Thursday, October 2, 2008
Kid Robot is opening their pirate store in Chicago, and they are doing it in style!!! Starting with the release of the newest Dunny from Huck Gee "Hello I'm Insane". This event is kicking off Friday, October 3, and is from 6pm-8pm...and get their early because it's going to be nuts!!!!!! There are only 100 available for this pre-release, these are going to go fast!
Following the "Insane" Dunny release on Friday, October 17 from 6pm-8pm is the Special Kidreaper Kid Robot Toy signing with New York Illustrator Andrew Bell...and there are more events to follow! This is going to be a great month for toy releases!
So this is something fairly new to the Kid Robot brand...jewelry! I have seen alot of people making their own mini-munny earrings, or full sized Dunny gold chain necklaces, you also have Fully Visual making metal castings from toy artists ideas(not really wearable), but now Kid Robot is jumping in full steam ahead with a whole line of Tarina Tarantino necklaces, bracelets, rings, and earrings adorned with charms! Check them out!
I in no way advocate middle aged men to act like 4 year olds, but this is a great example of what it would be like if I did. The Aerospider is a pretty cool toy too, but c'mon, this guy could sell you anything with a tantrum like that.
CLICK THROUGH for info about each artist that is participating in this amazing show!
Based in Kansas City, MAD (Jeremy Madl) has been professionally illustrating and designing toys for over 13 years. Over his career he's worked with clients such as Mattel, YUM Brands, Pepsi, Scion, Wild Planet, NFL , Upper Deck, Playmates Toys, Makita and IDT Entertainment on a variety of todays hottest and largest brands. Collaborating on many types of projects ranging from promotions to packaging, character design to retail and premium toys. MAD has been able to broaden his skills from simply Toy Design to anything a client may need creatively.
Aside from his commercial projects, MAD has worked non-stop on his own licensed toy lines and brands under the MAD Toy Design label for the past 6 years. His first production figure line called the MAD*L™ has been one of the hottest brands on the market since it first released in 2004 and continues to fly off the shelves globally with each new release. MAD keeps a full arsenal of new products in development at all times... ranging from toys, tee's, prints, and more. Always looking into new media outlets to express himself, MAD never disappoints.
About Nathan Fox:
After graduating from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1997, Nathan pursued Illustration from Milwaukee, Wisconsin for the next two years with little result. Frustrated with pursuing editorial illustration and working as an offset pressman, he and his wife moved to New York City in 2000 where Nathan attended The School of Visual Arts Illustration As Visual Essay Graduate Program. Those two years of graduate study would prove to be the most fruitful as Nathan has been freelancing full time as an illustrator and storyteller ever since. His work has appeared in The New York Times Newspaper and Magazine, Interview, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Wired, ESPN Magazine, Print, Entertainment Weekly, Mother Jones, Spin, Mad Magazine, MTV Store Windows and Tshirts, Instant Winner and REAL Skateboards, DC Comics, Vertigo, Dark Horse Comics and many other publications and mediums.
Becoming a father in 2004 and the need for home ownership led Nathan first, back to Milwaukee, WI for a bit and then in 2006, he relocated back to Kansas City, MO where he currently resides with his wife Jennifer and their daughter Maille Rose. Future projects include pursuing Comics, Narrative Illustration and Gallery Work. For further information, updates and samples of Nathan's illustration work, Comics, Murals, Skate Decks and more!
About Brian Bullets:
Brian Holton became the owner of Bleeding Heart Tattoo with Partner Jeremy Angotti /2004.
Since 1997 he's participated in 13 group and 6 solo exhibitions and published in "Blacktop Graffiti" for custom pinstriping.
About D.Ross "Scribe":
Ross 33 years old has now been living in Kansas City for over 15 years leaving his mark all over the city in colorful murals, gallery shows and a recipient of the Charlotte Street Foundation award.
His cherub like animals reperesenting personality traits we all carry have become a stronge fixture in the underground graffiti community as well as shows all over the country in into Canada and Mexico. Ross' latest project include the publishing of his first children's book "There's an Octopus under My Bed!" from Shake It Ink and diving into the custom toy world as well. The rest of his time is spent with his wife Alisa an artisi who makes Plush Toys and two children Elijah and Jonah and working as a full time artist creating graphics and murals for Children's Mercy Hospital.
With this busy schedual Ross also finds time to chase another passion of performing as a rodeo clown at the American Royal in 2010.
About Zachary Trover:
Dude....he's the art director of the freakin' Pitch man. You can't get any cooler than that. Plus he's worked on tons of comics and illustration work for some big time book publishing compaines.
About Phil Shafer / Sike Style:
Phil Shafer is a 2000 grad of KCAI with a major in photography and new media. Phil has worked on many projects through the years as a promoter / dj / graphic designer and fine artist. Rececently the focus has been on the new clothing line SIKENOMICS.
I guess green is the color of sales these days...as Kidrobot is having a 20% off sale, Rotofugi is having a 30% off sale!!! They have all kinds of great items at a super discounted price, so go get it, while the getting is good! And remember like the banner says this sale goes until October 8th, so even after KR's sale stops, you still have 4 more days to get in on this one :-)
Just remember to use "robot20" when you check out, and this is only good till October 6th, so hurry up already!
From Stefan's Blog:
I'm excited to see what ideas and stories you'll come up with for the creature. Because you always do. I really hope the Monster Book becomes a success, so we can do a sequel with all your new stuff! Why? Because 344 LOVES YOU
It is official...we will be at VTN in our own little booth! We are really excited to be part of this, now two day event, and as a special treat we have a "surprise guest artist" signing stuff, and showing off many customs on Saturday!! We will announce what time, and who it is on a later date, and I am working on getting some other stuff together right now, so we will see how it all pans out.
Also to note, my good friend Matt Turney of "Brand New Intention", will be splitting the booth with me, there will be all kinds of apparal to purchase, as well as other misc. goods! So we are looking forward to seeing all your smiling faces out in Pasadena December 6th & 7th!