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The Toys! The Toys are alive!

“The Toys! The Toys are alive!” – Sid Phillips

San Diego Comic Con 2018 is here.

Last year I was fortunate and was able to do a figure for DKE Toys.  The “Unemployed Trooper” sold out by Friday morning.

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Sold Out Unemployed Trooper from 2017

For 2018 I was able to participate again with DKE Toys for San Diego Comic Con.  We went with the Weekend Dad Trooper.  Hand cast and painted, this figure is limited to 25 pieces total and will have a spray painted “slap” sticker that will be on the back of the card.  Only available at the DKE booth.  So head over and get one.

Weekend Trooper DKE

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Hand painted stickers for the back of the cards

Also, DKE Toys can be found at all these cool places.

https://www.dketoys.com/

https://dketoys.com/blog/

https://www.instagram.com/dketoys/

And while your at it, check out the Toy Geeks latest offering, specifically around the 24 minute mark.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIWm1w5MIuk

And their Instagram is https://www.instagram.com/toygeeksbtc/

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Later dudes

“Later dudes” – Clark W. Griswald

I was an artist for a few sketchcards for the Topps Last Jedi trading card release.

Here are my Artist Returns. These are only available from me. All are available.

I’m not supposed to be within two hundred feet of a school… or a Chuck E. Cheese.

I’m not supposed to be within two hundred feet of a school… or a Chuck E. Cheese. – Alan Garner

Mars Attacks turns 50 this year and I’ve been invited to participate in the Topps Mars Attacks Heritage trading card set as a sketch artist.  I’ve received my blanks, so stay tuned here for a few previews when the time is right.

And don’t forget the March Madness 25% off sale at the store.  Code: Madness

2012 Topps Mars Attacks Heritage Box Break

  • 1 Sketch Card
  • 3 3D Cards
  • 9 Parallels

2012 Topps Mars Attacks Heritage Product Highlights:

  • 2012 Topps Mars Attacks Heritage reprints the original 55 cards and adds 25 new cards.
  • The cards will mimic the original card stock. Packs and boxes will also take from the iconic original.
  • Parallels: Green Borders (1:3 packs), Silver Borders (1:24 packs) and Gold Borders.
  • Includes the first official Mars Attacks Sketch Cards, which fall one per box.
  • 3D Lenticular Cards (1:8 packs) round out the available inserts.
  • 15 of the new base cards are being done by Jason Edmiston, who is basing them on the original storyboards and pencil designs done by Wally Wood and Bob Powell. The other ten new cards are drawn by John McRea, who is the artist for the new Mars Attacks comic book from IDW.
  • Set released in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of Mars Attacks, which was originally released in 1962.

An artist is somebody who produces things that people don’t need to have.

An artist is somebody who produces things that people don’t need to have.  – Andy Warhol

I’ve recently completed a couple of Mike Adams original pieces.  Here is a sneak peek of the process.  I’ve got a couple of originals in my store.  Head over and check them out here.

I’ll show off the completed pieces later in the week.

Drawn out roughs.

Hand cut stencil.

 

 

 

 

“I always think I don’t do the first one good, so I try to do it more.”

“I always think I don’t do the first one good, so I try to do it more.” – Andy Warhol

October 8th and 9th is Fan Days at the Irving Convention Center.  I’ll have a table set up in artists alley, if you’re in the DFW area this weekend you really should make it an effort to attend the show.  Lots of celebrities for autographs, tons of cool vendors, some great artists, and quite a few killer comic book creators will be there.

This is one of the pieces that will be with me and my wife at our table.  Stop by and see us.  Look for the banner with the rather large orange 13 on it.

This piece measures approx 12.5″x35.5″ and is one solid porcelain tile.  It will be available for purchase and is one of a kind.  The pictures really don’t do the tile justice, it’s got a nice pattern on it.


“All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness”

All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness – Eckhart Tolle

Linocut is a printmaking technique, a variant of woodcut in which a sheet of linoleum (sometimes mounted on a wooden block) is used for the relief surface. A design is cut into the linoleum surface with a sharp knife, V-shaped chisel or gouge, with the raised (uncarved) areas representing a reversal (mirror image) of the parts to show printed. The linoleum sheet is inked with a roller (called a brayer), and then impressed onto paper or fabric. The actual printing can be done by hand or with a press.

 

Over the weekend, I started working on a few hand printed linocut prints on tile.  A bit more paint and a nice layer of polyurethane will finish these up.

I’ll have these at FanDays on October 8th and 9th in Irving.