Meet our new friend Invisible Bear, who we painted as part of adFunture/DKE Toys Custom Yoka art show at the upcoming Designer Con (formerly Vinyl Toy Network). Don't let his gruff looks fool you -- this guy is all heart. He's also about as tall as a Smurf collectible, so don't be afraid (see photo below right to see him next to a quarter). His teeny tiny size made him pretty tough to paint, so I did my best to make his tiny little vertebrae in line and his little tiny bones sorta straight. If you feel like it, go visit him and hundreds of other custom yokas in person at Designer Con, which runs in Pasadena Saturday, Nov. 21. There will be loads of amazing people there, including Mr. Toast, Bored Inc., Spicy Brown, plus some of our favorite Los Angeles-area stores like Munky King, Japan LA. and Black Maria Gallery.
If you like characters, comics, weirdos or dressing up, then you'll love WonderCon, slated to invade San Francisco's Moscone Center April 2-4. Come and see some of our fave indie designers, publishers and brands such as Gama-Go, Suicide Girls, Conduct Happiness, Baby Tattoo Books, Sweet Meats' Lauren Venell, Mr. Toast, Spicy Brown and Giant Microbes! Marvel at grown men dressed like Pokemon and tiny kids dressed like wizened Obi Wans. We will be there next week at booth #1242 with all our gutsy wares available for gawking and fondling. We'd love to see a friendly face or two, so please drop by or tell a friend! Details on exhibitors and entry fees at the ComicCon website.