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Mega Orange Drop Dunny!

To coincide with the release of the 3″ Lemon Drop and 20″ Orange Drop Dunny figures with Kidrobot, I’ve been working on a slightly larger companion.. This fiberglass monster stands 56″ tall and is approximately the size of a Fiat.. OK maybe a bit smaller.

 

Thanks to the MyPlasticWagon for bringing him to the studio.

Thanks to the MyPlasticWagon for bringing him to the studio.

Blu's last request was to skate on Procrastination Station.

Blu’s last request was to skate on Procrastination Station.

Teenage years can be hard on a Dunny.

A few days with an orbital sander to your face will do wonders to your complexion… it will also cover your studio in dust.

I was tempted to leave it like this.

It looked pretty neat as I stripped the original paint away.. at this point I was tempted to just leave it like this.

Chocolate Dipped!

Mmm.. Chocolate dip (or a half dozen cans of primer).

Orange base coat.

An Orange base coat. This is post clean-up, most of the studio was coated in a thin layer of orange for a week.

Top and bottom spray fades laid down.

Top and bottom spray fades laid down.

Time to grab my calipers, my model, and get to drawing.

Time to grab my calipers, my model, and get to roughing out.

The mouth got the spray treatment.

The mouth, the centerpiece and my main reference point, got the spray treatment for a nice even base.

With the anchor art down, the rest got drawn in for hand painting..

With the anchor art down, the rest got drawn in for hand painting.

Painting.. painting.. painting.. t

Painting.. painting.. painting.. t

We shoulda bought bigger brushes.

We shoulda bought bigger brushes.

aaand a couple of months later..

aaand a couple of months later..

The Happy Family!

The Happy Family!

There is still a bit of work to do, but the big guy came out great! He should be finished up by early August.

 

Mega Orange Drop Dunny is available for purchase, the price available upon request. Contact help at deadzebra.com if you are interested. Serious inquires only, please.

Factory Strangers – Preview

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Here’s a little peek at some of the pieces debuting at Factory Strangers, my new show at Stranger Factory, opening April 4th 6-9pm! If you can’t make it out to the opening, contact the gallery to get on the presale list!
 

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Stranger Factory
109 Carlisle Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106 (map)
505-508-3049

 
Mon–Thurs: 11am–6pm
Fri-Sat: 11am–7pm, opening night Friday April 4th 6pm-9pm
Sun: 12pm–6pm

 

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Factory Strangers @ Stranger Factory

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Stranger Factory
109 Carlisle Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
505-508-3049

Resketching!

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A while back my friend Shawn “Shawnimals” Smith asked me to contribute a special edition cover to his highly successful kickstarter for resketch book, an innovative recycled paper sketchbook that also includes some fun creative prompts for those days you’re struggling for ideas.

Backers at a certain tier got a signed book with a version of this illustration laser engraved into their cover! Some pics of the actual book soon (I accidentally sent them back before taking a photo, oops!)

Monsters & Misfits III Preview Round-up

In a few days I’m off to Japan to set up with some amazing artists in a fantastic museum space. Monsters and Misfits III public opening event is on September 13th at the Kusakabe Folk Museum in Takayama. The show is a collaborative effort between Tomenosuke, and Circus Posterus. This year’s show features major works from myself along with Brandt Peters, Kathie Olivas, Doktor A, Chris Ryniak, Amanda Louis Spayd, and contributions from Carisa Swenson, Ragnar and Stan Manoukian.

 

More information and previews from the other artists on Tomenosuke and on Circus Posterus

 

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The inspiration for this year’s show is 百鬼夜行 (Hyakki Yagyō), or literally Night Parade of One Hundred Demons, during which demons, spirits and monsters take to the streets during summer nights causing mischief and even spreading death. In fitting with the theme many pieces from the artists this year feature dynamic poses, wheels, carts and lights.

 

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My own work for the show focuses primarily on the themes of blindness and the power of light. Those demons who control the light, and those who have developed senses beyond sight are the ones who are truly in control of the night.

 

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The cyclopean Lantern Bringer (first photo) attempts to protect some of his sighted friends with his dimly lit lantern, while the toothy Tofu Bringer (above) relies on the senses of his sentient Tofu friend to guide him through the night.

 

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The blob-like and blood-thirsty “Strop” demons are invisible during the day, but by no means harmless. They are responsible for many of those unexplained cuts, scrapes and bruises you discover. Visible only at night, they hide as best they can.

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Those who are found are captured, caged, and dragged through the streets to serve as a deterrent to the humans who would look to interfere with the night parade.

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The Eye Walkers are at a disadvantage in the darkness, and the sightless but sharp Eye Riders use this fact to their own benefit. Mounting some of the larger eyes, the Riders lead their Walkers through the streets with wood lanterns lighting their way.

 

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The King of the Blind sits in a wooden carriage atop his monstrous green mount. He holds a glowing orb that he claims gives him power over other demons and control of the night itself. The orb is really just a glass marble that he found, and he knows it, but that hasn’t stopped him from taking advantage of the situation.

 

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I hope you’ve enjoyed the sneak peeks we’ve been posting on facebook, instagram and our blogs. I look forward to sharing all of the work in full, and I hope to see some of you there!

2013 Dunny release and signing event @ Kidrobot NYC

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I’ll be signing and hanging out at the NYC Kidrobot store along with artists Nathan Jurevicius and Chairman Ting to celebrate the release of the 2013 Dunny series on Friday, June 14th from 6-8pm! Come say hi!

Smile, you’re an orange…

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..Smile! This is one of 5 new prints that will be part of my show “Odd Obst” at Adhocrates in Vienna later this month! Check out the event information here!

Odd Obst

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I’ll be spending a week in late April at adhocPad in Vienna! We’ll be putting on some events including a signing / doodling party and a small gallery showing! Check the event page regularly for more information!

Glop is back.. in a box!

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Our friend Glop is back.. and still stuck in a box! Following the long sold out Biohazard, Ice and Red Planet editions is the new Albino edition. Very limited, with 1/5 chance at a toasty chase. Available at NYCC 2012! More information over at myplasticheart!

Other Mother Brothers – This Friday!

hey everyone! This Friday at the Cotton Candy Machine here in NYC is the debut of Other Mother Brothers, a 3-person showing featuring myself, Jon Burgerman and JK5. I’ll have a fun set of new brotherly drawings available, along with some new prints and even a small selection of classic out-of-print and impossible to get prints such as Carrot Skeleton and Nurikabe!

 

Click over here for more information, hope to see some of you there Friday evening!

 

Above:, “Mushroom Brothers” art for a 3-color letterpress print, edition of 40 on 7″x9″ Lettra paper.

Dunny 2012 Release Party Giveaway

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Tomorrow from 6-8pm I’ll be at Kidrobot NY along with Tara McPherson and the Sucklord for the Dunny 2012 release party! Every purchase qualifies you to enter a raffle with a chance to win some goodies including with this custom 3″ Dunny from me!

 

More info here! See some of you tomorrow!

eyes out, migrane monkey!

Still alive! Working on some longer term projects and products but itching to get back to monster doodling. Here’s a quick sketchbook page in the meantime.

 

Upcoming fun times include the 2012 Dunny release party at KRNY, the second annual Tiny Trifecta group show at Cotton Candy Machine in Brooklyn, and lots of surprises for Comic-Con International!