February 11, 2019
This design is based off an old graphic novel idea i had. It was about an orphan brother and sister with snakes for arms, and their escape to an island where they would no longer be mistreated for their awesome appendages.
What is this character’s personality like? Cobra Boy is a full fledged goofball.
What are three words to describe this Dunny? Rid ick ulous.
Where in the world (or other worlds) would this Dunny live? This dunny lives in a world and time parallel to ours, near the equator where it’s warm and humid.
Why do you think this Dunny is special from other Dunnys?
It’s silly arms and that it’s my first Dunny. I really wanted this Dunny to feel like something from my mind, even though it’s channeled thru a “platform” shape.
Do you have any sketches, development art that you would let us share with fans?
I’ve included the original drawings i sent to KR. I’m old fashioned and don’t use anything vector based to make my art.
What are you currently doing in the art world?
Making paintings and art toys for my little company Gravy Toys, and others.
Did you always want to be an artist? How did you get to where you are today as an artist?
I always take the stairs. Even when I was a tiny little peep, I was spending my class hours drawing exploding Star Wars figures with crayons and colored pencils.
What does Kidrobot represent to them?
My past projects with KR are a corn speckled pile of sloth poo. I’ve gone three rounds with doing my own designs for Kid Robot. The last one I was even paid in full for. None have ever seen light.
What are three things that fans don’t know about you or your art?
I love love love NBA basketball, I’m fairly politically informed, and I am a social hermit.
Do you believe monsters exist?
Yes, monsters very much do exist. We are monsters to other creatures.
I’ve been a fan of Japanese monsters since watching Ultraman after school everyday in the 1st grade, and getting out of bed in the middle of the night to watch monster movies, playing with my Micronauts and Star Wars figures:)
About the artist: Bwana Spoons is an artist all the way thru the brain and into the guts. He is a painter, illustrator, and toy maker. Bwana has his works featured on just about anything imaginable, from cars, to strollers, to shoes. His artwork has been featured around the globe from his current hometown of Portland, to San Francisco, Los Angles, New York, to Japan, Spain, London, Paris, Taipei, Bangkok, and a few parts in between. His favorite form of art these days is the installation, working with wood, and painting large scale murals. When Bwana isn’t doing any of this you can find him on his bike, knee deep in the Clackamas rock hunting, or tinkering away in his self made studio in Portland Oregon.
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April 23, 2020
Q & A with Toy Designer One-Eyed Girl AKA Kasey Tararuj on release of The Rejects - Dark Chocolate Edition on Kidrobot.com. "I’ve been paralyzed and in a wheelchair for almost 20 years and I spent so much of that time creating all this weird, emotional art to help deal with it. I got to a point where that got old and making these silly characters was way more therapeutic than trying to put my feelings into a painting. So now I make my little guys to make myself laugh or smile and hope that it does the same for others." -One-Eyed Girl AKA Kasey Tararuj
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April 10, 2020
A few years ago, a member of the Kidrobot team met architect and Locknesters founder Fleet Hower at a trade show. At this show, Locknesters was introducing BEAR, their first three-dimensional puzzle bear figure...
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April 06, 2020
Fleet Hower of LOCKNESTERS has temporarily converted their New York-based studio from the production of art decor items like the Puzzle Dunny to the production of face shield visors for health care workers due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
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