Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Introducing Sir Begs-A-Lot

Sir Begs-A-Lot is an amphibious two-headed dog-pony. Old Toby's little brother, Sir Begs-A-Lot has many of the mannerisms that you would expect from someone like him. He begs for food a lot, though he can't seem to stop his two heads from fighting with each other. Despite the fact that both heads share one stomach, the brain wants what the brain wants.

More on the story of Old Toby and Sir Begs-A-Lot coming soon. For now, here are some pretty pictures:

Ponies in Space!
Sir Begs-A-Lot Space Duo

Ponies on Earth fleeing the invaders!
Sir Begs-A-Lot Pink Scientist1

ponies on my desk
Sir Begs-A-Lot Lamp3

Sir Begs-A-Lot Lamp1

Here's a sneak peek of the first official Sir Begs-A-Lot release. Sure, I had a few at Wondercon but only two sold that I know of and a third was for sale at Dragatomi's booth. I don't know if it sold, but the other two are in the illustrious hands of Connell, the plastichunter, and Skinner the frikkin' man-beast. You too can join these ranks! We march on Pennsylvania Dutch country upon the first amber rays of the dawn!

From the upcoming Unpainted Ponies release. Ten different, figures all unpainted, this release focuses on the application of color to the plastic while still liquid and the ability to manipulate that process. Here's a few:

Unpainted Ponies Preview

Unpainted Ponies Preview

Unpainted Ponies Preview

More info coming soon!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Superman vs. Muhammad Ali & KONG, The Untamed

WTF #1: Superman versus Muhammad Ali
6" x 6" x .5"

WTF #1: Superman vs. Muhammad Ali (Detail)

WTF #1: Superman vs. Muhammad Ali

large square 6"x6", smaller panel 6"x3" These panels are fused together with the liquid plastic into one solid object.


KONG, THE UNTAMED (detail 2)

The Blitzkrieg
6"x3", 4" diameter

The Blitzkrieg (angle)

FEAR: Approved by the Comic Codes Authority
6" x 6" x .5"
Note: I grew the java moss myself in my fishtank
Fear: Approved...(angle)

Fear: Approved...(Detail)

If you are interested in purchasing any of the pieces here, please send me an email for a quote at apocalypsepopsicle@gmail.com

For even more of these plastic canvases, check out the flickr set here:

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Conan at the Koi Pond, also Comic Book Misogyny

Conan at the Koi Pond 8" x 5.5", 1"depth

Conan at the Koi Pond

Conan at the Koi Pond Detail

And now...
Comic Book Misogyny: an examination of violence against women on vintage comic book cover art

In Death's Dark Waters 6"x6", .75" depth

In Death's Dark Waters

The first in a series depicting extreme scenes of brute force attacks on women played out on comic book covers. While comics are filled with depictions of violence against women (whom are already sexually objectified), some cover art scenes are so aggressive that I find it compelling to catalog them and re-contextualize them outside of the story contained in the comic. The comic as product (regardless of the story's content) is being sold with this image of violence against women as its main purchase point. An empowered female character is still being dominated by a more powerful male. The frequency of these covers in both past and present is alarming. So don't hit the snooze button, I've got more coming your way.

Repercussions 8" x 5.5", .75" depth, director's slate is .25" above canvas surface


Am I also using their misogynistic tactics as a selling point of my work? Of course I am. The images are compelling for so many reasons and while my new formatting may further glorify the original image, my intent is to please the eye for what the mind darkly enjoys while also hoping to spurn some personal introspection into the prevalence and meaning of misogyny in art and popular culture. I am vehemently opposed to violence against women. I am fascinated by its consistent portrayal in popular media. These are questionable images that should make us ask ourselves some questions.

If anyone is interested in purchasing any of these three pieces, please shoot me an email over to apocalypsepopsicle@gmail.com Put the piece you are interested in the title of your message so I don't lose it if it gets sent to the old spam folder.

Check out some more of these canvases here:
Plastic Canvas Flickr