Oct 30 2017

The Shard Show

Quentin Facet
Master of the scrap heaps.
Controller of junk or treasure depending upon your opinion.
Vendor of re-cycled potential.

Customised Shard Dunny figure.
Epoxy, Lead, Acrylic, A.B.S.
5″ tall.

During the weekend of Designer Con on the 11th and 12th November. At booth 527, Broke Piggy in collaboration with Scott Tolleson and Kidrobot are staging the Shard Show. Showcasing customised resin versions of Scott’s new 5″ Shard Dunny figure. The new, larger incarnation of his popular 3″ version.

Come and view (and possibly purchase) my submission and all the other wonderful creations during the hours of the convention.


Oct 26 2017

Designer Con 2017 Exclusives and info.

I will be at Designer Con again this year in Pasadena on November the 11th & 12th.
This time I have an upgrade to my Booth with all new display systems for my Mechtorians and Copper Creeps.
I also have a prominent launch of a large new vinyl piece planned. More details on that to come very soon.

I am at Booth 114 again, the same place as last year. Really easy to find right at the front of the ballroom.
The tickets are on sale and the map is now live for you to plan your visit.

So what will I have on my booth you ask? Any exclusives and special items alongside the usual smorgasbord of toys, original artworks, prints and merchendise?
Well yes, I will.

For the first time at any convention I will be selling my “Geoffrey” sculptures.
This is my rendition of the Ape Butler of infamous Steampunk Rapper Professor Elemental.
I will have a very limited number of these 3″ resin figures available in either Bronze or Pewter finishes for $45 each.

Doktor A Designer Con Exclusives 2017.
I will also have these unique painted Copper Creeps in a deep red and black colour scheme. These have been created just for this show and there is only one of each available. They will be $100 each. As well as the red versions there is also a matching set in Green.

Doktor A Designer Con Exclusives 2017.

So you can add a unique hand-painted classic movie monster to your collection. Choose from (L to R) The Monster, Vlad, Orlock, The Bride, Imhotep or The Wolfman. Each hand cast resin monster is $100.

Doktor A Designer Con Exclusives 2017.

I will also have one each of the Todd Morden Mini Mechtorian resin figures. Only these three pieces have been made for the show. Green, Red or Purple, each with a winding key. $100 each.

Also for the first time at an American convention, series 4 of Copper Creeps will be available. Featuring The Phantom and The Gillman. I will have them in the limited edition handpainted Mono versions ($100 each) as well as the Bronze and Pewter versions ($50 each).

As well as all these new items I will have the full range of Copper Creeps, Many Mechtorian toys and resin figures, Original ink drawings, Prints and postcards, Pin badges and other delights.
Please do stop by my booth (114), say hello and peruse my wares.
I will be happy to sign items and draw sketches if the crowds are not too busy.

I hope to meet many of you there.


Oct 23 2017

The Winner!

Gordon Selwyn Bennett purchased a nice new topcoat and hat in a vivid green hue.
So uplifted was he with his new apparel, that he wished as many people as possible should share in it’s finery.
So he entered the first of what was to become large yearly races around Retropolis.
With no mind for practicality or the Grand Prize he insisted on sporting the unsuitable clothing.
Getting ahead of the crowd seemed the best way to show off his lovely jacket so he did just that.
Staying there for the duration of the race.
It was such a delightful surprise that this first time racer should be such a natural, that the crowd took him to their hearts.
And afterwards the local team adopted his shiny green tone as their official colours.

Acrylic, ABS, Epoxy, Lead, Steel, Rubber, Paper, Found Objects.
11.5″ tall X 7″ X 18″

This new Mechtorian piece was created especially for the “A journey into the Universe of Art Toys” exhibition. He is currently on show at the Tolosa Puppets International Center at the Topic Museum in the city of Tolosa, in Spain. Organised and mounted by the awesome Art Toy Gama collective.

The piece is available to purchase from the show (Please contact them not me if you are interested) and will hopefully soon be listed on the store.

Members of my Patreon page have been following his step-by-step construction over the last few months.


Oct 9 2017

The Universe of Art Toys


October 21st – March 4th 2018

I am honoured to be a part of an exciting new museum exhibition in Spain.

“A journey into the Universe of Art Toys” will be the twentieth temporary exhibition organized by the Tolosa Puppets International Center at the Topic Museum in the city of Tolosa,(province of Guipuzcoa), in Spain.

The exhibition features works from 50 artists of different trends and disciplines, from 15 countries. Coordinated and lead by the Topic Museum and organized and curated by the International Art Collective “Art Toy Gama” and Fran Picazo.

All exhibited pieces of art will be available to reserve and purchase through the Art Toy Gama Collective.

My piece is a new Mechtorian character who is set to be a winner. Members of my Patreon page have been following his step-by-step construction over the last few months.

He will be revealed to the world later in the month.


Jul 17 2017

The Toy Box: From Pop to Present

The Toy Box from pop to Present exhibition Barnsley UK
I am very pleased and humbled to announce that I will have a couple of my pieces sitting alongside work by legends in the art world in a new museum exhibition exploring the place of toys within Art.

The Toy Box: From Pop to Present is a new exhibition, exclusive to The Gallery@ The Civic, exploring the use of toys in the world of contemporary art and design. By using British Pop Art of the 1950s and 1960s as a starting point and the movements it inspired, the exhibition will showcase paintings, prints and sculpture from around the world.

The Toy Box also takes a look at how toys have inspired the world of design, including furniture, fashion and even artist design collectable toys, such as Urban Vinyl.

It feature internationally renowned names such as Eduardo Paolozzi, KAWS, Jason Freeny, Jimmy Cauty, Glennray Tutor and Ron English, alongside the best of British contemporary artists and designers.

The Gallery @ The Civic, Hanson Street, Barnsley, UK
29 JULY – 23 SEPTEMBER
Admission FREE. Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm

The Toy Box from pop to Present exhibition Barnsley UK

The Toy Box from pop to Present exhibition Barnsley UK


May 18 2017

Infiltrator WeGo Custom

As part of the 1000 toys touring show I customised one of their 1:12th scale Mechatro WeGo robot toys.
Produced in association with Sen-Ti-Nel1000 Toys are taking a selection of artist interpretations of the Di-Cast Mecha to various events and conventions around the world.
This coming weekend (20th & 21st May) they will be on show at the Five Points Festival in New York.
If you can drop by their booth (number 344) and check out mine and the other amazing Mecha customs.

“The Infiltrator” contains a hidden menace!
Something malevolent lurks beneath the metal skin.
Do you dare peek within?

Scroll down to discover the horrors………


May 10 2017

The Scavenger

Luna toy custom by Doktor A.

This little critter is in need of a loving home.
Pop over to @rotofugi gallery today and talk to them about adopting him.

Part of the wonderful Luna custom   group show currently running featuring many customised versions of the lovely character created by The Bots.
This whimsical little creature has been re-interpreted by artists from around the world for this show, and I am happy to say I got a chance to join in the fun.

See the pieces in person at the gallery for the rest of the month or contact them online about adding one to your collection.

Rotofugi
2780 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago.
May 5th – 28th
http://gallery.rotofugi.com/exhibits/2017-LunaCustom/

 

 


Apr 26 2017

Copper Creeps Series 4 Launch

Copper Creeps Series 4 launches at Toycon UK this April.
The two new characters in the classic horror series are The Gillman, denizen of fetid swampland and marshes. And The Phantom, mythic haunter of the Opera house.
The figures will be available in both “Cold-Cast” Pewter and Bronze open editions as well as the super limited, hand-painted Mono edition of only 20 pieces, each signed and numbered by Doktor A.

All the versions and the rest of the range of 8 characters will be available from my booth at Toycon as well as launching online at my store the same day.
Metal versions £40. Mono painted versions £90.


Apr 26 2017

Unique Painted Creeps for Toycon

I will have these four unique painted version of series 1 of Copper Creeps available at Toycon in London on the 29th and 30th of April.
Two each of The Monster and The Bride will be available in these striking red and metallic tones.
Each will be £100.
Any remaining after the show will be available through my online store.


Apr 25 2017

Tcon Smackdown at Toycon UK

A giant Rumble!
A Colossal  Tumble!
And one heck of a smack-down.
Giant robot on Kaiju action.Customised Tcon Vinyl figure with scratch built Mechtorian figure. A dynamic scenario to be unveiled at Toycon UK this weekend (29th &30th April) In the York Hall Bethnal Green London.

Vinyl Tcon toy, Acrylic, Epoxy, Steel, Brass, Rubber, Lead, Found Parts.
8.5″ tall on base.