Monday, November 29, 2010


this was our 2nd year at D-Con and like last year it was very casual and easy to set up. Ayleen and Ben do a great job of managing this show. the free pizza is also very cool.

it's also affordable enough for Squid Kids Ink and Hyperactive Monkey to each have a booth.

we had our first ever custom show at this years D-Con. my new figure 10-Doh! was the focus for the show. we had 29 customs on display at our booth.

John "Spanky" Stokes was kind enough to do one. he also had his huge new mascot on display.

Jasper also did a custom and was one of the first to jump on the open canvas. Jerome and i should have chipped in. maybe next year.

here's a couple of shots from beginning to end. it rained in the mornin, but tons of people still showed up.

it was a great show for us this year. the booth was busy all day and we sold quite a bit of stuff. met a lot of new people and got to meet some of the artists that did customs for the show. this was the first place to pick up any of the So Analog figures. they should be available online soon.


it was a lot of work to keep track of 30 artists and their customs, but it all worked out pretty well.

special thanks to Anthony Nex of Nex Photography for taking the time out of his busy schedule to help a guy out.

Valley Dweller

Dave Martis "Zombie Warz"


Dan Cote

Carlos III "Gun Smoke"

Vivian Nguyen "So Anabob"

Tucker Johnson from Dynamo Development Labs

Carlos Aguilar

Kwestone a.k.a Chito A-Word

Jasper Santos

Ayleen Gasper

Mike Petrosky "Rumble"

Rumble with Soundwave

Jerome Lu's "Game of Death"

Scott Tolleson

Mana Studios

Nate Mitchell "Hal-0"

Tracy Tubera "Super Mario Fighter II"

Nathan Hamill "Super Sabacc Challenge"

George Gasper "Toy Break"

Mana Studios

Wayne Loosey from Dynamo Development Labs

Paul Wilson

Linda Hong "Super Panda Cub"

John "Spanky" Stokes-The "Face" Troll

Dou Hong "Pintendo"

Sarah Lee & Casey Hirai
"Slimer's 90-Day Ice Cream Diet"

Andrew Wilson



i wanted to thank all of the artists that made the time to do a custom. it was quite the learning experience putting it all together. i'm sure i'll do things a bit different next time.

all but 2 artist delivered figures for the show. one guy dropped out due to health issues and the other guy is just MIA. Nakanari and Rsinart's figures showed up too late to have photos taken. hopefully, i'll be able to get some taken soon.

we sold 5 customs at the show and 1 since then. i've returned some and some i'll keep to display and sell at other shows. i plan on doin more custom shows, so keep an eye out in 2011.


so, the world famous Tracy Tubera was kind enough to get us into the Halo Reach launch party at The Fantasy Factory a couple months back. it was the best geek party ever. the lower photo is me and a couple of the guys that worked on the game.

we got to play some Halo Reach multiplayer before it came out. we also got some fancy free truck food, free copies of Reach, and Jerome had laser beams coming out of his head.

B.O.B. preformed. not my kind of music, but it distracted people so i could play more games. and Justin Beber ran around like a chicken with his head cut off, then ran off.

here we are pretending to be celebrities..... or something.

more goofy photos and Chito makin out with Kat from Noble Team.

here i am "geekin out" with Mal (Nathan Fillion) and Wash (Alan Tudyk)
i'm not a big celebrity nerd, but i had to ask for a photo.

to top off the night, i was able to get a photo of Olivia Munn holding one of my Squibs. Mike and Jerome also made sure to say hi to her.

so, i'm not a big party guy, or a fan of meeting celebrities, but that was the best possible party i could imagine. free food, free ice cream, free games, and meeting Mal, Wash, and Munn, not a bad day.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


pixelated B-Side

pixelated A-Drive

pixelated 10-Doh!

so, i seem to have a knack for finding the most difficult way to do things some times. i sketched these out on graph paper, then darkened on the graph lines that created the basic shapes. then i (with the help of the very patient Linda Hong) rebuilt them in Illustrator brick by brick. not the easiest way i'm sure. Jerome Lu also introduced me to the program Pixen, so hopefully that will speed up the next pixelated images i try to create.


this is the first announcement that i sent to Spanky has been very supportive of my projects, so i like to send him announcements first. not the best marketing strategy. i should flood the all the interwebs with announcements, but this one seemed to spread pretty far on its own. it was a very pleasant surprise.

here's the final list of artist that committed to doin a custom 10-Doh! for D-Con. some famous, some soon to be famous. we may have a couple more added at the last minute, but i'm really happy with the list.

all of the customs will be for sale at D-Con on Nov 20th. i'll be posting images as soon as they are available.