The Adventures of Gothic Lolita Dolores Huerta

This past weekend I took a trip to Japantown and walked away full of inspiration. During my time there I saturated myself with mind-bending Japanese stationary.  My current creative obsession is the Japanese stationary company Kamio (, especially their Hyper Monster line.

With that in mind I went home and started sketching in Illustrator and birthed Gothic Lolita Dolores Huerta.

In keeping with my interest in board games I whipped up a game involving the character and my current favorite dinosaur a Shonisaurus. Click on the image below for a hi-res printable version of it.

How to play: Players start on the Si Se Puede square and role a six sided die. The first one to reach the Shonisaurus wins. I suggest using pennies as game pieces. Have fun!




El Rio’s Valentine’s Day Cards 2012

Happy Valentine’s Day to all of my friends and  lovers! El Rio’s Valentine’s Day Cards are back in the ring to take another swing! This is the 6th year of my cards and it’s turned into my longest running project. Enjoy!

As always, please post these cards on the pages of your online friends, real life enemies, booty calls, baby daddies, friends with benefits, people you’re stalking on facebook, and people you would be stalking on Google + but don’t want to go through the hassle of signing up with a new social network.

To see an archive of cards from years past CLICK HERE.

Peace and Love,