Sunday, September 24, 2006

The Word is Out

Thanks to Justin over at for the story on the Grumpy Freak Show and the Bear Wars Bears. He also managed to give us some exposure on

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Bears posted on

Just about all the grumpy bears except for a couple of late entries are posted on Grumpy's flickr account. Check them all out here.

Grumpy Freak Show Bears

Unfortunately none are labeled with the item number (used for placing your bid on the sheet in the gallery) or the artist name. Sometime monday I'll go up to the gallery and match them all up and get that going.

We'll probably post the most recent bid every once and a while so you can get your name thrown on one of sheets if you're interested in bidding on one.

Friday, September 15, 2006

GRUMPY BEAR SHOW PICS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We invited all of the American Greetings and local artists who participated in the show to breakfast so that they can meet and mingle. It was a lot of fun. The gallery gets a lot of traffic around lunchtime and the end of the workday. There are a few good bids going so far (Not bad for the first week). Some are up to $150.00. There are a lot of strategic bidders who are waiting until the last few days to drop some heavyweight bids on pieces they have their eye on. Watch out, they might be scoping the same one you're waiting to bid on. Put in some early bids to make 'em all sweat.

Hi rez, professional pics of all of the bears are on the way and will be posted soon on flikr for all to see in detail.

Let the bidding war begin.

I pitty the FOOL!

Tuesday, September 12, 2006


BIG shouts out to DRAWN and VINYLPULSE for showing the Grumpy Freak Show some love. You can also see a brief article on
the TOYS R EVIL blog.

Thursday, September 07, 2006


We'll be putting up the show this weekend! Thanks to all of you who participated for a good cause.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Anyone seen Masa?

Anyone seen Masa? He's holding 2 bears hostage as this is being typed. haha.

Here comes Joey Chou!!!! All the way from L.A.!

This is Joeys Bear...may I say Awsomeness!! Thanks dude, good work.
check out his work at


Here he is.

Making this thing was like shaving a Maine Coon. I'll be vacuuming hair out of my carpet for years.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Anarchy Is Alive

WHEW!!!!!!!! - Tom

Well, I've had a couple mishap's I can't get the bear back together. I thought I shaved enough of the knob on the arm off. Then when it dried to I tried to pop it back on. I twisted it and left a big black mark on the bear since the paint was a little tacky. I got the mark off but the arms are all smudged. They are baking in the sun as we speak and I'll try to get them back on when I go home at lunch and touch it up. It might not arrive until tomorrow. I'll make sure I shave most of the knob off of the neck.

Monday, September 04, 2006


This custom was African inspired. It was also the bear that melted up on me. All in all, I guess it came out alright. If it were up to me I would sell it to raise money for the poverty stricken people dying from aids in Africa.


First and foremost, I gotta thank my family for pulling together this holiday weekend and painting up a bear. This first bear's theme was my wife and daughter's idea. It's a CATBUS from the animated movie "My neighbor Totoro" I helped with the early sketch, but most of the labor was my family. The only thing I handled was the sculpting and drawing the face. Believe it or not, I was only 20% of this project. Hats off to my wonderfully talented FAM.

My 2 budding female artists

Sunday, September 03, 2006


This submission was sent in over the weekend by my man Dubelyoo of CONVERT THE WACK I think it's themed after the "My Uzi Weighs a Ton" show. This bear's title is...