Wednesday, February 1, 2012


The little book of BIG smiles.

THIS CHRISTMAS Because you LOVE to make your sweetheart LOL. 

Click this link to order your copies of PINOT ENVY the fun little book of BIG SMILES as a heart warming gift for your true love. Laugh and smile.
Start your holidays with fun. 

Guests enjoy 'Scribbles' and captions. Pinot Envy book signing event.

Suprise your true love.

Only $9.99 Available at

Photos by Renee Fernandes

Thursday, January 26, 2012


The Party starts on Sunday at 5:30pm at the Piazza Del Pane Italian Cafe (Palm and Herndon - behind Starbucks)

The first 30 book buyers will receive a $2 discount on their purchase ...
And everyone who purchases a copy of the book at the event will have a chance to enter the drawing for four special & fun prizes!

1. An original signed print of a SW Parra 'Scribble'  

2. A Valentines Box of chocolate w/Pinot Envy book

3. An entree gift card good for Piazza Del Pane

4. A Wine gift basket from Carmel Ridge Winery


Friday, December 9, 2011

No. 1 New Year's Resolution



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Monday, December 5, 2011


It's a beautiful day outside - a good day to read a book!
Well friends, guess what? PINOT ENVY is now available on or
the e-store access
[password: surfwest01.]
Details regarding a book launch and signing will become available as plans are underway.
Once again, I want to express my thanks to all who have participated - it was great fun drawing for you!

SW Parra

Wednesday, November 30, 2011


It took all Summer and most of the Fall and as we head into Winter my very first collection of 'SCRIBBLES' will make it to book form. On Monday, I am expecting to receive a 'proof' copy and if all checks out it will be made available for all us to enjoy.

Some background on the project: Earlier in the year I met Pablo Antinao, a Sommelier who runs the Rustica Wine School, for whom I created cover art for his Wine Appreciation Guidebook. During one of our brainstorm meetings he planted the seed of an idea; do a 'wine joke book' filled with a series of my cartoons (it's funny how hard humor can be to create.)
I decided to take a different tact, it was something I had been wanting to do for some time, which was to post a cartoon and invite readers to caption the scene. I dubbed it the 'Caption Challenge' and it was not long before friends, associates, acquaintances and friends of friends began to chime in. Soon my Facebook was filling with 'Friend Requests'. Some of the comments and captions that came in were so funny they made me laugh so hard, tears rolled down my face!

The 'Caption Challenge' became a community - a spirited, fun competition among the captioners. To feed demand I began to post a 'Scribble' in the morning and then another one late at night. The variety of humor has been so clever and the interpretation of the 'Scribbles' pleasantly unpredictable. Everyone that captioned or commented has been so supportive, encouraging me to keep the scribbles going. 'Don't Stop' and 'Make a book' where common emails. What could I do? My only recourse was to honor those wishes.

So, 'PINOT ENVY: Sharing some wine, laughs & a smile' will be due out next week (fingers crossed). As more information becomes available I will make updates on when and where you can find the title.

Kind regards to all - drawing for you is the best! ~SW Parra (aka Surfwest)

Monday, October 17, 2011

Making Faces

Here is a little video I made that will help some of  my friends understand how I see the world - sorry, I there is no audio, but if you Spotify the song 'DETROIT' by Gorillaz and loop it - it's almost perfect . Enjoy, it's only about 3 minutes long. ~SWParra

Friday, September 30, 2011

Honorable Oliver W. Wanger

  On Monday around 8:40am I entered the US District Courthouse - Eastern District of California in Fresno. Several years ago I had drawn a 3D cutaway rendering with pencil sketch superimposed, so, I am somewhat familiar wih this building. However, I had not been back there for any live event. This week I had earned a commission for a courtroom sketch of the Honorable Oliver W. Wanger 's federal courtroom proceedings located on the 7th floor. Today, September 30, 2011 is Judge Wanger's retirement. He will enter private practice.
 Instead of me going into the history of this highly regarded and respect federal judge - if you would like to know more about him and the high-profile and important cases of his tenure please check out
 Good luck and congratulations to the Honorable Oliver W. Wanger. ~SW Parra