Is it really another year gone by ?!! Well judging by the additional grey hairs I have and the fact that my son is now taller than my wife … I guess it has been a year !
With that I make the annual trek down to San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) yet again 😉 If you detect a tiny bit of lack of enthusiasm perhaps it’s because I’ve been going to SDCC since the early 1990’s. I’ve seen the days when it was 95% comic book dealers to now, with only a few rows of comic book back issue dealers. I know nothing stays the same and that’s true for life .. and this is what makes in part for nostalgia. So, yes I’m feeling a bit nostalgic for the old days. Lucky for me i have a few friends who feel the same way, and we’ll be trolling the more sleepy parts of the con, looking thru back issues and staring at original comic art by all the masters of a long gone era.
I do have to say even though i can not afford an original Jack Kirby comic book page, just the chance to see one up close for a few minutes is well worth the admission ;-P And gives me the inspiration to keep going.
Ok for those who read this blog, you know I’m always complaining about how slow I am to paint toys, blah, blah … yes, this years no different .. but, I did get off my butt and have done a few customs which I think turned out quite nice and I will be bring them down to SDCC this year.
The kind folks at Rotofugi http://rotofugi.com/ will be selling my figures at their booth #4736. Plus, only on Thursday July 21 from 11am-Noon, I will be at the booth to talk Kaiju and doodle in your sketchbook if you like 😉 Oh I’ll have along some of my drawings and small paintings if you want to see them ;-P
Plus, we will be offering the first fully painted Kaiju Dualos !! This came out great and was cast in Flesh vinyl by Shimizu-san and painted in Japan.
And lets not forget a brand new Lady Maxx in glamorous Purple
Also mini Kaiju Dragigus and Drazorus, painted by myself on glow in dark vinyl.
Of course there will be some one offs, hand painted customs from Mark Nagata ;-P Please note these are a first come, first served … so I can not guarantee you will get the customs you may want …
And if all goes well I will be sneak peeking 2 upcoming new toy releases, including a Max Toy x Konatsu Kaiju called Negora !!! 怪獣 ネゴラ and 大魚付き !!!
Oh and stop by the DKE booth #4728 to see a upcoming Kaiju Dualos painted proto I will have on display .. done up in beautiful Monster Kolor paints 😉 I’ll be hand painting these myself …haha …I’ll have to summon up all my powers to paint them
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See you all soon, I’m looking forward to talking to old friends and new ones !!!!!