Mobile Library Book Bus in Mongolia with Dragon Boy by Martin Hsu

By Martin | Published: May 22, 2014

Honored and excited to be designing the exterior of the first ever Mobile Library in Mongolia!

Huge thanks to the fine folks from and for reaching out and entrusting this magical task in Dragon Boy and I!


Go Help UK Charity’s Representative Office in Mongolia

“This mobile library project will aim to create opportunities that will provide educational training and promote a lifelong love of reading and literacy in underserved areas that will empower children and families with life-long learning.

Thought might be fun to create not only decorative elements for the bus, but narrative as well. So a family of Mongolian horses was born with Dragon Boy as an ambassador for big dreams and smiles!

Our Objectives:

1. Impart a love of reading to children

2. Provide library and internet services to villages and city suburbs that have no library buildings

3. Enrich the learning experience for children in need

4. Reach out groups of those who have difficulty accessing libraries, e.g., occupants of

retirement homes, homebound people without anyone to go to the library for them

I think Dragon Dog is ready!

More updates soon! Stay tuned!

- Martin


Miya-san, Hayao Miyazaki Figure by Martin Hsu and Bigshot Toyworks

By Martin | Published: January 5, 2014

Hiya, Miya-san!

Click here to preorder Miya-san Tribute Figure Now!


*Update 3/26/2014*

Army of Inspiration!

Got these great production pictures of the figure. Had the opportunity to design the box. Came out lovely!

“Morning Strolls”, new series of original artwork inspired by Miyazaki-sensei and his friends. Set of 10.

Big thanks to those who emailed for the preview!

*Update 1/27/2014*

Had an incredible time catching up with my buddy Jay in Tokyo yesterday about volunteer work in Japan and the slow recovery process in areas which were hit by the tsunami.

As some of you may know, sales from the Miya-san 6″ tribute figure will be donated to *K-M, a community organization founded by local youth and foreigners in the town of Karakuwa in Kesennuma City. K-M’s goal is to rebuild their community with emphasis on involving local kids and adults. By giving tours of the town regularly by volunteers, local resources such as fishing and farming are once again recognized, and so is hope.

My pal Jay’s involvement with K-M is primarily inspired by art. In the last year and a half, he has hosted art camps and community projects to introduce some color back into people’s lives. We are proud to have designed and produced Miya-san for such an inspiring cause. More updates to come as art programs from the proceeds solidify.

Big thanks to everyone who have supported our small effort so far. 

- Martin

A special tribute to a mentor in art and life

Miya-san Official Press Release:

Celebrating the joy that Miyazaki-sensei has brought into our lives, Martin Hsu has teamed up with Bigshot Toyworks to create and produce a limited run of Miya-San figures.


Pre-order Info:

When: January 21st at 2PM EST to January 31st Midnight

Specs: 6″ resin / Limited Ed. of 300 / packed in gift box

Price: $95

Proceeds: Sales of the Miya-san tribute figures will be donated to “*K-M“, a community building organization that was founded by local youth and foreigners in the town of Karakuwa in Kesennuma City, Japan. With the goal of rebuilding their community after the 311 tsunami disaster. K-M is actively getting local kids and adults involved in promoting thought on the future.

*K-M: abbreviated per organization’s request

Ship Date: projected for April 2014

How to Order: Click this link to preorder Miya-san on Jan 21st at 2PM EST!



For the interim, inquiries may directed to: 

 Long Live Ghilbi!

And here are some of my Miya-san retirement rendezvous fantasies! ^_^

Jon the Miyazaki Club on Facebook!

Click images below for Miyazaki Club tees for gents and ladies!


Happy 73rd Birthday Hayao Miyazaki-sensei!

By Martin | Published: January 5, 2012

A very Happy 73rd Birthday to Miyazaki-sensei!  A simple man who strives to return nature back to where it belongs and bring laughter to kids all over the world.  A stubborn man who sticks to his visions and refuses to make any compromises.  A fabulous man who wears tailored suits and black frame glasses.

A mentor in life and art for me.  I have nothing but respect and admiration for this guy.  Thank you for everything Miyazaki-sensei.  Please take care of yourself for all of us.  Happy Birthday!






San Diego Comic Con SDCC 2014 Martin Hsu

By Martin | Published: July 21, 2014

See you there!


Martin Hsu at Emerald City Comic Con 2014 in Seattle!

By Martin | Published: March 24, 2014


Dragon Boy “Noir Amour” Designer Vinyl Figure by Martin Hsu

By Martin | Published: January 28, 2014

Dragon Boy Noir Amour color edition for the upcoming season of love…

Please email for exclusive online release info



Dragon Boy Noir Amour Signing + Release Party:

February 8th, 2014 from 2 – 5 pm in Taipei, Taiwan

Click here for official Facebook invite


Feel the love ^_^


Happy Year of the Horse from Dragon Boy and Martin Hsu!

By Martin | Published: January 27, 2014

A very happy Lunar New Year from Dragon Boy, Blacky, and Martin!

Please feel free to grab the e-card below and share with your loved ones!

Join the Word of Dragon Boy on Facebook!

Horse Folk

11″ x 14″ / acrylic on wood / Giant Robot Gallery / Year of Horse Show

All inquiries email

Wild at Heart

11″ x 14″ / acrylic on wood / Wrong Gallery / Year of Horse show

All inquiries email


Happy Moon Festival Dragon Boy E-card by Martin Hsu

By Martin | Published: September 19, 2013


New Paintings: Children of Folk by Martin Hsu at WWA Gallery

By Martin | Published: June 12, 2013

Intimate paintings of Children of Folk :)

Currently show at WWA GAllery. Take a look here!




Available here








available here






Toxoplasma- Cats, Brains, Zombie! New Painting by Martin Hsu

By Martin | Published: June 3, 2013

Ever feel like your kitty takes charge of your brain?


TOXOPLASMA, a new painting by Martin Hsu


Inspired by Radiolab’s episode on Toxoplasma Gondii, a potentially mind controlling parasite gifted from your cat to you. Listen here


Toxoplasma original painting created for the ZOMBIE show at Last Rites Gallery in New York.


Enjoy Kitties, Brains, and Zombie!



Click here for Toxoplasma print ($25)!



Kidrobot SF Munny King with Chrome bag by Martin Hsu for Munny Munth

By Martin | Published: May 31, 2013

Huge thanks to the fine folks of Kidrobot San Francisco for having me as part of their Munny Munth live painting event!

With the help of my buddies Debbie and Korena, we created MUNNY KING! Completed with SF crown and Chrome bag :)

A mom and her 2 kids ended up buying the piece to complete their SF trip. So cool! Thanks Kidrobot for the opportunity!


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