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Thursday, September 25, 2014

SOBERLANE TAXIDERMY

The Rebels have come to Dublin and opened up a fine drinking and eating establishment. Soberlane is more than your grand auld pub, its a massive slice of lovely. Having been kitted out by the architectural genius of ABGC, I was commissioned to create some artwork for the walls and what a delightfully splendid commission it was.
The lads, like myself have a fondness for  80s & 90s pop culture . They also love that old school pub decor, so we decided to mash them up.  The result was some interesting pop culture taxidermy.
Paying homage to our long lost childhood trophies I decided to adorn the Soberlane walls with some fallen hero's.
Where did Bosco go? His yello box has a NAMA sticker on it for years. . Whatever happened to Alf? The truth is out there and it ain' pretty. Is Sonic still running around The Green Hill zone or did Robotnic clip him with his Nissan Micra??? The evidence is now behind the doors of Soberlane so be sure to pop your head in for some delish grub and tall pints off a grand bunch of chaps. Also whilst your there check out some stencilific pieces from ADW hidden about the place.











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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Ackbarrassing Bodies - Boot Leg Action Figure for Plastik Schmack


It's been a long time since I have paid much attention to this place. I haven't been the best parent to this Blog and I think it's something I need to remedy. If my blog was Aaliyah I think I'd have to be Timberland or maybe Jet Li? I dunno which one but in the mortal words of the deep n dusty voiced lumberjack;
It's been a long time,( long time)  we shouldn't of left you (left you),Without a dope beat to step to (step to, step to, step to, step to).
It's been a long time (long time), we shouldn't of left you (left you),
Without a dope beat to step to (step to, step to, step to, step to)


It's about time I come back inside and sit by the fire and share some of the work I have been busy making the past while. I just didn't have a dope beat to step to until now. The guys over at Streets Of Beige have sent me that beat in the form of a sweet brief for a fine beast of a show. Let me tell you about Plastik Schmack. This is a show that challenges all the artists involved to leave behind their usual 3D or 2D creation techniques and step into the world of the boot leg toy. Each of the 30 artists in the show have been asked to decapitate, amputate, melt and disembowel their old toys and regenerate them into their own boot leg creation. A welcoming challenge that I for one was very excited about but upon making my creation realised that I had no old toys in the new gaff I moved into. Shocking I know. To think I moved house and packed boring grown up shit like clothes and furniture over toys. My childhood is still weeping. 
On a quick visit back home to my folks I yet again completely forgot to rummage through my old toys. Yet again another goal for my grown up age. Sick. Upon driving out the drive way I remembered and made a speedy dash up the stairs grabbing whatever came into view first. It wasn't until a few days later when I  looked at the loot I'd snagged that I realised what an utterly shit collection of toys I had. What thee fook was I gonna make with an old eagle eyes Action man head, a sputtering 1990's pirate and a Micro Machines Admiral Ackbar Star Wars playset??? The amount of Turtle toys I have and thats what I grabbed!!
Then one Sunday night whilst sipping on the late night thinkers hot brew it dawned on me that all the toys had exactly the same skin tones. They had something in common. As a decapitated Action Man and Admiral watched on I humiliated a once fierce pirate and stripped him naked. To my shock and amusement I discovered that not only was this pirate a Eunuch but he was also wearing the whitest socks I had ever seen. I began to suspect that perhaps this was a pirate after all but merely a hustler in the toy community. It was around this time that I caught the  eagle eye of Action Man. He was right. I needed to put his head on the Eunuch Pirates body. I still had no idea where this was going and felt a serious pang of guilt as I just remembered that this wasn't my Pirate, it was my mate Ben's. I realised this mid POP! Sorry Ben, it's not the easiest thing to tell a grown up mate. 

After some fiddling around....wait I'm still talking about a naked decapitated Pirate so let me rephrase. After messing this whack shit right up I eventually had my figure. But I wasn't too sure what that figure was or about? I lay him on the table, sat back with my tea and through my mind over to far away places down the Channel 4 rabbit hole. I sat there looking at the screen with one eye and the other on this wired little man thing I just made. His little sad eyes looking at me with a Frankenstein stare. He looked like something that would be on a Channel 4 docu...HOLYFUCKINSHIT!!!! Eureka! 

It wasn't until I popped those little white socks on him that he screamed Embarrassing Bodies. Is anything more embarrassing than a naked man wearing nothing but his socks? Yep a naked Eunuch wearing nothing but socks with a great big Star Wars tumour on his bleedin chest mate! The rest came together pretty quick after that. 

With some dodgey photoshopping on the packaging and some accessories such as a cotton bud, a surgical blade, box of C3P BLOWS Tissues and a little tube of creme he was ready to be shipped out to infect an entire gallery. 

Show opens on Friday the 19th at the SOB Gallery in Bristol. Check out more info here on their open invite page. 

























Monday, May 26, 2014

Got BFF in the making



Once these two get their make up on they will be available in my online shop and then they can be all yours. 

Monday, May 19, 2014

SHOP NOW OPEN


There is a shop just down the internet road where you can stop in have a browse around and pick up something nice. That shop is now open just go through this door.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Tyrion Lannister Action Figure Auction


Who would like to have their very own little Lannister? Tyrion Lannister with all is shameful scars is waiting for your bid right now. Jump through the link to place your bid.

Monday, April 07, 2014

Tyrion Lannister for the Battle Damage Collection

Tyrion Lannister with betrayed facial damage. A special edition to the Game of Thrones ' Battle Damage' action figure collection. 
With all 8 figures having sold out from the 'Winter Is Coming 'art show at the Ltd Gallery, this new edition will be up for grabs tomorrow by way of an online auction. I will announce on my Facebook page and Twitter when and where this auction will be so stay tuned for your chance to drop a bid. 
Be sure the check out the whole collection here - mickminogue.com






Wednesday, April 02, 2014

New Game of Thrones Action Figure 6-4-14

To celebrate Game of Thrones returning to our screens this coming Sunday I have created a brand new action figure as part of the ' Battle Damaged' collection which went on show at the Ltd Gallery last month for the Winter Is Coming art show. The first collection of 8 figures has sold out and requests for more keep coming in so its only good n proper I make another for the day that will be in it. 
Keep an eye on my Facebook page or here on my blog to see which new battered figure will packaged and ready for a new home. 





Monday, March 24, 2014

'Lost On Venus' A Simpsons inspired print for ' Do The Art Man' exhibition.



Last week I was delighted to be apart of the 'DO THE ART MAN': A Simpsons Exhibition at Hendrons Collider as part of the OFFSET events.Taking inspiration from a classic Simpsons episode I chose ' Homer Badman'. The episode where Homer finds his lost and cherished Gummy De Milo in an awkward place and is then accused of being a very bad man. Click HERE for a reminder
I took a Lost In Translation spin on it. The print is an edition of 50 and includes some Gummy De Milo stickers to stick on real bums, car bums, bike bums or any bums really. 

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

A Song Of Fire And Ice Action Figures


George RR. Martin will be presenting ' Winter Is Coming', A Song of Fire and Ice art show at the Ltd. Gallery, Seattle. I am thrilled to be apart of this show and joining a host of exceptional talent from all over.
When making work for the show we were asked not to make any reference to the HBO game of Thrones show. We could only take our influence from the series of books. This was a great idea for the artists to go deep into their imaginations and not work off likeness of or create homages to the actors involved in the TV series.
I have wanted to make a little collection of figures based on the series for a long time. This seemed like the perfect opportunity so I created 8 action figures all based around a 'Battle Damage' theme. I picked 8 characters who have been battered bruised or have some iconic scaring for their troubles. It was very hard to cap it at 8 as there was so many to choose from. Who knows I might just keep making more.

Each figure is a one of a kind hand painted woodcut. I will be releasing one figure each day up until the opening of the show on Saturday March the 1st. I will reveal all of them after opening night.

Figure #1 Jamie Lannister with 'one handed self-pity action'.






Figure #2 'The Hound' - Battle Damaged Edition





Figure # 3 Theon Greyjoy ' Flayed Edition with Begging Action






Beric Dondarrion 'with non-fatal battle damage'. 




Ned Stark with chop and roll action




Khal Drogo with lifeless zombie action




Viserys Targaryen ' Gold Edition' 






Figure # 8 ' Robb Stark/Greywind - Mash-Up Edition 








All of the figures above have been hand cut and painted and are for sale through the Ltd Art Gallery, Seattle. Each figure is a one of a kind piece. Would you like to see these guys in the shops? If so let me know. Its something I'd like to look into.