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Dana Lechtenberg: The Heads of Advertising

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With the opening of The Heads of Advertising at Kansas City’s Reactor Design Studio, designer and director Dana Lechtenberg, contributor to Gallery1988 in Los Angeles and coordinator for Thirty-Three and a Third Album Art Shows, offers visitors a deeper glimpse into the personalities behind Saturday morning cartoons and after school TV commercials.

“When I was about nine or ten, I would go to the local grocery store with my mom, grab a brown paper bag from the big barrel of peanuts, sit in front of the cereal aisle, and draw the characters from the boxes,” said Lechtenberg. “The show is a just a chance to smile, maybe hum a jingle or two and think about these lovable guys whose sole mission was to get us to beg our parents to spend.”

An opening-night reception will be held on Friday September 5th 2014 from 5PM to 9PM. Reactor is located at 1817 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City, MO. The show will be on display for about a month and with fifteen portraits including Burger King, Captain Cupcake, Frankenberry, Bud Man, Sprout, Woodsy Owl, Charlie Tuna, and Quisp.

The Breakfast C.H.U.D.

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Miscreation Toys has released a new t-shirt and print entitled The Breakfast CHUD. It's an 80's mash-up to celebrate the 30th anniversary of C.H.U.D. (and apparently the 30th anniversary of The Breakfast Club, which happens February 2015). With the artwork by WorthyEnemies and the concept by Miscreation, the 11" x 17" print is a limited edition run of 25 pieces each running $25.00. If you prefer to wear your art on your body, the t-shirt will run you $30.00.

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Spoiler Alert

Nakatomi Inc has released four new prints from artist Jon Smith. The series is called Spoiler Alert and features spoilers from a trio of television shows. Those prints are Ding Ding Ding! (Breaking Bad), Ned's Head, Baby - Ned's Head (Game of Thrones), How's Annie?, and The Scooby Ending (Twin Peaks).

Each print measures 12" x 16" and is limited to a run of 100 pieces. You can purchase individual prints for $30.00 each, or grab the set of four prints for $100.00.

We beg EvilCorp.tv for Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy Toys

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EvilCorp.tv has generated some buzz by posting three images that are their "very own EVIL homage to the Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy." The Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost trio of films - Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World's End - have already been the focus of at least one recent art show (over at Gallery1988). And we've seen collectibles/toys based on Shaun of the Dead from the likes of Sideshow and NECA.

So what will it take to convince the folks at EvilCorp to roll with these and get them into production (dependent on, I assume, whether they can license them)? I know I would be in for all three sets.

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Wananeko International Release

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After selling out at the Tokyo Cat Fight show last July in Japan, Javier Jimenez has announced that the Wananeko figure will finally be available for worldwide purchase at www.lakaijufam.bigcartel.com tomorrow (Sunday August 10th 2014) at 11AM ET.

Standing approximately 4.8" tall, the resin figure will cost $60.00 each. This second run has a very limited number of pieces, and there aren't plans for another run in this colorway.

Wananeko Views

The "Wananeko Anatomy" print, a tribute to Shigeru Mizuki's series of yokai anatomy illustrations, will also be available at the web shop for $6.00 each. The print is on watercolor paper.

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Crittersaurus Print

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Scott Wetterschneider has released a new 12" x 12" art print on 16" x 16" archival matte paper. Named Crittersaurus, you can read more about the character below. You can pick one up via the above link for $40.00.

Crittersaurus finds himself in a strange town, with no friends. Gently, he meanders from street to street, taking in the new sights and sounds, hopeful that, at last, he's found a place to call home. Scott Wetterschneider's giant, strange beasts are not your run-of-the-mill kaiju. They forgo violence, are often ill-at-ease, and do their best to keep a low profile. Accidents do happen, so be cautious.

Two New Prints from Gary Taxali

Gary Taxali has released two new limited edition prints.

Gary Taxali Clowns

Clowns is a 9 color offset litho print done on a Heidelberg Press. The 19" x 22" print is a signed and numbered edition of 80 pieces. You can purchase it here for $275.00 plus shipping

Gary Taxali Primus

The Primus poster is a 5 color silk screen printed on rag paper. The 18" x 24" print comes signed and numbered in an edition of 125 prints. The poster was created for Primus' concert in Asbury Park, NJ on Saturday June 28th. You can pick one up here for $100.00 plus shipping.