Monday, August 15, 2011

Hyperactive Shaolin Monkeys and Rabbits!!!

Howdy folks!!! Last month I was lucky enough to participate in my first custom toy show! It was quite an honor to have a piece at the Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo, right next to MOCA. I was given a blank Kidrobot Frank Kozik Labbit. It looked like this before I got my monkey mittens over it.
A handful of Sharpie paint markers and a few seconds later...voilĂ , HYPERACTIVE SHAOLIN RABBIT!!!!!
All right, just took more than a few seconds to do this lil' bad boy. But it was a great show with lots of great artists and works. Let's take a look at the opening night of the show. Shall we?
Lots of talented artists and gorgeous customs!!! The show also happened to be in conjunction with Stan Sakai's Art of Usagi Yojimbo. Ever since I was young I loved Usagi Yojimbo. A lot of Hyperactive Monkey is in a way influenced by that samurai rabbit. It was quite an honor to meet Stan and chat about our favorite fearless rabbit. What could be better than meeting one of your favorite artists?
How about getting to do a sketch of a Shaolin Monkey next to Usagi Yojimbo!!!! So cool!!! Stan was super nice and said he thought my character was very cool. Thanks Stan!!!
So there ya have it. It was an awesome opening of my first custom show and it was even cooler that my piece sold the following day and I got to meet my favorite artist. I donated all the proceeds of my sale to the museum, which I frequent often. Everything was as red as roses. Speaking of flowers, here's this week's Post-It Project posting.
Well there ya have it!!! Tootles for now!!!

1 comment:

  1. Awesome Labbit custom!!! And if I might add, I think monkeys and flowers go hand in hand.