myplasticheart will have a packed house during New York Comic Con with full set of signings featuring some of your favorite artists. Keep this list handy while you’re at the convention so you won’t miss out on any of the excitement!
myplasticheart booth #2879 signings
Brent Nolasco/Lou Pimentel 3:30PM – 4:30PM
KO & Brandt Peters 5:00PM – 6:00PM
Brent Nolasco 1:00PM – 2:00PM
Shawnimals 2:30PM – 3:30PM
Andrew Bell 4:00PM – 5:00PM
KO & Brandt Peters 5:30PM – 6:30PM
Abe Lincoln Jr. 11:00AM – 12:00PM
Patricio Oliver (PO!) 1:00PM – 2:00PM
Lou Pimentel 2:30PM – 3:30PM
Andrew Bell was born in England in the waning days of the rip-roaring 70’s. As a wee lad he packed a lunch and headed for the U.S.A. to pursue dreams of monster truck racing and professional skateboarding. Having failed in these endeavors, Andrew now lives, works, and slowly absorbs industrial waste in Brooklyn, NYC. From his shelter he operates Dead Zebra Inc, producing artwork and projects such as ‘the Creatures in my Head’. His work straddles the line between the humorous and the grotesque, and is often accompanied by underlying social commentary. He has been featured in publications from the New York Times, Wired, Kidrobot, MTV, Juxtapoz and more.
Abe Lincoln Jr.
NYC Artist, and Member of The Endless Love Crew . I’m know for my pooping bird Char and more recently Kid Oedipus and Ass Panther. My work has been exhibited in shows all over the world, and my stickers are up from NYC to India. Look to Girlsbike.com for more information.
Artist / The development of my art involves constant evolution to new ideas and new forms. Progression and change are what I live for. My art gives me the opportunity to create different situations and environments from the landscapes in my mind. I like to break down and rebuild surfaces using various mixed media. Everything in my life and art intermingle into harmony for me.
Sugary treats, dichotomous dreamlands, the cute and the corrupted, all find their way into the brief calm before the rebellion that feature Kathie Olivas’s series of characters known as the misery children.
The cast is inspired by early American portraiture that often depicted children as small adults in an idealized new land. The series focuses on imperfect characters that parallel this vision within their own sense of post-apocalyptic conformity, uniquely documenting their own stories in a mysterious brave new world. As children, they evoke a sense of temporality; childhood serves as a starting ground, a place where things begin. At the same time, children personify ‘cuteness’ as more of a representation of projected innocence. The comfort in this ideology comes into question when these sweet creatures have other ideas. Confronted with how to protect themselves, just how would they be able to adapt if they chose to be independent? Once isolated in to a war torn environment, they are forced to develop their own defense mechanisms.
The series focuses on the ambiguity and fleeting moments surrounding the uprising. The unapologetic anti-heroes guide us through the mysterious lands questionably untouched by human destruction. A minimalist haze fogs what could be the illusion of this dreamland or what could possibly be the reality of destruction and decay, and the now silent moments after complete and utter annihilation.
Through these ever evolving portraits, our gentle guides take time out to document their evolving status and sophistication. The characters are meant to evoke a nostalgic reaction that reflects isolation, fear, and an uncertainty; yet, at the same time they serve as empowered alter egos. Their mutated limbs, empowered sidekicks, or improvised armor present a satirical look at how fear affects our sense of reality.
Kathie Olivas is a multi-media artist who resides in Tampa, FL and Albuquerque, NM. At 32, she has been featured in numerous galleries across the globe and is represented in the permanent collection at the Tampa Museum of Art. She received her bachelor’s degree in visual arts from the University of South Florida and has been exhibiting her work since 1996. She recently published a book of her artwork with Murphy Design and released limited edition vinyl art toys with MINDstyle and Kidrobot.
Patricio Oliver (PO!)
Patricio Oliver lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a designer and illustrator. Patricio also teaches at Cosgaya Typography UBA. He is known in the vinyl toy scene for being the designer of the awesome glow in the dark 8″ Zombie Pet Dunny and CiBoys Invaders as well as several custom designs.
Having grown up on the West Coast most of my life and coming from a family of uber ‘antique’ collectors and artists, my eclectic upbringing was filled with a wide range of ’Pop’ ephemera. Many of those inspirations now show up in my work and stem from the backdrop of my childhood.
The Subject of my paintings is a world of side-show icons, deviant Animalia, and ‘masked’ glorified cartoon alter egos. I utilize these icons and character cultures as antithetical counterparts to what we are lead to believe as being innocent and socially acceptable. Although misfits on the surface, a sense of relation is understood, secret from the public – we are all misfits; hiding behind animated personas, odd and beautifully unusual. Who is it that we relate to? The lonely little boy hiding in a bear suite, the evil lustful pool-hall wolf, the sexualized little girl who secretly wants more. The environment and its limited population are meant to conjure these questions, the viewers are confronted with finding their own answers.
Lou Pimentel was born in Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic. When he was four his family moved to Florida for a few years before settling in to Brooklyn when he was nine. Lou began drawing at the young age of four; with his father’s help he started by drawing simple little fish. When he was five he would trace comic books and as a teen his art was greatly influenced by the streets of the city. He is a self taught artist. The influence of his urban upbringing and fondness of pop-art can be seen in his work. He finds inspiration from comic books, cartoons and graffiti. He is a well rounded artist that works with paints, sewing, beading, sculpting, and other fun crafts. Currently Lou is working as an up and coming artist in Brooklyn and plans on spreading happiness and joy across the world through his art.
Shawnimals is a character design studio that believes in the power of unbridled, astonishing, ridiculous joy. Each Shawnimal comes with its own story that starts in the Shawnimaland universe, but is then given over to you to continue each unique creature’s adventure in your own universe. Our huggable friends appear as designer toys, lifestyle accessories, apparel, comic books, video games, and as anything that fosters companionship. We believe that the best artistic experiences are participatory and affordable, and that – with an open heart – friendship can happen between you and just about anything. Even facial hair.