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Fletcher Hanks Stardust figurine on Kickstarter
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under toysFletcher Hanks 14 Nov 2012 2:52 PM

Stardust 3D

Have you ever wished for a miniature effigy of Fletcher Hanks's Stardust the Super Wizard (as seen in the hit books I Shall Destroy All the Civilized Planets and You Shall Die by Your Own Evil Creation), or, perhaps, desire one now that we've planted the idea in your head? You could help make it happen if you apply your willpower (and money)! Jared Zichek has created this 3D computer model of everyone's favorite godlike vengeance meter-outer clutching the literally disembodied head of the villain DeStructo, and is now taking pre-orders via Kickstarter to realize it as a cast-metal collectible miniature. I don't know much about tabletop miniature games but if anybody uses this in their D&D campaign I want to hear about it.

Millennium Boy Action Figure!
Written by Larry Reid | Filed under toysJoe DalyFantagraphics Bookstoreart 2 May 2012 12:37 PM

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Artist Dan Schultz dropped by Fantagraphics Bookstore store last week anxiously awaiting the arrival of Dungeon Quest Book 3 by Joe Daly. (Soon, Dan. Soon.) While discussing his enthusiasm for the comic, he conjures up a picture of his amazing Millennium Boy action figure fashioned from plastic. Then he pulls up an equally awesome array of original pop art. Remarkable. Really. Keep an eye out for this guy. 

Johnny Ryan News: B&W Fuckface, new VICE comic
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under toysThings to seemerchJohnny Ryanfashion 13 Feb 2012 12:27 AM

Cannibal Fuckface

If you want your Cannibal Fuckface collectible vinyl dolly to resemble the interior pages of the Prison Pit comics it springs from, good news: it's now available for pre-order in a black & white colorway from toy purveyors Monster Worship.

Meanwhile, at VICE, Johnny has a new comic which reveals the horrifying truth about the iPad.

Jobs' Globs - Johnny Ryan

UPDATE: Oh snap, Monster Worship is also taking pre-orders for a t-shirt!

Cannibal Fuckface t-shirt

Yes, it's a Death Ray action figure
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under toysmerchDaniel Clowes 7 Jun 2011 3:24 PM

Death Ray Action Doll

In case you've been living under a rock, the 12" action doll of Daniel Clowes's The Death Ray goes on sale on Thursday. Fully posable, with ray gun accessory and snazzy packaging (natch). Manufactured by the enigmatic "Oakland Toy Corp.," distributed exclusively by our pals at Presspop, limited to 200, first come first served. All the details and more images are here.

Things to See: Fun Usagi Yojimbo art to benefit good causes
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under toysThings to seeStan Sakaigood deeds 17 May 2011 1:16 AM

Usagi Yojimbo - Wolverine - X-Men sketch cover - Stan Sakai

This Stan Sakai Usagi Yojimbo/Wolverine mashup sketch cover is on auction to benefit the Inkwell Awards, and — how perfect is this — the Japanese American National Museum is having an exhibit and benefit sale of customized Labbit toys this summer for the Year of the Rabbit and Stan (recently honored by the museum) has contributed the adorable customized Usagi Labbit below.

Usagi Yojimbo Labbit

Leopard Women of Venus: the Fletcher Hanks RPG
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under toysPaul KarasikmerchFletcher Hanks 9 Mar 2011 9:26 PM

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From Paul Karasik via Dan at TCJ.com comes word of this new product from Hex Games: Leopard Women of Venus, a role-playing game inspired by the comics of Fletcher Hanks. Wow! From the product description:

"Leopard Women of Venus is a mind-melting pulp science fiction role-playing game inspired by the works of Fletcher Hanks. Hanks wrote and drew bizarre and memorable work in the earliest days of American comic books. His work is boldly drawn, frequently ugly, and strangely fascinating. Leopard Women of Venus gives you the tools you need to recreate the magic and lunacy of a Fletcher Hanks comic with your gaming group."

If any of our readers play this game we would love a report on it.

Prison Pit action figure!
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under toysmerchJohnny Ryan 9 Mar 2011 2:07 PM

Johnny Ryan Prison Pit Cannibal Fuckface

At last! The protagonist of Johnny Ryan's Prison Pit is set to spring into the 3rd dimension and destroy all your puny He-Men, eat all your Cabbage Patch Kids and rape all your Barbies courtesy of Monster Worship. Interchangeable Slorge arm please!

Things to See: Archer Prewitt concept art for Lee 'Scratch' Perry figurine from Presspop
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under toysThings to seemerchArcher Prewitt 7 Mar 2011 2:31 PM

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Following their vinyl figurines of music/literary visionaries Bob Moog, Raymond Scott, and Allen Ginsberg, all of which were designed by Archer Prewitt, the good people at Presspop have pressed Prewitt into service again for a new figurine of dub inventor Lee "Scratch" Perry, coming this summer! Above, Archer's concept art (final product subject to change).

The Allen Ginsberg Beat Poet Figurine
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under toysArcher Prewitt 28 Sep 2010 1:59 PM

The Allen Ginsberg Beat Poet Figurine

Quite possibly the world's first Beat Poet action figure, now available to order from Presspop in Japan! The figurine, packaging and accessories were all designed by Archer Prewitt (also responsible for their previous figurines of music pioneers Raymond Scott and Robert Moog) and feature a cloth jacket, glasses, beaded necklace, papercraft Uncle Sam hat and book, and a CD of live poetry readings. It's adorable!

Things to see: 4/26/10
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under toysTMNTThings to seeT Edward BakRenee FrenchJordan Cranejon vermilyeaJohn PhamJoe SaccoHans RickheitGabrielle BellBill GriffithArcher Prewitt 26 Apr 2010 4:05 PM

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El Paîs - Joe Sacco

• Spanish-language newspaper El País publishes a Joe Sacco cover for their literature supplement

Pizza Time - Jon Vermilyea

The cover of Jon Vermilyea's forthcoming turtle-flavored minicomic Pizza Time

painting - John Pham

• This is a photo John Pham posted on Facebook of a piece he has in the Poketo "Los Angeles I'm Yours" art show at Space 1520 in LA which opened on Saturday and which also features handmade minicomics by Jordan Crane

Levittown - Bill Griffith

• Also on Facebook, Bill Griffith posts this one-page story (excerpted above) which was recently published in a new book about Levittown, Second Suburb, edited by Dianne Harris (link goes straight to the image file, since I don't know Bill's Facebook privacy settings, but he posts cool stuff all the time)

Moose's House - Renee French

Moose! You're killing me with cuteness, Renee French

Ectopiary page 21- Hans Rickheit

Hans Rickheit's Ectopiary, page 21

Wild Man - T. Edward Bak

T. Edward Bak is posting several pages from his current serialized Mome story "Wild Man" — for 50 bucks you can purchase an original page and help fund his impending trip to Alaska for field research for the story, so hit that Paypal link on his blog

Lucky Blog Stockholm Diary - Gabielle Bell

Gabrielle Bell reports from her trip to Stockholm

Allen Ginsberg figurine samples

• The Archer Prewitt-designed Allen Ginsberg figurine from Presspop is coming closer to reality

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