“It’s not what you do during your 9-5. It’s what you do during your 5-9.”

I’m not sure where I heard this, but it resonates with me because it made me realize that you can still do what you love despite having to do other things. There are ways around balancing a full time job and your passion.

This balance is what I wanted to discuss with Uzi Emperado. Not only is he able to figure out that balance, but he also happens to create compelling art. His Punk Darth Vader piece is still a favorite of mine, and it currently hangs in our bedroom wall. Uzi is a talented artist as well as a freelance illustrator. When I heard that he got a full time job, but still managed to continue his art, I was curious as to how he was able to do it.

In this episode, we talked about his start in illustration, balancing a full time job with art, porngrind, and future projects.

Enjoy the episode!


Uzi Emperado article

Lean Reboja (Zerothreetwo Conversations episode)

Mark Deutsch (Zerothreetwo Conversations episode)

Nicolo Nimor

Meream Pacayra (Zerothreetwo Conversations episode)

Heavy Metal Comics

Mark Copino (Zerothreetwo Conversations episode)

Bart Bros. (Zerothreetwo Conversations episode)

Mar Vidal


Black Bile

Where can you find Uzi?




This episode is brought to you by Qube Gallery, a progressive art space in Cebu, Philippines providing network and exhibit opportunities for contemporary artists with whom they work closely with and promote beyond the local reach. 

For more than five years, the gallery has progressively mounted shows of engaging artworks and has also significantly represented the Visayas region in various international fairs.

Aside from its physical space in Crossroads, Banilad, Cebu City, you can check out their online collection on www.artsy.net/qube-gallery

This month at Qube Gallery: Ink Notion by Oj Hofer

Renowned Cebuano fashion designer and visual artist, Oj Hofer, will be featuring his Japanese Calligraphy in a show entitled “INK NOTION,” which will run from November 22 to December 6 at Qube Gallery.

Hofer’s study of Japanese calligraphy and ink painting began almost a decade ago‭. ‬He has mounted several one-man shows in this genre of art‭. ‬

“Ink Notion” highlights Oj Hofer’s ink artworks such as Kanji and Hiragana calligraphy in the five traditional styles, humorous Zen Drawings, converging Enso Circles and transfixing Ink-on-Abaca bas relief.

Catch the Artist Reception of Ink Notion on Friday, November 22, at Qube Gallery. 

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