December 2nd, 2015 by admin

These “snap shots” are a series of details extracted from a larger piece titled “Harvest”, a composition based on several original drawings colored digitally. J Frizza

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Harvest - J Frizza

“Digital Patchwork” @ Model Call Salon

May 27th, 2014 by admin

My new pieces are now hanging at Model Call Salon, Hillcrest, San Diego. “Digital Patchwork” is the title of the show featuring new work inspired by American folk art, Quilts, and nature. Based on original drawings, the compositions are colored digitally, printed on canvas with archival ink, then framed or mounted on boards. The salon lights up with the infusion of color! J Frizza

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J Frizza Model Call Salon 2014

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J Frizza Model Call Salon 2014

J Frizza Model Call Salon 2014

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J Frizza Model Call Salon 2014

J Frizza Model Call Salon 2014

J Frizza Model Call Salon 2014

Sunset Over the Reservoir

February 16th, 2014 by admin

“Sunset Over the Reservoir” (Detail) Sketch painted digitally. J Frizza

Balboa Park Botanical Garden

January 15th, 2014 by admin

Color study for a commission, “Balboa Park Botanical Garden, San Diego”. J Frizza

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December 30th, 2013 by admin

A “selfie” for my Facebook profile. J Frizza


My Friends, The Flowers

November 5th, 2013 by admin

Sharing today an old piece, acrylic on wood, titled “My Friends, The Flowers” (2001). J Frizza
My Friends The Flowers

New Samplers

August 4th, 2013 by admin

A piece inspired by North American folk art, titled “Sampler084″ with details. The drawings were done by hand, scanned and altered with Illustrator. The poem is an extract from “The Universal Prayer” By Alexander Pope. J Frizza




Lápices y Píxeles / Pencils & Pixels – The Work of Julio Pompa Frizza @ CAV / Museo del Barro, Asunción, Paraguay

June 16th, 2013 by admin

I have the honor to be exhibiting at the Centro de Artes Visuales / Museo del Barro, the main contemporary and folkloric art museum in Paraguay. The show, titled Pencils & Pixels –Lápices y Píxeles­– is a retrospective view at my digital work from 2003 to 2013. The pieces are drawings colored with the computer and digital collages. The overview includes more than 20 prints on paper or canvas, shown in glass cases, and a slide show projection of about 50 images, in the Florian Paucke room.

The Museo del Barro houses an extraordinary art collection of pre columbian, colonial and indigenous art from Paraguay and Latin America. In addition, the museum focuses on popular and contemporary Paraguayan art. Several rooms are dedicated to contemporary art exhibitions. The gift shop is fantastic, they feature a great selection of local art for sale.

The opening night was a great success, a party with family and friends, enjoying traditional Paraguayan food, an inspiring and unforgettable night in Asunción.

If you happen to be in Paraguay, the heart of South America, stop by the museum, the show will be open until the end of June 2013. J Frizza

The Museum
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Lápices y Píxeles / Pencils & Pixels – The Show …
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An early piece from 1989, kindly lent by my dear friend Paola.
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The day of the opening … the party!
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New Show! My Work @ CAV/Museo del Barro, Asunción, Paraguay

May 5th, 2013 by admin

Everybody is invited!

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Pattern Progression

April 20th, 2013 by admin

Color studies I made for a pattern inspired in old Japanese designs. Pretty! J Frizza

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Pattern 056

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Doggie Tales

April 12th, 2013 by admin

Holly Lewittas & Barbara Hinske are both great writers, and MonkeyC clients. Both authors commissioned us with their book covers and WordPress theme design. Both authors also write about doggies, recounting the creatures mysterious adventures. I had such a great time working on these projects, it was a lot of fun composing the illustrations. I designed both book covers for the “Spunky Series” and the author site SpunkyMysteryBooks.com, and the cover and site for “Coming to Rosemont”, BarbaraHinske.com.

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Holly Lewitas - The Nose Sees All

 Barbara Hinske - Coming to Rosemont

Kurt Kamm’s New Book: Hazardous Material

April 1st, 2013 by admin

Author Kurt Kamm’s new book is coming out soon. A prolific author, Kurt writes firefighters mystery novels. His latest book “Hazardous Material” explores the world of a HazMat Specialist with Los Angeles County Fire Department, and his battles with pain killer addiction and motorcycle gangs. At MonkeyC (MonkeyCMedia.com), we designed the HazMat book cover, laid down the interior of the book, re-worked the website design, and created collateral printed material for the marketing campaign. Here are a few samples of the cover spread and site. Visit the author’s website KurtKamm.com, check out all his books, they are awesome! J Frizza

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Hazardous Materials Kurt Kamm

Hazardous Materials Kurt Kamm

Hazardous Materials Kurt Kamm Website

Hazardous Materials Kurt Kamm Website

Digital Patchwork

February 3rd, 2013 by admin

I really like the new Illustrator pattern tool. It makes pattern creation so easy and simple. Here are details of a larger piece I created, using several patterns made with that tool.The base of the patterns are original drawings, scanned and traced, combined into a digital patchwork. J Frizza

Innovation, Double-issue Book!

October 15th, 2012 by admin

I had a lot of fun putting together the cover for “Bottom-Up & Top-Down Innovation,” a new book by local author Joseph Stein, (MonkeyCMedia client). This edition combines two books into one. The author presents ideas on how to create innovative environments and improve performance in companies. I composed the cover in Illustrator; the “arrows” frame holding both titles was easy to craft using the new shape-builder tool. J frizza

Innovation - J. Stein

Innovation - J. Stein

Innovation - J. Stein

Innovation - J. Stein

Lifting the Wheel of Karma

October 7th, 2012 by admin

Another amazing project done for Monkey C! Author Paul H. Magid trusted us with the cover design of his new book Lifting the Wheel of Karma. In addition, we customized a Word Press theme for the new site promoting the book (PaulHMagid.com). The book tells the story of “A tormented Boy [who] Embarks on a Profound Journey of Extraordinary Healing and Enlightenment.” This is Paul’s first novel, great story —touching and insightful! J Frizza

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Summer Yard

July 30th, 2012 by admin

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East County

July 14th, 2012 by admin

Another digital sketch inspired by hiking escapades to the local mountains in San Diego East County … This colorful landscape is done first as a drawing on paper, and then colored digitally. Enjoy! J Frizza


Helping Paws

July 7th, 2012 by admin

Work gets easier when everyone helps! J Frizza

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Long Summer days

June 23rd, 2012 by admin

Summer begins, these long days are a delight. I’m spending my days working on new pieces, lots of drawings, countless digital sketched and a few new paintings. The one below, titled Reservoir-05, is my digital impression of a hot and vibrant Southern California afternoon. J Frizza


Oso, Tsuki, Teo

June 14th, 2012 by admin

Oso, Tsuki and Teo, the three resident cats here at the studio, are portrayed below in vectors, in this concept for a birthday card. The creatures are in fact cuter in real life! J Frizza

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More Book Covers!

April 23rd, 2012 by admin

The beginning of this year has been busy. Here are four new covers I designed for MonkeyCMedia clients, authors Cipriani, Rocker, Lamb, and Little (Art Direction: Jeniffer Thompson). The books range from fiction and essays, to a thriller and a novel. At Monkey C we do it all! For the first three books, I also designed the custom WordPress sites … Check them out! J Frizza

Faceless, Belo Cipriani. BlindAMemoir.com
Faceless, Belo Cipriani


Punishment, Linda Rocker. LindaRocker.com
Punishment Linda Rocker


Karma’s Law, Kristi Lamb. KristiLamb.com
Karma's Law, Kristi Lamb


Magnificent Redemption, Marc Little. MarcLittleWrites.com
Magnificent Redemption, Marc Little

Corte Madera

April 1st, 2012 by admin

I’ve been working a lot the past few months, but also hiking every time a get the chance. Here is a piece based on a recent hiking trip to Corte Madera, an amazing and peaceful place in the back hills of San Diego. The drawing was done by hand, the colors and textures are resolved digitally. J Frizza

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Five New Author Sites for MCM Clients

January 2nd, 2012 by admin

Happy New Year! 2011 was a busy one at Monkey C Media. Here are a few author WordPress sites I designed for MCM clients during the past year [Art Direction: Jeniffer Thompson]. Click on the links to visit the sites. Cheers! J Frizza


Julie Dolcemaschio Testarrossa


Alan Shelton Awakened Leadershi


Monta Briant Baby Sign Language Basics


Rebecca Joy Tales from the Firehouse


Linda Schroeder Artists and Thieves


New Pieces @ Java Earth, PB

November 19th, 2011 by admin

Here are a few shots of the pieces hanging at Java Earth, a neighborhood coffee shop in Pacific Beach. Among the pieces, a few “Vases and Cups” limited edition prints, and two new acrylic on canvas paintings: “Pink Sky” and “Waterfall.” The cute coffee joint looks great with the colorful pieces. J Frizza

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On The Chair

November 12th, 2011 by admin

I’m sharing here, a few details of a piece finished a short while ago: “On the chair,” pencil on paper and digital media. Enjoy! J Frizza

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Code Blood

October 29th, 2011 by admin

Another awesome job completed at MonkeyCmedia. One of our favorite clients, Malibu author Kurt Kamm, hired us (again!) to design the cover of his new book “Code Blood.” His latest title is a murder mystery thriller with an unusual plot: emergency medicine, the science of stem cell research and the world of body parts dealers!

In addition, he also commissioned us to redesign his website to feature the new book. Not to be missed, the site’s impressive firefighting photo collection … check it out! Visit www.KurtKamm.com. J Frizza

Below: “Code Blood” cover (front and back) and new website.


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Summer Ends

September 10th, 2011 by admin

As the summer ends, I’m back working on a few pieces, inspired by the hot weather and our lovely beaches. Here is one, “Summer Ends” a digital composition with sketches and patterns. J Frizza

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Cut Show

June 15th, 2011 by admin

My pieces are up at the new Cut Salon on Fifth and Grape, here in town. The colorful pieces stand out against the minimal decor, the open floor is the perfect space to show art. It feels like a museum in there! Check out the pictures. J Frizza

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Comfort Healing and Joy!

May 15th, 2011 by admin

It was a pleasure working with Dr. David Fox on the design of his new book “Comfort, Healing, and Joy.” The project done for the MonkeyCMedia.com client [Jeniffer Thompson, Art Director] included the design of the book front and back covers, and  a custom WordPress blog design. The result is a beautiful cover and site, complementing the uplifting message of the project.

You can check out the new website and read more about Dr. Fox’s book at www.ComfortHealingandJoy.com. J Frizza

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The Yard in Spring

May 9th, 2011 by admin

A quick sketch of the yard in Spring … my two favorite pastimes: gardening and drawing! J Frizza

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A New Show Coming Up Soon!

April 28th, 2011 by admin

A new show is coming up soon! In the mean time, I’m busy finishing several large painted pieces. The show will include oil and acrylic work on canvas, as well as framed digital images printed on paper. The pieces are colorful and organic, fresh and youthful. Teodoro, one of my helpers, takes a brake in front of two canvases, before resuming the hard work! J Frizza

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Del Mar at Night

February 14th, 2011 by

I love going to the beach at any time. The night is specially magical and mysterious. The water and the sand shimmer with the moon light, the deserted landscape is the perfect setting for an intimate encounter with nature. Here is a digital sketch based on my impressions of Del Mar beach at night. Romantic! J Frizza

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Blind – A Memoir

January 29th, 2011 by

These past few weeks I’ve been busy designing a book cover and Word Press customization for MonkeyCMedia.com client Belo Cipriani. The San Francisco based author is launching a memoir recounting the details of how he became blind, and following the challenges of living with the new disability. The compelling book is coming out in April. The site is up and running, take a look: www.blindamemoir.com
J Frizza

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Blind A Memoir Book Cover Design

Happy New Year!

January 3rd, 2011 by

May all our wishes come true in the new year… Health, Prosperity, Love, Peace and Joy for all humanity! J Frizza

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Short Stories by D.V. Glenn

December 10th, 2010 by

Another satisfied customer at Monkey C! “Short Stories by D.V. Glenn” is the latest blog customization I designed for L.A. author D.V. Glenn. The blog is a striking and hip platform to promote his new book “The Girl with Two Left Breasts.” The design was conceived to match Glenn’s unusual and innovative writing. The book is getting amazing reviews and praise. Check it out … www.dvglennstories.com
J Frizza

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D.V.Glenn Short Stories

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 19th, 2010 by

The holidays are here, and I’m using my free time to work on some personal projects.  I’m sharing today a detail of a pattern I created recently, inspired by the colors of fall and Oriental rugs. I am grateful for the opportunity to work on illustrations, design and art with amazing clients, and also have the time for my own art. Each project is a challenge and a source of satisfaction… I love what I do. Happy Thanksgiving! J Frizza


Santa & The Little Teddy Bear

October 16th, 2010 by

Another successful WordPress customization and book cover design completed for Monkey C Media client, author and artist Peter John Lucking. The new website is an online portal to promote the new book “Santa & The Little Teddy Bear.” The tale, in words and intricate illustrations, narrate the world wide adventure of a cute teddy bear, who becomes Santa’s helper during an unforgettable Christmas night. The book, a perfect Christmas gift, will be out for sale soon. Visit the site at www.BilbosAdventures.com. J Frizza

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October 9th, 2010 by

Here is a detail of a large piece I’m working on. “Dreamer” is a digital collage with drawings and patterns, still in the works. However, I’ve gotten to a point where I really like the piece, yet is not finished at all. I’m torn, because I love the freshness of the casual and hurried composition, and I don’t want to loose that feeling. Technology though, allows me to record and save every stage of the process… I love computers! J Frizza


This Is the Moment!

October 4th, 2010 by

At Monkey C Media, we just finished launching a website promoting a new book by author Walter Green. The book titled “This Is the Moment!” is published by Hay House, and available at your favorite online bookstore. The custom WordPress site features the author’s friendly smile, welcoming everyone to share with him an extraordinary account of gratitude. Working on Walter’s website design was a pleasure, the end result speaks for itself. Check it out: www.ThisIstheMoment.com J frizza

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October 1st, 2010 by

Southern California is beautiful. Even at this time of economic uncertainty and transition, the neighborhood is an abundant source of inspiration. The dramatic ‘Foreclosure,’ ‘Bank Owned,’ and ‘Sale’ signs stand solemn in perfectly manicured and trimmed yards, in front of ghostly empty houses. This American dream has become a nightmare for some. The vacation weather, the quintessential California palm tree, the perfectly cleaned street seam out of place in such sad scenario. Though change is good, the organic urban web still regenerates and thrives. Here is another digital ‘impression’ of my neighborhood. J Frizza



September 28th, 2010 by

Blisswear, a local boutique, hired me to illustrate the new home page of the upcoming online store. The site is still under construction, though you can take a look at the illustration and overall design at www.blisswear.com.
From the concept drawing to the finish home page, the images below narrate the creative process… J Frizza


Illustrator Summer Bootcamp

September 24th, 2010 by

My summer was busy, teaching an Adobe Illustrator Class at Platt College, San Diego. Working with the students on posters, maps, and book covers was a lot of fun. Our weekly project critique was my favorite exercise. At the end of the module, the student’s feedback was positive and encouraging. In one more week, I’ll be teaching the class again. I’m exited!
Here is one of the exercises from the summer class, a poster using several Illustrator tools … all in vectors, all good. J Frizza


June 16th, 2010 by

The pattern below is a detail of a drawing inspired by spring flowers and nature, from a series I’m currently working on. Warm colors and bright accents swirl around as they reveal organic shapes, arranged in a loose pattern.  J Frizza


Swallow Safely

June 13th, 2010 by

I just finished another project for Monkey C Media (art direction: Jeniffer Thompson.) I completed a book cover and designed a custom Word Press site for authors Drs. Roya and Joel Herskowitz. The book is an interesting and useful health guide to swallowing. The basic bodily function is explored in details, possible swallowing complications are addressed in length. J Frizza

Visit Joel and Roya’s site at www.swallowsafely.com.

In the news: www.metrowestdailynews.com/lifestyle/health/


Around the Neighborhood

May 21st, 2010 by

Walking around the neighborhood always gets my creative juices flowing. I’m sharing here a digital scene from University Hights, a neighborhood in San Diego, California. An old Victorian house in the afternoon light. J Frizza

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May 19th, 2010 by

My friend Peter has a little zoo in his house. He has two dogs, six cats, a parrot, seven turtles, four lizards, and four fish tanks! All the unique creatures are adorable. Here is one of them, a portrait of Smoky, the parrot. A special bird that got lost, and was found after weeks, by a lost-and-found ad on www.craigslist.com … J Frizza


Yoga Classes

May 16th, 2010 by

I have been doing yoga for 6 months now, and it feels great! The ‘classroom’ is a peaceful room with wooden floors and big windows. The floor vibrates with good energy. The classes are chance encounters with strangers and new found friends. We reunite a few times a week for a soft synchronized mob dance in this sacred place. And the yoga classes have been a source of inspiration for me… here is one of my ‘yoga classes’ inspired digital sketches. J Frizza

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The Nursery

May 13th, 2010 by

Three samples from a series of digital patchworks titled “The Nursery.”  These images were made combining patterns, drawings, scanned newspapers and junk mail. Delightful organic forms multiply in the fertile and prolific cyber green garden. J Frizza

Cool Pattern

May 10th, 2010 by

This cool pattern is a detail of an artists book cover I created for an apartment re-decoration proposal. A fun project! J Frizza

Faces in the Night

May 7th, 2010 by

Fantastic faces swirl around this fluid composition, the blue hues suggest a night of vivid dreams. The playful piece is based on sketches for patterns, is titled “Faces in the Night.” J Frizza