They gypsy booth of tiki, burlesque, punk rock, hot rod, pin up t-shirts for cool cats, top-notch ladies, and jerks is getting ready to hit Comic Con this 2017 summer. At least 3 new t shirt designs should debut.
The Danger Factory / Popular Naughty online store is finally gestating and will burst through your computer’s chest at you June 3, 2017.
Madness. Monster madness, tiki and polynesian design everywhere, surf garage punk everywhere, hotties by the pool, stiff drinks flowing, a hotrod show in the parking lot… add comics to the mix and it’s the world if I was God.
Come by and buy some Popular Naughty- clothing for the inner hooligan.
We will be vending all weekend, well, my lovely assistant will be vending all weekend while I carouse by the pool, seek creatures, and bask in the zillions of pieces of art, craft, design and style that is the world of Tiki Oasis. All weekend, a complete takeover of a hotel, bar, and pool, with dozens of parties and bands going on all night in the suites after the seminars, tutorials, performances and rum tastings are over. Baby Doe and Otto von Stroheim have a real cultural phenomenon here.
Join us in the vending room where we will have some amazing tiki, kustom kulture, and pop-art books from Last Gasp Publishing, a selection of Monster Tiki Mugs from Boo-Tiki, the hot t-shirt action of burlesque/punk born Popular Naughty, AND a rare Limited Edition Mug from neo-legendary Las Vegas tiki nightclub The Golden Tiki. This mug will guarantee admission to their penthouse soirees on Friday and Saturday nights.
Here’s a teaser of one of the rare mugs from Boo-Tiki!
Man, it LOOKS like we are a world-class pop metropolitan, what with Comic Con followed up by this coolness. It’s not. San Diego is still a frat-brat, binge-drinking, bro-town. We just have these breaks to cultivate our culture and talent (that ultimately heads north to LA or SF).
We will be VENDING the Danger Factory and Popular Naughty collections here over the weekend while we alternate our drooling over kustom kars and hula girls. Come see our pop subversive streetwear!
Geeks rule the world, well not the ENTIRE world, just the fun bits. We have the reins of pop culture and if we keep doing it right with loads of vim and tons of vigor, we can slowly transform the world into a cool, loving, super-colorful, exciting place. We CAN have our jetpacks. Get to work team geek!
How do I start. Holy Cthulhu this was a whirlwind of a show. THIS is the year I start taking the clothing line thing seriously and build the shop and promote and sell my patoot off. I lucked into discovering the beautifully opinionated pleasure of Comic Book Girl 19s online existance and immediately looked into becoming a sponsor. Perfect timing! I had an extra room in this big live/work loftspace I operate called Industry Showroom in downtown San Diego and they had no tickets or room to crash in. Boom! We put together a punk rock, Comic Con summer camp and I brought down CBG19 to help work our booth (and boost her profile). Her lovely, bearded assistant Tyson (the robot/videographer/editor/loved one) came with and we had all the makings of a good show.
Here is her take on it.
(On a horrible note; your Danger Factory host- me, Rex Edhlund, is in there but- WOW do I look like crap in this thing. Remember, zero sleep, I had massive responsibilities with outside parties this year, I am building a clothing line, I do marketing, I promote geek stuff, I run Industry Showroom and use these as lame excuses to eat crappily ever after. Ugh, I look like a ripe grape and can’t bear it. My vanity has taken a hit. Frackit! Midlife crisis starting…NOW!)
Our big collaborative booth creative mess was pretty much the island of misfit toys for us locals and luminaries that couldn’t get their own big space. Well, I had the booth but I like to be sharing. So, Danger Factory hosted Comic Book Girl 19 and shared the booth with Platt College and Nerdular. Both of which I will have more to say about later.
Comic Con has re-invaded San Diego, out streets team with Hollywood special effect goons, pop-up shops are peeking out of their nooks, and the party atmosphere begins to coalesce. This lil’ ol’ blogmediasite- Danger Factory, is getting ready too. This is really our official launch and we are teaming up with Nerdular: a new online geek community for collectibles and networking, the clever, opinionated and gorgeous ComicBookGirl19, and the rambunctious and talented PodCrash/G4 host, Chris Gore, for our Industry Night for the Comic Con and Media Professionals. Friday Night of the Con.
There will be about 500 to 700 of you coming through our office loft on 5th Avenue in the Gaslamp Quarter and we hope to say hi to you all. We’ll also be hosting the Free Gaslamp Quarter WiFi during the Con. We hope to announce some booze sponsors later today, so hang tight.
Come by our booth AT comic Con (#1617) and see our geek friendly, bad ass, punk rock, social monkeywrenching streetwear and meet our superstar co-host.
Pre-Apocalyptic music impresarios Die Antwoord have unleashed another short musical (music video just doesn’t do it justice). Again we see the uber-hot Yolandi Visser push the envelope. In fact she pushes it way off the table, into the next room, out the door and into the street. This is going to offend many sensitive pansies. Don’t be one of them. Enjoy the shock. It is the work of beautiful monsters.
LOVE Yolandi Visser! She has so many looks (most of them sinister) and the art direction Ninja brings to the table is magnificent in its horrific beauty.
Then there is the SUPER sinister look. Still kinda hot though.
You know, I’m a dude. I could go on a bit about this uber-hip, quick-witted, alabaster-skinned, authentic geek with strong opinions, sexy tattoos, hot pink mohawk, and tantalizing sexiness… BUT I am going to focus mostly on her opinions. The chicks got great taste! I love going to her webcasts cuz I know I am going to get some thorough, educated opinions from someone who has paid attention and put things through an OCD wringer. Although I totally dug the movie Prometheus, her way-the-fuck-too-indepth reporting and analysis made the experience a zillion times more fun. I look forward to watching the movie, re-listening to her rants, and watching it again.
Okay, yeah she is also crazy hot. But even if she was just a highly opinionated brain in a jar, she’s a keeper.
At the beggining of this post is a painting of her by Dan Dos Santos for Diana Rowland’s,r White Trash Zombie Apocalypse book. Go to https://www.facebook.com/Comicbookgirl19 to keep tabs on her adventures, she is gonna be a massive superstar. I told you first.
Popular Naughty is a streetwear company that specializes in that kinda dive bar, burlesque club, vintage, punk rock in yer frackin’ face designs We are toying with bringing the online shop here. Hey, if it is good enough for Miss Mia Vixen, it should be good enough for anyone.
Gorgeous right? They are art. They are also going away. Hardly any left in the wild and very few sanctuaries capable of dealing with their meaty needs and space requirements. There are some though and we should all chip in as much as we can. Lions Tigers & Bears, A Big Cat & Exotic Animal Rescue! in San Diego is one such place.
I have been wanting to do more for these folks forever. But the hand to mouth existence that often comes with a career in art and design has hindered the helping hand. We will soon though, some art prints would be nice. And when we do, we hope you help them sell out immediately.
Pop Art doesn’t need to save the planet, at least not the whole planet, it just needs to save the cool bits.
Danger Factory, where geeks rule, weird is cool, and we swim in the exotic cocktail of music, art, and the world.