#WAYBACKWEDNESDAY: WATCH DC ARTISTS ALLEY’S CHRIS UMINGA DRAW THE JOKER AT SDCC 2017
November 29, 2017
 
 
Popular Artist Brings His Unique Creepy/Cute Style to the DC Universe in a New Line of Designer Vinyl Figures by DC Collectibles
 
Inspired by the popular artist alley convention experience, the new cutting-edge DC Artists Alley line from DC Collectibles merges indie design with DC’s most iconic characters. The first wave of designer vinyl figures showcases illustrator Chris Uminga’s offbeat interpretations of Wonder Woman, Batman and Superman and hits stores in June 2018. In a new clip released today by DC Collectibles, Uminga discusses his unique “creepy-meets-cute” art style as he draws one of his all-time favorite DC Characters, The Joker.

 

Following the first set of figures by Uminga, other DC Artists Alley waves debuting in 2018 include Barcelonian-bred artist, Sho Murase’s stylish designs for Catwoman, Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn, and HaiNaNu “Nooligan” Saulque’s exaggerated designs of The Joker, Batman and Harley Quinn. All waves are currently available for pre-order. Visit dccollectibles.com for purchase information.
 
 
About Chris Uminga: Christopher Uminga is a Connecticut based painter and illustrator. Chris has spent the last ten years developing a unique style that blends together creepy and cute. You can find the influences of classic movies, Saturday morning cartoons, graffiti and low brow/outsider art in his work.
Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Time.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, CNN.com, AssociatedPress.com Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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