AKIS by Nathan Jurevicus x CHERRY VINYL - online release

The remaining master series resin's, AKIS, from Nathan Jurevicius x Cherry Vinyl will be sold today online at Lulubell Toys. The master series resins are a one-time resin release made from the actual prototype masters used to produce the vinyl figures, which were sculpted by the the talented Julie B. of Pretty in Plastic/Cherry Vinyl! Available 11/18 at Noon Pacific. Each AKIS is packed in a hand painted wood box with wax Cherry Vinyl stamps. Amazing uber-limited piece for the Nathan J. & owl lovers! $150 shipped in the US


AKIS - (means 'eyes' in Lithuanian)

--Nathan Jurevicius has worked as a freelance illustrator and artist for many international companies and publications.

His most acclaimed project to date is Scarygirl. The brand since its creation in 2001 has developed an underground following of fans throughout the globe through it's online comic, numerous limited edition vinyl toys, designer products and travelling shows.

In 2004 Oscar winning producer Sophie Byrne of Passion Pictures Australia optioned Scarygirl . The property is now in active script and visual development for an animated feature film. Nathan also completed his first graphic novel based on Scarygirl released by Australia's leading Independent publisher, Allen and Unwin and distributed in North America by Last Gasp. The graphic novel has since garnered various accolades including winning the 2009 Aurealis Award for Best Illustrated Book/Graphic Novel.

In 2009 Nathan released the Scarygirl online game produced with Passion Pictures Australia and developed with the assistance of the Film Victoria Digital Media Fund. Players have surpassed 1 million.

Nathan is currently developing a series of tv shorts and a game based on his new property 'Peleda' with the ABC.


Upcoming nathan j info etc...

- Currently in production on a new Xbox live/PSN Scarygirl game to be launched early 2012.
- Developing a series of tv shorts/game based on his Peleda owls (AKIS will appear in the game).
- Currently working on part 2 of Scarygirl graphic novel to be launched late 2012
- Vannen watch to be launched late 2011

Purchase at LULUBELL TOYS - Also Check out CHERRY VINYL.com

AKIS - Nathan Jurevicius x Cherry Vinyl

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Flickr Gallery - AKIS Master Edition - Avail. Online - www.lulubelltoys.com

LA Weekly!!! - Pretty In Plastic - #2 Weirdest

DesignerCon: 9 Weirdest Scenes at Pasadena's Convention of Nerds in Toyland

Brendan A. Murray
Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School
​Santa's workshop came early this year DesignerCon. On Saturday, Exhibit Hall A at the Pasadena Convention Center temporarily turned into a pop-up, pop-art fair and toy market filled with commercial designers and design fans alike.

A group of artists and toy-makers first created the Vinyl Toy Network in 2006. Since re-dubbed DesignerCon, the yearly fair now not only opens its doors to toy artists and retailers, but the public, too -- just in time for the pre-holiday season, mad-buying rush.

DesignerCon isn't just about toys anymore, either. Over one hundred vendors sell everything from art prints and greeting cards to knickknacks fashioned from fake fur, leather and legos. The public is also encouraged to get creative with Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School, an ersatz figure-drawing class featuring anime-inspired models. Visitors also made buttons from their own sketches, colored in black-and-white, artist-rendered coloring books, and picked up blank resin figurines to decorate later. Think you have what it takes to be a successful commercial artist? You can always rent a booth next year. In the meantime, feel free to check out some of our pictures below.

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​9. Now appearing in the latest season of Bravo's Work of Art, Sucklord interviews fellow artist Luke Chueh in the First Annual Sucathon, featuring "booth babe" Gina Darli. The show was broadcast live on the weekly internet show, Toy Break.

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​8. The Brothers Washburn, aka Jason, a "comic-book pusher" and Adam, a plumber. The two manage Color Ink Book, the "fo-realest" DIY art periodical and coloring book, featuring work by established working artists, including Emily the Strange creator, Rod Reger.

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​7. Posing with the life-sized namesake of his company, Bob Self is president of Baby Tattoo Books and producer of Baby Tattooville and Dr. Sketchy's LA.

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​6. Amateur artists hard at work drawing a professional model in Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School.

Tanja M. Laden / BeastWares
​5. Phoenix Zoellick of BeastWares and one of her creations, a BeastWares Super Pink Sparkle Hat. BeastWares are the "purveyors of furry finery," namely, beastly, colorful hats, headbands, and head-warmers.

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4. "Pervasive artist" Gary Baseman and a blown-up version of his creation, Toby, most recently featured in Baseman's line of figurines from Kid Robot, Toby's Secret Society.

Tanja M. Laden / Mr. Toast
​3. Mr. Toast's Dan Goodsell sells Mr. Toast Totes. Say that three times, fast.

Brendan A. Murray / Pretty in Plastic
​2. Julie B. of Pretty in Plastic and one of her collaborations with Lulubell Toys, Cherry Vinyl.

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​1. John Stokes of SpankyStokes, raffling off items. Too bad the life-sized version of the
exclusive DesignerCon release, a limited-edition "Stroll" Cavey, wasn't one of them. Maybe next year.

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D-CON 2011 - photogs!

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D-CON 2011, a set on Flickr.

Great to see everyone!!! xo

Pretty In Plastic Inc. is located in Downtown Los Angeles. We are toy couture and do everything from design...sculpt...prototype...limited art runs...to manufacturing...from small scale to large! -Julie B.