Designer Con (DCon) is this upcoming weekend, November 9th and 10th in Pasadena, CA. DCon is billed as “ an annual art and design convention that smashes together collectible toys and designer apparel with urban, underground and pop art!” This year as part of the DCon fun, DKE Toys is curating a group art show entitled “The 99 Deaths of Jar Jar” in which I’m excited to be one of the featured artists. It’s always an honor to have your work shown and displayed, and I’m humbled to be one of many very talented artists in the show.
If you’re in the area this weekend, check it out.
DKE Toys presents “The 99 Deaths of Jar Jar”, a group art show featuring 99 artists. Each artist was asked to submit a black and white, pen and ink illustration on an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper and chose one way to maim, torture, and/or kill our least favorite Gungan.
Participating Artists Include:
64 Colors - A Little Stranger - Doktor A. - akirophoto - Ardabus Rubber - Asaad - Atila - Jason Atomic - Super Cooper Berella - Bigfoot - Joemm Blanche of CBNC - Botsch - Jon Burgerman - Candy - Nate Carle - Luke Chueh – Nicholas Dewey - Luis Diaz - Mike Egan - Dez Einswell - Brent Engstrom - Gus Fink - Frédéric Fleury - Brian Flynn - Steve (Go Hero) Forde - Free Humanity – Renee French - Gregg Gibbs - Darren Goldman - Dan Goodsell - Grenadier Stinny – James Hakola - Gary Ham - Nathan Hamill - Joshua Herbolsheimer - Jesse Hernandez - Francisco Herrera - Kerry Horvath – I Heart Guts - Jay222 – Jeremyville - JSalvador - kaNO - KiLL! - Sun-Min Kim + David Horvath - Scott Kinnebrew - Jim Koch – Frank Kozik - Wade Lageose - L’amour Supreme - Leecifer - LiLJAPAN - Abe Lincoln Jr. – Andy Linke - Jerome Lu - Madtwiinz – Jim Mahfood aka Food One - Man One – Manly Art - Randy Martinez - Mauricio Tubesteak - El Maz - MCA – William Luke Miller - Miso - Nate Mitchell Squid Kids Ink - Nick the Ring - Brent Nolasco – Mitch O’Connell - Odio – olive47 - Jordan Owen - Virva Peikko - Ritzy Periwinkle - The Pizz - Playful Gorilla - PodgyPanda - Poulin Eurlegg – Dave Pressler - Ted Rall - Rob Reger - Renone - Jermaine Rogers - D. Ross “scribe” – Johnny Ryan - Phil Ryan - Dave Savage – Nick Sawyers – SERBAN - Skinner - Bwana Spoons - Scott Tolleson - Triclops Studio – Tracy Tubera - twerps! - Gustavo Alberto Garcia Vaca - valleyDweller – Denise Vasquez - Scott Wilkowski - Neil Winn - David Zajdman
Jar Jar Binks was contacted for comment about the event and noted about the show, “Why meesa so hated?”
This art show is not sponsored or endorsed by Lucasfilm, and has no relationship with them in any way.
Jar Jar Binks and all related intellectual property is copyright and/or registered to Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All rights reserved. But who would really want to own the rights to Jar Jar anyway. Go step in poo doo.
Rumor has it that there may or may not be a corresponding collectable program (er.. crappy zine.. er..something) but that remains to be seen. Show up for more details…
Images will be posted here http://www.flickr.com/photos/dketoys/sets/72157635662424295/
DKE TOYS: Dov Kelemer & Sarah Jo Marks are Co-Founders of DKE Toys, the largest independent wholesale distributor of designer toys, limited edition art objects, collectibles, and gifts in the world exclusively representing hundreds of artists, designers, and boutique manufacturers. DKE also curates art shows, writes books, appraises and buys collections and toy closeouts of all shapes and sizes. www.dketoys.com
DESIGNER CON is an art and design convention that smashes together collectible toys and designer apparel with urban, underground and pop art. www.designercon.com