Back in 2008, I responded to a Craigslist ad that was looking for someone to illustrate a surfing Buddha for a new “Life is a Beautiful Thing” brand. Well, I sent over an illustration of a surfing Buddha, and I was quickly asked to create a whole series. Dave Furano, now a founding partner of Rock & Brews, had just opened a new design studio in El Segundo and he asked me to join their team. Dave had new ideas for the Buddha character every day, so I continued to illustrate them. That was just the beginning of my exciting tenure at The Studio El Segundo.
Here is a gallery of the happy Buddha character: