Monday, February 1, 2010
"The thing that makes a character an icon is, usually, one line. One line can express a character."
Son of the legendary cartoonist Vaughn Bode, Mark Bode further channels and expands the "family style" through his own drawings, graffiti-inspired murals, tattoo work, and animations. Combining his father's iconic figures, such as the Cheech Wizard and Cobalt 60, with his own variations and original characters, he creates artwork distinctly inspired by both past and present comic universes. Watch the interview from "The Run Up," available for the first time to the public for free, on Walrus TV, so take a break and take it all in!
This issue is totally free, as are all the issues in the Mythoi "Birth Series". For those who haven't gotten a chance to check out the first two issues in the MYTHOI Birth series, you can check them HERE for Wiglaf and HERE for Vito!
The MYTHOI Birth series features a very particular marketing campaign for those willing to find it... Pay close attention to the ads and take a look at their campaign sponsors: SanBox Inc, SpankyStokes and NemO: Toy Sculptor Mastermind!
Toy2R offers this teaser for the 2010 assortment of newly designed 2.5” Qee characters based on the Skelanimals core characters to be released worldwide. To add a unique spin to the line – the collection will feature “inspired by” original designs by some of the best designer artists from across the globe. More than 20 artists are participating in the first unearthly endeavor to bring Skelanimals to life in the designer toy realm. The collection will include a wide variety of artistic interpretations, all capturing the essence of the Skelanimals universe.
Road kill with heart will now come with a Qee keychain attachment so you can carry your Skelanimals Qee wherever you go!
Mean while in (art)ificial gallery, The New Era exhibition will open simultaneously with the Pop Shop’s event. The New Era, has been described as the observations and exaggerations of Cleveland’s own, Rick Sans and Sergio Andujar II. The duo states “As we enter a new decade, we feel there is a mix of new and old within the social conscious. The things we grew up with, have come back in full circle, and seem to over saturate the world we live in.” The artwork is the celebration and rebellion of modern pop culture and its history. This show features artwork primarily on vinyl records as well as canvas and other found objects.
These events will take place on February 6th, 2010 from 6-9pm. These events are free and open to the public. An adult after party will be held at Mullen’s on Madison at 9pm for all Pop Shop and (art)ificial guests.