Oct 12, 2013
Secret Walls x Kidrobot – Lamour Supreme Vs. MAD at NYCC
For this year’s NYCC, Secret Walls and Kidrobot have teamed up to bring attendees live art battles pitting top artists against one another for 90 minute black + white drawing competitions. On Friday, L’amour Supreme and MAD squared off against each. MAD created a sweet piece blending multiple characters together including MAD*L, Guardians, and his speech bubble character. Lamour paid homage to the comic theme with a gnarly batman/wolverine mashup, tearing his way right out of the board.
In the end, the crowded decided the winner via applause measured on a noise meter. Lamour edged out MAD, but really it was hard to pick one strong piece against the other as the styles are very different.
NYCC 13: Skinner x David Healey ‘Mother’
Skinner and David Healey have released their wicked collaboration ‘Mother’. The first edition is cast in jet black resin with crimson red eyes and a white scarf. While the figure is pretty sweet, we have to talk about the packaging. Mother comes in the mother of blister packs with a custom tomb-shaped blister set against a triple-xl sized backing board with wicked Skinner art, printed by the talented folks at Sidekick Labs.
Mother is available for $200 from the Critical Hit Booth [#110] at NYCC. Oh, and in case you’re wondering, yes – Mother does stand on her own though she demands respect ;-)
Joe Ledbetter x TLS – Chaos Minis Updates
After the first such-a-tease announcement of the upcoming Chaos Minis from JLed and The Loyal Subjects, Joe has been posting regular updates including the first full reveal – Cactus Bunny and a second silhouette teaser which appears to be some wild melding of two of his most popular characters – Firecat and Mr. Bunny. He also uploaded a little making-of video teaser.
It looks like the series will feature plenty of original sculpts. We’re loving the Cactus Bunny with the whimsical concept as well as the detailed execution – the humming bird and the cactus transformation look great. Looking forward to seeing more including the reveal of the ‘fire bunny’.
Luke Chueh x Jason Freeny x Munky King -- Target: Self-Medicated in Black @ DesignerCon (11.9 – 11.10)
After a few teasers, Munky King recently revealed the upcoming Target:Self-Medicated in Black from Luke Chueh and Jason Freeny. The new colorway combines the flat black + white of the bear with metallic innards for a classy follow-up to sold out OG SDCC white edition which incorporated Freeny’s anatomical aesthetic to add new dimensions to Chueh’s self-deprecating black humor. The black edition will be released at DesignerCon from the MK booth (11.9 – 11.10).