I am having a summer show at Melanee Copper Gallery, Chicago, opening on July 10th. from 5- 8 P.M. I have a selection of new and old works along with some really big pieces, 40 x 60 and bigger. I just got back from the gallery the other day and the show looks great. It's nice to see the diversity of styles from only a few years ago until now. If you live in or near Chicago, please stop by and say hello. Here is some more info about the event:
Jeremiah Ketner: magical moments Theresa Handy: spinning girl Melanee Cooper Gallery Opening Reception: Friday, July 10 from 5-8pm Exhibition Dates: July 10 - August 2009
July 23rd Fortune Dunny & Luck Dunny 8-Inch Signing with MR. Shane Jessup
MR. Shane Jessup’s Dunny from Series 4 blew up to 8-inches, bringing twice the prosperity and happiness in two fortuitous styles! Fortune, in glorious gold, and Luck, in lustrous black, come with a red envelope and gold coin necklace, ensuring the tides of fate sway in your favor. Retailing for $75 each, good Fortune and Luck arrive on July 23.
Signings: Give, share, prosper with MR. Shane Jessup at SDCC in Booth #4529 on Thursday, July 23th from 11am-1pm. There will be a limited number of Fortune and Luck Dunnys available for signing.
Artist: MR. Shane Jessup is an artist/designer working and living in Brooklyn, NY and is the man responsible for Kidrobot’s best-selling “Things That Hurt” zipper pull series. MR. Shane Jessup’s work has been featured in publications such as Juxtapoz and Time Out New York. His work has been displayed in galleries such as 111 Minna (San Francisco), Merry Karnowsky Gallery (Los Angeles), and White Walls (San Francisco).
Availability & Production Run: The run of 1000 Fortune Edition Dunnys will be available at SDCC, Kidrobot stores, kidrobot.com, and select retailers. The run of 200 Luck Edition Dunnys is an SDCC Exclusive, available only at Booth #4529.
Well most have heard that yesterday was my blog one year birthday (yay), and to celebrate I have teamed up with Justin Pape an amazing artist also known as WeKillYou, (follow his updates on Twitter) to do a huge giveaway/contest! This contest titled "Be anything you want" allows you to well... be anything you want, because at times we all wish we could be somewhere or be something other than what we are now! Think of when you were a child, where you wanted to become a dragon, or a bird, or even someone famous... now is your chance!
Kidrobot just announced(via twitter) their brand new community based web magazine called KRonikle, where you can now get the latest news on topics such as toys, artists, style, culture, events, contests and much more... In honor of the KRonikle debut the wonderful folks at kidrobot are hosting a contest and giving away a Golden Ticket Dunny as the prize. Complete contest details and more info on KRonikle can be seen at www.kronikle.kidrobot.com.
The wonderful folks at DKE Toys have just informed me of what they have planned for this year's SDCC. Not only will they have exclusives available, but they will also have an extensive signing schedule, as well as prototypes of upcoming releases and much more... In total, DKE Toys will be representing over 100 companies. So be sure to stop by the DKE Toys Booth(#4732) as Dov and co. have put together what looks to be an amazing schedule of events for SDCC 2009!!!
DKE Toys will be set up at this year's San Diego Comic Con (booth #4732). If you are attending please stop by and say hello. We will have most of our current stock along with plenty of samples and prototypes on display from over 100 companies.
Thursday 07/23 @ 4 pm - Andrew Bell
Friday 07/24 @ 12 pm - Erick Scarecrow
Friday 07/24 @ 2 pm - Buff Monster
Friday 07/24 @ 4 pm - Ohm (Muttpop)
Saturday 07/25 @ 12 pm - Erick Scarecrow
Saturday 07/25 @ 4 pm - Ohm (Muttpop)
Mystery Guest TBA ?????????????????
SDCC 2009 EXCLUSIVES:
SUMMER NINJA SDCC EXCLUSIVE
This Pocket Ninja loves the good times of Summer, especially those that fit into a cone. As if his profound love of cold, creamy sweets wasn't enough, this tiny master of stealth sports an ice cream cone medallion. Yes, a medallion made of ice cream! It's both macho AND delicious, and won't cause a mess so long as Summer Ninja gobbles it up lickety split.
4" x 4", with signed and numbered tag and accessory. Handmade. Limited to 300 pieces. $18
SDCC EXCLUSIVE: O-NO SUSHI - BLUE
The latest vinyl creation from artist Andrew Bell brings his popular "Never Look Back" print to life! This sad seafood set includes one figure with two interchangeable sets of eyes, a bowl of tentacles and a piece of tentacle sushi. Blue edition is limited to 150 pieces! $30
ZAKKAMONO'S MIAO AND MOUSUBI - BUFF MONSTER
This piece is limited to only 100 pieces. SDCC Exclusive. $80
TCHO! BY OHM PURO SDCC EDITION
Please stop by and get Ohm to customize these cute limited DIY versions of the popular Tcho! figures. We will have individual pieces available for $15 each during the signings as well as complete sets of 6 figures (5 + bonus figure) for $60 starting Wednesday night. Ohm will also be signing at Rotofugi, Munky King, & Toyqube.
Only 50 of each figure (sets) available.
ERICK SCARECROW'S SOOPA MARIA SANDBOX
Each figure is signed and numbered by Erick and comes in the Scarecrow box sealed/secured for protection. The hand painted resin figure is limited to 20pcs worldwide. $100
Switcheroo x Bwana Spoons present this 10 inch long resin figure with 2 movable birds. Signed and numbered by Bwana Spoons and paired with matching signed print. Edition of 10. $375
DIY MYTHOS BUDDIES
From Dreamland Toyworks. 2.75 inches tall. Designed by John Kovalic. Sculpted by Tom Meier. Available in grey & black. Limited to 100 of each colorway. $10 each
MINI TREESON SET
1.5" Mini Tresson Set. Shared TTF/SDCC Exclusive. We only got 50 sets for the US!!! $20 per set
Artist Arkiv and Adfunture come together once again to present to you an exclusive print for this year's Taipei Toy Festival. This exclusive print is an edition of 50 and each one is hand signed by Arkiv himself. The release date for this exclusive print is July 9, 2009 and they will only be available at the Adfunture Booths(B40 and B41). For more info on this and other Arkiv releases please visit www.arkivinstant.com.
Here we go. Erick Scarecrow will be at SDCC 2009 for 2 days. The signing at the DKE booth #4732 on Friday 07/23/09 from 12PM-2PM and Saturday 07/24/09 from 12PM-1PM. There will be 2 releases for this event.
Erick Scarecrow's Soopa Maria Sandbox First is the new Soopa Maria Sandbox colorway. The hand painted resin figure is limited to 20pcs worldwide. Each figure comes is signed and numbered by artist and comes in the Scarecrow box sealed/secured for protection. This figure will only be available at the event.