So while I was half drunkenly meandering around Chicago for Pride I had this idea to have a little treasure hunt of sorts. For those of you in or around the city you might try your hand at finding this sticker. (Hint: it’s in the Andersonville area.) It’s sprayed with a UV resistant finish so hopefully it’ll withstand some abuse. I must have looked like an idiot jumping up and down trying to reach it to smooth it out, but some guy on the street congratulated me when I did! Anyway…
The Contest: First person to name the cross section this sticker is at wins a prize!
Time Limit: Until someone finds it or nature/some lame-o wrecks havoc on it.
The Prize: An 8×10 ink/marker drawing of whatever you want. (Ex: a hot dog anaconda choking the shit out of Kobayashi.)
Or a sadistic eel.
I’m picturing this as kind of a beta test because I like the idea of a modern day treasure hunt. If this works out I’d definitely consider doing more of these contests in the future.
This one doesn’t count because I was too tipsy to bother writing down the cross-street it was at.
So one thing I’m particularly obsessed with are vinyl toys. It all started with a single Dunny given to me on my birthday a few years back and has since spiraled out of control. However, I haven’t been able to add to my collection recently due to a lack of funds, but hopefully that will soon change. If you’re ever in Chicago one of the best places to satisfy your passion for plastic is Rotofugi. They use to be in a smaller location, but have since moved up to a bigger store with an even bigger gallery.
The lovely piece in the middle is by Julie West. They had two versions, green and pink, but I love how bright the pink one looks. The birds on top are magnetic and stick to the hat. My only complaint is that they should have made the hat magnetic too… I don’t know how many times I’ve moved it and had it fall off.
On the right we have many Dunnys, some Kozik figures (I’m particularly fond of smorkin labbits), a little Tara McPherson balloon, and some random Japanese lego-like animal things.
Aaaaand on the left we have more Dunnys (obviously), a poor little tokidoki Cactus Pup (didn’t realize it had tipped over when I took the picture), more of those animal puzzle thingies, and Kubrick figures of the Dead Leaves characters. I remember sending in one of those postcards for a prize drawing in the now defunct Animerica mag and won these little guys and the DVD. Boy, did I have a nerdgasm.
In case you were curious of what my work area looked like here it is. To be fair, it’s lot tidier than it usually is. You can see some sketches of Iggy and friends above the monitor. Wallpaper courtesy of Bobby from The Fox Is Black and his awesome Desktop Wallpaper Project. Seriously, go download some and make your computer that much cooler.
Anyway, yeah… just a little obsessed.
Can’t believe they were able to make this is a span of 20 days. Mind blowing.
Gregor makes over-thinking so cute. She even has a blog with delightful illustrations.