Friday, 21 December 2007

A Festivus for the Rest of Us

We're knocking off for the winter festivities, and I'd like to take the opportunity to thank everyone for all their support over the past year, especially for making the Amos Online Store such a success.

Have a great holiday and try not to overdo it. Cheers.

P.S. Further to Russell's post on the topic of Christmas, I would refer anyone who has not seen it to the Seinfeld episode, The Strike, which details Frank Costanza's efforts to establish an alternative holiday in response to the commercialisation of Christmas.

Why Winter Festival?

For those that maybe concerned, there is no politically correct madness in this year's Amos seasonal greeting card. It just so happens that none of us at Amos are Christians. Yet we all celebrate at this time of year. So instead of using the term "Christmas" (a festival specifically created to celebrate the birth of Christ), we went for the more generic term, "Winter Festival".

We could have used the term "Yule". Contrary to popular belief, the celebration and rituals of this Northern European winter festival pre-date Christianity. Yule is a homage to the Winter Solstice lasting from the end of December through the beginning of January, the time of longest nights in the North. The sun stops waning (when days were getting shorter) and begins waxing (the days now get longer). Yule traditions of the ancient tribes include decorating the fir tree, putting up holly and mistletoe, giving gifts, and feasting. Yule was suppressed by the early Christian church and some rituals were co-opted and assimilated to make the forced conversion to Christianity more palatable to the ancient peoples of Northern Europe.

And lets not forget there are countless other cultural celebrations at this time of the year. We don't want to exclude those.

So before anyone tars us with the "PC gone mad" brush, just remember that one man's (or woman's) Christmas is another man's (or woman's) Yule!

So whatever your festival, HAVE A GOOD ONE!

Friday, 14 December 2007

Selected Works in Japan

Reviewed on I'm sure it must be saying good things...

It's Simone de Beauvoir!

How could you not know that! French author and philosopher. Pioneer of 20th Century Feminism (from an existentialist angle) and one time companion of Jean-Paul Sartre.

Congratulations to Gregory H. and Michael B. Forward addresses and drawings will grace your doorsteps.

Thursday, 13 December 2007

Who is this?

First correct answer sent to info-at-amostoys-dot-com wins a drawing.

Wednesday, 12 December 2007

The last one of the year...

We had to sneak in one more release before the end of the year. Nothing for 6 months then we go crazy!

At the request of TK from Silly Thing we have produced this grey scale version of the Wrestling Elves. After the super scarce White SE YOD, this is the most limited toy we have released for sale to the public. Available from Silly Thing and our webstores only. Some of our allocation will also be available as a special priced set including Juno's "Chapel of Dawn" CD, containing the original character artwork designed by JJ.

Gold Members get ready. You're up first, this coming weekend. Any remaining will be made available to Silver Members the following weekend.

Monday, 10 December 2007

Sunn Oooof)))

Just returned from the All Tomorrow's Parties Nightmare Before Christmas festival in Minehead, UK. This is becoming a twice yearly pilgrimage for me, my family and a few friends. A great weekend for which I have to thank Barry Hogan for his hospitality. Highlights included a very rare set by sonic guitar psyche monsters, The Heads. A great comeback show from Portishead, a top set from Jap rockers, Boris, and a revelation for me... The Paranoid Critical Revolution. One of the best guitarists I have ever seen. There were loads of other great performances too..Om, Oneida, Kling Klang, Black Mountain, Autolux, GZA. The list goes on.

I missed drone legends, Earth, but my biggest regret of the weekend was giving up on the quite hilarious black ambient low end doom merchants, Sunn 0))) and their moaning tree man. I watched them for a full hour, eventually had enough of their art metal amateur dramatics and left the room. Almost immediately after which one of the two main protagonists (both pictured below) proceeded to punch the other, who then fell through their quite considerable stack of designer amps. The show was brought to a halt when the security had to drag the assailant away. I missed it by seconds. Proper Rock and Roll!!!

Sunday, 9 December 2007

New P.B. for Half-Marathon

I ran the Bedford Half-Marathon today. I finished in eight place in 1:13:27 (first Male Veteran over 35!). I was pretty pleased with that, 33 sec. faster than my previous best , and in horrible weather.

Wednesday, 5 December 2007

Nigel is the winner!

We've finally decided to declare Nigel Bendle as the winner of our YODzine YOD comic strip contest. He sent us a bunch of entries from which it it is hard to pick our absolute favourite. There were other great entries too. There's a handful of these still up on the YOD myspace page.

Meanwhile here's one of Nigel's which fits my mood for the day... Anyone remember East 17? Will anyone know what this means? I don't care. I like it!

Thursday, 29 November 2007

ISBN for Selected Works

A few individuals have contacted us as they want to order James' "Selected Works" book from their local book shops and they need the ISBN to do this.

So if anyone has a similar idea, here's the info you need:

ISBN: 978-0-9552190-2-3

Title: Selected Works

Author: James Jarvis

Publisher: Amos Novelties Limited

Wednesday, 28 November 2007

Happy 250th Birthday to William Blake...

"The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind."

William Blake

November 28, 1757 – August 12, 1827

Available to everyone this weekend...

Selected Works by James Jarvis
Illustrated YODS
(including some of the very limited Special Edition with book)
Wrestling Elves.

Onsale through the online store on Saturday. There's a small amount of all the above set aside for general release. No Gold or Silver membership required. So be quick...

And hopefully the server has been fixed and will stand up to the strain!

Good luck...

Thursday, 22 November 2007

The Walrus

This is the actual walrus I was banging on about. It's on display at the Horniman Museum in Forest Hill, London. I' d heartily recommend a visit. The Natural History section is amazing, fill of Victorian stuffed animals. I made the original drawing for relax magazine in Japan in 2003, where I had a monthly drawing page. I was a bit stuck for inspiration that month, so I decided to go and do some observational drawing, something I hadn't done properly since leaving Art School. I went and sat in front of the thing and started drawing. I decided to add some potato-heads to the scene, which confused the schoolkids who were watching me draw.

There are a few of the A3 drawings I did for relax compiled in the Selected Drawings book.

Top Toilet Reading Chez Jarvis

Selected Drawings
Paper Rad, BJ and da Dogs
Brian Chippendale, Ninja
Gary Panter, Jimbo's Inferno
Penguin Great Ideas
Moomin: The Complete Tove Jansson Comic Strip

Wednesday, 21 November 2007

Selected Drawings Available this Weekend

My Selected Drawings book will be released for sale on the Amos Online Store this weekend. I went to pick up some copies from the printer last week, and I'm pretty pleased with it (at least, as pleased as I can get with anything I ever do, which is saying something). My daughter likes this drawing of the walrus at South London's Horniman Museum. My favourite is the lizard-bird-thing in a sailor suit.

Anyway, please buy a copy and see for yourself. I think it makes for a great toilet read.

Friday, 16 November 2007

YOD Tees are coming.

Not only do Silver members get a chance to buy the Wrestling Elves this weekend.

But also on Saturday, anyone can purchase a life affirming YOD t-shirt. Imported directly from Japan these beautifully produced tees will definitely attract some attention. We have re-stocked King Ken keychains too. No membership required!

Onwards...Forever Onwards...

Tuesday, 13 November 2007

More Elven joy...

This weekend it is the turn of Silver members to pre-order the Wrestling Elves. They will go on sale on Saturday at 1pm through our online store. The rest of our allocation will be made available so this could be the final oppurtunity to purchase this limited figure. On the day, be sure to log in if you intend to buy, or you the correct page will not available to you.

Good luck.

Saturday, 10 November 2007

On a positive note...

A couple of weeks back, after our messing with the ebay re-sellers, I posted a rather derogatory email we received from an ill-wisher. Well, to counter the bad vibes here is a rather nice email we recently received from a well wisher.

Hello there

Last night my girlfriend said to me "I don't like YOD"

"but what about YODzine?" "What about his myspace black metal friendships?" "What about YOD rhyming with GOD and all the fun that brings..." "Come to yod and yod is love?" I argued

"his legs are too long" she countered

"but... limited editions? free badges? stickers?"

In the end we both agreed that YOD, and Amos toys in general, are better than other toys we have. I think this is for two reasons. firstly their design, they look different to all the run-of-the-mill-hip-hop-inspired-qee-kuberick-kid-robot-type-stuff. And secondly because they have personality. For example Mr Spoons looks like a surly rockabilly fan, but added to that he's also a deranged ice cream man, it gives the character character. This is something most other toy companies lack.

Just thought I'd share my thoughts / praise with you.



And cheers to you Joe!

Friday, 9 November 2007

Sweet Talk 29

This evening James and I spoke at the Sweet Talk event organised by the Candy Collective. We thoroughly enjoyed talking about our influences, how we met, how we worked together with Sofia at Slam City, our working relationship at Silas, and our recent work for Amos. Thanks to everyone that came down and gave us an encouraging response. We met some very cool people.

I should mention the other speakers at tonights event as I was enthralled by their performances.

Seeing the photographic work of Richard Gilligan and hearing him put his work into context was amazing and inspiring. His photos taken at Portland, Oregon's Burnside skatepark are quite special. Check out his website

Irish illustrator Alan Clarke gave a very entertaining and humorous talk on both his personal and commissioned work.

And graphic designer, art director and writer, Adrian Shaughnessy gave an illuminating talk on what it meant to be a graphic designer, also giving an insight into his own work. His is a very real and invaluable wisdom for anyone aspiring to make a careeer out of graphic design. Quite special...

Finally both James and I would like to thank Richard Seabrooke for inviting us to speak at Sweet Talk, and for his hospitality while we were in Dublin. And many thanks to Aidan Kelly who did a great job of introducing us to his fair city, and looking after us for a couple of days. Cheers guys.

Hopefully we can do it all again one day.

Thursday, 8 November 2007

The Mummies of St Michans...

Today we were taken to see the Crypts underneath the Church of St Michans. The particular atmospheric conditions in the Crypts mean that everything placed in the tombs are amazingly preserved. We saw 400 year old mummies. And we got to stroke the ridiculously long extended forefinger of a 1.98 meter tall Crusader, whose legs had been broken to fit him in the coffin! James was very happy with the days proceedings and celebrated with his impression of Klaus Kinski playing Count Dracula/Orlok in Werner Herzog's version of Nosferatu the Vampyre!

More Special Edition...

There is a Special Edition of the Illustrated YOD and JJ's "Selected Works", available only through our online stores. The book will be signed by JJ and come with a cover in a complimentary colour scheme to the SE Illustrated YOD. These will come together as a set, 220 of which will be available for sale world wide.

This weekend Gold members will have an opportunity to pre-order this set. Then, in two weeks it will be the turn of Silver members. If any remain after that we will put these on general release at the beginning of September.

You lucky Gold Members!

Tuesday, 6 November 2007

Dublin bound...

Later this week James and I will be in Dublin for a talking type thing. We'll be chatting about toys, Emmanuelle, Anarcho Syndicalism and Black Metal. Let us bore you to tears...

Monday, 5 November 2007

Coming Soon!

We're on a roll. To celebrate the release of JJ's new book, 'Selected Works', at the end of the month we will also release Illustrated YOD. Adorned with drawings of mythical beasts, these YODs are the perfect accompaniment to James' book of drawings

More information soon...

Thursday, 1 November 2007

Beijing Drawing

Actually this is the finished drawing. I don't think I'd filled in all the gaps and ruined it in the version I posted previously.

Many thanks to Boris for the photo.

Ten on my turntable...

Another round of noise for anyone that cares...

Corrupted - El Mundo Frio LP (Epic Japanese Doom of the highest quality. One hour, eleven minutes and thirty nine seconds of mellow and nasty. Electric bass distortion and plucked acoustic stings.)

Wooden Shjips - S/T LP (Spacemen 3, Loop and Suicide meets 60s Garage in 70s Germany. A Psyche head's wet dream!)

White Rainbow -Prism of Eternal Now LP (Blissed out trippy drone. Some riddims. Very cosmic. Very mellow man!)

Inquisition - Magnificent Glorification of Lucifer (3rd and best LP from Columbian BM reprobates. The title says it all.)

Les Rallizes Denudes - Heavier Than a Death in the Family CDR (Obscure Japanese Psyche lords with a bonafide 70s terrorist group member. They have the hardest to find and worst recorded records ever. This is their best bootleg. So says Julian Cope!)

Rev Kris Hades - The Wind of Orion LP (Very noisy psychedelic Black Metal. Almost more Psyche than BM)

Walter Wegmüller - Tarot LP (Proper 70s Kosmische tripped out classic. German music doen't get much better. Pretty artwork too.)

Boxcutter - Brood VIP 12" (Grimey Hardcore meets Dubstep in frenetic fashion. All sounds a bit Sarf London.)

Earthling Society - Tears of Andromeda, Black Sails Against the Sky LP (Slightly crusty modern Space Rock. Not great production but right out there. Think Stonehenge...)

Dälek - Abandoned Language LP (Underground left field Hip Hop. Less noisy than his last couple of LPs. Very nice. Very direct. Reminds me of when Hip Hop was good!)

Tuesday, 30 October 2007

Drawing in China

Here's the finished drawing I made in Beijing.

I've posted a sequence of photos here.

The Wrestling Elves

Here in their full glory. Each figure is approximately 17cm. They will come as a set. When put together they are bigger! A substantial piece. Produced specifically for Silly Thing in Hong Kong these are not strictly an Amos release. But we will have a few of our own for sale through the online stores. To begin with these sets will be pre-sold to members only. If any remain they will go on general sale early in December.

Gold Members of the online store. Get ready. This weekend you get first go!

Friday, 26 October 2007

Heeeere's Dworkin!

And more...

Amos online store this weekend.

Another Japan YOD promo short.

Thanks to Ozawa at One Gram for another great promo film to announce the release of the white SE YOD in Japan.

See for yourself here.

Thursday, 25 October 2007

JJ in China

Despite the Chinese authorities' censorship on blogging sites, Jimmy Jarvis has managed to smuggle out his post for the day. I'm posting this on his behalf. From this point on it's all his words!

"I am in Beijing for a couple of days to take part in an exhibition there, along with KAWS, DELTA and various other low-brow luminaries.

I managed a five-hour kip and another 50 or so pages of Infinite Jest (plus 20 pages of the Notes and Errata) on the flight over. I broke my no-running-for-a-week pledge as soon as I arrived at the hotel as 45 minutes on the treadmill was the only way to fight jet-lag. I know the treadmill's a cop-out, but the air pollution here is pretty ferocious.

I spent today at the gallery hard at work making a 3m x 4m drawing for the exhibition, which you can see the beginnings of below. I'll post the finished thing after the opening. So far I have seen nothing of Beijing other than through the window of a taxi. It is very big and grey.

Tomorrow I have the morning off and then its off to the gallery to jolly things along until the opening in the evening." James Jarvis - October 25th.

More Special Edition especially for you my friend...

These were made in Japan in very small quantities and released especially for the end of summer events that James and I attended in Tokyo. We managed to get a handful to sell through the online store. They will go up this weekend with other assorted Japanese licensed goodies.

Wednesday, 24 October 2007

How YOD spent the day.

YOD wasted the day bidding for YODs on ebay. But all the bids have been cancelled. They did not trust the bids of the_amos_equalizer. Shame on the naughty re-sellers and their friends.

YOD thanks them for their nasty messages. I promised to post the best ones on YOD's behalf. This one was a particular favourite.

Dear the_amos_equalizer,

I don't know who you are but if you are a member of the "amos crew" I just want to tell you that YOU are first responsible of this business ! Why make Yod so limited & not 1000 of each color so everyone can have one at reasonnable price ? Why say "be on our website at 1 pm, we won't have enough for all". YOU first are trying to make always more money with toys buy selling limited toys to stupid addicts & this is not surprising a few pple are trying to get their part of the business. That's not really fair-play...

Oh & one more thing : YOD SUCKS, it's no more about artistic creation, it's just about making money with an ugly crappy toy & the comic "Mr Vortigern's etc" SUCKS too : it's just a poor story, with poor drawings & backgrounds colored with Photoshop & full of useless characters just here to sell more toys ! Who do you think you are Mr Jarvis ? The new Hergé ? Lemuel & Samuel are Dupont & Dupond ? Haha let me laugh you're just an opportunist as those sellers.


And here is my response on behalf of all of us at Amos. I have made this public as the sender hid behind an ebay moniker!

Dear Mr/Ms lagokinetics,

Produce thousands of figures, in every colour? And how do we do this? Call Hasbro to help us?!? Clearly you have no idea about running a small independent company. We try and earn a living doing something we like. We can not afford to make thousands of one product. How do we finance and distribute that? We do what we can and try to strike a balance. Now we try to sell product ourselves (independently) so we make a reasonable profit within safe parameters. So we would be fools not to tell people when our products go on sale (that is why we give a time for our products going live on the website!).

We tried to distribute the YODs to those that were really interested in the product. We feel aggrieved that there are spivs out there that want to sell our product at a far larger profit than we can make ourselves. They do nothing to earn the premium other than prey on a difficult situation. We can understand some collectors re-selling to fund their collections. But there is no excuse for the greedy profiteering happening at present! Speculative buying is wrong. Those that do, simply leech off a small independent culture, giving nothing back!

But lagokinetics my friend, clearly you have a bigger issue than the fact our products are limited. Do I detect a hint of artistic rivalry/jealousy? I can only assume that you have managed to achieve far more with your own work than we have with our limited output. Although if your artistic prowess is as proficient as your business accumen then I could be wrong!

Tuesday, 23 October 2007


The sound you will make this weekend if you visit the online store and see the high price of the Amos keychains and pin badges! All we can say is that we are sorry for the expense. Importing from Japan is definitely not cheap! But I would also say that our people there have done an amazing job on all the merchandise they have produced so far. Top quality if a little pricy. The keychains, pin badges, mugs, tees, bags and books all look amazing. And is the only place outside of Japan that has all of this stuff.

We'll have a couple of new items and restocks on most of the above this weekend. More images later in the week.

Monday, 22 October 2007

Croydon 10K

I ran the Croydon 10K yesterday, in 33:32. I was quite pleased with the time; it was a hilly course with lots of sharp turns so it was hard to get a rhythm going. It was slight improvement on two weeks ago and I hadn't done any serious training in the interim.

I am off to Beijing tomorrow and I am going to take the week as enforced rest. I haven't had more than two days off running all year.

I am still aiming to do a sub 33:00 time at the Brighton 10K in late November.

Wednesday, 17 October 2007

Not more bloody plastic figures...

Yeah there's more. Life after YOD. Amos had a slow start to the year but we are making up for it now. The next release has been produced for our friends at Silly Thing in Hong Kong. We've turned JJs Wrestling Elves, originally designed for the packaging of Juno's Chapel of Dawn CD, into real life soft vinyl figures (what's a real life vinyl figure?) The Wrestling Elves will be available through Silly Thing in Hong Kong, but we will have one or two available through the Amos on-line stores. We'll post more information and images soon.

Monday, 15 October 2007

A double apology.

First we apologise for the continued problems with the online store. The guys that run the store tried really hard to keep it rolling when the heavy traffic hit on Saturday. Unfortunately it could not take it and crashed again. Even the main Amos site was running at a super slow speed. We are really sorry for all those that had problems. I would love to say that we have sorted everything out for next time but after the last time I daren't say anything! However I will say that we are working on it...

And second we want to apologise to all those that did not manage to get a YOD figure. They were produced in limited quantites as we simply can not afford to take the chance and produce loads of any one figure. We produced an amount that we felt would be right for the type of product, and those it would appeal to. Sorry if you did not manage to get one. I think there are still some on the Japanese site so if your Japanese language skills are strong. I'm sure they would be happy to ship abroad...

For everyone else...YOD will come again soon...

Thursday, 11 October 2007

YOD is here!

On Saturday 13th October at 1pm BST we will release the last of our allocation of YOD figures for sale through These are open for anyone to buy. We think they will probably go fast.

All YODs will start shipping during the week beginning October 15th.

We advise that anyone planning to purchase a YOD figure that has not already registered and set up a store profile, should do so before the release.

Click HERE then scroll down the opening page to Your Account and click Sign Up. Then complete the form as instructed.

We've tried to address the problem of the server crashing too. Hopefully the massive increase in traffic will only slow the site down rather than cause complete meltdown! Fingers crossed...

Wednesday, 10 October 2007

YOD promo film from Japan...

Click below for a promotional film made by the people at to promote the release of YOD. You'll also see a few new products coming soon!

YOD Is Everywhere

Just in case anyone was wondering... I drew this YOD as a favour for my friend Giorgio Camuffo to use for a conference he is running at the University of Venice. 

YOD will not be there.

You can find out more about the conference here.

Monday, 8 October 2007

Dulwich 10k Road Race

This Sunday I ran in my local road race, the Dulwich 10k, which I won last year. I came second in 33:38. I was a bit disappointed with the time as I had run 33:00 twice already this year. Stupidly, I ran the first two miles in 5:00 and 5:10 which was way too fast, and my last four miles were all over the place. It was hard work as I ran the whole race on my own and it's always easier when you've someone to share the pace with. The winning time was 32:08, so I was never going to win it! 

I'm determined to run a sub-33:00 10k before the end of the year. There's a 10k race in Brighton in early November but I have to go to Beijing for a week at the end of the month so I'm not sure how I'm going to maintain my schedule.

On the subject of running, many thanks to Acyde and Kerry from Nike for the package they sent. You can never have too many short shorts. I've been trying out the Free 7.0s which felt great when I first ran in them but don't seem to agree with me as much as the Free 3.0s, which are amazing.

Friday, 5 October 2007

A new theme for YOD.

Thanks to the mysterious OCD we have a new tune for YOD now posted on the myspace page. An electronic techno Kraut-rocker with a deep, deep lyrical content. Click on the link below to experience for yourself.

YOD on myspace.

Thursday, 4 October 2007

Just click the button in the corner...

As Arron so rightly (and kindly) pointed out, when checking the +81 Plus links in yeasterday's post, just check the top left corner for the "English" button and all will be revealed! I have it on good authority that the YOD piece will also be updated and translated into English soon.

After my last post I feel a little foolish...

Wednesday, 3 October 2007

Big in Japan...?

After our recent trip to Japan some of the press we did is starting to surface.

YOD on +81 plus online

James and Russell on +81 plus online

Someone please tell us what it says!!!

Monday, 1 October 2007

An Apology.

We would like to apologise to everybody that struggled to pre-order YOD last Saturday. The server simply could not cope with the demand and it took over an hour to actually post the items and make them available for sale. Sorry if you had to waste time trying to log on. Eventually we managed to clear up the problems but not without a battle with the store ISP. Hopefully this will not happen during our official online sale of YOD on October 13th. We have been promised a dedicated server for this and future limited releases.

Also thanks to those that remained patient. We sold out of our pre-order allocation in around 2 hours. We hope you got what you wanted.

Once again. Sorry for the grief!!!

Tuesday, 25 September 2007

YOD is almost here!

On Saturday September 29th at 1pm BST, will begin a special advanced pre-sale of the new YOD figures. This will be open to all store Silver members. A limited amount have been set aside to give Silver members an early chance to make a purchase, ready for shipment after the official release date of October 13th.

Earlier this week, everyone who purchased a YODzine from was given an oppurtunity to reserve the Special Edition white YOD (previously only available at San Diego Comic-Con back in July). There will be a handful of these remaining and the last of these will also be offered to Silver Members on Saturday.

Silver members watch for the email with further details. Please be aware, the pre-sale stock is limited and will probably sell out.
But we have kept some more figures aside which will go on sale on the official release date.

That is the end of this communication


Monday, 24 September 2007

Alakazam Season 3

The T-shirts I designed for Will Sweeney's Alakazam label are out now.

Sunday, 23 September 2007

Adidas Dublin Half-Marathon

Just got back from Dublin where I ran the half-marathon there. I came 7th, in 1 hour 14 minutes. Quite pleased with that: there were a couple of nasty little hills on the course, so I think the time was o.k., considering.

Many thanks to Richard Seabrooke and Aidan Kelly for lunch afterwards.

After two weeks holiday it's back to the grindstone tomorrow. YOD is calling...

Friday, 21 September 2007

Contemplating something...

Been a quiet week for the blog. Too many tasks, too many distractions. So here's a random post.

We had started work on a piece for a a new German periodical to be published in broadsheet newspaper format. This is being put together by some of the guys from Lodown magazine. Unfortunately the newspaper has been delayed. But here's a glimpse of some of James' development sketches and an idea of where we were going. This should confuse you...

Oh, and by the way... this one didn't end up in the recycle box.

Il Camuffolo

I've been staying for 10 days holiday on the Lido di Venezia. I also found time to visit my friend, Sig. Giorgio Camuffo. Here he is with a large sculpture of Evil Martin he had made for an exhibition in Venice in 2003.

Wednesday, 12 September 2007

JJ in Venice and the Golden Tapirs.

Signor Jarvis is currently away in Venice, taking some much needed R and R with his family. But he did take some time out to decorate 10 Golden Tapirs imaginatively known as the Tapiri d'Oro (not totally sure what it is about but something to do with an Italian TV show annual awards). Thought you might like to take a look.

Pretty Tapirs!

Japan VM specials go live...

The special edition products made for the Japan release of VMATGSOW will go live for sale through the site on Friday 1pm BST. These items will include a handful of copies of the Japanese edition of the book, 2 colourways of the VM tees (pretty limited), the mugs (very limited) and the post card set (see below...quite limited).

Some of the old Silas Martin Kubrick figures will also be made available through the Stash section. Good stuff, what!