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Oct
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AW177 New York Comic Con 2012 Day 3!

On 16, Oct 2012 | No Comments | In Artwork, NYCC, Shows, Thoughts | By aw177

Day 3 (Saturday, October 13) was going to be my last day at the con.  I had to get up early that day and get my car fixed, which left me severely tired, but decided to head down once again to see what was going on…

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AW177 New York Comic Con 2012 Day 2!

On 16, Oct 2012 | No Comments | In Artwork, NYCC, Shows, Thoughts | By aw177

Day 2 (Friday, October 12) was actually my birthday (damn I’m old) and I originally was not going to go to the con, but due to some change of plans and what not, decided to head back down…

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Oct
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AW177 New York Comic Con 2012 Day 1!

On 15, Oct 2012 | No Comments | In Artwork, NYCC, Shows, Thoughts | By aw177

New York Comic Con 2012 happened between October 11-14, of which I attend 3 days.  I wasn’t even sure if I wanted to attend NYCC this year, but after some thought, decided to get my professional pass and head down to the con.  On day 1 (Thursday Oct 11)…

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Aug
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What the Heck is Going On?

On 24, Aug 2012 | No Comments | In Thoughts, Updates | By aw177

That’s what I’d like to know! For those that do read my blog, it’s been real quiet (sort of) for the past few weeks.

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May
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Quitting the Game…?

On 03, May 2012 | No Comments | In Thoughts | By aw177

For those people that actually read my blog and enjoy my posts, this will be somewhat different. I’m going to lay it out there and say I am very close to quitting the custom/art game.

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Jan
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Chinese New Year 2012 – Year of the Dragon…Giveaway?

On 08, Jan 2012 | No Comments | In Thoughts | By aw177

For those that don’t know, Chinese New Year 2012 is the year of the dragon. In the Chinese zodiac, the dragon is the mightiest of all the signs, the supreme spiritual power, the most ancient mythological emblem of dominance and ambition (although I still like the tiger better, but the dragon is a close second, lol). I am debating about making a small custom toy out of my dragon design (as seen on my mini Qee at Tenacious Toys Rise of the Dragon) and give it away, either by posting a comment on my blog or follow me on Twitter, not sure yet. Maybe why they deserve the custom?

Anyway, this is not definite yet but if anyone wants me to do this, please let me know! Comments are appreciated! Thanks!

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Dec
2011

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Happy New Year 2012!

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Happy New Year everyone! Wishing you prosperity, peace, good luck and health for 2012!

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Dec
2011

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Merry Christmas!!!

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Wishing everyone the very best of love, luck, health and success! Merry Christmas!!!

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Dec
2011

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Merry Christmas!

On 06, Dec 2011 | No Comments | In Thoughts | By aw177

It’s been a while since I’ve last updated my blog, mostly been laying low and working on small projects to prepare for my baby daughter’s 1st Christmas and 1 year old party! One of those small projects are these Christmas stockings that I created (click on pic to make it larger):


Also remember that my store is currently having a sale on all items and the prices will go back up after the New Year! So if you’re interested in getting a unique custom art piece/t-shirt for that special someone for Christmas, now’s the time!

AW177 Store: http://aw177.bigcartel.com/

Thanks all! Hope to have more updates soon!

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Nov
2011

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Kidrobot x Staple Pigeon!

On 15, Nov 2011 | No Comments | In Thoughts, Updates | By aw177

It’s been awhile since I last updated my blog, actually I haven’t updated my blog since NYCC! I decided to take a small break from custom toy work and finish some of my other pending projects, plus I just got Batman Arkham Asylum and Arkham City, so wanted to play them! It’s been so long since I last played video games!

Kidrobot and Staple came out with a collaboration project of a vinyl Staple pigeon. For those that don’t know Staple Design, they are a clothing collection, a creative agency and a retail store founded by the one and only Jeffstaple. You can watch a short video of the man here:

Staple from Eighteen Eighty on Vimeo.

Anyway, I wasn’t sure if I wanted the pigeon since it was a little ‘puffy’ for me and the price was a bit high. At the last minute, I decided I wanted one but I was busy the day Jeff was doing his signing at Kidrobot NY, so I missed it. I wanted one but wanted one signed by Jeff; so on Twitter, I contacted @reedspace (Staple’s store) and @jeffstaple if he can sign a bird for me for pickup at the store. Jeff and Reed Space responded saying they could probably hook it up for me and last Friday, on my way to Chinatown, I stopped by the store (dope) and picked up my brand new SILVER signed pigeon (most of the pics I’ve seen of the signing, the regular pigeon was signed in black ink and the white pigeon signed in gold ink). The silver signature is dope since it doesn’t stick out and conforms to the colors of the pigeon. So it’s like it’s there, but not really there. Love it – this is the first vinyl toy I have no intention of selling/giving/modifying/etc!!!


Click on the image to enlarge!

I also wanted to cop a black OG pigeon cap, but they didn’t have my size! Bummer!

Props goes out to Jeffstaple and Reed Space for hooking me up! Jeff is an inspiration to me, to go and do your own thing and make your own clothes, I’d love to be like him one day. I really wished I made it out to the signing so I can meet the man in person, but maybe another day!

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