Nov. 4th 2017 @ Handplant Skateshop in Laguna Beach

The official launch party for Erin Miyawaki and Tristen Adamson's "It's Cool, I'm A Local" book at Handplant Skateshop was a major success. Sparkle Films was on site for Photo and Video Production. Thanks to the locals who came out and showed support. Photography: Shannon Reardon and Cyrus Polk

Orange County, California - A fairy tale setting of beautiful coastlines, luxurious lifestyles and great weather to boot. But a peek behind the Orange curtain reveals a little more. "It's Cool, I'm a Local" shines a light on some of the “less civilized” aspects of high society through a children's book design that is more Tim Burton than Disney. We follow the life of one particular individual, Jim, whose life encompasses that which is rotten in beautiful Orange County. Follow this story of detest and find why locals are not always “cool”.


If you don't know, now you know....

Erin Miyawaki is a 5th generation Japanese-American born and raised in Orange County, California. She attended San Diego State University Nursing Program. After 5 years of college, she decided that her passion for writing was greater than her initial college goals and elected to choose writing as her full time career and received a mentorship with Chapman University Film School.
During this time Erin started bartending and was immersed into the world of food and drink. For the past 13 years she has worked from Mexican cantinas to nightclubs and now slings drinks at The Saloon in Laguna Beach, Ca.
"It's Cool, I'm a Local" came to fruition through an actual dream, turned into words, turned book. A culmination of years of experience in the life of Orange Countians and Bars.


If you don't know, now you know....

Tristen Adamson is a Southern California based artist raised In Laguna Beach, California. Adamson graduated from Laguna College of Art and Design in 2015. When not drawing or painting, Tristen spends his time skateboarding, making music, riding motorcycles and enjoying all that  Orange County provides. Tristen also occupies his time by working on various building projects that include guitars, skateboards, skate ramps and surfboards. Artists that inspire Tristen include Frank Frazetta, Ralph Steadman, Aaron hockey, and Mike Giant. The mediums that he enjoys utilizing are pen and ink, watercolor and spray paint.

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