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November 11, 2010

First Annual 2nd Avenue Trading Card Convention and Swap Meet/brothel


The other night we went down to Toy Tokyo Underground in downtown NYC to the 1st Annual 2nd Ave Trading Card Convention, which was basically a chance for all of us artists, card nerds and toy store owners to get together, party, trade cards, drink beer, draw naughty things in inappropriate places, and generally revel in all that is good and right with the world. It was crazy fun!

Check the video. You'll see Tom of Sidekick Labs (they made the Art Hustle cards), Simeon (the gigantic dude who came up with the Art Hustle concept and brought it to reality), the Sucklord, Phetus and a whole motley crew of NYC crazies, including NEMO, Mr. Den, Rolo, Lowell, Kid Lew, King Abnon and Tony Depew.

Simeon dropped the bomb on us that Tenacious Toys would have a card in Art Hustle Series 3. Made our whole month! I picked up some of the Suckadelic SuckPax Series 2 cards, traded some of our NYCC Travis Louie cards, and met Jared, a super fan (and a customer) who flew in from Texas! A great night. I took a million pictures and I haven't even uploaded them yet because we've been dealing with a tsunami of ThreeA orders this week.

Gorilla Mouth: More 20" Qee WIP Pics

Work-in-progress shots from Troy Stith for the 20-inch Qee he's customizing for the Qee to the City show happening in early December at Multiversal, during Art Basel.

Gorilla Mouth: More 20" Qee WIP Pics: "In my usual WIP sharing fashion, here's what the Qee was looking like a few days ago. I'm further ahead now, but you'll have to wait for those teasers..."