Thursday, November 30, 2006
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
I just dropped off some Mr Toast dolls and comics at Monkeyhouse Toys in Silverlake. Mayra runs an incredible store packed with toys, books, designer vinyl, art and all sorts of goodies. Also starting on Dec. 2nd, they are having a Doll and Plush exhibition.
In other plush news, I have been asked to be part of PLUSH WEEK 2: Eclectic Boogaloo at Gallery 1988 right here in Los Angeles. The show is in January and I have to get right ot work on some stuff to show. Also I think Mr Toast might be making an appearance at the opening More info as the show gets closer.
Actually I love Harvey Comics covers from the 1960's. They are all about character and gag. Each character has their trait which is dealt with in a humorous fashion each month. What funny thing will Richie RIch do with money since he does not care about it or how will Little Dot obsess over dots this month. The stories inside are not nearly as satisfying as the covers but the cover is what sold a comic back then and these were the best.
Sunday, November 26, 2006
Mr Toast has a new friend - Ralphie the Tummy. Tummies are made by the Hyper Bunny and sold on etsy. Each is one of a kind and hand knitted and each one has a special place to hold your stuff in their tummies...anything from candy to monkeys. Such fun.
Saturday, November 25, 2006
Friday, November 24, 2006
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Sunday, November 19, 2006
Saturday, November 18, 2006
Friday, November 17, 2006
I made this little guy when I was about 8 years old. He is just made of modeling clay but has firmed up quite a bit over the years. I am not sure how he has survived this long but I am glad he did. I find it pretty interesting that he does not look too much different from the characters I create today.
Monday, November 13, 2006
Saturday, November 11, 2006
Kite Fun Books were a big part of my childhood. I remember getting them every year although I don't remember how. I always marveled at the plans inside but I don't think we ever tried to make kites. We always just bought the cool ones at the store when we had a kite day at the park.
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Another thing I am always on the look out for are nice vintage Little Golden Books. I don't remember having them as a kid but but as an adult artist, I find great inspiration in them. Mary Blair, JP MIller, RIchard Scarry. Gustaf Tenggren, Alice & Martin Provensen are just a few of the many talented illustrators that Golden Books employed through the years.
Monday, November 06, 2006
In the 1940's and 1950's Dell books produced a series of paperbacks that had stunning covers and cool maps on the back. Most of the Mapbacks were mysteries but they also did some science fiction including H G Wells. I picked up a few at the flea market today and I love 'em.