Thursday, May 31, 2012

Comicpalooza 2012

Comicpalooza 2012 was a blast this year!  We loved catching up with our friends from last year and we made lots of new ones this year.  Finally, here are the photos that you have all been waiting for!

It was definitely exciting to see a line outside the George R. Brown Convention Center when I arrived on Friday morning.

You know things are going to be interesting when you see this vehicle parked inside!

It took a bit of time, but Wage and I finally got our half of the table set up.

We had lots of fun sharing a table with Mark Nasso, artist/writer of Land of the Rats.  On the other side of Mark is Austin Simmons, writer of Underfoot Alley.

Wage, of course, made friends with the rats that Mark had brought along with him.

 This Jawa stopped by to say hi.

We also had a visit from Dim and Wit- the monsters just loved them! 

We went to visit our friend Kristen, from Frilled and Feathered, to check out her new, cool stuff.  As per usual, Wage and I were very impressed!

No Comicpalooza would be complete without a visit to the Bean Pot Toiz booth!  Wage loved meeting Grego and Stacie, and they've got the best selection of vinyl toys around.  The family who sells vinyl toys together stays together! 


We then went to visit the Lilwickidz booth to say hi to "13" and to give him a big hug!

Such a cute, snuggly spider!  Wage adopted his very own plush Stitches in a coffin, and then we got some cool tattoos from their machine.

We then made our way over to our friend Kyle Fu's booth.  Kyle and his sister Kate, are the owners and art directors of Zen Artspace, in the Houston Galleria, where some of the critters are currently residing...

Kyle's origami is amazing- dragons, superheros, Darth Vader, AND zombies!

Kyle's sister, Kate, takes care of business!

Then we went back to the table to re-stock the critters.

There were lots more interesting characters roaming around:

The monsters always like to make new friends...

We loved these fun, furry creatures!

What a weekend it was- we can't wait until next year!  :)

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Time to Vote!

Hey there peeps!  It's the last couple of days of the Kidrobot Munnyworld Custom Contest, and we can really use your votes!

We were thrilled that our submission from last year, Yetibub, was selected for third place in his category by the judges.   We've submitted two entries this year, Roozmonster and Urban Munny.  I'd be eternally grateful if the next time you are logged into Facebook, you could click on the links provided below and vote for our new critters!  You can vote for as many pieces as you like (and once a day) until the end of 31 May 2012.  Thank you so much in advance for doing this!  :) 

I hope to post our photos from Comicpalooza within the next few days...

Urban Munny
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Friday, May 18, 2012

Weekends and Wage

Wowie!  It's been over a month since I've written anything...

The critters and I just had seven shows in a five-week period, and to say that my brain is a bit jumbled would be an understatement!  Luckily, we did take some photos of those shows, just in case you missed us.

Around mid-April, it had been decided that Wage had become our "good luck charm," and he was to accompany us on our shows to assist and provide moral support.  He was such a huge help as always, and he enjoyed himself immensely, chatting with our friends and customers.  Everyone should have their good luck Uglydoll with them whenever possible...

The photos below come from the Market Street Fine Arts Festival in The Woodlands, TX.  It was a beautiful day, and we made lots of new friends.  We shared a booth with our friend Kristen, from Frilled and Feathered, and we had a great time as always!

"May I interest you in a lovely framed photograph?"

"How about one of these adorable monster necklaces?  Their eyes glow in the dark!"

(Time for a Diet Coke break...)

"Excuse me, Ma'am?  Would you like to adopt a monster?  They come with their own sleeping bags."

"I'm definitely impressed with the organization around here!"

Of course when we got home, I made sure Wage had the first cookie...  Boy, did he deserve it!  :)