ASTRONOT Custom

The ASTRONOT is a one-off 11 inch custom mash-up created for the Sofubi Godfathers Show at the TAG Gallery.

 Also used image as a promotional poster for Plaseebo.

DEBRIS JAPAN PAINTING CONTEST

Plaseebo is pleased to have received the honor of  2nd place in the 2011 RESTORE DEBRIS JAPAN – World PAINTING    CONTEST.

 “The Spirit Who Restores”

He is the collective spirt of the people that will restore Japan from the damage suffered in the Tsunami.

The base is covered with the debris of crushed cars and broken homes. The base also contains a color-changing LED unit that shines light up through the debris to illuminate the flag and figure when displayed in a darkened room.

彼は津波で受けた被害から日本を復興させる人々の魂です。

ベースは壊れた車や家屋の残骸で覆われていて、中には色が変化するLEDユニットが仕込まれています。暗い部屋でディスプレイするとき、デブリを通して旗と本体を照らします。

SDCC MOLEZILLA edition

The first official release of MOLEZILLA will be a clear blue vinyl Exclusive 2011 SDCC edition from Bob Conge / Plaseebo and will be available from the Dragatomi SDCC Booth # 4935.

7″ high with pink inset eyes and an internal motion activated LED unit in an Ultra Limited edition of 10 signed and numbered pieces will  come with a full color header card and a back-story sheet.

THEY’RE Heeere !

They are here on my work bench getting dressed up for all of you who pledged support for the Molezilla Kickstarter project.

I plan to ship the rewards to everyone by the end of July.

MOLEZILLA LIVES !!!!!!!!!!!!!

I wish to thank all of you who helped make the Molezilla Kickstarter project a success. You are part of a team that is bringing a new kaiju to life. I am humbled by your support.

This bad boy is in production NOW !

Make MOLZILLA In The USA / KICKSTARTER Project

Molezilla is a new 7″ high art toy figure that I want to produce in soft vinyl as a limited edition for collectors. I have written the backstory, designed the figure, created the sculpt and made a few hand cast resin prototypes.  Now I hope to raise the funds to produce the vinyl edition at a facility here in the US.

What’s the big deal about being one of the first vinyl editions to be produced entirely in the US start to finish ?  Well, since the 1960’s vinyl figures have been almost exclusively produced in Japan or China.  This project will be supporting the savvy new US company Veracious Vinyl and keeping the work at home. It matters !

Like painting and its big brother sculpture, I believe art toys can make valid statements about our society as well as being a collectable. Molezilla makes his point in the backstory / fable that the figure is based on.

THE  MOLEZILLA KARMA
© Bob Conge 2011

Our story began on the night of January 19th in the year of our Lord 2011 in room 17-b of building 5 on the grounds of an animal testing facility located in East Millstone, New Jersey. Here was the henchman firm that did the dirty work for many of the pharmaceutical companies who bring us those all important products to whiten our teeth, loosen our bowels, color our lips, get rid of our mucus, and many other goodies that give meaning to our empty lives.

This company has long had a reputation of going beyond the call to inflict unspeakable acts of torture upon our meek and innocent neighbors in the name of “safety for the superior species” otherwise known as “profit and fear of liability.”

The payment for the many decades of the Auschwitz like treatment of animals at this facility came due this night of the 19th. Karma was embodied in a mole that had been injected daily for six months with enormous doses of an experimental growth hormone and radioactive isotopes. A lab assistant found the 10 inch mole lying belly up in his damp and dark cage. Assuming the mole had lost its ability to continue suffering for the good of mankind, he dumped the lifeless yet still warm body in to the cart with the others that made their final escape that night. The cart of fate was left in a dimly lit room at the back of building 5 to await incineration at morning’s call.

The call would not come that morning, for the mole was still alive and the full effect of their experiment was about to be realized. As the mole slowly emerged from the drug induced stupor, the growth hormone treatments of the past six months all kicked in at once and he grew to a hight of 50 feet smashing through the skylight into dark of the night. By morning the behemoth had eaten all of the employes, freed the other animals and demolished every  laboratory at the facility.

Today is January 20th and Molezilla is sleeping on his full belly in the comfort of the Holland Tunnel. The sign above him reads “Stay In Lane For New York !”

TO PLEDGE SUPPORT for this MOLEZILLA KICKSTERTER Project Please visit:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1867183139/make-molezilla-in-the-usa

PLEDGE REWARDS

PLEDGE $10. and You will receive a signed 4″ by 6″ Plaseebo sticker printed by Sticker Mule and a Plaseebo logo pin.

PLEDGE $25. and you will receive the above plus a 9″ x 12″ full color limited edition print of the Molezilla header card original art created by John Kastner.

PLEDGE $50. and you will receive a 7″ high Molezilla figure in WHITE VINYL with red glass eyes, a copy of the backstory and the full color header card. These will be hand signed, numbered and dated / limited to the number of pledges.

PLEDGE $75. and you will receive a 7″ high Molezilla figure in GLOW IN THE DARK VINYL with red glass eyes, a copy of the backstory and the full color header card. These will be hand signed, numbered and dated / limited to the number of pledges.

PLEDGE $100. and you will receive  a 7″ high Molezilla figure in GLOW IN THE DARK VINYL, hand painted with a color wash and red glass eyes, a copy of the backstory and the full color header card. These will be hand signed, numbered and dated / limited to the number of pledges.

PLEDGE $200. and you will receive  a 7″ high Molezilla figure hand painted in full color with red glass eyes, a copy of the backstory and the full color header card. These will be hand signed, numbered and dated / limited to the number of pledges.  And an 18″ x 24″ full color limited edition print of the Molezilla header card original art created by John Kastner.

Clear with gels similar to these photos


PLEDGE $350. or More and you will receive  a 7″ high Molezilla figure in CLEAR VINYL with color gel inserts, in an exclusive hand painted edition with red glass eyes and an internal motion activated  color changing LED unit, a copy of the backstory and the full color header card. These will be hand signed, numbered and dated / limited to the number of pledges. And an 18″ x 24″ full color limited edition print of the Molezilla header card original art created by John Kastner.

PLEDGE $500. or More and you will receive one of the original six resin prototype Molezilla figures in a one of a kind hand paint color-way that will be hand signed, numbered and dated.  And an 18″ x 24″ full color limited edition print of the Molezilla header card original art created by John Kastner.

TO PLEDGE SUPPORT for this MOLEZILLA KICKSTERTER Project Please visit:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1867183139/make-molezilla-in-the-usa

GUUMON Group Show at FOE Gallery

I am pleased to have been invited to build an Ultra Limited custom edition of the Brian Mahony Diagomi figure for the GUUMON Group Show at the FOE Gallery in Northampton, Mass.   The show opens Friday May 13th.

Each 8 1/2 inch high clear vinyl piece in the edition is hand painted to allow see thru areas on the body / head to reveal all sorts of colorful alien guts that are illuminated by a switched color changing LED unit inside the body. Long live the Electric Circus !