Made at Manoa
Although art was his lifelong love, Hawai‘i artist Derick Fabian bought the conventional wisdom that says, “If you major in art, you major in starvation.” He obtained his BA in Art at UH Mānoa where he wrote and illustrated a comic strip for the student newspaper Ka Leo O Hawai‘i that he titled “7Sketches”. 7Sketches went on to become his brand known for his original sticker art, apparel, and prints. Blending the spheres of cartoons, anime, comic books and manga, along with hip-hop and local culture, 7Sketches has created a world of mashup characters that are infiltrating Hawai‘i.
FEATURING UH MANOA ALUMNUS:
"My passion for art, guided by the education I received at UH Mānoa, brought me to where I’m at today. It’s amazing to still be doing what I loved most as a child, to have my artwork enjoyed my this many people from all over travel to share my work, and make connections with creatives I have always been a fan of!"