Monday, December 28, 2009


Hope every one is having a great holiday. I'm in Telluride with the family doing a bit of skiing and relaxing.

Next week I'm posting some pictures of a new sculpt. Happy new year!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


I went to Gallery 1988 last night for The Lost Underground Art Project. As always it was a huge seen. People lined up down the block. I understand fans were camped out in front of the gallery 24 hours before the show, wow that is commitment. I was able to see most of the art. I wasn't able to get close to the wall where the custom Statues Of Taweret were being displayed. Check out Viny Pulse for great pics.
The resin statue was sculpted and cast by the talented Julie B.

I wanted to stick to the idea of an aged relic. just push the elements into a darker place. I get all of my rodent skulls from Necromancer,

I get all of my rodent skulls from Necromancer, I believe this one was a Muskrat.

The watch parts are brass when I brush on the copper sulphate which transfoms the parts into the amazing green color. It contrasts with the burnt orange color of the rust.

Monday, December 14, 2009


Gallery 1988 is hosting the Lost Underground Art Project. Tuesday Dec 15th 7 to 10 PM. I did a special piece for the show. I can't sneak peek, but I will post picks after the opening tomorrow. I'll be there to check it out. Hope to see you there.

Monday, November 30, 2009


I had a great time at Rotofugi last Saturday, thanks to everyone who came out.

I had a great time at Rotofugi last Saturday, thanks to everyone who came out. Thanks to my friend Don Asher for taking pictures.

Kirby was an excellent host, and runs a kickass vinyl store & gallery.

Waiting for the crowds.

Some of my good friends from Chicago, Debbie, Rich, and Mitch.

Signing some posters, there are some available at through Rotofugi.

I picked up one of the Ashly Wood World War Robots, too amazing! Such an excellent piece, I think I'm jealous! In a good way. San Francisco is my next target for a signing... More info soon.

Monday, November 23, 2009


Here it is the new Angry Clobber Monkey poster. It will debut at my Rotofugi signing next Sat the 28th. 11 X 17 on nice UV poster paper stock retailing for only $20 the following week it will be available through my website boutique and at Munky King LA.

Thursday, November 19, 2009


I made this time laps video of the drawing and inking of the "Anger For The People" poster that I'm releasing at Rotofugi on the 28th.

The time laps is fun to play with, Next I'll figure out how to get some close-ups in there. Enjoy! -- Also I'll be posting a pic of the finished "Anger For The People" poster here on Monday Nov 23!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Whatcha' doing this Sat? Come over to Designercon at the Pasadena Convention Center! I'll be there from 11 to 1pm with Munky King singing Angry Clobber Monkeys. The Clobber Babe will be there too! Taking pictures and being fun. It'll be a warm up for the Rotofugi signing in Chicago the following Sat.


Here's a couple of pics of the finished piece.

Window box: 17” Wide X 10” Tall X 3.5 Deep
Endorphin Figure: 5” Tall X 5” Long X 2.75” Deep
Super Sculpey and Resin.

The window box opens for closer inspection. Box is ready to hang on the wall, or
sit flat.
Hope you have a chance to go by Gallery 1988 and see it in person.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


I’m posting a small preview of the piece I will have at the final Vivisect Playset Show at Gallery 1988. At the very first show in fall of 2004 I created an installation that featured a new character that I had been playing with. Little round happy flying creatures, some with sharp teeth, at the time we were just referring to them as “The Pigs”.

The first installation in 2004

They evolved over time and became the Endorphins. The Endorphins really came to full evolution by 2007 at my Toy Explosion show. This being the “Final Playset” it only seemed appropriate to actual cut one of these guys open and see what made them go.

I’m no scientist, but doing that lateral dissection of an actual Endorphin was quite fascinating and revealed some unexpected anatomical oddities, sharp teeth, a poison gland, a fairly large stomach that had some interesting content that I will put back in when the specimen is mounted.

Currently I’m coating the body in a preserving shellac, and mounting it in a window box. Come check it out. Maybe for a future show I’ll debone one and taxidermy the skeleton.

Friday, November 13, 2009


I am excited and sad for the final Vivisect Playset at Gallery 1988. Thanks to Luke Chueh I was invited to be a part of the very first one. It was me, Luke, young Joe Ledbetter, the always fantastic Peter Gronquist and my friend Thomas Han. Fall of 2004 at a relatively new G1988. It was a great idea, lots new art energy in a new space. I had a blast. I have a great art piece for this final show based on the Endorphin characters, that I first created for the original show. The worst part is I won't be there for the the farewell party. I'll be in Chicago, visiting family and preparing for my Angry Clobber Monkey event at Rotofugi. I will definitely show some pics here on the blog of the finished piece and be thinking of all you guys the night of the show.
Cheers to the Vivisect Playset!

Thursday, November 12, 2009


Spectrum 16: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art is here! My art appears on pages 137 and 218. Plus about a bazillion other incredible artists in all the other pages. Get it on Amazon!


The Angry Clobber Monkey is out and he is (Hate to use such a cliché phrase) selling like hot cakes! Thanks to all the ACM supporters who are making this such a successful art toy! When I was developing the packaging art I did many sketches trying to illustrate a narrative about Doctor Maker and the ACM before I came up with the final versions that appear on the box. My process is to sketch up in blue pencil, tighten up the ones I like in graphite, then finish with ink.

After the packaging was finalized I have a folder full of development art that all work pretty well as stand alone pieces. So I’m selling the collection as individual pieces in nice frames. They vary in size, 8X10 11X17 8X12 all original pen & ink signed, each one of a kind. Here’s a sample 11X17 the larger ones will go for $250 smaller ones $150 Such a deal! Great for the holiday giving season. I’ll have all available pieces up here on the blog by next week. If you are interested contact me through my website.
There’s a limited number of pieces, I’m still sorting through them to get a final count.
So scoop them up while you can!

Sunday, November 1, 2009


Designercon- Formerly known as the Vinyl Toy Network is coming up Saturday November 21st. I will be there signing my Angry Clobber Monkey vinyl collectable, (A.K.A. Toy) and If the planets all align the Clobber Babe will be making an appearance! Looks like another fun-fest for all of us toy nerds!


Oh man Halloween is over! I wanted to buy some candy corn, went to the local CVS and there’s santa clause already sneering at me. Threatening holiday cheer. Eventually I found my candy corn. It’s the crappiest candy in the kingdom but one of my favorites. Candy corn is like the fruitcake of Halloween. I love fruitcake too, it gets a bad wrap for no reason, it condensed brandied fruit and nuts, balled up in a spicy cake, all things I love.

I’m getting ready for the Rotofugi Angry Clobber Monkey signing in Chicago Nov 28th. Currently I’m working on a brand new ACM poster to unveil at the signing. Also here in Los Angeles I know that Dark Delicacies Book store in Burbank hosts a signing for local artists who’s work is appearing in the Spectrum book series. I’ll have info on that when it is announced. In past issues I’ve only had work in the sculpture category. This time, for the first time I have an illustration too. I’m very excited. The piece is “The Bearer Of Bad News” it was created for my Imaginary Skies show at M Modern Gallery. The painting was sold but there are nice prints through Thumbtack Press. They do high quality prints of all your favorite artists, including me. I want to encourage everyone to purchase prints from them, bring them to my events and I’ll gladly sign them! The prints they have available are paintings of mine that have been sold long ago. Also if you have a copy of the new Spectrum 16 bring it along.

Looking forward to seeing all my peeps in the Mid-West again! Also if you have an extra fruitcake lying around....

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


I've just confirmed that we will have an ACM signing at Rotofugi Nov 28th. This is exciting for me, this will be my first event in my hometown. We are still figuring out the time and other details.
Look forward to seeing my Chicago people in November!

Monday, October 5, 2009


Are you familiar with the Spectrum Contemporary Fantastic Art books? I have some art that was accepted into the 16th edition. It should be out this month. I'm always happy to be along side such amazing talent. There's usually a local signing here in Los Angeles. More info as it comes in!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


The ACM release party was nuts! The Clobber Babe was strutting her stuff and bashed anyone who pushed her buttons. The lovely Kimberley Torres played the part well, and made the costume look great. I say the Clobber Babe was my most sexy and rediculous creation thus far.

Done in by my own creation.

Patrick Lam The real Munky King!

Julie B!

I'll keep posting as the pictures come in.

Sunday, September 20, 2009


First I want to thank everyone that came down to the MK. What a great turn out. To those who couldn't make it we missed you. Lot's of toys, customs, and the Clobber Babe was on hand to take pictures and occationally punch someone out. I was so wrapped up in visiting and signing that I didn't take any pictures! This picture was taken by my good friend Mike Longo. I am gathering links and pics right now to do a proper posting.


In case you weren't able to catch it live, here's the Vinyl Pulse interview from last week!

Monday, September 14, 2009


Hey do you want to see my cluttered little studio on live video? Tomorrow is your lucky day! At 4pm Pacific Time the fun folks at Vinyl Pulse will be doing an interview live from my studio. All this to promote the release of my first vinyl toy the Angry Clobber Monkey. (Have I mentioned I have a toy coming out?) Check out this link for all the details!

Saturday, September 12, 2009


Here’s a sneak pic of one of the new customs, the Defunkt Version. Thousands of years in the future the age of the fun robots has passed. All that is left are the rusted out relics. Maybe there is one glimmer of hope in the one flickering light up eye.
These will be limited to a series of 4. The are run from a conveniently located and easily replaceable Lithium battery.

Thursday, September 10, 2009


Finally it is here! The big day has arrived! The official Angry Clobber Monkey release at Munky King Melrose! I have some new customs, a couple of original sculpts, and the "Clobber Babe" will be there. What is the Clobber Babe? Come on down and find out.
I'll be posting new info up until the show.

Thursday, August 20, 2009


I had the amazing opportunity to be a guest on one of my favorite podcasts, The Pretty Good Podcast Hosted by Randy Wang & Gina Grad, lot's of fun! We talked about collector toys, puppets, and crazy Youtube clips. Give it a listen here

Monday, August 17, 2009


Back from 10 days with the family, now I need a break. Back to work! Interesting things coming up this week, new customs to show, Angry Clobber Monkey release party Sept 17th, I even have some of my art being published in a couple cool books for this fall.
Everything is going great with the Nickelodeon pilot, also there's a little indie movie stuff coming up. Tune in this week, new entries and info all week. I promise!

Thursday, August 6, 2009


Small adjustment in the Angry Clobber Monkey release at Munky King.
Thursday September 17th!! This is it, lock it in! No more changes.
(Famous last words.)

Monday, July 27, 2009


First I want to thank every one that took the time to come say HI at my signings at SDCC, and those who purchased the customs that I brought down. Special thanks to the fan who gave me his mechanical pencil!
Now that Comic-Con 09 is in the rearview mirror, I’m focusing on the big Angry Clobber Monkey release party at Munky King the Sept 10th! New customs on the way, plus some other special things. Keep coming back for new posts, and sneak peeks.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


What is that strange black box? What is he writing on it? It is soooooo mysterious!
Guess you’ll just have to come to Comic-Con and find out!

Monday, July 20, 2009


The Next Custom Angry Clobber Monkey the WWII Soviet ACM. Russia had it’s own armor division of ACM’s.

These will also be at SDCC Munky King booth 4539. I got a couple more to show before SDCC.

Friday, July 17, 2009


More customs rolling out! Here's another one, the German Afrika Korps ACM. It is not widely known that during world war 2 the German armor division put into service several captured Angry Clobber Monkeys on the front lines in Northern Africa.

The ACM's were liberated at the end of the war. It is rumored that a Russian ACM was seen near hitler's bunker when he allegedly committed suicide.
The official release of the standard ACM will be September 10th at Munky King in Los Angeles. More details to come. At Comic Con we will have a variety of my hand made customs. Keep checking the blog for peeks all this week!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


My good friend and genius assemblage artist Jack Howe was in town this weekend.
He dropped by my studio with his effervescent wife Trudy to visit, and take a few pics of his latest work.  These pieces are what Jack calls “Pocket Shrines”  Jack has a talent for finding the most amazing trinkets and bizarre antique curiosities them transforming them into story art.

Here’s a few of his latest works that can be seen at Gold Bug in Pasadena.

Jack can describe in great detail how every individual part of the piece tells a story.

Each box opens to reveal an entire scene.

Here, Jack demonstrates the pure escents of low brow art.

Friday, July 3, 2009


I'm creating a batch of ACM customs for SDCC here's a little sneak of the "So Very Dark" versions. I'm using Wild Fire invisible UV paints.

In regular light they will just appear white on black. I'm hand painting every one so they will all be unique.