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Plagiarism is the sincerest form of flattery

When Michael from OSO Design House asked to come up with some designs for the Bax figure, one of the first ideas I came up with was a gumball machine. It hit me almost immediately because the perfectly round head plus the long body that pushes out at the bottom had almost exactly the same shape as one of these old school candy machines. The fact that with ABS material you could actually make the figure transparent sealed the deal and I created one of the most popular designs in Bax Series 1.  

Skip forward about a year now: During a meeting, Michael pulls out a box of a brand new vinyl figures that one of his good friends has created. The figure is called Monskee (kind of a flatter, smaller munny) and features not designs by popular artists, but designs made in house by staff members. I was pretty surprised to see this figure title “Kandy.” I couldn’t believe how similar it was to my piece. I was a bit offended at first but then actually became proud of what I had done.

I created something special enough that other people wanted to copy it.

Show me your Munny 2

 My friends Christian and Erika that run the excellent Vancouver based toy shop Voltage, just put on their 2nd munny custom group show. They asked me to be a part of it and this is what I came up with.

About my Munny - Instead of being just one character, Friend machine is like a full page of doodles ripped from one of Jason’s sketchbooks. Black and White dogs, octopi, skulls and hearts smashed together on a bed of florescent safety pink. Yum!”

 


You can buy my munny figure for a ridiculously low price here! (update: Apparently it’s already sold! Sorry!)

Thanks Toronto!

 

Hey everyone! Just finished the opening of the Toronto Bax Show and it was a huge hit! Tons of people came out, kids made custom Bax bears, and the DJ spun music all night long! The whole thing went even better than I hoped mostly because of Keep 6’s great curator Rafi. Check out all the pictures here. I had a great time in Toronto catching up with all my old friends and making some great new friends.


I’ll see if I can get some video of interview I did for the Space Channel and post it here on the blog. Time to go back to sleepy Vancouver and back to work.

Toronto Bax Show

I’ve setup a Bax Launch party happening at the end of this month in Toronto. Hope you all can make it! Check the Bax blog for all the details.

Buy my toys online!

Just a quick post to let you know you can now buy my Gumball and Scarybear Bax Bear figures online.

Scarybear BaxGumball Bax

The good people at My Plastic Heart have opened up some of their blind boxes
so you can buy specific figures! Get them while they last!

For a full list of shops around the world that carry the Bax figures click here.

Bax Bear Launch a success!

The Bax launch party was a blast! So many people showed up there was actually a line up outside. We packed the house with 150+ custom bears and the hundreds of people that came to check out the bears. Big thanks to everyone that came out and to El Kartel for hosting the party. I signed so many figures and drew on so many flyers my wrist was done by the end of the night. It’s always a blast sharing the artist’s table with my good friend Camilla and hanging out and drawing with Kei was awesome! You can check out the Bax Blog for more photos.

Custom Bax Bears

Friend Machine ( front )Friend Machine ( back )

Friend Machine + Panda Kid

I made a few custom 8″ Bax Bears for the upcoming Bax release party.
Hope to see you there!!

Bax launch party

 


Bax Bear Launch party!
Click the flyer to see the details.

My first toy designs

I’ve been working with a new Vancouver based design toy company, OSO Design House on their first project, Bax Bear.

Bax Series 1 Case

Bax is a brand new 3 inch ABS collectible platform toy. Series 1 features designs by some of the top toy designers in the biz. Kei Sawada, Tim Tsui, Camilla d’Errico and more! I have 2 designs in Series 1. Scarybear Bax (based on my Scarybear character from my comic, Comic Strip) and Gumball Bax.

Scarybear Bax Gumball Bax

The figures come with key rings so you can wear them as accessories.

Scarybear Gumball

Robo-Tote

Tate’s Comics in Florida has just released two new tote bags, one of which features my Robot Ghost design. Grab one from their shop today!

Robot

Stay tuned for their limited run of shirts featuring the same design.