they live one more time

image1139139210.jpgsince my first small run of “They Live” inspired figures were so popular, I’ve decided to release another run of them. this will be the last time I release this figure in these two colorways. I’ll continue using the head, just not in these colors.
so, I’ll be taking preorders sept 17th at noon central until september 30 or until the run number is reached. all orders will come bagged with a header card and will start shipping October 1st.

keep an eye on the shop on friday

Deadbear shop


get your shop on

image1095909606.jpgI’ve added some leftovers from my April show to the shop. so of you couldn’t make it down to Florida you still have a chance to grab some tasty resin.

Deadbear shop


SDCC 2010 info

sadly i won’t be attending comicon this year, but some of my toys will be there. there will be 9 handpainted treatures and 2 handpainted louts at the dragatomi booth ( booth 3848). also, the CTU blindbox dunnys will be released at the same booth and one of my designs is part of the series.

in solidarity with those who a cannot make it to the con, i will be releasing some SDCC toys in my store. they are all pieces i wasn’t able to finish before the deadline, so now everyone can have a chance at snagging something. there will be a couple of steaks, a lout or two and the debut of my new minifigure morgon. things will begin dropping into the store on tuesday july 20th. so keep an eye on the deadbear shop throughout the week.


monster kolor is awesome

since i’m working with resin i decided i needed to find some new paint. one goal i had when making the switch to resin was eliminating the need for priming each piece. priming is tedious, and since resin can be tinted i really wanted to do away with that whole step.

i had seen a decent amount of press about monster kolor, and i knew it could be applied directly to resin. so i pulled the trigger and bought the 1oz 10 pack. each bottle comes out to around $5 which is what i was paying for decent acrylic airbrush paint. when it showed up i wasn’t sure about it. i’ve always used acrylic and have frankly been afraid of gumming up my airbrush with enamel. that’s one reason i’ve never tried vcolor. it always seemed just complicated enough to not be worth it.

monster kolor is not vcolor, it is so much better. there is no mixing involved, it’s ready to go right out of the bottle. it is gnarly though so get a good respirator and paint outside, or at least in the garage. it performs amazingly. it sprays easily, allows for super fine lines and dries instantly. you would have to work to get drips. be sure you clean your airbrush thoroughly with acetone afterward as it will gunk up your brush. in playing with it i’ve found that it works kind of like a primer. you can paint finer details with acrylic on top of the monster kolor. word is there is also a brushable version being tested right now for those who don’t have an airbrush.

now, the most amazing thing about monster kolor is the clear coat. it’s a two part system. you mix the clear coat with activator, apply and then let dry for 24 hours. you can get an insane gloss with this stuff. when it dries its like a thick varnish, so your paint is well protected from bumps and dings. i think it’s as close to a factory finish as you are going to get on handpainted toys. i was given a sample of the satin finish too, and i love it. it has the same sheen as the krylon satin that i’ve been using for years now. so if you don’t want a crazy candy gloss you can opt for the satin , once it becomes avaialble.

all in all the paint gets a huge a+ from me. and with all the new finishes and flakes that matt is working on, this stuff is only going to get better

a huge thank you goes out to matt walker for bringing this paint to us. below are a few of my resin pieces painted with monster kolor


The maw – bumble edition

The first official dead bear release will take place on May 12, at 12pm central. It will be the bumble edition of the maw,  2.5 inches of rotocast white resin with blue accents. He’ll be available at the all new and currently empty deadbear store. The edition will be no more than 20 pieces, but the final number will depend on how many I can finish before Wednesday.


deadbear’s first release

image1152431219.jpgthe first official release will take place next week. it will be based on the bumble one-off that was at the super7 show. a handful of people had their eyes on it so I decided to release it. the colors will be slightly different and I’ll post a picture of the final colorway before the release.

no definite edition size yet, but it will be between 10 and 20 pieces. price is $30 plus $5 for domestic postage. once I have the sample painted I’ll post the time and date of the release.


Super7 wrapup

Well this past weekend the deadbear line made its debut at Super7  Florida. April 24 was the  reception for my solo show “Waking  a Dead Bear.” Scott at Super7 was kind enough to invite me and I jumped at the chance. I debuted 6 sculpts with 30 handpainted figures. Though I had never stepped foot on an airplane before, I bit the bullet and flew down to Florida for the reception. I had a great time, met some cool people and got to talk shop with Scott. Big things may be on the horizon for the dead bear. Time will tell

There are still some pieces left that would love to find new homes. check them out at super7florida

Here are some awesome pictures taken by poorbadger



image750837507.jpgThe show is only a couple of days away so I thought I’d give you a peek. Peeks have already been posted on toysrevil and spankystokes as well as on my flickr.

Be sure to pop into dragatomi on Saturday if you’re in the area. There will be plenty of goodies for everyone


I like to eat

image2054086110.jpgMy first solo show is on the horizon. It will be at Dragatomi in California and will feature nearly 40 food themed custom labbits in various sizes. It should be a fun show. Openning reception is March 13th at 7 pm. Full details can be found at http://www.dragatomi.com


dead bear update

image797251187.jpgAmidst tying up loose ends with toy commissions, I’m slowly developing the deadbear brand. I’ve more or less got the mascot settled, as well as the logo. I might make a Teddy bear version that could become a plush at some point.

Work has already begun on the second figure, and I have three more mapped out. The plan is to have at least six sculpts ready by the time my April show at super7 rolls around.

Mold making begins next week, and I’ll be sure I document it well. Stay tuned