Even though New York Comic Con is over, the events keep on coming! Or, in some cases, they've already come and we've been so busy we haven't had time to post on them. Don't fret: Tomopop is here to help give you the info you'll need about events happening this weekend and beyond in one easy-to-digest little roundup!
Remember: the easiest way to keep track of events is with the Tomopop Calendar of Events. We update it regularly as we get information (though some events have more info than others), plus you can go back to previous months since we started it to check out past events! After the jump, we'll give you the rundown on things ongoing, opening this weekend and coming up in the near future.
Two-Faced Show — Opened Oct. 13, runs through Nov. 1 — Gunnzo (2445 Juan St., Old Town, San Diego)
Opening last weekend in San Diego, Gunnzo's Two-Faced Show features custom Hazels and art from a number of artists, including: DeeTen, Ardabus Rubber, ECKOTYPER, Haus of Boz, Jeremiah Ketner, JFury, Jerome Lu, JC Rivera, Jason Limon, Jay222, John "Spanky" Stokes, Map-Map, Josf "f+" Pearce, Nikejerk, Nebulon5, Kat Brunnegraff, Igor Ventura, Luihz Unreal, Reactor88, Rsin, Babyvtec, Squink!, Super Cooper Berrella, valleydweller and Task One. Some very cool stuff is on display here, so if you're in SD, check it out for sure!
Bat Butts and Goat Guts — Opened Oct. 13, runs through Nov. 10 — Dragatomi (2317 J St., Sacramento, Calif.)
Also opening last weekend was a two-man show featuring the works of Leecifer and Paul Kaiju at Dragatomi. The show was notably the introduction of Lee's newest resin figure: Picklebaby. Standing 8.25 inches tall, Picklebaby features magnetic articulation in its arms and neck and gets its name from the fact that it fashioned a body out of the first thing it came across after crashing on Earth: a cucumber farm.
The show was also host to a bunch of new customs from Leecifer and Paul Kaiju; check it out if you're in the Sacramento area!
Other ongoing events include the Lucha Libre show at Rotofugi; Doktor A's A Postcard from New Yorkshire at myplasticheart; the Kidrobot X Anniversary event at Kidrobot New York; This Temporary Moment at Toy Art Gallery; and both Bewitching II and Dead Wood at Stranger Factory!
Sekure D Mega Munny Live Painting — Saturday, Oct. 20; noon to 5 p.m. Eastern — Kidrobot New York (118 Prince St., SoHo, Manhattan)
Sekure D is making the trip all the way to New York City for a live Mega Munny painting session, which is something Kidrobot seems to be doing more now a days. Stop on into the store to meet Sekure and watch him work. And if you don't catch him this weekend, he's also coming to Kidrobot San Francisco (1512 Haight St.) on Nov. 11 from noon to 5 p.m. Pacific for another painting session.
Also this weekend is the Strife and Sire signing at Toy Art Gallery!
Monster Toytem Signing — Saturday, Oct. 27; 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Mountain — Lulubell Toy Bodega (128 W. Main St., Mesa, Ariz.)
Gary Ham fans, check this out: Gary will be stopping by Lulubell Toy Bodega on Oct. 27 for a Monster Toytem signing! It'll also double as a release event for the piece, so be sure to check it out if you're a fan and in the greater Phoenix area!
Kozik: A Tribute to the Master — opening Friday, Nov. 2; 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Pacific — 1AM Gallery (1000 Howard St., San Francisco)
For more than 30 years, Frank Kozik has been hard at work in the art scene, whether it's creating posters for bands like Nirvana, The Smashing Pumpkins and the Foo Fighters to the designer toys most of you are more probably more familiar with. To pay tribute to his career, 1AM Gallery in San Francisco is doing a Kozik tribute show opening on Nov. 2. Running through Dec. 1, the event features original Kozik-inspired art and customs from artists including Jermaine Rogers, the Print Mafia, Brian Ewing, Scrojo, Artmymind, Chauskoskis, Run DMB, Tim Munz, Grimsheep, JC Rivera, Gomi, Luihz Unreal, Kevin Gosselin, Igor Ventura, Map-Map, Ardabus Rubber and Lick Your Elbow.
Run-DMB's custom Sarge Smorkin' Monger, The Old Lie, and Ardabus' painting, Echo's Brother — inspired by Kozik's Beethoven bust — can be found teased in the gallery.
Other events coming up include Tamashii Nation 2012 and Volks Hobby Round 8 in Japan (more on both of those later); and a little event called DesignerCon on Nov. 3 in Pasadena, Calif.
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