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Two New JDUs 4U!

Once again I am overjoyed to announce the arrival of two new Jesus Dressups added to the collection. An updated version of Lady Gaga JDU (w/more hats!) and the totally brand new Supreme Deities JDU featuring all of our favorite gods, messiahs, profits, and cult leaders! They both just look so fantastic! I couldn’t be any more delighted with how they look and play. I invite you to see for yourself.

In addition, I’m equally thrilled to showcase the only store in my city… in the whole state of Michigan… Hell, in all of the Midwest to offer every available Jesus Dressup. Puzzle’s Oddities & Ends in Muskegon Michigan is like no other. Last month my girlfriend and I stumbled across Puzzle’s hidden behind a strip mall, in an empty parking lot, within a strip of unoccupied doctor offices. Easily the strangest store in the city. I plan to share more of what I love about this place in future posts, but for now I’m going to limit my praises for showcasing my Jesus magnets & Neptune posters. Before now these have never been available for sale anywhere, ever! 

Proud owner, Karly, of her Supreme Deities JDU and Madonna Brando poster at Puzzle’s

Creatures of Neptune is a series of works I inked in the mid 90s. Those of you who’ve known me for a while have probably seen glimpses of these characters in low-res on earlier versions of my sites. These however are hi-res prints with the hand lettering banners. I’m so so proud of these, and feel honored to have a place to show them to the world. All I’ve ever wanted is a space in a store to showcase & sell my freaky art , Jesus magnets & anti-tracts. A “Normal Bob”  corner, if you will. Never did I predict I’d find that place here in my home town. 

If you’re in the area I strongly recommend you pay a visit. 

Last but not least, if you know of a quirky store in your hood who might possibly be interested in carrying Jesus Dressup, please email me their name and the city and I’ll try and talk them into it. Don’t be shy!

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Easter Update

I knew this holiday was calling on me to update the goddamned blog. News is there’s 2 more shipments of Jesus Dressup due to arrive in just 10 days (April 28th)! Those two shipments are a pallet of Lady Gaga JDUs, and pallet of Supreme Deities JDU! I literally get goosebumps anticipating. 

RIP Gilbert Gottfried

• The NEW Lady Gaga JDU was such a hit in 2012 I had to make it again, but with more hats and sunglasses! 
• Supreme Deities JDU however is what I’m most excited to see. This is its first printing, and it has all of my most favorite gods, prophets and masters of the whole universe included, plus all of their magical accessories so you can make The One True God (Jesus Christ) even more powerful than he is already. I’d list all their names, but I want you to discover them yourself like you’re supposed to.

In case you missed it, there’s also a new updated BDSM JDU too. Which means there’s 3 new sets for 2022, and I’m ready to do business! But I need your help.

The Alternative BDSM JDU store display

You see, it’s been since late 2019 when Covid hit, that I lost most stores for reasons I don’t need to explain. And finding new stores willing to carry Jesus Dressup can be a really lonely hobby. But I think every city must/should have at least one. Places like Peculiarium in Portland, Toy Tokyo in NYC, The Alternative in Ontario, or Puzzle’s Oddities in Muskegon Michigan are just the type of stores I’m lookin’ for.
This is where you can help me. If you think you know of a place in your town that’d display something as whack as Jesus Dressup on their shelves, send me their name and city and I’ll do the rest! I’ll contact them about sending samples, then if that store places an order I’ll send you a free set of your choosing, just for suggesting!

And this, my potential scouts, is your Easter Update.
Thank you for your continued interest and help with this ongoing obsession of mine.

They’re Here! – The New BDSM JDU 2022

I am so extremely relieved and delighted today announcing the successful arrival and absolute perfection of the new BDSM Jesus Dressup! They arrived yesterday after a long 5 month wait (blame the pandemic). In the past it used to take 2-3 months from the initial order, across the Pacific, then across the country to my doorstep. Despite the longer timeline, and the increase in shipping cost, they’re still very affordable.

They also look better than ever. This go around I wasted no space in the design. All the text that used to be at the bottom of every set, that’s gone forevermore. In addition the die technology has advanced enough to butt the cut right up to the art, and all of the separate pieces squeezed closer to each other on the page. This makes way more space for way more items. Not to mention the art and colors are just so so pretty. I’m such a proud daddy.

But these aren’t the only reasons I’m so over-the-top.
This order was a test. I was testing to see if I for sure had a new supplier who could deliver. Now I know the answer is yes. As a result I have 2 more sets already in production and expected this summer. And what this means is, I am back in business! You just wait to see what I’ve got comin’ next. 

2022 so far

First off, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Okay, now that that’s out of the way, Yes, the BDSM magnets are still on their way. And Yes, I had a wonderful little show at Drip Drop December. And also Yes, winter has hit here, big time!

So about that Jesus magnet shipment.
I know some of you are waiting for your new BDSM JDUs to arrive from China. The good news is they’ve made it across the Pacific to San Diego safety. The not so good news is that traveling them across the states to Michigan isn’t as simple as it used to be. It didn’t help matters any that a few days ago we had the biggest snowstorm here anyone has seen in a long time! Easily more than a foot of snow. My broker’s on the project, but their arrival date is still undetermined. If you’re waiting for an order but you’re getting impatient, contact me. I’ll be happy to handle the situation best I can. Short of that, I just ask that you hang on. Could be weeks, but they’ll get here. I swear to God!

Anthony Bourdain SOLD

Last month I had a sweet little art show gathering at Drip Drop Drink, and even though I have no pictures to share, it was fun. I’m probably stretching it saying a dozen or so people showed up, but they were the best of all people! And that week I sold several of those Anthony Bourdain’s! I’d frame one, hang it on their wall, and it’d sell. Then I’d hang another to replace it, and the next day, SOLD! I sold 5 of those in a two week span. In fact, as I’m writing this Book Nook messaged me, another has SOLD! I also sold that Kurt Cobain at the art show to a very special person too.

I truly prefer selling the framed pieces (compared to just prints). I’m so particular on how my pieces get framed and displayed. I have a very distinct idea of how they should look, and I just hate those cheap black plastic poster frames most people get. And I’ll be offended if I see my stuff hung in a dirty room. BUT ANYHOW, I had a happy holidays, and now I’m just trying to work through a few more of these issues to get 2022 thoroughly underway. Thank you for your patience.