International Comic Con 2018 Preview!

Take a deep sniff… ahhh.. you smell that? Must be summer convention season! That means once again I’ll be back in San Diego from July 18-23rd at the Comic Con International with my dumb-bud R. Stevens at “Dumbrella”, booth #1335. Here’s a peek at some of the items I’ll have on hand!


Classic Last Knight and Morimoth enamel pins are back in a beautiful metallic bronze finish, plus some tasty new pins from the O-No Food Company featuring characters from the Single Servings crew! Available for $10 each.
Speaking of tasty, I also put together this exciting 4-pack of “microwave button” pins! You didn’t know how empty your life was until just now! Reheat your passion for convenient cooking for only $10 – 4 pins for the price of one!

All those and a whole bunch of others are ready to poke holes in your belongings!


Collectibles! Limited quantities of the Matcha Green Tea edition Kill Kat will be available ($45), along with some regular Chocolate editions ($40). Plus  Single Servings, Jason Limon’s Stink Box cats, Karoshi San and more!


Android Robot Revolution makes its Comic Con debut, stop by the booth and remix some robots! We’ll also have a few special editions on hand as well as our 4″ Andy figures for $12!

We’ll have a special sneak preview sale of the new Heroes & Villains III series, featuring Black Cat 5, the Flash Drive, Crypto Joe and the Ransom Mayor! Quantities are very limited at the convention, but they will be coming later this summer to the Dead Zebra Shop! Special preview price of $45/set.


Stickies! All the stickies! Lots of high quality full color die cut silkscreen stickers for only $1 each!


O-No Uni! The “Never Look Back” print series continues with the 5th installment, some unfortunate uni. The print is making it’s debut at the convention and available online shortly after! $10 each (or save with sets!).


We’ll also have some Android Propaganda posters in full 18″x24″ size for $15 and below, or in cubicle friendly 5″x7″ sets of 4 for $20, and a few letterpress Creatures prints for $30.
I’ll have a selection of original Creatures ink and pigment drawings available for $100 each. Don’t see it on the table? Just ask!

This year our booth-buddies are FYE who will be featuring an assorted selection of their own fun items, including this new exclusive glow-in-the-dark “Radioactive Waste” edition Kill Kat for $40! Can’t make it to SDCC? A few are available for pre-order from the FYE website (US only I’m afraid!)


As if that weren’t enough evil glowing for one convention, FYE will also be presenting the new glow-in-the-dark “Working Late” edition Karoshi San figure! Limited to only 100 pieces!


In addition to Convention Center duties, I’ll be doing a signing at the FYE pop-up shop in Horton Plaza on Saturday evening! Come by from 5-6pm to say hi, get things signed, and check out an extended selection of FYE goodies! It’s just a few minutes walk from the convention center.

Looking forward to seeing some of you (un)lucky folks in San Diego!

Sweet treats from the O-No Food Company!

We’ve got some fresh releases from the O-No Co Food Processing Plant (and Crematorium)!

We’re proud to announce two new products to satisfy your hunger for slightly deranged food-themed products.These will be arriving at retailers online and off in October and November respectively. We’ll be introducing some of the new characters over the next few weeks over on instagram, so make sure to follow!

 

First up is Kill Kat, a killer candy with split personality and a minor demonic possession problem.. I’m sure it’s just a phase.Sweet and psycho, this 6″ vinyl figure is based on an original resin sculpture from a few years back, and comes complete with a custom candy style wrapper.

1 in 10 of the Milk Chocolate edition include a Dark Chocolate chase with glow in the dark eyes! Break one off at the DZ shop and select retailers late October 2017 for $40.

We’ve also cooked up a brand new mini collectible keychain series – ‘Single Servings‘ – featuring all sorts of sad and sick foodstuff.  Pick up a Torn Terry the truncated tuna, Peeled Peter the partial potato, Putrid Patty pet food, Moldy Morgan the sickly sandwich, Spoiled Spencer the rotten egg and many more.

Someone took a taste of Bitten Barry and Shocked Shelly finds out life isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

Burnt Bernie spends little too long in the toaster oven and Moldy Morgan has been sitting in the back of that office fridge for a few weeks now..

Single Servings start shipping mid November for around $6.50 each. The series features 8 different sculpts and 20 total unique characters to collect! Cases contain 24 individual blind boxed keychains at approximately 1.5” each, including a metal clasp, 20mm keyring and a sticker!

International Comic Con 2017 Preview!

It’s happening! Next week once again, for the 16th year in a row (!) I’ll be peddling my wares at the International Comic Con!  Find me along with my dumb pal R Stevens AND special guests Cards Against Humanity at “Dumbrella”  booth #1335 July 19th-23rd. We’ll have tons of great stuff, including but not limited to my goodies below!

As usual there will be a wide selection of those full color high quality adhesive party slappers that some people call “stickers”! Pick one up for a buck, or get 5 for only $4!

What’s a Comic-Con without ENAMEL PINS? Am I right? Not to let anyone down, I’ll have over 25 pin designs available including the all new Pet Food, Golden Last Knight and the return of the sold out Morimoth, now in silver. $8-10 each depending on how many you prick up!

Summer means two things, Comic-Con and watermelon.. in that order. Satisfy your summer cravings with the sweet new Android Mini Collectible special edition Summer 2017 release! Featuring a translucent faded melon body and rind head, we’ll have limited quantities on (sticky) hand for $10 each.

..speaking of tasty treats, be one of the first to check out the brand new Single Servings mini figure keychain series from O-No Food Company, featuring some of the saddest selections of foodstuffs you’ll ever eat*. Meet Moldy Mike, Putrid Patty, Spoiled Spencer, Peeled Peter and the rest of the crew with this special sneak peek preview release! *do not eat

Going to Comic-Con for books filled with comic drawings?.. That’s crazy talk, but I guess I’ll bring a few of those anyway. I’ll even draw in them for you, I think that’s still allowed at Comic-Con?

Yo, new Android. Who Dis? Introducing a new member of the Android figure family, Andy! This 4″ vinyl figure features cute lumpy lines with articulated arms and head, each figure includes a sticker sheet of emojis to decorate a tiny phone accessory! Limited quantity preview release, $12 each.

Dress yourself! A couple of new shirts sure to impress friends, coworkers and bystanders alike. Transform into bat man, dig into some sushi, or get your code on with these three designs. $20 each or 3 for $54.. or something like that!

I’ll have only one each of Midnight (black) and Memories Lost (bronze) moth sculptures available for $150 and $250 respectively. I’ll also have a few new Pet Food resin casts, each one personally hand cast and painted for only $80 each!

Prints! We’ll have the usual lineup of Never Look Back sushi themed prints, along with a selection of our Android Foundry propaganda themed prints and the new office/cubicle friendly mini print sets! Prices vary.

And of course we’ll have some more toys, including the new Glow in the Dark Last Knight edition, O-No Sushi sets, Karoshi-San, Androids and more!

We’ll also have mugs, socks, bags and other things, too many to list here, see you next week!

Android Wood: In Depth

Yesterday I showed off the 2016 SDCC preview and casually dropped these beautiful piece into it, but I think they’re worth a bit more attention!

Android_Wood-group_1280Over four years ago we got together with Queens NYC-based woodworker and toy maker NoliNoli (aka Ken Como) to discuss bringing a the Android character to life in a variety of natural woods. Over the years we produced two small batches, most of which ended up in the hands of friends at Google, but never made their way into the world at large.

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I’m happy to finally get some of these guys out into the hands of fans and collectors, starting with a few that will be available at Comic Con (Dumbrella, Booth #1335!) This edition is made from a combination of regionally sourced FSC certified white oak and maple woods, finished with a natural shellac and bees wax for a nice soft sheen.

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They stand about 5″ tall, here is one next to a 3″ vinyl mini collectible for reference! They are made entirely of wood, including all joints and can easily be disassembled for cleaning, conditioning or storage.

Android_Wood-Oak1_1280Every one is unique, if you’re interested I encourage you to stop by the booth and look at what we have available so you can pick the one that speaks to you the most.

For those of you who can’t make it to San Diego, we’ll have a small batch available online later this year.

Check out this great feature on Ken and his work: Recycled Wood Reborn in Toymaker’s Workshop from NY CITY Lens on Vimeo, plus some bonus behind the scenes photos below!

International Comic Con 2016 Preview!

It’s that time of year again, in just over a week I set up shop in San Diego at the 2016 International Comic Con!  Find me along with my dumb pal R Stevens, at “Dumbrella”  booth #1335 July 20th-24th. We’ll have all this and much more!

dz-sdcc16-Karoshi_Area51Karoshi San: Area 51 Edition! Limited to only 100pcs each with a numbered certificate, this 7″ tall green government lab escapee can only be spotted at conventions (where he can walk freely and people just assume he’s in costume). Limited quantity available, $65.

dz-sdcc16-CreaturePinsI heard you guys liked pins.. so I finally made some pins! I’ve got a whole lineup of brand new soft and hard enamel pins including O-No Sushi, Worrible, Dumpling of Doom and more! Each is packed on a backer card, available for $10 each with bundle deals extra savings!

dz-sdcc16-AndroidPinsOh and of course I made some Android pins featuring some classic designs to go along with those! Standard Green, Buisness Man, Construction, Panda, Copperbot, Lucky Cat, Hi-Voltage and Pinkey are all available at our booth #1335, and stop by our distributor booth at DISBURST / DKE #5045 to find BotMan and SuperUser!

dz-sdcc16-AndroidSeries06Speaking of Androids.. Visitors to #1335 get first look at and first crack at, Android Mini Collectible Series 06! We’ll have a few cases on hand for those lucky attendees to pick up early, with the series appearing at retailers starting in August.

dz-sdcc16-AndroidWoodI’m happy to announce that we’ll have some of these beautiful 5″ hand-made solid wood Androids available to the public for the first time ever! Started in 2012 as a collaboration with Noli-Noli Handmade,  these were previously only available as Google Executive gifts and impossible for the average collector to come by. I’ll have a post dedicated to these guys tomorrow! Available for $120 each, packed in a muslin bag and custom kraft box, very limited quantities.

dz-sdcc16-AndroidSummerStay aware and earn your special embroidered badge with the Summer 2016 edition “Bear Awareness” Android Mini Collectible also making its debut at Comic-Con!, this 3″ figure and 1.5″ keychain pair comes in a custom window box for $15 a set!

dz-sdcc16-TshirtsSome new shirts to cover your body with! Believe again with an adorably ugly UFO creature, control electricity with the new Tesla T, get to work with Karoshi San, sample some sushi with Lunch Special.. or maybe even piss off some peanuts fans with Snorpy! Come by and check out our selection, sizes and styles limited, $20 each.

dz-sdcc16-StickersSome new stickers to cover your body with.. or whatever you want to do with them. Oh so many stickers. Full color die-cut vinyl goodness to slap on your laptops, notebooks, guitar cases, windows, cars, pets, grandparents, etc.. $1 each.

dz-sdcc16-BooksWhat is Comic-Con without having some sort of comic? Unfortunately it’s still Comic-Con… but luckily I’ll have copies of Make it Stop and Do Not Eat available to sign, along with a few copies of the new Stranger Factory Coloring Book, and our Monsters & Misfits IV exhibition catalog! Prices vary.

dz-sdcc16-ToysPlushThere will be a selection of toys and collections including Karoshi San, the Last Knight, Android collectibles, Worribles and more! Prices vary from $7-75, so stop by and see what’s available!

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We’ll also have mugs, socks, bags and more. Too many things to list here, but this should at least give you an idea and help you plan. Looking forward to seeing all your faces, both old and new.

Dumbrella, Booth #1335

 

 

2015 DTAs

hey everyone! The annual ‘Designer Toy Awards‘ are coming up again this fall, and nominations are open for the next couple of days! May I humbly suggest a few nominations from my 2014 work?

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Best Vinyl: Last Knight
I’ve got to say, I’m really proud of this one! The Dead Zebra mascot finally came to life(?) in 2014 in the form of the Last Knight figure. The first edition was an instant hit and sold out quickly, with additional smaller editions being just as coveted. I had no idea it would be so well received, but I’m very happy to be in a number of amazing collections !

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Best DIY Platform: Android
I am still amazed by the continued creativity exhibited by the artists bringing out the potential of what seems on the surface to be such a straight forward form! Here are a few recent customs. The 1,000+ and growing custom Androids on record at Trampt speak to the continued popularity of our little guy as an awesome platform.

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…Artist of the year? Andrew Bell (Hey why not?)
This is a designer toy award, and 2014 saw 20+ production figure releases from me including the Last Knight, the Back to Back Black series (a decade in the making!), Dealmakers , Mardivale Dunny series, Lemon Drop 3” and Orange Drop 20” Dunnys. Throw in all my resin work for ‘Factory Strangers’ show at Stranger Factory and perhaps you might also consider me for Artist of the Year? 2014 was certainly the busiest in my toy career!

And why not throw in Dead Zebra Inc as brand of the year for shits and giggles?

Thanks for your consideration!
Go nominate over here (login is required, sorry!)

International Comic Con 2015 Preview!

Stop by the Dumbrella booth (#1335, 1337) at the International Comic Con this July 8th-12th for the good stuff! I’ll be there along with my Dumb pals R Stevens, Jon Rosenberg and puzzle master Chris Yates!

dz-sdcc15-MakeItStopFinally! A new collection of creatures featuring a menagerie of monsters from 2008-2015. This new book clocks in at 144 pages, and has the same size flexi-cover as the Do Not Eat collection. Make It Stop will be available for $12, or bundled with Do Not Eat for a discount! Available from fine retailers and the Dead Zebra Shop later this summer.

dz-sdcc15-SummerAndroidNo summer is complete without a trip to the beach.. or a summer edition Android! This year we feature a two pack of a sunburnt lifeguard (with tiny whistle) and a swimming prankster (complete with fake shark fin!). We’re gonna need a bigger shelf! This set will be available for $20.

dz-sdcc15-ShirtsNew shirt designs include ‘Hello World’ and the simple but adorable ‘Panda’ along with some popular classics such as ‘Astronomiton’, ‘Tagged’ and ‘Karoshi San’! Available in S-2XL with some in women’s cuts as well for $20 each or $17 each if you buy 3 or more.

dz-sdcc15-printsYou asked for it.. several hundred times over the last three years.. the Never Look Back series continues with a rather uneasy eel. Available for $10 each or in a full set of 4 for $30. We’re also bringing along some Android Foundry Propaganda posters and a creatures print or two!

dz-sdcc15-StickersAs always we have lots of full color high quality die cut stickers, including new Creatures, summer Androids, Glop, Karoshi and more!

dz-sdcc2015-toysplushWe’ll have an assortment of toys on offer from Last Knight and Worrible to Android Series 05 and O-No Sashimi, many at below usual retail prices.. oh and perhaps One More Thing™….

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Tis the season.. again! Holiday Android & S5 Update

Ornament Androids are back! These guys were a huge hit last year in Blue and Red and we got many requests for a good ole ‘Android Green’ edition.. so here we go!

Available in the Dead Zebra Shop starting Monday, December 15th at 11am EST with more made available at 11pm EST. For people who want to really deck out their halls, we’re making them available as either single, double, 5-packs or 10-packs for $10, $20, $45 and $90 respectively.

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US customers select Priority Mail to help ensure US delivery in time for Xmas! International customers will have to stock up or next year as they will likely not arrive in time, sorry!

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Series 5 is on its way! Unfortunately due to some production delays, we weren’t able to get them out in time for the holidays, but they should start appearing at retailers and online towards the end of January! Here’s a little preview of Gary Ham‘s ‘Sk8 Cop’ design

AS5_Packaging_Insert-promo“Orange” and Jon Paul Kaiser’s “Sturnbrau” show off the Series 5 checklist insert.

This series features artwork from Google, Andrew Bell, Devilrobots, Gary Ham, Jon Paul Kaiser, Kong Andri, Lunabee, Reactor 88 and Scott Tolleson! Keep an eye out for previews of the series throughout January.