Thursday, December 31, 2009

Winner for the Amanda Visell Raffle Give Away!!!







The winner for the Amanda Visell Fat Cat Miao -Dead Edition Raffle Giveaway is........

SailormoonSasha from the Los Angeles Area!!! Congratulations!!!

She is the winner of the beautiful "Ghost of Fat Cat" Framed Drawing by Amanda Visell

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Happy Holidays

The Dragatomi family would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year.

Thank you all for your continued support. You have made 2009 a great year for us and look forward to what 2010 will bring us!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Myster Prize revealed for the Fat Cat Miao : Dead Edition by Amanda Visell

We are now revealing the mystery prize for the raffle for those who purchased the Fat Cat Miao - Dead Edition by Amanda Visell. As we mentioned, everyone who purchases this figure will be entered to win a mystery prize created by Amanda. Well... Here is the prize:





The winner will receive a framed drawing - "The Ghost of Fat Cat" by Amanda Visell. The framed measurements are approx. 15" x 12.25" .

There's still time to be entered to win this lovely piece. Visit out website to purchase the Fat Cat Miao - Dead Edition, and you will be automatically entered into the raffle.

The raffle will take place on Thursday, December 31st at 2 p.m. (PST) at our store. We will post up the winner once it is announced.

A big thanks to everyone who purchased this figure and an even Bigger thanks goes out to Amanda for creating this drawing for us to raffle.

Good Luck!!


****Update****

We have our winner!!! Congratulations to SailormoonSasha from the Los Angeles Area for winning our Raffle!!!



-Joanne-

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Cyber Monday!!!!


Shop our website on Monday November 30, 2009 for our CYBER MONDAY Sale. There will be many items marked down so don't miss out. This event is for our online customers that could not make it out to our Black Friday event. Enjoy Everyone!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Black Friday Sale!!!


Come to Dragatomi this Friday from 8 am to 11 am for our BLACK FRIDAY sale!!!

Almost the entire store is 10% - 40% off!!

The first 10 customers will receive a Mystery Goody Bag!!

**Sale applies in-store only**

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Designer Con Booth #52



Monday, November 16, 2009

Designer - Con Customs Preview **UPDATE**

Designer-Con is only 5 days away!!!

Here's another look at what we will have available at our booth.





These customs are made by Grimsheep. He brings us a 5.5" tall custom Topo figure and an 8" Custom dunny.

To view these and all the other figures we'll have available, check out our Flickr.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Designer-Con Customs Preview *Update*

With Designer-Con only being 11 days away.... Here's another preview of some customs that will be available at our booth.



These figures were made by MANDARK. He brings us an 8" Custom Dunny, a custom mini munny w/ 3" dunny and a custom 7" munny w/ 3" dunny. More pictures of these and the other figures available at our booth can be viewed here.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Designer - Con Customs Preview

Here's a sneak peak at a few customs that we will be having at our Designer-Con Booth on November 21st :



4 customs designed by SENSE



Here are two customs designed by RSIN

There are more customs from a few more artists that we are expecting. I'll be updating pictures as soon as they become available.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Rear Naked Choke *Preview Udate*


Here are more images of what's to come for Patrick Francisco's solo exhibit - "Rear Naked Choke". With a scheduled opening reception for Saturday, Novemeber 14th at 7 pm. As we near the event, more pictures will be posted up as they become available.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Fat Cat Miao - Dead Ed. by Amanda Visell , Dragatomi Exclusive


I wanted to share with you all, our exclusive figure to be released at Designer Con - The Fat Cat Miao (Dead Edition) by Amanda Visell. This piece is limited to 100 pieces. In addition, Amanda will be signing at our booth as well.

As an added bonus, each person who purchases this figure, will be given a raffle ticket and entered in a drawing to win a mystery prize made by Amanda. The Drawing will take place at the end of the year at our store.

I'll be updating you more as we get closer on other exclusives we'll be bringing to our booth.

-Joanne-

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

"Rear Naked Choke" Preview

Here's a preview of what's in store for Patrick Francisco's "Rear Naked Choke" Show. I'll be posting up more pictures of artwork as it becomes available.

Dr. Sketchy's Roadshow comes to Dragatomi


Just wanted to let you all know that we will be hosting Dr. Sketchy's Roadshow on Thursday Nov. 12th @ 7 p.m.

This sounds like it would be a real fun event.

Here's a little information on Dr. Sketchy's:

Dr. Sketchy's is the little Brooklyn event that became a movement. Founded in 2005 by artist Molly Crabapple, Dr. Sketchy's asked a simple question. Why can't drawing naked people be sexy? The answer is... it can.

Dr. Sketchy’s branches have popped up in nearly 100 cities internationally, but there’s still a whole lot of world out there, so the cast and crew of Dr. Sketchy’s Los Angeles is hitting the asphalt to bring Dr. Sketchy’s Roadshow to your town. Yes, I’m talking to you, sir... right there.

From November 2nd through November 14th, Dr. Sketchy’s Roadshow will be presenting 13 alternative figure drawing sessions in 13 California cities from Costa Mesa to Sacramento. The schedule can be found at www.drsketchyroadshow.com

Artist and art voyeurs need only bring a $10 donation and their favorite drawing supplies. Dr. Sketchy’s and the Roadshow’s art-centric host venues will provide everything else (top notch models, refreshments, casual networking opportunities, and an all around good time).

Join Danni Doll, Mysterious Max and Ringleader Bob for a couple hours of creative inspiration and social spectacle as Baby Tattoo Books presents Dr. Sketchy’s Roadshow in your town. Yes, sir, again... I’m talking to you. Come to draw, or come to watch; either way, you should come. Space at each venue is limited, so don't be late.



Monday, October 26, 2009

Rear Naked Choke


Dragatomi is pleased to present “Rear Naked Choke,” a solo exhibition of new works by Patrick Francisco, a New York artist known as much for his promotional antics as for his painterly approach to canvas and vinyl toys.

Like the jiu jitsu maneuver, “Rear Naked Choke” is a roguish attack on the senses. Francisco shows the moody simian characters he’s become known for, but adds new explorations that are stylistically rooted in the former. Predominantly muted color schemes give way to a bolder alter ego that at once reveals the odd—even whimsical—dimensions of the sinister. He has created, according to illustrator Jarrod Gecek, “an amazing little world of chimps with a disdain for public decency.”

“Rear Naked Choke” features paintings, drawings, resin sculptures, and customized toys. Though spanning themes through different media, all pieces are bound together by the same intense grittiness of a tightly applied rear naked choke.


ABOUT PATRICK FRANCISCO

Patrick Francisco is known for bold brush work and innovative methods of promoting his art to the public. He has staged scavenger hunts of his custom painted toys in New York City and, with the help of blogger "Spanky" Stokes, in San Diego. Francisco has shown at a number of galleries, including C. Emerson Fine Arts (St. Petersburg, Florida), Agni Gallery (New York City), and 1:AM Gallery (San Francisco). Francisco received his BFA from SUNY FIT in New York City, and can be often found drawing in Spring Studio SoHo.



We will have a 2nd Saturday Opening and anticipate a great turnout. The show will run from Nov. 14th until Dec. 5th. Opening reception will be on November 14th at 7 p.m. Patrick will also be in attendance for the opening.



Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Second Saturday Art Walk Featured Artist


Hello.

With Second Saturday approaching on October 10th I would like to introduce our featured Artist of the month - MR. FUEL.

Here are a few of the pictures of the artwork that will be featured at our store and available for purchase online. They are all pen & Ink on wood. You really need to see them to truly appreciate it's beauty.

So, if you can make by this Saturday, please do so and show some support for MR. FUEL.





Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Shop Wars Voting Time - Drilone's Toyer From Hell







Hi Everyone!

Just an update on Shop Wars that was Hosted by Delicious Drips and 1:AM Gallery SF last Friday.

Many local businesses entered and were given a blank Toy2R 8″ Qee as their canvas. Each participant customized their blank for the showcase voting exhibition, held on Friday September 25th at 1:AM gallery.

The event was great and helped raise money for Project Open Hand. There was also a 16" Blank Qee for everyone to customize while at the show.

The participating businesses were : Jake Diamond, Sidewalk Collective, Jay222 Toys, Sacred Tattoo, Bayfitted, Dragatomi, Secession Art and Gallery, Kidrobot, Neon Monster, FTW Tattoo, Precita Eyes Mural Arts, Delicious Drips, 1AM Gallery, Mary Beth Art, Painted Lady, Roschelle Buenaflur, Ryan Holt Design, and Infectious.

Drilone represented Dragatomi and did an awesome job on his "Toyer From Hell" custom figure.

Please show your support for Drilone and Dragatomi by voting at Delicious Drips.

View more pics on our Flickr.

We want to thank you in advance for all of your votes :)

Thanks everyone!


-joanne-

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Shop Wars


Hey Everybody! Just wanted to let you know that Dragatomi is entered in Shop Wars. A Charitable event by Delicious Drips and 1AM Gallery in San Francisco.


Shop Wars
is a business-to-business custom toy contest that will allow some of the shops in the Bay Area to show off their custom toys which represent their stores. So, when I was invited to do this, I was stoked! The only problem was that I'm not an artist. So I quickly remedied that by calling our good friend Drilone and asked if he would be willing to represent our store for us. And, when he agreed, I entered the contest.


For those of you that will be in the area, stop by 1AM Gallery on Sept. 25th at 6pm to see the custom toy designed by Drilone for Dragatomi.


-joanne-


Monday, September 14, 2009

Dunny Series 2009 Pre-Release and Trading Party Update

Hi everyone! I know this is a little late, but still I would like to tell you all about our KidRobot Dunny Series 2009 Trading Party we had on Sept. 9th.

The event started promptly at 6 p.m. and we were greeted with a crowd that was ready for their new dunny series. We had a fun filled evening with raffle drawings through out the night which gave everyone a chance to win prizes from, tee shirts, blind boxes, headphonies and skate decks!

A BIG "Thank you" goes out to everyone who came through that evening.

I know leave you with a few pictures. More pictures of the event can be seen on our flickr.


-joanne-












Thursday, September 3, 2009

SALE SALE SALE


I don't know what I was thinking?!?! I just put a bunch of items on sale.
Happy Shopping Everyone!



-Joanne-

Friday, August 21, 2009

Kidrobot Dunny Series 2009 Trading Party & Pre-Release at Dragatomi

Dragatomi will be part of the new Kidrobot Dunny Series 2009 Trading Party and Pre-Release Locations. The event is to take place on Wednesday, September 9 , from 6 - 8 pm at our store location. We will have a night filled with a chance to trade with fellow dunny collectors, chances to win prizes and overall just have a great time! So please be sure to stop by.

-joanne-

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Mai Hiro X Dragatomi - Grand Opening Reception and Game of Death Spiki Figure Release





Hi Everyone! I wanted to inform you that since we opened our doors back in May, we've never really formally had a "Grand Opening" so.... what better way to hold our opening event than to release our "Game of Death" exclusive Spiki figure by Nakanari and hold a Game of Death theme art show.

The G.O.D. Spiki figure is limited to 100 pieces and will retail for $75.00.

The art show will run from August 29th - Sept. 29th and will feature new works from the Mai Hiro Team (Nakanari and Soujohn). The collaborative event will also feature work from Dave ‘Outtamymind’ Quiles, Jure Gavran, and Rotobox.

The Opening Reception will be on August 29th from 7 - 10 pm at our store located at : 2317 J Street, Sacramento CA 95816.

If you'll be in the area, please stop by.

-Joanne-

Friday, August 7, 2009

Goodie Bag Giveaway!!


Wanna know how to get a FREE Dragatomi Goodie Bag?.... Easy! Just be one of the First 10 (Ten) people in line to have their Dragatomi exclusive "Big Army Man" figure signed by Frank Kozik. Told ya it was easy!

For more information about the signing or figure, visit the previous post.

Thanks everyone! See you all tomorrow!




-Joanne-

Monday, August 3, 2009

Dragatomi X Kozik : Big Army Man Signing


Hi everyone! Just wanted to let you know that Kozik will be in store this Saturday August 8, from 6-8 pm for our exclusive figure release signing. This figure is approx. 18" Tall is limited to 50 pcs. We just opened one up for display / picture purposes and it is an amazing piece. It comes with interchangeable hands so he can be holding either a grenade or a rubber chicken :)

This day also happens to be our 2nd Saturday Art Walk for our area. If any of you have been keeping up with our twitter, 2nd Saturdays are usually a really fun day for us! So... if you're in the area, please stop by.


-Joanne-

Friday, July 31, 2009

2009 SDCC

This year both Agent_R and I attended the 2009 SDCC and let me tell you….. we had a blast! For those of you that follow us on twitter, I hope you found that my tweets were quite entertaining. :) As we were pretty entertained ourselves.

We arrived just in time to attend the Preview night and saw what this year’s Comic-Con had to offer. If you’ve never attended Comic-Con before, it’s pretty overwhelming to see so many cool things under one roof. Lots of people dressed in Star Wars costumes, and dressed up as video game characters , and comic book heroes, and some I couldn’t really identify. Really, I think other than on Halloween, this is just another time you can wear pretty much any costume and not get questioned as to why you are in a costume.

But, people dressed up in costumes is not all that Comic-Con had to offer. This event brings some of the coolest exclusives only available there.

I do have to say though, that with all the awesomeness around us, the best part was getting to see and hangout with everyone. Many of whom we hadn’t seen for a long time, and some whom we just met and had a great time with. :)

Oh…. before I forget, I would like to give some shout outs: To “Vectar the Intolerable ” for hanging out with us and showing us a great evening. Also to Erick Scarecrow, George Gaspar and Spanky Stokes for rocking our "Run Dragatomi" Tee. And to: j*ryu, babyvtec, Stylust, rottierook, Deanomeano, Duherica, Immasuperstar, Julie West, Lou Pimentel, Drilone, Jenny, Kel, kaNO, Jesse Hernandez, Marka27, Buff Monster, Ketih Poon, Tony Nakanari, Spencer Ong, Jure Gavran, Kuso Vinyl, DKE Toys, Strangeco, Toy Qube, October Toys, and Kidrobot - Thanks guys! Was truly really fun, can't wait until next year!


I’ll leave you all to view all the pictures we took, please visit our flickr to view them all.





with Spencer and Lou

Helping out at the October Toys Booth

George Rocking our Tee


Erick Scarecrow Rocking our Tee

Julie West playing with green slime :)

Lou playing tattoo parlor with us :)

With "Vectar the Intolerable"