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After relocating his studio Frank Kozik is back with some new creations, ready to unleash these little creatures of mayhem out into an unsuspecting planet Earth. Kozik often treats his instagram followers into a glimpse at the process, and so we saw the large albino versions of Heathrow the Hedgehog. In addition we've also been lucky enough to see test runs of two new editions of the Gipper, the punk rock Ronald Reagan. The pink iridescent bust is impossible to take your eyes off, and the jelly bean Gipper is like nothing we've seen before. Check out FrankKozik.net for Heathrow, and lots of other new work including a variety of limited toys, and his classic screen print posters.
MAGIK by Mary Wilshire (1985)
REAL NAME: Illyana Nikolievna Rasputin
PLACE OF BIRTH: Ust-Ordynski Collective, near Lake Baikal, Siberia, U.S.S.R.
RELATIVES: Peter Rasputin, Colossus (brother)
GROUP AFFILIATION: New Mutants.
POWERS: The ability to transport herself and others through time and space by creating “stepping disks”. She is also a highly expert sorceress
FIRST APPEARANCE: Giant-Size X-Men #1 (May 1975)
via The Comics Vault
This is certainly not the first time we've been excited about an artist that the legendary Silver Snail is bringing for an appearance, but it certainly is the most unexpected. We found Dave McKean's work in the intense, ethereal, and often downright terrifying covers he created for the Sandman series. The now infamous series written by Neil Gaiman is a benchmark in the world of graphic novels, and of stories in general, but it wasn't their first work together.
Early in his career McKean met Gaiman on a trip to New York, and the pair eventually collaborated on the book 'Violent Cases' and beginning McKean's career. McKean truly embodies the concept of being a mixed media artist, using collage, and found items in his comic book covers. A technique that was previous unheard of, and lent a certain frightful caution to the Sandman series. As young ones in the shops, we knew you only picked those books up if you were feeling brave.
In addition, McKean has received great acclaim for his work on countless album covers, short stories, film, and his music as a jazz pianist. Toronto has the opportunity to meet the man himself for a signing at Toronto's famed Silver Snail at Yonge and Dundas. Friday September 5th from 4-8 pm. Don't miss this as McKean signs covers of his latest work with Gaiman 'Sandman: Overture', the first Sandman tale in more than 15 years, and whatever other treasures his fans unearth...
The Silver Snail is located at 329 Yonge St. For more info check out silversnail.com.