April 20th, 2012 by Ben Howard
Tomorrow’s almost here, and when it is, I’ll be rolling up to the Grand Opening of Lakewood’s newest vinyl toy shop
Sleepy Robot 13
Come on down after 11 AM on 4/21 to get first dibs on all the brilliant blind boxes, exclusives and limited runs! AND the best selection of Sleepy Robots in one place by Lisastarchild Pinkston (the owner of the shop). Not to mention a spot with some of my resin pieces for sale (Shy Guys and HAUNTS) and also a bunch of choice custom vinyls by Rick Sans.
While I’m there me and Rick are gonna work on a GIANT MUNNY together– there’s also going to be home-cooked refreshments, one thing of which is Anne’s famous dessert sushi, which is rice krispie snacks + swedish fish rolled up in Fruit by the Roll-Ups! Now I think about it, this is like 8 DAYS of fun things in all one day, so 1. show up and 2. BE READY
October 1st, 2011 by Ben Howard
It’s been a minute since I brought something new to the site, and it ain’t because I’m sitting back with frilled drinks, twiddling my fingers and sipping on the drinks alternately. NO– it’s more because I’ve been incredibly busy putting together my collection of pieces for the upcoming EXTRA LIVES show at PROXIMITY GALLERY.
The show will feature the works of such Cleveland talents as Seth Bittner, Alex Cantrell, Rick Sans, and Sergio Andujar II. And me. Opening night is just a week away on Friday October 7th. It’s short notice but if you can read this, you can’t back down now! Get to Cleveland and feast your eyes on THIS PRIZE: Mario vs. Bowser in Feudal Japan. I had the idea about a month ago and the translation from my head to reality is pretty exciting.
These pictures are all well and good but I can make one promise: if you see it in person at Proximity next week, the real deal will blow whatever mind you decide to bring with you. Bring a spare.
Look-see at the full gallery by clicking this little guy.
Posted in New Scuplture!, Proximity Gallery
Tagged Alex Cantrell, Japanese Mario, Mario and Bowser, Oni Bowser, Proximity Gallery, Rick Sans, Samurai Mario, Sergio Andujar II, Seth Bittner, Super Mario Bros
September 20th, 2011 by Ben Howard
There’ll be something to talk about in a few weeks, and it’ll be all about the EXTRA LIVES show at Proximity Gallery on October 7th, 2011. I wouldn’t be surprised if it turns into a national holiday after this year, and every subsequent 10/7 will have remembrances and expensive dinners, as the custom goes. Tradition is important to uphold.
I’ve got some tubular artists with me to fill out the room with pop-culture and video game related art pieces, including Sans Oceana of course, Alex Cantrell and Seth Bittner, who are both 2-D artists with a lot of good pieces to show off. If you’re in the Cleveland area that weekend, definitely come on down on Friday for a kickoff hootenanny. It will be tasteful. In a few days I’ll put up some shots of projects me and the guys are gonna bring with us!
Go over to the Facebook Page to claim your being-going-there. I have it on good authority that Yum-Yum the Clown* will be selling hot balloon-doggies out front!
*Unless it conflicts with his daughter’s wedding that weekend.
June 29th, 2011 by Ben Howard
There’s these toys that people make by themselves, and I want in! The first one I made isn’t one of my own designs– rather, it’s the brain-grand-child of Indie artist Rick Sans. He sent me some blueprints and I cobbled something together, which you can see on the right. I’m already channeling some rad ghosts and dinosaurs in my head, which’ll hopefully turn into a couple of successful figures down the line, and hopefully in time for the DesignCon in November! Be ready!