Thursday, March 09, 2006

Ron Go Bongo

Further to yesterday's introduction to the BITENECK BEATNIKS, we can go into a little more details of one of my favourite characters, the groovylicious Ron Go Bongo. For the purposes of comic/animation, the band has been whittled down to four key members, said bongo basher being one such component. Ron is the wise cracking prankster in the group, providing the band with bongo beats and extra cool. This painting is called "Ron Go Bongo Mondo Madness", and features our one man ryhthm section facing off against one of Cthubert Crowley's tentacled minions. All the villains that the BB's face get their power from different kinds of music- in the case of the Lovecraft inspired Cthubert Crowley it's classical music.

Following on from the painting I wanted to see how this character could be realised as a maquette, and leapt at the opportunity of getting Colin Batty (Mars Attacks, The Sandman, Uglydolls vinyls) to produce a sculpt of him. The finished piece is about 4" tall and I have to say Col, as ever, didn't let me down. I'm looking to get this into production as a toy line, starting with Ron, and seeing where it goes. You digging him?

Bada Bling!

6 comments:

Niel Bushnell said...

This would be great as a nodding dog style toy for a car! (You can feel the beat man!)

Nay_Gevara said...

Nice stuff, i used to live in the Boro and saw some of your stuff in a coffee shop once, i like your style.

Andrew Glazebrook said...

Nay APE were obviously paying you too much if you afford to hang around in coffee shops !

I do like this figure though it's cool !!

The Sheriff said...

Dee-Groovy Daddy-O!

Jo Bling said...

Thanks for the dee-loverly comments chaps. Shall let you know how my hopes for production go with him...

That coffee shop was Sam's Place, Nay, and if i recall you've all partaken of their delicious caffeine and pastries in the past.

I. N. J. Culbard said...

Far out, daddy-o, real cool. Hope to see these on the eye one day, and educate them hippies in the ways of the beat. They are going to Wig, daddy-o, wig!