Baywatch with David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson … well not really. If you’ve been to the beach for a swim, you usually see a lifeguard tower, well this gallery event is Art on Guard, a show of artists building miniature scale Lifeguard Towers. This will be the first show of its kind on the West Coast and it will be held tonight at Woot Bear in San Francisco, CA. Our Retrenders team will be filming the event, so look for our video on our Retrenders’ YouTube channel soon!
If you’ve into watching dance videos on YouTube or VIMEO, then you’ve probably watched a dance video filmed by YAKfilms. Yoram Savion and Kash Gaines were Internet video guys, who were also fans of dancing founded YAKfilms in 2008 at the Youth Uprising Community Center in East Oakland. They’ve created a popular dance channel on YouTube and started not only a national movement, but a global dance phenomenon called “Turfing.”
Now the Internet duo film dance videos around the world and here’s the latest from Japan using a camera drone to film this in one-shot. Dope jam!
If you’re a fan of Capcom’s Devil May Cry series, you might want to pick up this 7″ Ulitmate Dante action figure. And if you’re on a budget, this figure is around $30.00 bucks. The 7″ Ultimate Dante does have a limited production run from NECA.
Once again it’s Big Wow! Comicfest and our Ramen crew talks to their favorite inker Mick Gray. Mick teases us about his latest work on Son of Batman and the character of Damian Wayne. And more importantly, he discusses the Hero Initiative.
Hello fans! If you’re wondering where the Retrenders team will be at this Memorial Day Weekend, it’s FanimeCon 2015! We will be there Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday covering the anime convention with our Ramen & a Half show. So come out to the biggest NorCal anime event!
The great thing about Big Wow! Comicfest is that it showcases the many talented artists like HaiNaNu Saulque aka Nooligan. Nooligan talks about his upcoming projects and his very own comic book series Union St. Choir.
A little tech company Next Thing Co. based in Oaktown, CA is making a super cheap P.C. without all the bells and whistles. The computer is basically a chip with 1GHz, 512MB RAM, 4GB of storage and runs on a Linux OS. The CHIP can connect WiFi or Bluetooth and use any screen like composite out, VGA or HDMI. Again, this $9 computer can do lots of stuff.
Before the MC Jins, Far East Movements and Asian American YouTube music stars, there was the Filipino American music movement in 1990s. Of course, I should mention the Pop/R&B music groups and artists like Pinay, Kai, Once Vo1ce, Jocelyn Enriquez, Buffy to name a few, but in the genre of DJing – no one dominated with likes of DJ Q-Bert, Apollo and Mixmaster Mike. They were stars internationally, around the globe mixing and scratching on two turntables. Published by Duke University Press, author Dr. Oliver Wang takes us on a historical journey and ride in Legions of Boom: Filipino American Mobile DJ Crews in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Born and raised in Queens, let rapper Awkwafina aka Nora Lum take you on a journey into New York City. No tourist sight-seeing traps, no Zagat approved bull crap and no Yelp business here on this book guided tour.
Awkwafina provides funny insights and drops hidden gems around NYC. She gives out her top 10 walking tours of New York City with fold-out maps, hipster places to eat and cheap places if you are on a budget. And she provides 10 places to pee, which is very important. This is Awkwafina’s NYC.
We got a new show on our Retrenders’ YouTube channel – it’s Vinyl Pulp. Since we’ve done many events at Kidrobot and Woot Bear, we had in mind on a show just focusing on vinyl toys, toy art collectibles and urban art, and so here it is, the first episode of Vinyl Pulp!
This past Saturday was Free Comic Book Day and we went to one of the best comic book shops in SF – Isotope, The Comic Book Lounge. And it was 10 year-old Ethan Castillo first comic book shop signing event. This talented artist has a knack for drawing Marvel’s web crawler Spider-Man.
Then’s been lots of HYPE over this new comic book mini-series Scarlett Couture by Des Taylor, so as it hits the comic book racks today, does it live up to the HYPE? The four-issue mini-series focuses on new spy-heroine Scarlett Couture created, written and illustrated all by Des Taylor.
I have to admit I only started watching this hit Showtime series only for Eva Green (Casino Royale, 300: Rise of an Empire), but I stayed for for the story and characters driving the “Penny Dreadful” program. We are already knee-deep into the second season and Titan Books has just released “The Art and Making of Penny Dreadful”, the official companion book to the program.
“Serenity now!” “No soup for you!” Classic lines from an iconic TV sitcom Seinfeld. The wait is over, vinyl Seinfeld figures are coming from Vinyl Sugar! The 8″ Vinyl Idolz line-up will feature: Cosmo Kramer, Newman, The Soup Nazi, Frank Costanza, J. Peterman and Puddy. Look for a Summer 2015 release!