Giant Robot Time: 7.6.12 – Yukinori Dehara’s figure exhibition now available online

 

 

DAVE KIERSH

AFTERNOON SPECIAL GRAPHIC NOVEL + FREE PRINT

SUNDAY, JULY 9, 3-5PM

Giant Robot is proud to host Dave Kiersh, an indie comics hero. Kiersh has been working in the indie comics space for years and has slowly gained a loyal audience. His style is freely drawn and appears effortless and calming. It’s realistic and nostalgic.

Afterschool Special is an illustrated romance concerning two teenage outsiders navigating a suburban landscape through nostalgia and personal dilemmas.  This 132 page full color perfect bound book includes affectionate nods to abandoned parking lots, late night B-movies and trashy amusement parks.  Fully written, illustrated and published by Dave Kiersh.  First offset printing and limited to 700 copies.

Dave Kiersh was born in 1979.  He is also the creator of Dirtbags, Mallchicks and Motorbikes, his first full color book, which was published in 2009 with the assistance of a Xeric Grant.  Afterschool Special went to print as the result of a successful Kickstarter campaign.  He has been self-publishing his own comics since 1999. >>

 

 

 

LEGO

MINIFIGURES SERIES 7


Awesome array of everyone’s favorite mini figures, Lego people! In this blind bag you may get a Nerd, Punk Girl, Bride, Warrior, Viking Woman, Space Pirate, Bagpipes Man, Aztec Warrior, Ape Man, Hippie, Bunny Suit Man, Swimmer, Black Knight, Red Riding Hood, Tennis Player, Sea King.

MEAT BUN

DAYTONABOT T-SHIRT


From Meat Bun: “HORNET lives for speed, finding true happiness while trading paint in a crowded stock car race. Considers himself a “high-class” racer, but has no problem getting his tires dirty.”

MEAT BUN

PASSING BREEZE T-SHIRT


From Meatbun: “Grab your girl, put the top down and crank up your favorite “Splash Wave” radio station and let the magical sound shower wash over you like a passing breeze…”

TOTORO 150 PIECE

MINI JIGSAW PUZZLE (SIT)


Make Totoro appear piece by piece in this 150 piece mini jigsaw puzzle. Beautiful enough to display!

TOTORO 300 PIECE

JIGSAW PUZZLE (GRASS)


Make Totoro appear piece by piece in this 300 piece jigsaw puzzle. Beautiful enough to display!

TOTORO 300 PIECE

JIGSAW PUZZLE (MOON)


Make Totoro appear piece by piece in this 300 piece jigsaw puzzle. Beautiful enough to display!

TOTORO 150 PIECE

MINI JIGSAW PUZZLE (FLY)


Make Totoro appear piece by piece in this 150 piece mini jigsaw puzzle. Beautiful enough to display!

 

 

 

JUN KUNG, DANIEL WU, AND PRODIP LEUNG ON PLAYBACK IS A BITCH

By MARTIN WONG

Upon returning home from the Drummer’s Collective in New York City, ace musician Jun Kung began his career as a rock musician. Despite winning the 2000 Hong Kong Commercial Radio Music Award for New Artist, Jun was quickly disillusioned by Hong Kong’s music industry. Instead, he became the most demanded drummer in Canto-pop and went on to collaborate with the likes of Jacky Cheung, Eason Chan, and Faye Wong. It wasn’t until 2010 that he returned to making his own music with Jun K, released on his friend Daniel Wu’s Revolution label. Upon the release of its hard-rocking follow-up, Playback Is A Bitch, I got in touch with the Hong Kong-born and Macau-raised artist and asked him some questions about his new EP, his dabbling in acting, and working with Dan. >>

ANIME EXPO COSPLAY PHOTO SETS

By GIANT ROBOT NEWS

Dean Gojobori and Oscar Rios have contributed several photo sets from this year’s Anime Expo held in Los Angeles. >>

YUKINORI DEHARA “TALK SHOW” AND WORKSHOP

By ERIC NAKAMURA

The opening was awesome, but the workshop and talk was amazing too. Not only did you get to see the story of his life, you got to actually make a figure. He even did it in Japanese. No translation was necessary at all. It was hilarious. His opening yell, LET’S MAKE was followed by the passing out of Japanese paper clay. Step by step, you learned to make one of his characters. The best part was at the end, this little bit of clay that was left behind? You make an intestine with it! >>

YUKINORI DEHARA SATOSHI OPENING RECEPTION PHOTOS

By GIANT ROBOT NEWS

Thank you to all the attendees of last weekend’s reception. Check out the photos of Satoshi and Morlin with friends! >>

TIME LAPSE VIDEO: YUKINORI DEHARA PAINTS THE GR2 GALLERY

By GIANT ROBOT NEWS

Yukinori Dehara paints the GR2 gallery in preparation for last weekend’s reception. >>

TIME LAPSE VIDEO: YUKINORI DEHARA PAINTS THE GR2 STOREFRONT

By GIANT ROBOT NEWS

Watch Yukinori Dehara paint through the window in preparation for last weekend’s reception. >>

SHOW REVIEWS: THE JESUS & MARY CHAIN, DYS, IT’S CASUAL, NEGATIVE APPROACH, JIMMY CLIFF

By MARTIN WONG

The first time I saw The Jesus & Mary Chain was a religious experience. I was still in high school when Rodney on the ROQ first played “Never Understand” and then announced that the JAMC were going to play their first gig in the U.S. at the Roxy in 1985. The show, which was a couple of nights before Christmas, didn’t last more than 20 minutes with Jim and William Reid mostly facing away audience and Bobby Gillespie banging on a single tom. >>

2015 Sawtelle Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90025

2062 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025

 

 

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