Brutherford Industries, creator of the Ice Scream Man, just released a few silkscreened prints of the above design entitled “Sad Vader”. Prints are available in velvet and sparkly grip tape in the Brutherford online store. Although we don’t have any Death Star Ice Scream Men (I would love to see that toy!), mph does have them available in vanilla, chocolate, mint and strawberry.
Paul Shih, a New Zealand-based artist and participant in our Hanna-Barbarians show, is headed to Hong Kong and has taken his devilish broccoli, Bevil with him. You’ll remember Sunshine Bevil from NYCC last year. Paul is amazing at making his characters come to life through his self-produced toys. I love seeing Bevil on the go!
Paul and his wife, Amy, will be attending New Zealand’s Chromacon this month in Auckland. Even if you can’t head to the other side of the world for this event, at least check out their website to see some of the talents in attendance, including one of my favorites, Mukpuddy.
Paul’s work in Hanna-Barbarians – available for sale here
Buff Monster, Healeymade and sculptor Mitch Martinez teamed up on the creation of “Double Heather” a Garbage Pail Kids figure released via Buff Monster’s online shop last Thursday, April 25. According to Buff Monster’s webstore, the figures are now sold out, but this image was released by Buff Monster yesterday, showing the piles of GPK figures he’d picked up from Healeymade. From reading Buff Monster’s caption to the photo, it seems like he’s pretty stoked to have moved to NYC beacause of the artistic opportunities here. I think we can expect more limited run toys like these in the near future.
In other Healeymade related news, there will be 12 of these Necromancer figures released this week. No specifics about day or time yet made public yet. Click here to see what mph has in stock of Healeymade merch or grab some Melty Misfits sticker cards.
Red Dirt, a social impact company founded to turn consumer shopping into solutions for global water access, is partnering with artists to offer unique phone cases to benefit those in need. Scribe is one of their featured artist and for this week only iPhone 4, 5 and Galaxy cases with his design “Hamster Rydilla” will be available for purchase here, to benefit water.org and put a dent in the water crisis. Check out other featured artists here who have created phone cases for this company.
“Hamster Rydilla” by Scribe
Over the weekend, Buff Monster and L’amour Supreme teamed up again to live paint during the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo. These artists have been working a bunch together over the past year, capping off their artistic partnership with a dual show, Number of the Beast, at the Cotton Candy Machine in Brooklyn that opened this month. Read more here about their Iron Maiden-inspired graphic for that show and check out the images below for their work in Chicago this past weekend.
Images from L’amour Supreme and Buff Monster’s Instagram Accounts