wondercon 2020 spoke art releases

Like many conventions right now, WonderCon 2020 has been postponed out of abundance of caution for the growing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. But while the annual comic book and film convention won’t be holding its regular festivities in Anaheim, the show goes on for the art galleries participating in the con. Spoke Art announced that it will be debuting several new art exclusive art pieces from artists Marq Spusta, Tom Whalen, Ian Glaubinger, Brad Hill, Joshua Budich, and Max Dalton as part of a virtual WonderCon this week. The art will become available this Thursday, April 9, but some of them are timed limited editions, so jump on those fast.

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Tom Whalen's Masters of the Universe

If you grew up in the past half century, then your childhood was probably filled with toys made by Mattel. My childhood was filled with a ton of He-Man figures and those M.U.S.C.L.E. minis could be found all over my room. I always wanted the Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots and a Mattel Overboard from Back to the Future Part II and childhood me would probably be shocked at which one of those officially released Mattel products future-Peter ended up owning.

A new art show will be opening up at Gallery 1988 next week called Mattel: A Tribute To 70 Years Of Toys. The show, curated by artist Dave Perillo, is a small group show that features different artists take on some of Mattel Brand most iconic toys from over the past 70 years. Hit the jump to find out more, see some artwork from the show, and learn what great artists (such as Dave Perillo and Tom Whallen — yes, thats his kick-ass Masters of the Universe piece above) are involved.

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