Wednesday, December 5, 2007
This is my newest piece of plush that is up for grabs at Monkeyhouse toys in Silverlake ,CA.My inspiration was from a 50's song " The Little White Cloud That Cried" complete with jeweled teardrop and handmade hangtag. More on my latest happenings to come. For those of you wondering why my title is just Cloud on this blog, for some reason,the subject line keeps converting to Arabic or some shit.
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Sunday, November 18, 2007
I just received my prize for winning the munkyking halloween costume contest. My prize? TAke a looksy! WOW! I didn't have to stand in line and fight a bunch of people to get one. I just walked around like a fool for hours and got drunk and danced around a little bit. Oh how sweet being a Poptart can be!
Friday, November 9, 2007
Well my friends. finally getting back into the swing of things,just in time for the next holiday stooper! This year, I celebrated at not one,not two not three, but FOUR parties! A record year only beggin to be topped by next year. First off was a warm up with a hot show,MC Chris at the Knnitting Factory.So great to see such a rad person with amazing talent do his thing.Next off was a halloween party with my good friends from the LA Jedi and some people from LAFF. That's Los Angeles Fan Force to you. Next off was my neighbors party that seemed like it never ended. One of the best gatherings I've been to in a long long time. I met some of the coolest people as well. I had no idea my neighbor wrote for the television series Bones. I've never seen it but for arguments sake,let's just say " This show is awesome!" and " I never miss an episode of Bones!" Next off on the eve of Halloween was a gathering of mass proportions at the Hollywood Cemetary with a screening of The Shining. If I could turn back time and do it all over again,this would be one of the stops at the place in time. Afterwards was the Munkyking party. I hung around for hours dancing and "popping" around in my Poptart cosutme. I waitied all night for the costume contest,only to be told the winner would be announced on the internet.No word yet of who won. Bummer. So what's in store for next year? I can't tell you but I can tell you that I'll probably be requesting a few days off afterwards just to recover.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Plenty a good things happening lately. Transformers dvd is out,and being a lucky boy who lives in Hollywood,I was greeted by noneotherthan Bumblebee himslef outside my Target.I did get to spin at the Virgin Records on Hollywood blvd. for the Transformers midnight release which was one of the most enjoyable moments to date as far as spinning for events goes.Also this week,The Mad L Ninja Dunny dropped and thanks to Nick Cowan for this awesome photo of myself at KidrobotLA ,I must say, I give myself a mean fucking haircut! Thanks to Marcus aka G-Force for the photo of me at Virgin Records.
Up and coming this week,prepping for 3 Halloween parties! pics to come!
Monday, October 8, 2007
No art show would be complete without a boombox of some sort.Made to resemble a vintage cassette player which comes complete with a one of a kind mix tape.The tape is brand new and I made it just before the Wood Block show. The opening was great.If you didn't make it,get down to Monkeyhouse toys in SIlverlake and check it out. For those who prefer the dark side of toys,Meltdown comics also had an art opening the same evening with Jim Koch,complete with burlesque dancers.
Saturday, October 6, 2007
If you like big chunks of wood and you love art,then come on down to Monkeyhouse toys in Silverlake this Saturday for the Wood Bock show.If you don't like either but you like me,come down and see my piece. I forgot to take a photo of it so I guess I'll have to take a pic and post it up later.
Saturday, September 29, 2007
Swervefest is hosting a great show tonight featuring performances by DJ Franki Chan, DJ Paparazzi,The Toxic Avenger
Juiceboxxx,Bonde Do Role and LA Riots at the Echoplex,1154 Glendale Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90026 The telephone number is (213) 413-8200 See ya there! For more info go to http://www.attheecho.com/ . do it now. It just may save your life!
Friday, September 28, 2007
How bad ass was last night for those who could make it? Meeting and partying with the DGPH guys,talking art and showing them my sketch book. Getting drunk with PLex,Derek,Keith from Munkyking. Of course I went to Kidrobot as well. I only bought 4 dunnys. I plan on supporting the other toy houses and obtaining the rest from my want list.This week has a been an incredible week for toy collecting. Guan Yu,Sam Flores Billy Bronze pink mask version,12 Red Geisha. oh how sweet it is!
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Yes it is. Where is Nick the Ring off to tonight?
1. Kidrobot Dunny Series 4 release party at Kid Robot in Los Angeles from 6-8pm
7972 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046
2.MunkyKing Toys just up the street from Kidrobot for another toy release.This time from Argentinian Design Group DGPH. The second picture shows the very cute bubble mole,only 100 pieces available. From 7-11 pm
308 Melrose Ave Los Angeles, CA 90046
3. Turntable Lab LA presents Slums Of Beverly Hills
with special guest:
Arthur King (all the way from France)
& Blu Jemz
7929 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood 90046
Free / 21+
Monday, September 24, 2007
Sunday, September 23, 2007
1,00 apologies to those of you that have been waiting to see more photos of my shirt designs that I mentioned I would post up on here. My camera was missing and it has just been found. I elft it inside my jacket pocket of my hoodie which I left at the SAmba dance party last weekend. Check back extremely soon for the pics of al my designs. As for good news, I sold some more shirts this week and am planning an excursion to Alphacult to see which shirts they are interested in carrying.
Saturday, September 15, 2007
I woke up to a nice little surprise this morning. The Lunchbox show I am in was featured on Juxtapoz.com
My sitting around and waiting got top billing as you can see,I'll post the link,and here is my submission for the show.
So today at work I asked one of my managers if it was possible for me to get a new gretting on my register reciepts. He gladly obliged but sadly,there is not enough room to put "May The Force Be With You" on it. My second choice was "DIe Wanna Wanga" but he didn't want the word "die " on there. Retarded but I understand his argument. So finally, I decided on my new greeting,or salutation. So when you come through my line,you will be getting a piece of me,the Star Wars way!
As shown in photo....
Friday, September 14, 2007
Hey folks,just a little update here as to my recent happenings. This week I had some cool things happen to me. At my "slave job" I got to ring up Illiana Douglas and Andy Dick. Both were were nice,friendly and even brought their own grocery bags and bagged their own ish. Both of them had amazing lipgloss and yes it was poppin'! In my little Universe,I now have my shirts available at my first retail venture. Blast From the Past in Burbank. A great little store with tons of cool vintage and new collectibles I didn't even know existed such as The Hair Bear Bunch drinking glasses! I will be posting some photos of each design here daily for the next week. tune in and drop in.Todays image is of the selection of Jawa shirts available in guys and girls baby dolls.
Blast From the Past is located at 931 N Hollywood Way in Burbank, CA 91505
If you need a size or color,hit them or me up and we'll do our best to get one out to you!
Friday, September 7, 2007
This Saturday you have two art shows to chose from,The Red Zone as posted previosuly,and Recess-The Lunchbox Show at Monkeyhouse Toys in SIlverlake. I have pieces in both shows.Both are going to be great shows.Pick one or receive detention.
Monday, September 3, 2007
This Saturday evening will be a special evening as for the first time, I will be showing in two seperate shows simultaneously. The first stop for the evening is the REd Zone at Alphacult in Long Beach,CA with Robert Pokorny and friends.The second show will be the lunchbox show at Monkeyhouse toys in Silverlake. One show will house the original artwork while the second will have it's companion piece. I decided to try and be fair and make them be pretty much the same so if you can't make it to one show,you can make it to the other. I will post photos of my pieces tomorrow as my regualr job summons my presence.ho hum.
Thursday, August 30, 2007
You might be asking yourself, " who is this gorgeous child?" right about now. Well,this is my nephew,Jack. And" Where did he get that awesome shirt?" Well, he is modeling an option I am looking into....My shirt designs on children's size shirts.Admiral Ackbar never looked so adorable than on this boys tummy! Stay tuned for more details on when and where you can purchase on of these, for children and men and women!
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Today I just got official word that I will be curating my first show ever. I'm excited and nervous about this. It is going to be an extremely high profile show in correlation with a movie release. I have to keep some info under wraps for now. In the mean time, If anybody is interested in being apart of this show,hit me up at my gmail email which is firstname.lastname@example.org Just send me some of your artwork and if you can specify your decent,as we are trying to gt sponsorship from a major Latin American Company as well,we need at least 50 percent of the shows artists to be of Latin American origin.
Saturday, August 18, 2007
It's 2 am on a Saturday morning. I just got back from a night out at Puppet Up! and the show itself was fantastic! To make things ten millions times better,as mentioned previously,I went to Brian Henson's house for the afterparty. You are looking at a fanboys dream come true! To be in the presence of some of the most gifted people in the world and the fact they they are loving and wonderful just blows my mind. Both Lisa and Brian Henson have got to be two of the most amazingly nicest people I've ever met,not to mention that they are true Hollywood Royalty. I had no idea Brian was married to the "It Girl" of the 80's.No,not Molly Ringwald,Psshaw!.Mia Sara.Princess Lily from Legend. She is still gorgeous and they have two kids,and she throws down a mean crab salad whatchamacallit dish! As for the extent of me holding out and trying to not be the novice fanboy, I mustered up the nerve on my way out to ask Brian for his autograph not in my Dark Crystal book,but on one of his bathroom napkins which reads "LA HACIENDA EL PUNTO DE INSPIRACION".The sheet music is a pic I snuck in from the bathroom. It is the orignal sheet Music for a song used for the Muppet Christmas special. The top of the page reads Muppet Christmas.
Friday, August 17, 2007
I had to hold off on posting this until I got level 5 clearance from my mild mannered "day job" to attend. I've been invited to go see Puppet Up! and an afterparty at Brian Henson's house by my good friend Shane who makes maggots,sperm and likes to stuff chickens. Confused? Check out his link for all of his plush toys ( "ooooooh! I knew you were gonna say that") at http://www.purpleflavor.com/ It's unbelieveable the people who can't figure out who Brian Henson is. Maybe he should change his last name.For those who want to see a living legend who's father is a GOd in my book,check out http://www.puppetup.com/ for more info.
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Ok,here he is,After many years of being absent from the Superhero scene,Superchicken! This is egg tempera on bristol board with a nice fat 3-D border on the sides. The piece measures about 4" x 4" and it's available now at Alphacult. It will be on display until the 5th of September,afterwhich if it doesn't sell,you're probably going to have to fight me for it as I love this piece. I'm asking 150.00 Probably my first AND last etching I will ever do as it tore up my fingers like nobodys business.
Alphacult is located at
408 East First St. Suite #102
Long Beach, CA 90802
Phone: (562) 432-9144
Fax: (562) 432-9767
There's all ths info you need. Next show is again at Alphacult with Robert Pokorny. He has shown with many great artists including Tim Biskup and at many a great Gallery. He IS going to make it big. It'll only be a matter of time.
You can check out his art at http://www.ripgallery.com/
Monday, August 13, 2007
This past weekend, I submitted my first etching for the Alphacult show titled " Up ,Up, And Away!" The theme was...Superheroes. Whom did I chose? You might be thinking Batman,or Luke Skywalker,but this time I decided to go classic oldschool and opted for noneotherthan....SUPERCHICKEN! You can read about it more via this link:
I'll post my piece from it on here in a bit. Right now I'm just getting the jist of posting a blog,and the thought that I could have been doing this years ago and gotten tons of my shit online trouble-free has me flattened right now.