Lunch Hour Horror Animation #1

Lunch Hour Horror Animation #1

Posted by on Mar 31, 2010 in Animations, Art & Design, Blog | No Comments

Here’s a lunch hour animation I sketched using a new Wacom Cintiq monitor.
I never could use the wacom tablet because of the hand-eye diconnect but I love drawing on the Cintiq screen.┬áIn the … Read more

Spectreman! 1971 The Blue Terror

Spectreman! 1971 The Blue Terror

Posted by on Mar 26, 2010 in Blog, Japanese Toy Collecting | No Comments

A classic Japanese Superhero tokusatsu (special effects) show which aired in Japan from 1971 to 1972. Spectreman disguises himself as a human being, but when the Earth is in trouble, he sends a message to … Read more

Hot Rods & Munsters!

Hot Rods & Munsters!

Posted by on Mar 20, 2010 in Blog, Japanese Toy Collecting | No Comments

Here’s a vintage “Alps” made in Japan tin & plastic hot rod my son Dante and I discovered at a local antique show we attended last week. We had lost all hope of finding any … Read more

AFOL a Blocumentary

AFOL a Blocumentary

Posted by on Mar 19, 2010 in Blog | No Comments

We’re a family of Lego lovers so I wanted to share this fantastic documentary I came across that
Larry Fire posted on his great pop culture site “The Firewire”.

Directed by Jess Gibson, “AFOL … Read more

Superman VS Fleischer Robots!

Superman VS Fleischer Robots!

Posted by on Mar 17, 2010 in Art & Design, Blog | No Comments


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Inspired by the Max & Dave Fleischer Superman in general,
I had to incorporate the fantastic robots from the 1941 “Mechanical Monsters” episode. However, I took liberty and gave the … Read more

Soon, metal shall shred. Superman Page 7

Soon, metal shall shred. Superman Page 7

Posted by on Mar 15, 2010 in Art & Design, Blog | No Comments

Superman page 7.
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Superman page 7 close-up.… Read more

Fun-boy Tighty Whitey Pillow Art!

Fun-boy Tighty Whitey Pillow Art!

Posted by on Mar 11, 2010 in Blog, Fun-boy, Toy Designs | No Comments

Here’s the art for the new 12″ x 12″ Fun-boy pillow soon available on Etsy from our “Jumbee” shop.
The front of course depicts FB in his trademark tighty whities cowboy outfit and the back … Read more

Shikaruna Koubo Giant Madalla figure

Shikaruna Koubo Giant Madalla figure

Posted by on Mar 8, 2010 in Blog, Japanese Toy Collecting | No Comments

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This the Giant Madalla figure from Shikaruna Koubo, made in Japan. He’s larger than a standard size kaiju figure which is normally 8-9 inches…he’s almost 12 inches … Read more

The origin of manga: Storytelling Man

The origin of manga: Storytelling Man

Posted by on Mar 8, 2010 in Blog, Japanese Toy Collecting | No Comments

Here’s a wonderful article I found on Ping-Mag about the origins of manga and a lost art in Japan known as Kamishibai. Kamishibai was live storytelling on the streets of Japan for children and adults. … Read more

Fortress of Solitude

Fortress of Solitude

Posted by on Mar 7, 2010 in Art & Design, Blog | No Comments

Fortress of Solitude illustration from my new Superman picture book

Sketch

Richard Donner Superman movie 1978

The original fortress from the silver age was built into the side of an artic mountain and Superman (or … Read more

Say Whaaat?! Monsters!

Say Whaaat?! Monsters!

SAY WHAAAT?! Monsters is a new brand featuring monster characters like Frankenstein, Werewolf, Nosferatu and more scary but kid friendly classic creatures. I’m first introducing them as various lines of home decor products like pillows … Read more

Marusan Mini Red King Model

Marusan Mini Red King Model

Posted by on Mar 2, 2010 in Blog, Japanese Toy Collecting | No Comments

An inexpensive little model kit that put a huge smile on me and my son’s faces.
Based on the legendary, larger, plastic remote control Redking kit from the 60s, this little gem
was quick and … Read more