Thursday, October 27, 2011

KAMEN RIDER vs SUPER SENTAI exhibition preview...

Artwork is starting to pour in now...some very cool pieces as's always so exciting when it arrives..I feel like a child at christmas.
This show promises to be our biggest yet.
Live music from "Eyeshine" will start at 7PM.
Our regular collaborators Tune in Tokyo will be djing some awesome "hero" music inside.

Food Trucks Crepes Bonaparte and Takoyaki Tanota will be serving up good eats so please come hungry!!
Co-sponsors Anime Jungle will be hosting a henshin costume contest! We want to see all the most creative costumes you guys can come up with. Posing will also be judged.
You can register for the show at
But even if you don't want to be in the can please come in costume. YES!!

Here's a little preview of some of the works that have arrived.
If you are interested in purchasing you can inquire by phone or email to us.
Info at

Kevin Dart

Ben Newman

Riki Takaoka
Scott Morse


Yumiko Kayukawa

Luca Tieri

Yoko Nomura

Hine Mizushima


Seo Kim

Rich Pellegrino

Lorelay Bove

Crowded Teeth

Amelie Flechais

Steve Lambe

Graham Annable

Jorsh Pena

Leo Espinosa

Paul Shih

Anukun Hamala


Fawn Veerasunthorn

Higinia Garay

Sid Jung

Andrew Erekson

Marty M. Ito

Yukinao Takashima


Luke Chueh

Denny Khurniawan

Corey Lewis

Saturday, October 15, 2011

KUMAO!!!! Mothball bear in the shop!! New from Japan

The japanese company Mushuuda makes odorless mothball-like insect repellents for your closets or drawers in Japan. Recently though, they have been producing a series of quirky and charming commercials featuring a funny looking bear named Kumao, who has a hole eaten in his "costume" and some of his stuffing is coming out.
In one of the commercials he goes to the zoo and notices the polar bear also has some stuffing popping out. It turns out the polar bear is Kumao's brother in a polar bear suit.
The commercials are becoming very popular and the characters are now being produced in a variety of products. Bags, pouches, stationary, figures..
We have a very limited amount of items featuring Kumao so get them while supplies last!!

Check out the cool commercials here:

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Event Coming Up on Nov-5th!!

Here's the new poster for the event...designed by co-owner Chris Mitchell..Please share it around everyone. Post it to Sentai / Kamen Rider forums..whatever...Help get the word out..

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Kamen Rider/Super Sentai Tribute Show

On Nov. 5...Come join us in celebrating the 40th anniversary of the creation of Kamen Rider!! And also the 35th anniversary of the creation of the Super Sentai series..the genesis of what would become The Power Rangers!
We'll be posting soon with details of the show..

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Kevin Dart's Looks That Kill Book Release and Art Show [July 16]

Don't let carmageddon scare you!!

Book release and art show for Kevin Dart's new Yuki 7 book, LOOKS THAT KILL, written by Elizabeth Ito.

July 16-Aug 6, 2011

Opening reception and signing July 16


Q POP shop and mini gallery
128 Astronaut E S Onizuka St
Los Angeles CA 90012
Little Tokyo!!

Artists will be in attendance.

COSTUME CONTEST: Come dressed as your own Gadget Girl character for a chance to win one of several prizes in the costume contest!

Cupcakes from BIGMANBAKES!!!

Featuring new works from Kevin Dart

and these featured artists:

Lorelay Bove
Megan Brain
Vera Brosgol
Emily Carroll
Joey Chou
Meg Hunt
Denny Khurniawan
Kristen Lester
Mathew Lyons
Josh Parpan
Justin Parpan
Shannon Tindle
Chris Turnham

DJ Carey Yost spinning tunes of espionage

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Ham Ba Ga Show ( JUNE 25)

Our next event is coming up everyone. It's on Saturday, June 25, 2011. 7PM-11 PM.
It's going to be an orgy of art, food and music.
Please don't miss it!!
New work from over 30 artists!! Including but never limited to: Junko Mizuno, Kevin Dart, Elizabeth Ito, Mari Inukai, Yoko Nomura, Pakoto, Robert Ryan Cory, Casey Alexander, Dan Krall, Justin Thompson, Hideyuki Tanaka, Patricio Oliver, Luca Tieri, Glenn Harmon, Andrew Erekson, Nagi Koyama, Jeff Ranjo, Amelie Flechais, Pete Oswald, Jeni Yang, Mayumi Tanaka, Martin Hsu, Pico Pico, Victoria Ying, Riki Takaoka, Nana Aoyama, Jeff Turley, Clio Chiang, Becky Dreistadt, Michelle Romo(Crowded Teeth), Andy Gonsalves, Sean Gallaway, Patrick Awa, Brian Kesinger, Hellen Jo, Kali Fontecchio, Tara Whitaker, Tara Billinger,Nico Colaleo, Leo Matsuda, Fawn Veerasunthorn, Joe Pitt, and more!!

Tune in Tokyo will be on hand spinning some excellent tunes...of course. Greg, Del and the gang never disappoint.

And the Pie N' Burger truck will be here to satisfy all your hamburger needs. You heard right. THAT Pie N' Burger. Definitely come hungry!!! Did I mention pie...YUM!!

We'll also have new shipments from Swimmer and Sex Pot be prepared.

We'll also have a limited edition T-shirt designed by Junko Mizuno specifically for the show. Come early to make sure you get the size you want. Supply is limited. We'll post pics of it soon..It pretty much rocks which is a given when Junko is involved.

Hope to see you all soon!!

Saturday, April 30, 2011


Q Pop would like to express it's gratitude to everyone who helped or donated artwork for our fundraiser to help Japan. It was such a big success for us.
Our shop has only been open for about 6 months....and we're definitely a small shop...but we managed to raise $9000 total for the evening...Amazing!!!
I also want to stress that we are NOT bragging....this is not our intent for posting the amount. We just wanted everyone to know where their money is actually going I have documented the writing and sending of the check.
After a very long deliberation period, we finally decided to donate to Give2Asia. Located in San Francisco, they funnel the funds to Japanese NPO's currently working and giving aid in Japan. It does NOT go to Red Cross who has come under some scrutiny after their notorious delays and overhead costs.
The capper to all this that we may double this amount soon!!! We'll keep you posted!!

5-4-2011 So it's true. We've officially DOUBLED our donation amount. Thanks to Lauren Faust and her My Little Pony original artwork that she donated...we've brought the total up to about $20,000!!! Thanks again sooo much to those that donated and bought pieces.

Q Pop Help Japan Fundraiser

Less than a week after the 9.0 magnitude earthquake hit Japan, Q Pop held it's fundraiser/art auction in conjunction with our friends at Tune In Tokyo.
It was a great evening of amazing artwork donated from over 100 artists(including but not limited to: Chris Reccardi, Elizabeth Ito, Junko Mizuno, Irene Yuen, Nagi Koyama, Yoskay Yamamoto, Mari Inukai, Patrick Awa, Lynne Naylor, Michelle Romo, Jeni Yang, Bob Logan, Casey Alexander, Kali Fontecchio, Lou Romano, Lauren Faust, Craig Mccracken, Justin Thompson, Dan Krall, Phil Rynda, Brianne Drouhard, Becky Dreistadt, Paul and L. Rudish, Alex Kirwan, Jeff Ranjo, and many others!!) and great music spun by dj's Greg Hignight, Del Martin , Tora, Ally and Leet!! There was also some really moving live music performances from Dig Jelly and Stephanie Yanez. And good food donated by It's Thai and NAGI!!. Artwork and other donated products will continue to be sold in the store to raise money for the victims of the tsunamis and earthquakes in Japan after the auction so please come by and buy something and help out!!