Doktor A’s ‘The Confectioner’ for Monsters & Misfits II

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Next up to bat from Doktor A for Monsters & Misfits II is The Confectioner, an organic chemist and Joshua Hipplewaithe’s co-conspirator in candy creation. Here’s his story:

Organic Chemist by trade Archibald Schpoon enjoyed cookery as a hobby.
Upon a chance meeting with Joshua Hipplethwaite he began experimenting with confectionary and soon it became a driving passion.
He delved into the conundrum of complex and unusual ingredient combinations and the unexpected effects that they could have on some types of Mechtorians.
Ever pushing and blurring the boundaries of what was possible within the fields of exquisite delicacies and recreational pharmaceuticals.

Fashioned from vinyl, acrylic, epoxy resin, polymer clay, lead, rubber and found objects, the Dok delivers yet another showstopper original sculpt for the collectors in Japan. More snaps of the candy man are below!

Doktor A’s ‘Candy Factory’ for Monsters & Misfits II

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Two weeks ago, Doktor A shared a photo on Facebook that partially revealed what he deems his most¬†complex sculpture to date: an original creation that he had toiled over for a month for Japan’s Monsters & Misfits II exhibition. That sculpture is ‘Candy Factory’ and thanks to Shinji and his Tomeno Blog, we have an in-depth look at this amazingly elaborate gummy candy maker. His story:

Joshua Hipplethwaite
Confectioner and innovator, Joshua is the creator of the renown Ee-by-Gum, chewing candy.
This popular delicacy has an odd intoxicating effect on steam driven Mechtorians, but is repugnant to those who are spring wound.
One of the fastest selling sweets in history, its long term effects are unknown and its prohibition has been called for in some quarters.
Though he does not partake himself Joshua wised to dispense his product as far as possible.
To this end he rebuilt his own body so he could crank out the candy wherever he travelled.
First one is free! And they always come back for more.

The whole thing blows my mind, to be honest, but the sugar bottles in the back add such a sadness to it:

Wasted chances, forgotten dreams and unfulfilled ambition? Damn, that’s some heavy stuff right thurr. But more on the sweeter side of sugar land: the faux candies are actually soft and squishy. I know, right?! More photos of the Candy Factory (and its engineers) are below and via Dok’s blog, here!

Monsters & Misfits II opens April 13th (today in Japan!) at the Kusakabe Folk Museum in Takayama.

Bella Badge No.2 from Dok A Drops Monday

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The second colourway of Doktor A’s Bella DeLamere badge releases tomorrow (March 5th) via the Spookypop Shop. Featuring antiqued copper with red enamel fills, the badge is a run of 100 pieces with the edition number engraved on the reverse. Also comes bagged and boarded. Four lots of these will become available throughout the day on Monday to accommodate different time zones. They retail for about $10. More info on the sale page here!

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Doktor A’s ‘Bella DeLamere’ Badge + Leprechaun Mooncalf APs Available 2.5

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Following the overwhelming response for his Humphrey Mooncalf badges, Doktor A debuts his newest installment in the Mechtorian character series: Bella DeLamere! Releasing this Sunday, there will be four colourways of this ‘retrobotic femme fatale’ (love that), and like the previous editions, the metal and enamel badge is an edition of 100 and retails for $10 a piece. A new feature for this batch are engraved numbers on the backs.

In keeping with the green theme, Dok will also be releasing his Leprechaun Humphrey Mooncalf APs, so pop in the shop and make your Sunday splendidly spooky.

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Doktor A’s Badge No. 4 Available TODAY 1.5!

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Doktor A’s next antique badge is now available via his online emporium! Dubbed ‘Mourning,’ this purple, black and silver edition is the last for this series, so don’t miss out! A new character debuts in February.

Each metal badge comes bagged with a signed/numbered artist card and retails for $10. Only 100 of ’em, folks!