Posted by Miranda October 09, 2012
Pete Fowler Mini Interview

In anticipation of NYCC this week, we've asked Art Toy pioneer extraordinaire PETE FOWLER a few questions about his plans for the show. He'll be there - signing at the DUDEBOX booth and promoting both his new DAI OCEAN vinyl and the ongoing original painting giveaway. Read on...!

CLUTTER: What are you doing at Comic Con this week?

PETE FOWLER: I'll be at booth #2915 with Dudebox, signing toys and doing some drawings, if people are nice to me! I have some new toys I’ve designed that are being released by Dudebox and looking forward to being back in New York. I think it’s the launch for the figures.

CLTR: What are you looking forward to for the weekend in New York?

PF: Catching up with people I haven't seen for a long time, meeting some new people and generally hanging out and having a good time. I've missed enormous breakfasts, so hoping to grab a few of those.

CLTR: Can you tell us a little bit more about what's happening with you at the Dudebox booth?

PF: Well, I’ll be signing there on Saturday, October 13, 11am and 4pm, and Sunday, October 14, 11am and 3pm. We’ll be launching the new toys through including the new Dai Ocean figure.

CLTR: Can you talk about the Pete Fowler & Fiends platform?

PF: I’ve never really been involved with many platform toys, but the idea of designing a batch of them was interesting to me, to try and break away from the forms that I’ve seen over and over again. Also a project to get other artists I admire and up and comers involved. I feel I’ve been away from the world of toy design long enough to get back on the boat again!

CLTR: Anything else you're interested in?

PF: That’s an open-ended question! Well, I’m really into painting at the moment and have a show coming up in December in my hometown of Cardiff in Wales. I love painting and hands-on mark-making in general, so I’m going to do more of this next year for sure.

I buy a lot of records and make them with Seahawks, who I’m one half of with my fellow shipmate Jon Tye, so music is always there as an inspiration. I occasionally have a chair dance or five in my studio and music related themes 

CLTR: Thanks, Pete! See you at the show!

PF: Cheers, guys!



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