Thursday, May 27, 2010

THE VADER PROJECT!



If you have been following The Vader Project, or you just are a fan of customized Darth Vader masks you may want to check out this show.

All 100 customized Darth Vader helmets will be on view in Los Angeles for this special 10-day event!

Opening Night Party
Friday, June 11 6pm - 10pm
With DJs The Crystal Pharaoh and
The Sucklord from BAND of the LOST

Saturday, June 12 2pm
Catalog signing with over 20 participating artists

Open Daily from Noon - 6pm June 12 - 20
6812 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles CA 90036


For more information or to pre-order a limited edition auction catalog go to http://thevaderproject.com/



I'll be there for the opening party on Friday night to have fun and sign programs.Also I believe this is the last chance to see the masks before they are auctioned off.
See ya there!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

TEAM SMITHEREEN IS ON THE AIR!

After a long wait Team Smithereen is going to be on Disney XD. It's a series of shorts of the worst stunt team ever. They get blown up, crushed, burned and exploded! I co-created the show with Dan Clark and Don Asher, also I designed the characters. A whole squad of talented artists and puppeteers helped make this a reality. Check out the promo and watch this weekend!

video

Here's an older post about TS where I do some show and tell with the puppet sculpts here!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

SPECTRUM! AGAIN?!

Just found out that my sculpture “Punch- Bot!” Has been accepted in the Spectrum Fantastic Art Annual #17.



The piece was something I had been toying with for a while.
It was hard to think what to make it out of
the materials turned out to be a combo plater or as they say in the art world “Mixed Media”. Super Sculpey, Balsa Foam, Styrene plastic and wood. I imagined this being an old beat up board walk / carnival arcade game - robot. Someone would put in a quarter and Smasho! lights out. Maybe not the most popular game but it would deliver on it’s promise.





It was difficult photographing the cape. I made this cool cape and collar when one checks out the sculpt it’s easy to see. When I went to photograph it the whole figure ended up being kind of a not photo friendly figure.



Many angles but not one that showed off all aspects. I ended up doing a bit of Photoshop work that brought together the best of 3 pictures.






Someday it would be amazing to make this full size, with an aluminum body and the ability to roll around, and of course punch things!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

HELLO OLD FRIEND!

I haven’t abandoned the blog although I’m sure it seems that way lately. Between family life and working on Monster & Robot I have not had time to squeeze in much else. At least anything that would be fun or informative to read. I have a small thing coming out with Munky King for release this summer, and I’ll be at Comic-Con for sure.
If there’s any Angry Clobber Monkey vinyls left by then I’ll be sure to make myself available to sign them. Speaking of the ACM, I just want to say thanks to all of the supporters out there who bought the figure! It’s been selling fantastic around the country and beyond. Also I’ve been asked about if there’s a follow up toy in the works.
There’s a couple ideas I’ve been cooking up with Munky King, although I think it may have to wait until next year. I’ll be doing a few bits and pieces around at shows in LA, and something in November that I will talk up more as we get closer to Fall.



If you haven’t checked out Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece Mars Attacks 12 Inch deluxe figure of the Martian Soldier, this piece is amazing! The detail, the articulation, a long over due high quality figure for a movie that was lacking in amazing toy products. It’s a bit pricey but I love the designs of the martians, and I’m a sucker for anything with a skull.

More postings on the way!