What might be the nastiest name for a custom show...the Yeast Infection online auction is set to wrap up in a little over a day. You can go to the ebay shop where El Maz (curator of the show) is auctioning off (currently) 27 customized Pillsbury Doughboys. These figure were created circa 1971 and about 7.5" in height. Participating artists include: Doktor A, motorbot, Rebelwookie, Ness, Mimic, puppetbrain and more!
The latest show at Melrose Avenue's Gallery1988 was the entitled "We're All Mad Here" event. Inspired by, and celebrating the Cheshire Cat (from Alice in Wonderland)...the show included original artwork and custom vinyl Cheshire Cats from several of the world's top artists. The show runs from October 7th through the 13th. Gallery1988 has photos of the customs and paintings - with pricing included - on their site. Many thanks to Robert from KungFuToys.com for covering the event and taking these great photos. His original artwork is the final photo and still availabe on the Gallery1988 website.
Sergey Safanov has sent photos of his newest character - Gooma - all the way from Russia (with love?). They did a small run of the figures in hard vinyl.
Serey plan on posting comics and stories about them a little later this year. A brief background of the characters is that
they are living seeds of Gooma Tree and their passsion is travel
The Le Merde folks have made a plush version of their character "Vander". They made him in
his classic army jacket version and a special Maharishi version. They'll be displayed at the Plush You! show, put on by Kristen Rask from Schmancy Toys in
Seattle. There are around 100 artists participating.
Opening Reception 4-9pm Oct. 6th
Show runs until Nov. 2nd
@ Schmancy and Fancy + Pants
1932 and 1914 2nd Ave.
We always enjoy checking out the work of a talented customizer. Not only does Mike Heisler - the man behind Slobots - do excellent customs...he also creates original sculptures. The theory behind his work is as follows:
Not very far into the future, robots
existed in many facets of everyday life... As the demand for new technology raced on,
many of the earliest robots found themselves without homes or jobs or
families. They began to search for new meaning
in their lives, in many parts of the galaxy, and even into the farthest
reaches of the universe... Welcome to the world of "THE SLOBOTS!!"
Well...what can you say? Doktor A continues to blow everyone away with his custom pieces. This time he has worked his magic on a Dunny and MAD*L. He calls them Professor Teslastein and his electric creation. Reminds me of Frankenstein and his monster.
New Work by Fawn Gehweiler
At Down at Lulu's in Oakland, CA
6603 Telegraph Avenue at 66th Street
Opening: Friday October 6th from 6pm - 9pm
Art, Fashion, Bubblegum DJs, Mini Mod Makeovers, and a Candy Buffet!
For More Information contact Down at Lulu's at 510-601-0964
Owned & operated by local heart-throbs Tina Lucchesi & Seth Bogart, Down at Lulu's
is a Hair Salon and Vintage Boutique located at 6603 Telegraph Avenue in Oakland,
California, right at the corner of 66th + Telegraph, close to Ashby Bart and nestled
between The Whitehorse & The Smokehouse!
Who: Kaiju Big Battel with Japanese horror-core guest, Gelatine
When: Friday, October 20th, 2006. Doors at 6:00 PM. Show at 7:00 PM
Where: Avalon Boston, 15 Landsdowne St. (behind Fenway Park) Boston, MA
Tickets: Available at Ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster locations. All Ages. $15.25
In celebration of its second season on G4 TV’s Action Blast, Kaiju Big Battel [sic] returns to Avalon to star in Shpadoinkel Mania XVIII on Friday, October 20th. Shpadoinkel Mania XVIII promises to be the biggest Shpadoinkel Mania ever! Kaiju’s highly anticipated return to Avalon will feature thirty-three blocks of crushable cityscape, 2 Kaiju Jumbotrons, the fan favorite Danger Zone (a Double-Dare-inspired audience participation area), and over thirty Kaiju fighters including favorites, Dr. Cube, Kung-Fu Chicken Noodle, Pedro Plantain, Powa Ranguru and the evil Silver Potato.
This is Kaiju’s last Boston performance this year, so don’t miss this rare chance to catch one of the area’s best live-action comedy shows.
Schedule of events for Kaiju Big Battel: Shpadoinkel Mania XVIII
Pre-fight live music by Gelatine
Match 1) Space Invader: Tad Bradley Hawaiian Paddler Vs Giii the Space Pirate
Match 2) Tag Team Championship: Apes of Wrath VS Sea Amigos
Match 3) Amazon Street Fight: Pedro Plantain VS Silver Potato
Match 4) Mystery Match: ? VS ?
Main Event) Kaiju Championship: Soup VS Opponent of his Choice!
Visit kaiju.com for more info and full descriptions of the match ups!
Halloween...there couldn’t be a more appropriate night to debut the
first-ever Living Dead Dolls Art Show. The internationally anticipated
show premieres October 31, 2006 at New York's famous designer toy
gallery - The Showroom NYC. Previously, all Living Dead Dolls have been
designed by Ed Long, Damien Glonek and Michael "Mez" Markowitz; this
upcoming art show invites over 100 artists to design, interpret and
explore their own dark vision of the Living Dead Dolls.
Invited artists have been selected from numerous fields and
disciplines, the list is a veritable Who's Who of notoriety and talent;
Ed, Damien & Mez creating one-of-a-kind originals, other
contributing artists include: Michael Dougherty, artist and screen
writer on Superman Returns and X Men 2; comic book legend Simon Bisley;
gothic artist and musician Voltaire; toy development power house Inu
Art Studios; Oblongs TV show creator and artist Angus Oblong; famous
Japanese designer Hiddy; Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle writer, creator
and artist Kevin Eastman and many more.
Artist Dan "Wavedog" Fenelon is giving this hand painted
miniature (6”x4”x2”) derby away just for visiting his website and
entering the online Derby Contest.
It’s easy and there is no catch.
Just go to Wavedog.com and click on the "Win A Derby Contest” button for details. Winner will be notified by e-mail.
The winner will be picked out of a hat...er I mean derby on:
October 23rd 2006