Saturday, July 24, 2010
Zam continues to slay it on the custom scene and this amazing custom Rumpus may be his best to date. The fact that he incorporated all the other elements like the cart and the two Dunny riders so seamlessly into this piece, making look just like production quality. This is on display at Cardboard Spaceship booth #4534 throughout the duration of SDCC, so be sure to stop by and check this out in person... it's amazing!
Ferg teamed up with awesome resin artist Scott Wilkowski to release the very limited 3.75" 'BudCAT' exclusive which was sold at the DKE booth... this is also where they met and did a signing yesterday of this cool figure, and they are as rad in person as they are in the pictures! Ferg also had on hand his vinyl SQUADT K11 - Midnight "SPIKE" and "SPOT" for fans to see in person.if your around the con and see these two, stop them and say hello.
Travis Lampe made his first appearance at SDCC ever, and yesterday he had a signing over at the Color Ink Book booth. This was the first time I got to meet Travis in person, and I may sound like a broken record saying this about all the artists I meet, but Travis is such a cool dude and has some amazing skills. He was helping release the exclusive variant cover for the rad indi-coloring book, and also on display was his version of CIB's "Rayola" figure as brought to life by the great folks over at Sweet Meats... look for this plush character to drop in the near future!
Podgy Panda took the trip all the way from New Zealand out to San Diego for his first ever SDCC... and yesterday he had his signing at Dragatomi's booth. He is adored for his cute drawings and boisterous attitude, and he ws sketching on anything and everything for all of his fans! Podgy brought a ton of stuff from around the world which is on display at the booth right now, so swing by and pick some of his fantastic work up!
Paul Budnitz was on hand at the KR booth signing the release of his new book titled "I AM PLASTIC, TOO". This was a really cool event and a great way to get to meet the man behind the maker for alot of KR fans out there. Paul was super cordial, easy to talk to and an all around down to earth guy. His book looks so amazing and is packed full of great pictures and info on artists from all around the world. The line was long but Paul did take the time to talk and sketch in everyone's book, shoot he even took the time to step aside and snap a picture with me. Look for this book to hit store shelves in your neck of the woods, and online in the near future!
Next up was the release and signing of Monster Family Pack 2 where Josh Herbolsheimer, Arbito, and Jeremy Whiteaker took to the signing table. They all seemed pretty pumped to be there and whyt wouldn't ya with your fans loving the work you do and for alot of these artists seeing their vinyl in person for the first time!
The Super 7 booth thus far has been the booth for vinyl collectors, and seems to draw large crowds for their group signings. Yesterday was packed with some great stuff for them including the release of the Monster Family Pack 1 figures designed by David Horvath, Le Merde and Paul Kaiju... where each artist was on hand plus David's better half Sun-Min Kim also joined in the signing frenzy!
Julie West (U.K.), Shin Tanaka (Japan), Tougui (France) and Yup (Portugal), and they are already planing on dropping series 2 with shortly with some heavy hitting names in the industry as well. They have a great booth setup with a HUGE inflatable Mugo character, listening stations and just an all around great product, you can't go wrong!
Daniel Zana's many years in the making special documentary focusing on the art/vinyl toy community for some time now, and seeing as how SDCC 2010 now draws a huge amount of vinyl fans and collectors from around the world, what better time to show. The Vinyl Frontier, even though was a bit dated, it was still really cool to see from a collectors standpoint it was informative and a fun watch. Would I change anything, probably, but I will leave that up to all of you to decide. Great job on this piece overall Daniel!
Camilla d'Errico is attending the con this year not only as a huge fan of the scene but as a vendor as well and wow did she bring alot of great stuff. one of the BIG things that she brought this time around was her GIANT Buddha Kuro SDCC exclusive plush figure... and look at that beast, it's enormous! She also had prints, toys, and apparel for sale as well, the full blown package. Head to her booth #4920 tomorrow, buy something, or just say hello!
Huck Gee 8" Dunny, and a GID one to boot. There had been speculation around about what color this would be and thanks to Kidrobot we now see what we're working with! See you all in the morning!
KiLL! was on hand at this years comic con showing off his newest vinyl kaiju figures. First up is on that we have seen before in plush form and now it has transitioned very well over to vinyl and that would be the "Tentapuss", which DKE had some paint samples on hand and they look great. The figure itself is aboout 4" tall and is a pillar of vinyl love. Next up is his newest figure he is calling "Kaibutsu No Neko" or Monster Cat. This figure is beautiful in person and it features 2 paoint of articulation, a super hairy body, a pair of wings, and the head of a rat/cat... a perfect and welcome addition to the kaiju world I am sure!