Saturday, November 28, 2009

The Reallyest!

Lil' Wayne gets blogged about on every blog site and I swore I wouldn't do it unless he was wearing Wasted Talent or something, but this was just too real not to post. EVEN THOUGH, if it was what everybody thinks it was (Sprite mixed with cough syrup containing Codeine and Promethazine) I don't agree with drinking that shit cause it basically fucks up your immune system, you'll eventually have to be a pillhead or some shit and I don't fuck with ANY man made drugs, not even Tylenol. Not that I need that shit anyway, cause I never got a real headache in my whole entire life. But yeah, it really is none of ya God damn business! BITCH!

p.s. He keeps dabbing the towel on his lip cause he busted himself with his own mic while he was performing before this interview.

Saturday, November 21, 2009


So I've decided for definite today after realizing spending over a $1000 on a project for Art Basel that I'm not gonna finish in time cause I'm either invited to participate with a month or less before the due date... that I'm not doing any more customs for shows. I don't care who asks. If I'm not contacted along with the 1st round of "name" artists by now in my career, I got no time for it. Unless I'm informed 6 months in advance AND supplied with the platform, count me out. I'm tired of getting rushed, going in debt and splitting the profits of all MY hard work. 50/50 profit split... yeahhhhh, I bet. The only reason I do these shows is for publicity. I'm just gonna start paying magazines to print promo ads for Wasted Talent. I won't do comissions either... EVER!

I gotta few more custom toy shows left in the year and few more customs in general and then I won't be customizing toys after Jan 2010. I wanted to be a clothing designer, I never intended to even design toys and be a "gallery" artist. My life kinda just went down that path, but 2010 will be the year of the prototype. I'll be working on designing my very own 1st production toy next year. I already drew up a rough draft. New shirts should be releasing in January too with a bunch of other cool shit. Hopefully we'll have introduced the new team properly and Wasted Talent will be considered as a team rather than 1 man.

And yeah, my birthday is in 4 days... I think I'm getting another gold tooth with diamonds in the the shape of a heart, cause some asshole threw mine away last year. Let's hope with the lack of my NY friends, my birthday can still be as full of sin as I'm used too, but I highly doubt it...

Saturday, November 7, 2009

The Rollie Show

Below is a collaboration piece between me, Nasty Neil and Task 1. I did all the sculpting on the rollies, he did all the painting, the whole base and the light works. He's allllll about the LED's. They were both originally a roll-on deodorant bottle transformed into some sci-fi saga. It was for "The Rollie Show" which was a group show with artists from all over the worlds based on customizing 99 cent roll-on deodorant bottles as you would a vinyl toy, being that they have a cool figure like shape, they're made of plastic and are way beyond cost efficient. So yeah, the piece is called "Rollietron Vs. Rolliegon. You can buy it now for $200 here.

Here's a video from the "The Rollie Show". Check it out. Sucklord is one of the funniest dudes in the world! Big thanks to Nemo and Benny of Tenacious Toys for inviting me to participate in this show.

custom rollie artshow nyc from nemo mendez on Vimeo.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


So I just sold my "Piranha Plant 2010" that I made out of STRANGEco's "Oink Le Rouge" pig character (on the left) today. If you look close, you'll see how I utilized the shapes that was provided without barely changing the original "production" color of the toy.

You can buy more 1 of a kind customs of mine here. Their are also some other great 1 of a kind customized pieces from vinyl to plush for sale too, so don't sleep!

I also trooped all the way down to Kidrobot SF today by myself for the 1st time since I moved out to Oakland. AND I MEAN TROOPED! I love SF to death, but those hills are the fuckin' worst! So my mission was to get a Mega Munny from the Kidrobot SF store for the Multiversal Group Show, which is probably gonna be one of the biggest shows that I've ever been invited to participate in, so my goal is blow Sket One's mind... and the whole customizing community in general, but particularly him, mainly cause it was his customs that intrigued me so much that I wanted to create my first Munny back in 2007. This is gonna be a "How Ya Like Me Now?" Kool Moe Dee moment.

So yeah, like a crazy bastard who is gonna really have no life soon with all the projects I'm taking on, like the other 2 Munny's I'm collaborating on with Task 1 for the Art Basel, Terminal22's "Light Up" Show in Dec, Genuine Artikle's Custom Qee show in Dec, I'm trying to still get that big secret project I'm working on by Dec, maybe I'll just bust it out the 1st month of the 2010, I think I'm getting in a Custom "Vivasect Playset" Show coming up which is based on a blind boxed toy by STRANGEco, I'm doing another Mega Munny collaboration with Nerviswrek for his solo show, a meeting with a local skateboard company to see if I can create some limited edition skate decks, finish up this Koibito, a few 3" Dunny's and I still gotta finalize and introduce this new team for Wasted Talent. So much, so much, so much... just stay tuned. I promise, when I always said "the shit is just gonna get sicka and sicka", I meant it!

Now... I'm gonna go lay in bed and draw out new shirt designs 'til 4am. ;)