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Comic Con International: San Diego

Yay!
Danger factory at san diego comic con
Here it comes. 2 updated designs that will hit the shop just after Comic Con.
It’s going to be a fun year.

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Burlesque fan dancer t-shirt, Burlesque Angel of the Stage, Popular Naughty burlesque t-shirt, vintage performer

Sooo swamped with setting up the shop.  But really, I have gotten a lot of complaints about not doing the modern online shop thing.  A SUPER pain that deserved my procrastination, although Godaddy and SHopify have made things a lot easier.  It WILL be done by June 15, 2017 and we will be also do pre-orders for the new design production to bring to the San Diego Comic Con in July.  Remember, these are the original style of printing.  Screen printing.  Not the ooky on demand stuff that feels like a rubber badge and weathers so poorly.  This is forever print.  Even though I have been doing this kind of design for decades, I  am in search engine competition with all of those insty-print joints.  Especially for the word burlesque, and burlesque t-shirts.

Burlesque fan dancer t-shirt, Burlesque Angel of the Stage, Popular Naughty burlesque t-shirt, vintage performer

 

As a result, I have to kinda lay it on thick here with overly descriptive terms.  I will try to at least keep it entertaining though.

Once the site is fully functional we can better create this sharing site for Geeks, Freaks, the Tongue in Cheeks, and other explorers of art and music.  Comic News too.  There is some great alternative stuff out there not getting enough attention.  We’ll help.
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To balance garbage like the X-Men flicks, we get actual care from the Marvel Universe!!

It just keeps looking better.  This pic of Jeff Goldblum as the Grandmaster is such a small sample of how much Marvel cares about weaving things together.

jeff goldblum in thor ragnarok

Yes, he could be a LOT bluer.  But ya know maybe spray tans are trending amongst the immortal crowd. George Hamilton may have some influence here.

hela- thor ragnarok

But even better is the freaking gorgeous Hela, played by my long-standing starcrush, Cate Blanchett.  Wow.  I am looking forward to this crossover fest in a big, hulking way.

Thor: Ragnarok, opens November 3, 2017

It’s a Mega OBEY!!

Time is slow when waiting… am I immortal yet?

I am still gathering data, still meeting important people in self-important people meetings, still waiting for answers to other questions that allow me to put together time commitments, THEN I can really work on this (here) online project.

In the meantime.  Check out this stunning record-setting mural my old buddy Shepard Fairey did in Las Vegas, where he was met and gifted by yet another old buddy Branden Powers with pizza. (Yes it IS a small world.)

Obey Giant mural in las vegas

Street artist Shepard Fairey’s mural on The Plaza in downtown Las Vegas.

 

Yes.  I am killing time and sharing excuses while showing my friends achievements that don’t seem to have those to whine about.  EVERYONE knows about Shepard and Obey and will know even more with whatever he’s about to do next, since he’s a super political activist and I am sure the Trump thing will not sit well. Already Shepard has issued some beautiful Women’s Rights posters. There will be more.

(first 3 shown bottom, keep scrolling)

brandon powers, shepard fairey t-shirt for evel pie

That’s Shepard on the left and Branden lurking.

Branden?  Oh he’s just the serial entrepreneur and serial that’s-just-so-crazy-it-might-work idea man that brought Vegas- The Golden Tiki AND teamed up with the son of Evel Knievel to bring EVEL PIE to the Fremont District in downtown Las Vegas.

evel pie in las vegas

Outside and Inside

inside evel pie in las vegas

Maybe that is why I am subconsciously thinking of them as I’m somewhat mired by circumstance.  Shepard is the hardest working artist, hell maybe even the hardest working person of all, that I have ever met.  And Branden? That cat is one of the old school people responsible for the EDM scene as it is.  He was a GIANT rave promoter before EDM became an uhh, abbreviation (?), and since has been a juggernaut of weird throughout the wastelands of Nevada. They are two of my heroes and should be yours too.

Back soon, Rex    We the people, shepard fairey poster We the people, shepard fairey poster

Tiki Oasis 2016 with Popular Naughty, Boo-Tiki, Last Gasp, and the Golden Tiki

I am SO looking forward to this madcap event!

Monster island tiki oasis design poster

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.

monster design and clothing

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.

Sinbad cyclops tiki

 

 

Here’s a teaser of one of the rare mugs from Boo-Tiki!

boo-tiki logo, monster tiki mugs

 

lo pan tiki mug

 

 

 

 

 

 

Uh huh… LO-PAN!!!

http://www.tikioasis.com for more

Comic Con 2016

San Diego comic con group photo of dc heroes and villains
For the 8th year or so, maybe 9 who knows or cares, we from Danger Factory, Popular Naughty and friends will be displaying our wares and personalities at booth 1617 within the mind-boggling Comic Con International! Besides the clothing line thing (all designed by raconteur, Lothario and artist-type, Rex Edhlund), we will have a selection of super rare TIKI MUGS from Boo Tiki, and the most recent releases from legendary alt art and underground publisher LAST GASP! Please come by. Please enjoy.

I LOVE these Satanic dudes that are part of the monstrous world ruling conspiracy.

Because they rock.  You know, the ONLY reason to ever rule.  Ghost BC

Munsters, Who’s the Hottest Ghoul, Lily Munster or Phoebe Munster?


Here we have the only known color footage of “My Fair Munster”, 5 minutes of the original 15-minute unaired pilot that featured Joan Marshall as Phoebe Munster, Happy Derman as a much hammier and blatant Eddie Munster, and Beverley Owen as Marilyn Munster. After getting greenlit, the show, now B&W, was quickly recast with the super-exotic Yvonne De Carlo as Lily, Butch Patrick as Edward “Eddie” Wolfgang Munster, and Pat Priest as Marilyn.

SO, who do you think disturbed us bad kids more and shaped our dark, sensual tastes to adore all the hot goth chicks incredible women today.

Phoebe Munster?

hot munster mom Phoebe

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hot phoebe munster

Or Lily Munster?

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sexy monster Lily Munster

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Or, I mean, maybe Herman was your thing?

color herman munster dressed as a woman

Sadness filled with Pop Pin-ups.

SOOOOOOOOOO sad and depressed at the loss of ol’. Hershell on the Walking Dead last night. So I will drown my sorrows in a wave of weird-pop.
sexy anime chracters for a delicious pop culture treat

Aah, here’s some now. I am completely unfamiliar with this, but there are giant holes in my anime education that I need to work on. Here’s what HobbySearch in Japan has to say about it.

Popular Anime ● “Queens Blade” than in the pitch-black outfit – a veteran mercenary Echidna]
We will send.
Popular addition to our previous work ●, we also repainted skin and facial expressions.
● Mr. GIGANTES archetype of course! Please enjoy daily!
Sword ●, the shield can be removed. Of course, the snake (Kerutan) is also removable. 16,020 yen

Wassat? “the shield can be removed. Of course, the snake (Kerutan) is also removable?” I see. Yep, weird pop. I love you Japan. You’re my special guys! I especially love the recommendation to “enjoy daily”. eye popping pop culture

We still miss you Hersh.
We missw you Hershel from the Walking Dead.

Industry showroom lobby

Industry showroom lobby

Goth Girl just can’t help her strange candy happiness.

happy goth girl smiles at norregarde candy

I love this NSFW commercial from Denmark. I think people can handle swearing and y’know, goth girls are always hot- that’s just science. The only thing that mystifies me about this gem from Nørregade candies is the flavor. Licorice, chili, and “sweetness”… is this a Danish thing?

Remember, Buy Popular Naughty Streetwear- it may save your life. With deliciousness.

We Won!! Now let’s keep Geeks in charge by doing it right.

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!

They need a stoner and a gay dude and a giant stoner dog that talks.

teenage exorcist van like from scooby doo
THIS is why ghosts and/or demons would NEVER prove their existence to me. Cuz I would go super off the deep end and wield multiple holy water cannons while tooling around with crucifix bandoleers and a chain mail leather outfit made out of pocket bibles. I CAN’T do that because I don’t believe in them. I’m not that prone to delusion. THESE home schooled chickies though, well, again I say, seclusion breeds delusion. You kids need to get out more.

I would bet that their leader really, really wants a reality show. I can’t wait until he pretends one of them was launched in a tinfoil ufo by a demon. This has all the makings of both a tv show and a catastrophe. I wonder which will come first.

“Rev. Larson is a self-taught expert on cults, the occult, and supernatural phenomena. He has also performed thousands of exorcisms during his career. After discovering that his own daughter Brynne (pictured on the far left) was a gifted exorcist, he went on to train the other teens, and believes them to be particularly effective at the art of overcoming demonic possession.” Yeah, why not?

http://www.homeschoolingteen.com/2012/06/meet-the-teen-exorcists/
http://www.teenageexorcists.com

Comic Book Girl 19 at the San Diego Comic Con

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.

Mark Christopher Lawrence at comic con booth for Danger Factory with Popular Naughty and comic book girl 19