Saturday, January 31, 2009

2009 Show Listing

Here's what I have lined up for 2009 so far:

Attack of the ILLAZILLA
March 2009
Mini Tour (Various Locations)

Humans Beware
April 2009
Rocketworld (San Francisco, CA)

It Came from SkullBrain
April 2009
Super7 (San Francisco, CA)

New Moon
April 2009
MyPlasticHeart (New York, NY)

Vinyl Show
August 2009
Black Maria Gallery (Atwater Village, CA)

The Disney Stitch Experiment 626 Project Tour is also still traveling throughout this year. I believe they've added a few more stops- when I get more info I'll post it.

Lastly, I'll probably have a couple of customs at SDCC again this year. I just need to confirm (this was discussed before last year's con) and make sure I have enough time since the show at Black Maria might need a lot of time to prepare for.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

iPhone Background #4

Spade-Skull Carbon Fiber iPhone Background
I found some cool carbon fiber desktop patterns the other day. The one I liked was still a little too plain, so I embossed a Spade-Skull into them and cropped it down to iPhone size. For a widescreen desktop wallpaper size (1680x1050), click here.

Friday, January 23, 2009


So I jumped on the bandwagon and created a Twitter account. I heard about Twitter a while back, but didn't really get what the point was. I'm not sure if I get the point now either, but I figured I'd give it a shot. Anyway, since I'm not a fan of phone texting I won't be 'twittering' that much, but if you'd like to follow me anyway, click here.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Dig Dug Dunnys

Reactor-88 Dig Dug Dunny Set
So once all my 2008 show commitments were complete around November last year, I started working on commissions again. To keep from burning out, I like to work on some 3-inch customs just for fun while I'm working on projects for clients. Since everyone always wants Totems or Spade-Skulls, it's nice when I can turn out some small customs that are different once in a while. I have a list of custom ideas that I'm hoping to get to one day, but since I'll probably be painting commissions for another couple years, if I ever expect them to see the light of day they'll have to be in mini form. This newest set of minis is from that list. Dig Dug was one of my favorite video games when I was growing up. I remember spending hours at the arcade on just a couple of quarters, constantly glued to this game. With all the incredible video game consoles these days, the simplicity of games like Dig Dug probably wouldn't hold many folk's attention now. But I have very fond memories of this game (as well as many other 8-bit games) and still play it once in a while. So I decided to pay tribute to it by creating this little set of 3-inch custom Dunnys.

Update- These little guys got a quick feature on Toysrevil- thanks Andy!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Updated Reactor-88 Homepage

Reactor-88 Homepage Updated
I figured since it was the start of a new year, I should start off with something fresh for 2009. Note- I've been talking about redesigning my four year-old site now for the last few years, but it's always taken a back seat to other commitments. I figured since it still might be some time before I get around to a full redesign, I should at least try to update my background image. When I first put up the site, I thought my techie/satellite/robot art image was cool and worked well with how I wanted my site to be portrayed. I initially created that image in 2002 as part of my Chaos Module series of digital art works. Well, it's now 2009 and while it still may be cool in some way, it's not really the look and feel I want my site to have. So I've drawn out a more organic vine pattern incorporating my Spade-Skull logo, but still kept it in the distorted, layered and slightly digital style that the satellite robot image had. Hopefully I'll get some time before 2010 to do a full redesign of the site, but until then I think this is a good start. Happy 2009!