Dec 23 2010

Addams Family show……


“They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky. They’re all together ooky, the Addams Family!”
Doktor A has reimagined a character from the works of Charles Addams for a group art show in January.

What: The Addams Family Show

When: Opening reception Jan. 7th @ 7pm, show runs until the 31st of Jan.

Where: Wootini Gallery, 101 Lloyd Street, Carrboro, NC 27510

Dec 18 2010

Designer Con L.A trip

So only a month after the event I have finally got a little time to recall my recent trip to L.A.
Was over for a few days to launch my G.N.O.M.E toy at Designer Con and hang out with friends.

The first version of the G.N.O.M.E was released as a Designer  Con exclusive. There were 150 of the little fellows available and pretty much all of them sold out at the event. I was signing at the 3D Retro booth for an epic 3 hours, doodling on toys, sketchbooks, skateboards, you name it.

Ben Goretski who owns 3D Retro as well as running Designer Con with Ayleen (from Toybreak/October Toys) was running around all day sorting things and making stuff happen with the aid of his natty little headmike.. not quite 1990’s Boyband material maybe?

He wrangled the many artists in attendance into contributing to a large live painting jam session. I was called up late in the day along side the splendidly talented Miss Mindy to add my bit to the canvas. Whilst we were painting the Dr Sketchy’s anti-art-school model threw poses up a rather wobbly ladder on the stage next to us.

The final piece at the end of the day.

On there besides myself and Mindy are : Chris Ryniak, Buffmonster, Joe Ledbetter, Bwana Spoons, Voltaire, Ritzy Perrywinkle, Angry Woebots and several others I cant identify I am afraid.

Honestly the event went by in a blur of sketching and signing. I was a doodling machine………..

I got to meet a lot of great artists, though sadly only briefly. Mostly at the “Sketchbot” custom show opening the night before Designer con. (Yes I went right off the plane and a 15 hour flight directly to Munkyking for the show… Hardcore art shmoosing..)
Including these two apparent clones…. Odd!

The next few days were spent meeting people I wave wanted to meet in a very long time and spending a little time seeing some of the more geeky sights of L.A. In fact overall it was a bit of a Geektrek. Let me explain:

For a start Ben is a bit of a collector of awesome geek stuff. So a visit to his home and office was a joy.
I Busted Ghosts :

Rocketeered :

And the ultimate, got a ride in his Delorean. (Ben is what you might call, a bit crazy for the Back to the Future movies.. which is just dandy with me..)

And what’s that inside the Delorean?

Of course it’s a Hoverboard….(TM Mattel).

There was also a trip to Disneyland with my splendid hosts George and Ayleen and bestest art buddy Mr. Chris Ryniak in order to check out the new TRON area set up for the month.
Yes more geekery.
You are scanned by a full sized Recogniser as you enter the area, who informes you to report to the games grid……..

There was a large M.C.P style construct in the center of the arena under which a DJ in Tron garb mixed 1980’s pop whilst Troned up podium dancers shook their stuff and other “programms” flung frisbiees ( sorry, data disks) and chased through the crowds.

Ultimatly this led (via an odd outside bar area) to Flynns Arcade.

The inside was a splendid reconstruction of a 1980’s video games arcade with lots of classic stand up cabinets you could play. It even smelled right……

Hidden in amongst the likes of Galaxians and Zaxxon was a real version of Space Paranoids………. Which I had several goes at. Though I wasnt very good at it. I believe the trick is “all in the wrists”…

There was also a full sized Lightcycle which was quite a sight and a 20 minute screening of a chunk of the new movie which was interesting for the 3D but a little flat I felt.

We went on a few of the classic rides and generally wandered about chatting. As George pointed out a theme park is a great place to socialise as it forces you to stand around chatting for hours whilst you que up..

All in all a splendid trip. I hope to be back for more next year…

Dec 18 2010

Addams Family Show Teaser

Wootini Gallery
7th January to 31st January 2010.
Group show.

Dec 10 2010

Toys R Evil auction

I have just started an auction on Ebay to raise some money to help Andy from who is recovering in hospital after an unexpected Stroke.

If you like rare Dunnys with something added then click the link and help out………


Dec 8 2010

More Mooncalf pics

Some studio shots of the Verdegris edition Mooncalf.

Dec 7 2010

A first look at Humphrey Mooncalf

Humphrey Mooncalf had a reoccurring problem with his Travithick No. 4 Nano-clockwork brain.
Repeated trips to the watch-smith proved a great success.
The pain held at bay by loosening his cranial rivets.
This however means that he can no longer look up.
Such a shame, as he does so love the moon.

Coming VERY soon from Singapore based Pobber Toys as part of their “Clumsy Monster” range.
Humphry Mooncalf is a rotomolded Mechtorian vinyl figure standing 8″ tall.
He has a removeable cranium and brain as well as a key and articulated neck joint.
Shown above is the “Verdegris” version. One of several different edition which will be available.

More info soon.

Dec 3 2010

Toy Break

Episode 146 of the internet TV toy show “Toy Break” is up and Doktor A is the guest!


Dec 2 2010

Circus Posterus Winter Sale

The Circus Posterus Winter sale preview is now online.
Pop over to pick up custom toys, one off test resins, original paintings and drawings by members of the Circus Posterus collective.

I have a couple of small original Acrylic paintings amongst all that great stuff.
Other artists include :
Kathie Olivas
Brandt Peters
Travis Louie
Chris Ryniak

Dec 2 2010

Heavy Cycle

Latest custom toy.

Lightcycle from Tron….
Customised classic Lightcycle plastic toy (from Spin Master toys) with additional Copper, Lead, Paper, Styrene.
6.5″ long.

Steampunk TRON lightcycle toy

steam punk Tron light cycle toy by Doktor A.

Tron Mechtorian toy by Doktor A.

Doktor A Tron lightcycle

steampunk Tron toy

Tron Doktor A custom toy