Thursday, October 20, 2011
Just like at every convention that she attends, artist Tara McPherson is always happy to meet and greet her fans... and it's totally apparent because she is always doing signings! I swear, every time I walked by her booth, she was sitting down sketching for someone, and then I would walk down the next isle and she would be at another booth releasing a new toy... NYCC kept her very busy, but like a true professional she had a smile on her face at all times! Her booth was PACKED full of merchandise... fine art prints, stickers, buttons, apparel, designer toys... shoot even postcards and pillows! She also teamed up with Lulubell Toys/ Cherry Vinyl to release a limited run of resin "George" Vampire figures... and on top of that, one of the great things about this con for Tara is that it was kinda in her backyard, meaning she hosted multiple events at her gallery/shop... busy, busy, busy! Hit the jump to see a flurry of photos of Tara covering the convention floor!
or inspiration as I like to call em') the studio is really pretty small, but accommodating in the same vein as this is one-man's "office"... where he comes to 'Do Work', and you can tell the hustle and grind goes down for sure! I loved that I was able to get a peek into this workspace, all the spent silicone molds, all the rejects, the projects underway, oh and did you notice the wizard on the wall?!?!? As the night grew longer, we were joined by the likes of fellow artists Uncle Dave, Buff Monster, J*Ryu, L’amour Supreme, Skinner and others... which turned into an evening of laughs, adult beverages, and serious talks about carrots! If you feel like taking a visual trip inside as well, hit the jump to see pictures... and a huge thanks to Sucklord for allowing this to happen!
As you can see above, this really cool video recaps his experience at the convention where he had on display some interesting looking characters which included "HeartSqueeze", a run of 50 resin figures based on one of Brian's favorite original designs "RadarFox" which was based on an animated character and was in 3D printed form for NYCC, and "SpaceCows", more like B-boy cows in space, which was another 3D printed prototype for NYCC! It was really cool to see Brian's enthusiasm for the designer toy scene and it will be great to see what he comes up with next! Hit up his online store HERE to snag up the remaining pieces, and be sure to hit the jump to see more photos that both myself, and Brian took!