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Jul 21, 2006

Back in the Day @ L Street Gallery (07.21.06)

After the second day of Comic-Con, a bunch of us headed to Dick's Last Resort for dinner (second night in a row for us ;-).  After an amusing dinner where we discovered the "bucket of food' is really just a small plate of food on top of a bucket,  we headed to the Artists' reception for Back in the Day @ the L Street Gallery which is literally right across from the San Diego Convention Center.  Sponsored by Wheaty Wheat Studios, Back in the Day was created and put into motion by Sket One as a venue for custom retro toys of all shapes and sizes.

The L Street Gallery is a very nice narrow space that extends back quite aways.  The crowd was almost entirely made up of artists, industry folks, and 2 certain picture-happy toy bloggers.  The show consisted of several very well-done toy customs plus quite a few original 2d pieces.  Since it's late I won't do a full run-down of pieces (pics will have to suffice).  Really quickly -- two personal standouts were Sket's inspired Evel Speederbike and Mimic's cheerful and wacky Imperial Walker  + Mr Potato turned dinosaur (?). 

Quite a few of the artists were at the reception including Sket One, Chris Ryniak, Jim Koch, Tristan Eaton, Huck Gee, Michael Uman, and Andrew Bell.  Quite a few other industry folks and artists showed up to take it all in -- check out the pics ;-) Our apologies for not showing miQ willm0tt and Christian Azul's pieces -- we need to reshoot these.  We will try to update tomorrow.  Back in the Day showcases some really nice work.  The show runs through August 21st -- check it out if you get a chance.  That's all for tonight from SDCC (the bar won out over the blog)  -- we'll have LOTS more shortly.

L Street Gallery (across from the Omni Hotel)
628 L Street (6th Avenue and L Street downtown)
San Diego CA 92101

Jim Koch


Andrew Bell

Sarah Antoinette Martin


Michael Uman

Alex Pardee

Brandon Dunlap


oooOOOooo (Brian Morris)


Lesley Reppeteaux




Ace hammin'

Huck Gee

Sket One



Tristan Eaton

Chris Ryniak


Kathie Olivas

















Chris Lee

Brand Peters

Jon Izen

Cam and Dawson De Leon


Michael Uman





Andrew Bell, Sket, Keith (Toy Qube), Huck Gee, Jim Koch

Simone Legno from tokidoki

Tristan Eaton


Touma and Simone Legno

Jim Koch and the Baroness

Tim Tsui, friend and T9G

left: Tyson Summers and Rich VanOver



Sket, Jon

Chris Ryniak and wife

Sket and Sam Fout

Nichole, Touma, Yuki

Part of the gang

Jim Koch, Huck, Sket and AB


Outside L Street Gallery

Simone and gf, Kaori;

Triston, Touma, Yuki, Tim Tsui, T9G and Japanese Friends

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Thanks for the comment dude, made my day :) 2 of my fave toys as a kid were the Mr Potato Head and then the Walker, but I was obsessed with Dinosaurs, so I threw that in for effect lol

mimic :)

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