it too so keep an eye out for new spots that we will do our best to list on the web-site as regularly as possible!!

Have a look!


Although your Red Boxes ordered since this last week will most probably not make it on time for Christmas, we're still shipping Red Boxes almost every day everywhere!! To all of you who have ordered the Red Box, thanks so much for the support! I'm sure now that you can hold it in your hands that you can see how epic of a project that was to make and I hope you love your Red Boxes as much as I loved making them!!!

To all of you who are thinking of getting one... I promise your Red Box will bring you eternal happiness... Yeah you bet!!




The PRINT shop is back up!! Haven't had time to add anything new since the two epic Chinese Vampire chick one's but I now have time (for the next month) to take care of all your fancy print needs!!

Let me know!


Aha! Yessss!! Finally managed to put a few originals up for sale on the EPTB!! Go check it out and let me know what you think!!


And finally... The EPTB is open till the 20th of January! About a month! I'll be on the road again and will be unable to take care of it until I get back at the end of February/start of March.

For any questions about mostly anything, don't hesitate to let me know!!




Holy M M M Mountains...

Yeah for sure... Here's a bit more of that day's doings stuff and stuff!!

This time we finished that Holy Mountain piece!!

Still in love with those yellow backgrounds... If you happen to hate and despise yellow backgrounds, stay away from me for a while longer... I... I... I just can't help it!!

Ok more stuff and stuff and news asap!!

Got to run to that other job of mine... No not the spy one... Yeah the book publishing one!!

You guys rock!


Floating... Floating...

Back on that day's doings thing I do...

Yeah... I know... It's been a while!! I got a few more of these coming soon... Trying to catch up for the last few month's non tattooingness... 

Check out this 4 and a half hour half sleeve!! Still in love with yellow backgrounds!!!! So epic!!!

More to come!!

Stay real!!

Ok got to run! Buy my book if you still haven't!! It'll rock your socks way off, I promise!!!



... True that!!

Here are the last run dates from the Hong Kong post office to guarantee a Red Box under your tree this year... I just picked the countries I ship the most Red Boxes to but please check the link bellow if you're not on the list! Also... All of these, -1 day to give us time to go to the postoffice!!

SINGAPORE : 10/12/12
JAPAN : 08/12/12
TAIWAN : 07/12/12

US : 07/12/12
CANADA : 04/12/12

GERMANY : 28/11/12
FRANCE : 05/12/12
UK : 29/11/12
NETHERLANDS : 04/12/12

SPAIN : 03/12/12
SWEDEN : 29/11/12
NORWAY : 06/12/12
DENMARK : 05/12/12               
SOUTH AFRICA : 04/12/12

MAKOKO : 14/12/12

Now I've been told that Red Boxes shipped after these dates might still make it and that these dates are the last ones the HK Post "guarantees" before christmas deliveries!!

Let us know!!!!

HK Postoffice Christmas 2012 Last Run Dates

Ok got to run... To the postoffice!!

Thanks to everyone who have/will order one of these!!!! So happy to read all your comments about them when you get them!! Thanks so much for the interest!!!!!!


News update!!!


Yup... Mhm... Been busy... let's just say that 100 doodles in 100 Red Boxes is a lot of doodles... I know myself by now and I know I tend to overwork and over-doodle many said doodles! So I knew this VIP Red Box mission of mine was going to be no different and instead of fighting it, I just decided to embrace it! However... That means a steady 2 weeks of 24/7 doodling! I'm not complaining about it but am asking people to understand the gigantic workload and to be patient!! I'm pumping out about 10 a day now and for practical reasons have decided to ship them all when they will all be done (early next week). The time we spend packing them is time I can't use to doodle them!

So yeah... VIP RED BOXES are all leaving next week (well ahead of any international "Last run dates" therefore securing everyone's VIP Red Box under the tree!!!)

Every other copies sold on the web-shop are shipped every few days! Expect 7 to 14 working days shipping time!!

And it's always nice to hear from you when you get them! Either to me or to Clandestine Republic, let us know what you think about it all!!!


I'd like to personally thank everyone who's getting my book!!! It's really awesome to see all these Red Boxes leave for the 4 corners of the world and I just know you'll be super stoked when you get them!!

Thanks for the support!! You guys ROCK!!!

Once again... Hong Kong Postoffice Christmas 2012 Last Run Dates


And finally... I just got 2 last minute cancelations in Berlin for mid February!! Anyone interested? Let me know at: pick@electricpick.com and we can start talking ideas/deposits and whatnot...

I'll do my best to blog as much as I can but I must warn you, the Plogging schedule is one of the last things I have time for right now!!

Ok got to go doodle some Red Boxes!!

You Rock!!!


3... 2... 1...

So yeah... Sorry about the Plogglessness of the last few days but you've probably guessed it... I been busy at the office (the other office)!! Getting ready for all this Red Box awesomeness! 

We finally got the delivery we had been waiting for and are finally ready, after all the work involved in this epic project, to sell it!

We open for all orders tomorrow (the 19th of November) and we will be shipping the next day, everyday (yeah you bet, this is Hong Kong... 7 day postoffice land)!

The VIP pre orders will ship at around 10 per day starting tomorrow (unless I can do more than 10 doodles a day, of course)... I'll be going down the list from #1 and shipping the furthest first!

I'm guessing I can take care of all the VIP pre-orders within the next 10 days!!

Also... Here's what a wrapped, packed and ready to fly, Red Box looks like!!!

You can order this masterpiece of contemporary awesome amazingness through:


Also... For all of you wanting to order this mega awesomeness for Christmas... Here's the Hong Kong Postoffice's "Last Run Dates" to guaranty a Red Box under your tree this year! Please do take a quick look just to make sure!!! Be sure you order from us at the very latest 1 day before these dates!!

Ok got to go... Get my book it'll rock your socks off!!!

You rock!



It's true it's true... The RED BOX is real!!

Here are some stats and all you need to know to make your christmas perfect this year... Yeah not like last year!!

RB-1 [RED BOX season 1] First Edition

Hard cover
240 pages with 2 gatefolds
21 x 21 cm (that's like 8" something by 8" something, for you people)
Full colour

That's 205 ish pages of RED BOX + an extra 35 ish pages of extra awesomeness
including awesome epic extra pages from none other than:

Jesse Smith
Ben Newman
Davee Blows
Tom Haubrick
Uncle Allan
Honkey Kong

ISBN: 978-988-16928-1-8

465 HKD and that is:  60 US / 47 EU / 38 UK

Available starting from Monday the 19th of November (Monday coming up).

Anywhere... We ship to the world!!

Between 10 to 15 US to most of the civilized world!

Free shipping to anywhere in Hong Kong!

Clandestine Republic also offers a free "Customs Deceiving" service for those of you who live in countries serviced by organized criminal post offices (i.e. North Korea, Zimbabwe, Denmark...)


You can order this epic saga through:


Get this epic brick of ultimate awesomeness... It'll change your life! No really!!

Ok got to run!

Don't hesitate to ask me about this or anything else: pick@electricpick.com

You ROCK!!!


RRRrrraaaarrgh... Objection sustained!

I would totally hire a bear lawyer too! Wouldn't you?

...However this is a stock market analogy I'm afraid, not one of Barrister Boris' infamous defense of the blind, court cases!

More tomorrow!

Ok got to run... oh but hey, did you hear??


Get my book it rocks!!!


Bunny love...

Here's a shot I forgot to post of a second session on this rib piece I've been working on!!

I should have a few more of these forgotten shots in the days to come!!

Ok got to run!!


Oh Emm Gee

Launch date: 19th of November!!!

More info in the days to come... Just had to post this...

Ok got to run!!!


I promise... 188-197


So like... A lot of news today!!!!

first of all I'd like to congratulate the thin majority of Americans for reelecting Mister Obama!! 

Doesn't concretely mean much to me personally except of course that the other choice was a pretty damn horrible one! And I do have a lot of American friends out there and I'm happy for them!!! Cuz when the economy's not going well, it seems like common sense to me to spend what little money you have trying to make it better as opposed to buying bombs to drop on other people!!

So what it means for me and the rest of the 7 billion people of the Earth is 80%to 90% less chances of being bombed by America in the next 4 years and well, thank you, we appreciate it!!

In other almost as globally amazing news... 

Today is, indeed, the official season finale of the incredible Red Box epic saga... Now it's obviously not the end of the story... But it is the end of the first season... The end of Red Box Wednesdays for a little while!! I really hope you've enjoyed the ride for these last 50 wednesdays in a row!!! I really hope you liked where this went!!!! And if you did, well then I really hope you're gonna get your very own copy of the first edition of this mega awesome epic saga's first part!!!!

Talking about the book... I just got a mail from the printer's saying they will be ready early!!! So yeah! Start making room in your bookshelf!!! The Real Red Box is almost here!!!!!! 

I'll put up more news about all this in the next few days... But for now... Here's the long anticipated season finale of the first season of the Red Box!!!!!!!

10 pages... It will sadly go a bit quicker than I would have hoped since there isn't that much dialogue but still some epic spreads!!!

I... I... I really hope you like this!!!

Please let me know!!!!

Ok... Here we go...

PAGE 188

PAGE 189

PAGE 190

PAGE 191


PAGE 194-195

PAGE 196-197



I... I... I'm speechless!! So emotional!!

Words fail me...

Let me know what you think!!!

Thanks for following!! You guys rock!!

Ok got to run... More ploggables in the next two days!!


Hunan Vampire

Just got the fancy scans from my fancy print wizard...

Prints are also set up... Am about to update the print shop now but here's the what's what about these huge mega awesome new giclée prints!!!

This top one is the "Hunan Vampire"
there are two runs...

1) 24" x 30" Limited run of 10 for 1300 HKD a pop (131EU/105UK/167US/)

2) 16" x 20" Limited run of 60 for 800 HKD a pop (80EU/64UK/103US)

And the evil Chinese Vampire with evil Chinese vampire legs up to her evil Chinese vampire neck is getting her own run too:

1) 16" x 26" Limited run of 60 for 1000 HKD a pop (100EU/80UK/130US)

Should have these two on the print shop in a few minutes!!

Let me know if you're interested!!



Don't miss it!!!!




Don't miss it!!!


The Lost Cowboy!

Not much to blog about but wanted to let you in on some day's doings action...

Did this a few days ago but had once again forgotten my camera at home... So forgive the weird shots, I used a camera I had no idea how to use...

Hopefully you'll get the idea!

Ok... Got to run... So much to do... And so much to paint!!!

Also... Just a friendly reminder...



My Cabxiboat... 182-187

Oh yeah!

It's R R Red Box Wednesday!!!!

I don't want to stress you guys but... This is the before-last one!!! Yeah... I know! This season has to end at some point and well... That's next Wednesday!!! Yeah! Sorry!

But hey it's not over yet!!!! Here's This week's extraordinary 6 new pages for your Red Box weekly session!!!

The guys were finally back together and just reunited with Goodluck... Let's see what happens this week...

PAGE 182
PAGE 183


PAGE 185

PAGE 186-187

EPIC!!!!! That Mongkoko place is crazy!! And who's that Cabxiboat driver dude anyways??? Anyways... Stay tuned for next wednesday's final episode of the season!! I guess... I guess you could call it the season finale!!!

Ok... You know where to go... No need for me to explain this again tonight!!

Stay awesome and as usual... Don't be shy!! Let me know what ya think!!!


News from the Front!!!

So like yeah...
I have news for ya about a bunch of stuff, it's true...

Firstly... The RED BOX!!!!!

Thank you so much to the 100 people who pre-ordered the Red Box!!! We sold out about a week ago but wanted to make sure all copies were paid for before we announced it!! Your VIP copies will be extra special, I can promise you that!!! It means so much to me that you guys jumped on this awesomeness from the start!!!! I'll always remember your e-mail addresses for other free-bees and such!!!

Thank you so much for the support!!! You guys rock!!!

You will all get a mail from me when we get the books just to confirm who the books are for and stuff and stuff!!!!

ETA: another 2 to 3 weeks!!!! Add a week to that for me to doodle these sweet copies and at the latest we will ship all of these early December to make sure you get them under your tree in time!!!

Truly can't thank you enough!!!!!!!!!!

Secondly... My FEB-EURO-TAT-2013-TOUR!!!!


Solid jam-packed, to be precise!
Thanks for everyone who made this process quick and efficient!!!

Also thanks to the folks from Denmark who expected me to come over and could come down to Berlin... To the rest of ya, up there, I'll be back around the end of the year fosho!


Stay real!


That Tattoo thing you do...

Firstly... A lost and found piece!!

Had completely forgotten about this last session on buddy Nic!! I've been forgetting to bring my camera to my few last tattoo sessions a lot and just thought I had showed everything I had... Was wrong! So here's a lost piece... That I found... Next session on this half body piece soon I think... Have no idea when!! 

Have a look!

Secondly... Some awaited tattoo tour dates...

There have been a few drastic changes in the timeline indeed! Due to two conflicting forces... One of these being Hong Kong immigration laws requiring me not to leave the SAR for more than 3 months at a time and the other being an new epic adventure starting right after my last Euro dates... So I've had no choice but to squeeze and squeeze and shorten everything... But hey... I'm still coming so... That's always that!


(few spots at the Cape Town convention and guesting at Cape Electric right after)


(top secret spy shit...)


(3 spots BOOKED)


(4 spots)


(2 spots)


(4 spots)


Nothin'... Zero! Totally gipped this time around!
For many reasons it had become very difficult (read, too difficult) to organize an acceptable place to work with these dates and to tell you the truth I just couldn't be bothered since Berlin is so close and for so cheap too... I do plan on going back up there but not this time around... Sorry!


(top secret spy shit...)

30 /04/13-

So yeah... All of these are open and ready to book... Now! Let me know!!


Ok gotta run but I'm answering all my e-mails almost everyday lately so... You shouldn't have to wait too much for an answer!!

Oh and I've updated the "Calendar" tab too...


There goes the neighbourhood...

Miss Jiāng Shī's moving in...

...(As previously partially seen on Instagram)! Feels awesome to be able to doodle non-Red Box pieces again!!! This piece just painted itself yesterday, like a dream... I'm surprised it went so well from first draft to finish for a piece that size too (A3+ 28x46cm)!!! Expect a bunch more of these to pour out of me in the weeks to come!!

Will most probably slightly digitally manipulate this and make a sweet print out of this new favourite soon!!

And yeah... Everything's for sale! If you need the original, let me know! 


P.s. All the tattoo news and dates and stuff for my next Euro tour tomorrow promise promise!!!!!!


A GRAAV MISTAKE... 178-181

Well hello there...

It's Red Box Wednesday again!!!

Had a crazy crazy week this last week!!! Barely had time to eat or sleep! But I made the impossible deadline! And the book is getting sorted as we speak!!! This last weekend was probably one of my lamest birthdays ever but being part of this book printing madness (8am till 1am the next day) was probably one of my longest standing dreams coming through!!! So all is good... Hell of a way to spend a birthday but an awesome thing to be part of! And I couldn't cancel and move back the printing... It would have had to be moved a few days, delaying every other step and pushing back the release date by just enough time to stress me the fuck out with Christmas shipping madness! So yeah... It's all good now!

Here's your Red Box wednesday session... 1 of 3 left ladies and gentlemen... 1 of 3... Don't miss them!

Oliver and Pat had just gotten re-united...

PAGE 178

PAGE 179

PAGE 180

PAGE 181

Well that was weird... I didn't expect Goodluck to come outta there, that's for sure!! Huh! Well... Looks like the party just moved to Mongkoko!!

Go HERE to check out the whole thing from the start!!

Stay tuned for more Red Box awesomeness in the next few Wednesdays as this first season nears the end!!!!!! Don't miss it!!!!!

Gotta run... Again... But it's really nice not to have that much to do for a few days!!!
More tats soon!!!

And Euro tat tour news tomorrow!!!!

Ok ciao!


Herpes infected, Down syndrome, aids eater... 172-177


              What a week! Running around, all over town... Finishing impossible deadlines... All worth it though... All worth it!

              Check out this week's incredible episode of the Red Box!!! 6 pages for you this week and the beginning of chapter 9... Yes... That's this season's final chapter!!! Don't miss any of these last few Wednesdays... They'll be crucial!!! 

              I can't believe it's been a year already!! Wow!

              So where were we... ? Oh yes... Penelope Purpleton was going to war... And now it looks like we're back with Oliver in Mongkoko!!! Enjoy!

PAGE 172-173

PAGE 174

PAGE 175

PAGE 176

PAGE 177

Oh finally! Finally some good news!!! So glad to see this duo reunited and in one piece again!!!

Good stuff...

Goooood stuff...

Ok got to run... You know where to go to check this out from the beginning... (HERE)

And just incase you never heard about all this madness becoming a solid object in about month's time... HERE's all the info!!!

Got to run...

You rock!!!!


Last Call...

What up???

So yeah about these Red Box fancy VIP pre-ordered copies...

92 GONE... 8 LEFT

Just saying...

Get on that if you're into awesomeness!!

Got to run...

Stay tuned for tomorrow's Red Box Wednesday!!


I'm coming for you... 167-171


More Red Box Wednesdayness!!!

5 new and exciting pages for you this week... Now there's not that much text this week so it'll be a pretty brief Red Box session but I managed some pretty epic double pages for you none the less... And some pretty mysterious developments in there too... So yeah... 

Where were we??? Oh yeah, Penelope Purpleton and her army of dapper gentlemen Purpletons were getting ready for war....


PAGE 167

PAGE 168-169

PAGE 170-171

OOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooo snappP! Mind blown!!! So they live in blimps it's official!! And I'm pretty sure that's an areal view of Mongkoko down there but like what truly boggles my mind here is... WHY DOES PENELOPE PURPLETON HAVE A TATTOO OF THE RED BOX ON HER BACK??????

Mind blown again!!

This is epic, ladies and gentlemen!!!!


And also happens to be... The last pages of chapter 8! Next week the last and final chapter of this season of the epic saga of awesomeness that is the Red Box starts... Don't get in trouble... Don't miss it!!!!

As always... Go HERE to check the whole thing from the beginning!!!

And in case you didn't know... Go HERE to see what's all the chatting on the interwebs about with this Red Box getting published and all!!

And here's the final pre-order count for today.... Out of 100 VIP fancy special edition copies of the Red Box coming out in November...

80 GONE/ 20 LEFT

Got to run!!!



So yeah...


So like... Don't know if you heard but I got this book coming out soon (RB-1) and it's pretty much the awesomest epicest thing I've ever had the pleasure of doing (no joke... Serious face)!

And well it's coming out in mid November and I've spammed most of you for the last week about Pre-ordering a VIP copy (100 copies available) before they run out completely!!! 

These VIP copies will be the same exact book except I will personally (no robots or clones) be hand numbering, signing and doodling in each of them (100 max)!

So now you know, in case you didn't! This post is to remind you or inform you of this but more importantly it's actually to thank the 72 people who decided to commit to this project and pre-order one of these bad boys!!!

I can't thank you guys enough for the support! I will never forget your e-mail addresses! It makes all this work (one year + the last two months in FFW) worth it just to see people are interested!! You guys rock!!! Expect goodies in the future!!!!

Now here's a doodle I did of "Emma" for the book.... Just so you have something to look at!

So if this is all new information to you... CHECK THIS OUT

However, if this is not... Than here's a bit of a factual sneak peek for you... 

Here's the full and complete list of absolutely awesome collaborators that will be gracing some of the extra pages of this epic mega book:

Uncle Allan
Jesse Smith
Ben Newman
Tom Haubrick
Honkey Kong

Yeah... You read it well... And looking at these awesome pieces I can tell ya that alone is worh the book!!!

Start drooling!!

More soon for my spamming you has not yet ended!!!!

You rock!!

Here's the pre-order VIP count so far:

72 GONE / 28 LEFT

P.s. On a personal note... !! VIVA CHÁVEZ !!



Yeah you bet!!!

First, here's a random doodle for you to have something to look at!

Now let's get down to business... 

I have some more information about my next tattoo destinations and even though not all these dates are exact, they will all happen and if you're interested... You should know about it!


Ok so I still have a few spots left for the end of October and a few in early January here in Hong Kong.
November/December are fully booked.

I will be leaving Hong Kong at the end of January only to return around June so if you want anything from me before June next year, NOW is the time to write to me about it!

I will also bring up my prices here at home in Hong Kong for when I start booking again in June 2013 (new pieces only, of course). I'm not sure about all the details about all that just yet but I have just become way too quick in the last few years and it's time for me to adapt.

Let me know soon if interested: pick@electricpick.com


Will be attending the Cape Town convention on the 25/26/27 of January.
I am not booking anything in advance for this gig... I'll just see how it goes on the spot.
However I will be sticking around town for the following 3 weeks and will be working.
Those spots (8) are open for booking now.

Let me know if interested in some SA tattoo action: pick@electricpick.com


I am also starting to plan my next EURO tour.
Now I don't yet have the exact dates but I do have the places and amount of spots available. So while I figure out the order of this trip and my friend's shops available room and such and such... I just wanted to give you a head's up so you have time to plan!!

So not booking just yet but soon:

most probably 4 spots available

most probably 10 spots available

most probably 5 spots available

most probably 5 spots available

You can write to me to express interest in these dates but I can't book anyone yet since I don't know the order of all this!!!


Ok that's it for today... Got to run!!
Let me know if you have any questions!!