Over the weekend, I made a road trip with some of my buddies to Bethesda, Maryland to partake in our annual adventure known as SPX. It’s the “Small Press Expo” and is typically filled with independent publishers, artists, writers, etc., but this year I came across something rather surprising. There was a guy selling toys. His name is Gus Fink and he’d achieved the honor of getting his artwork re-interpreted as a new toyline (created by Rocket USA) called “Boogily Heads.”
Described as an “art toy with booble action,” these little guys are replicas of original sculptures created by Gus Fink. They all look like unique, hand-painted sculptures. The quirky, weird, hand-made style of the bobble heads fits perfectly in the do-it-yourself spirit of SPX.
I fell in love with these little toys at first sight.
Here’s a look at Series 1:
And here’s Series 2:
They all come packaged with a little mini-comic/poster drawn by Fink too. The drawings didn’t make nearly as good an impression on me as the toys did. I think his future is more in toy making and less in comics or illustration.