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New Shirt Designs

I’ve got some new shirt designs for sale. Here are the first 3 designs: Cute Skull (I’ve been wanting to do my own skull icon shirt for awhile), Ocu-Cop (Based on a design I made for a Bax designer toy) & Dead Robot. (A variation on a shirt design I did for Tate’s that sold out awhile back.) All shirt are available on different color shirts (i.e. red, yellow, light pink etc) and come sized for Men, Women and kids!

I’m hoping to make more on a regular basis so check back often!
Get them all here >> http://www.mysoti.com/mysoti/designer/mediocre







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.

Made in Canada Opening

   

Here are pictures of the artwork and the opening reception of the Made in Canada show. Apparently the turnout was slightly small due to everyone staying home and fortifying their homes for the approaching hurricane! (Good reason!) But thanks to that crazy weather, my paintings are still available for sale! Surf on over and buy a piece (at a super affordable price!) online today!

Hi-Fructose posted about it on their blog. Continue reading ‘Made in Canada Opening’

Made in Canada Group show

 

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If you are in the Florida area this Sept then you need to head over to the Bird and Bear gallery inside Tates comics for the all Canadian group show I’m going to be part of.  If you can’t make it there - don’t fret! All artwork will be photographed and available online for sale as well! I sent over some VERY affordable Black & Blood paintings on wood. Buy em up!

More info on the Bird and Bear site.

Hopefully they still have some of the robot shirts that I designed for sale too!

>> Update: Unfortunately the robot shirts won’t be available online as they were a surprise hit and are almost sold out! So get into Tate’s to grab one before they are gone!  There is also a great article about the Made in Canada show here. (Though I am only briefly mentioned! ha)

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.

More Paintings

I haven’t posted in awhile so I decided to scan in and post some of the small paintings I’ve been doing off and on in the last while. All acrylics + Ink on paper. More to come!

Black & Blood

I have a few paintings left from my Black & Blood series for sale. These are original red and black paintings on wood panels. They are only $100 per piece. Check them out at mediocredesign.com

Pultz x d’Errico Print

If you like cute helmet girls getting groped by big, furry blue cat guys you’ve come to the right place! I still have some copies of the collaboration print “Sticky fingers.” This is the piece I made with my good friend Camilla d’Errico.

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!!