DKE Toys SDCC Releases by Mike Egan: Death Goes Pop Art Show, Book and NEW Japanese vinyl figure LUCKY!

Death Goes Pop

50 paintings of pop culture icons by Mike Egan

July 17 – July 21, 2013 San Diego Comic-Con
DKE Toys booth #5045

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: “Death Goes Pop” is a special exhibition of 50 individual 7” x 7” original acrylic and shellac paintings on wood by artist Mike Egan. It features portraits of pop culture icons done in the artist’s signature style. Using his usual palate of blood and death Mike created 50 original works in his very focused folk technique.

These creative interpretations include visages of comic book heroes, classic monsters, plus many favorite movie and cartoon stars. “Death Goes Pop” will be on display and for sale in the DKE Toys booth (#5045) at San Diego Comic-Con. The paintings will retail for $75 each and will go on sale on Thursday, July 18th.


In addition to the original art DKE is proud to present the first book of Mike’s work also entitled, “Death Goes Pop”. This special edition of 100 copies is signed and numbered on a letterpressed bookplate and includes a hand embellished screen print. This hardcover compendium of the 50 paintings will retail for $25.


DKE Toys produced Mike’s first toy, BONES, which debuted at San Diego Comic-Con in 2012 to much acclaim. It is currently nominated for a Designer Toy Away for Best Sofubi. The second toy in the line, LUCKY, will release at San Diego Comic-Con this year and will retail for $60 and come in both black and orange just as BONES did last year. Edition is limited to 100 total for both colors. Made of beautiful Japanese vinyl.

Mike Egan will make his first trip to San Diego Comic-Con this year. He will be signing at the DKE Toys booth Thursday, July 18th at 1pm and Saturday, July 20th at 4pm.


“Death Goes Pop” is produced by DKE Toys. Dov and Sarah Jo have produced several art shows together including; The Vader Project, The Super Suck Up, STUFFED, a plush food show, and Skin Deep by Scott Wilkowski.

Mike Egan received his BFA from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. He subsequently received a diploma in funeral directing & embalming from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. While working in funeral homes for five years, Mike developed his own style of painting. Although he is no longer working in funeral homes, his time spent working as a funeral director/embalmer greatly influences his paintings today.

DKE Toys: Dov Kelemer & Sarah Jo Marks are Co-Founders of DKE Toys, the largest independent wholesale distributor of designer toys, limited edition art objects, collectibles, and gifts in the world exclusively representing hundreds of artists, designers, and boutique manufacturers. DKE also curates art shows, writes books, appraises and buys collections and toy closeouts of all shapes and sizes.

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