Remembering artist Chris Medina
A large gathering of Chris Medina's friends recently held a celebration of his life at the home of Bren and Terry Briano in Canyon Acres, after the 40-year-old unexpectedly died from heart failure on November 6.
Medina was a talented artist, poet, musician and lover of nature. He was born in New York City and lived in England during his childhood. He attended high school in Virginia and graduated with honors from NYU in English literature. He has lived in California for the past decade, the most recent years at his studio/residence in Laguna Canyon. His paintings and original comic books often featured animals, and sometimes included pleas to respect the Earth and one another.
He is survived by his parents, a brother and two sisters.
Graphic novelist to visit Hi De Ho
Phil Yen, known as the "Godfather of the modern American Graphic Novel," will sign copies of his new children's books, including the award-winning "Dinosaurs Across America," at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hi De Ho Comics, 350 Broadway, Laguna Beach.