Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Sloths! : A Solo Art Show By Tara Billinger - November 17, 2012

Q Pop is proud to host up and coming artist Tara Billinger's first solo art show. 


When:November 17th-December 8th 2012
Opening Reception: November 17th @ 7pm-10pm
Where: QPop Shop
128 Astronaut E S Onizuka Street  Los Angeles, CA 90012

Tara is currently a character designer at Disney television animation.
She has had work published in both Tokyopop and Slave Labor Graphics and is featured on Dumm Comics. She was also featured in a episode of "Flapjack" on Cartoon Network.

There will also be exclusive plush designed by Tara available only at the show!!



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Thats right, Lola the Sloth will be coming to the art show for the opening reception courtesy of "The Wild Life Learning Center". She'll be accompanied by Tammy, who will allow you special guests to pet Lola and learn more about the Sloth species with fun facts and trivia! Lola will be hard at work being cute so leaving a donation would really help her out!

If you want to learn more about Lola and the Wild Life Learning Center please check out their site!

There will also be original artwork, music, toys  for purchase at Qpop! 

Friday, October 12, 2012

New Sunguts figures have arrived....

Very limited quantities of Sunguts' latest run of Shigeru Mizuki figures have arrived in the shop. These were done for the last exhibition at One Up in Akihabara,  "Vinyl Retsuden Bizarre Cartoon." The series is Sunguts' effort to try and "make enjoyable to people not familiar with the comics".

For those of you NOT familiar with Shigeru Mizuki...shame.!! :)
He is possibly the last living "GOD" of manga. A peer of Tezuka and other giants, Mizuki concentrated on Yokai and popularized many characters from traditional japanese horror. A survivior of WWII, his wartime comics are also intense and truthful and his personal stories addressing the wartime atrocities and his own personal experiences as a P.O.W. and also the loss of his arm helped cement him as one of the great comics storytellers. He is most known for creating the popular character Gegege no Kitaro. A one eyed spirit boy who fights for the coexistence of yokai and humans.

All figures are also available in our webstore here.