Friday, January 29, 2010

Gubi - Gubi : Rise UP & ABZ Exclusive Interview

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I knew her since 2008. She was one of the original gubi - gubi artist back then, and she has contributed a lot in making me to be the artist / individual that i am now... no body knows pain killah before, until she came and change it all...

Abi is back with a new Gubi-Gubi custom!! Just like Jack Hankins of horrorwood.. Abi has something to say about her new born custom! Enjoy!

"Set goals for yourself and work hard to achieve them. Rise up to be all you can be"
Abigail Braceros

Who is the Main Person behind The name ABZ? what do you do for living?

Hi! I'm Abi Braceros and I'm a designer/illustrator at a design company on Maui.

ABZ sounded like ABC in which means Ais Batu Campur (A Type of Dessert made from Ice) Hahaha... what does it means actually?

Wow, interesting that my online name sounds like a Malaysian dessert.Yum. Actually, Abz is just one of the many nicknames I have. A lot of my friends call me Abs so when I began participating in online forums, I changed the 's' to 'z'. Just trying to make the spelling of Abs cooler. :)

I ask this question to Jack Hankins of horrowood, what is the main messages behind the custom? rise again! there must be a story behind it!! and i am dying to know!

Anytime I do a custom, my main goal is to create a cool character. For this character I gave him a shirt, 'RISE UP', on the back 'WE RISE TOGETHER'. The inspiration for the words was from two songs by The Flobots, 'Stand Up' and 'Rise'. These songs speak of fighting for what you believe in. Doing what is right. The words can be interpreted in many ways. What they also mean to me is to set goals for yourself and work hard to achieve them. Rise up to be all you can be.
Pain Killah Interrupt : Let us all rise, this custom is an inspiration to all artists out there!!

Gubi-Gubi Lovers and Fan will absolutely be grateful for this awesome custom!!! Any words to the Fan!!

To the fans, first I would say, THANK YOU for everything. Secondly, you can do anything if you put your heart and soul into it!

Thank you Abi, thank you once again!! let this custom be an inspiration to all of us!! let us rise up and achieve what ever we couldn't achieve before!!

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Gubi-Gubi Exclusive Interview : Jack Hankins of Horrorwood

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behind every great custom, there is a story behind it... Jack Hankins was the first artist who submitted for the Christmas series... and his custom bring horror to the entire gubi - gubi family! As a papertoy designer, I am very honoured to have a custom from one of the great artist in the papercrafting scene....and I hope that Jack's words will give us some inspiration, and motivation to move forward in what ever we do... Enjoy!!!

"My aim is to try to create some kind of special world inhabited by all the creatures that I draw"
Jack Hankins of Horrorwood

1. Who is the Main Man behind Horrorwood? what do you do?

The main man (well, only man) behind Horrorwood is me, Jack Hankins. I am a British artist who now lives in Japan.
By day I run a small English school with my wife and by night I am an illustrator and papercraft designer.

2. What is the Philosophy Behind Horrorwood, Why Horrorwood?

I created the name Horrorwood for myself about 5 years ago as I thought that having an "art name" helps to create a certain image when promoting my art. I chose Horrorwood because i think it has a good ring to it. I like horror and nature and movies, and Horrorwood is also a pretty obvious parody of the nameHollywood. My aim is to try to create some kind of special world inhabited by all the creatures that I draw.

3. What is the main Message behind the gubi custom?

There is no real message as such behind my Gubi custom. I was trying out a new more colourful style and I wanted to create a kind of nasty flesh effect using pretty colours. I chose the title "New Flesh" because the creature is supposed to be emerging from it's old skin. Maybe a bunny slowly changing into a zombie?

4. Thanks for your time! Any last word to all the gubi lovers and Horrorwood friends and fan out there?

Gubi was a really nice template to work with and I had a great time creating the custom. I hope that we can work together again sometime. Look out for many more Horrorwood customs and original toys in 2010.

Gubi-Gubi : New Flesh


Imagine if he's exist?

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Friday, January 8, 2010

Gubi Yoroi : Haunted Amour Yoroi By GRAVE

Gubi Yoroi : Haunted Amour Yoroi By GRAVE

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This is one Custom that I've received From a Friend of mine in the United States, He goes by the name of GRAVE... Yeah!! Scary names does come with a scary custom!! Another Samurai Skin to the gubies by Grave!! Enjoy the custom yall!