The Brothers Washburn of Color Ink Book acclaim are always so nice. Is it because they color a lot? Because they make plushes and hang out with Skinner? Are there drugs involved? I don’t know the answers to these questions, but I do have pictures of their Comic-Con booth.
Here are Tara McPherson and Chris Ryniak showing off their new Color Ink Book covers. Incidentally, I nabbed the split-pic above from SpankyStokes, who is built to push through crowds, while my technique (ducking through peoples’ legs) is less of a success. Also: if you parse photos of Ryniak at Comic-Con, you’ll agree that he should be nominated for next year’s Designer Toy Awards in the Best Face category, sponsored in part by Jim Carrey.
Hell yes to more (GREEN) mini-Lurkers from Skinner. One for me, one soon to be en route to Russia. Props for the matching T-shirt (see next post). Unfortunately for those of you lurking online, the mini-Lurkers are sold out.
These plush Rayolas by Travis Lampe are so damn cute. I’m just not a plush guy, really, but The Washburns made a good point in that the character is awesome and yet, perhaps not quite suited for vinyl or hard plastic. Here’s Lampe:
They make great gifts for adults and children who are persistently cheerful and need to be “taken down a notch.” There are a couple in my studio staring at me now and I can tell you they are effective. I feel fully 12 to 15 percent more lugubrious. Also, they are great for mopping up small spills.
You can get both colorways of Lampe’s Rayola for $40 & $50 while supplies last here.
New Color Ink Book covers by Brandi Milne, Camilla D’errico, Chris Ryniak and Luke Chueh, all of whom were present at Comic-Con. Get ’em here for $10-$15!