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Tiki Bob art show at the Tonga Hut March 27 starting at 4pm.
OceaOtica
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Joined: Sep 29, 2003
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From: near Atlanta, Georgia
Posted: 2011-03-28 5:27 pm   Permalink

Had a great time at the show! Kalua pork was such a treat. Thanks again Grog for hosting another show, and for folks coming out to visit and support. Kelly was busting ass to keep the wait on cocktails short, much appreciated.
Here is a pic of the Zombi Bobs together, and the Notch-O Bob with dry ice. Thanks to Grog as well for putting together that great mug display, really made the show. Hope someone snapped a picture before the mugs started going home with people.
Have some of the one off Zombi Bob colors still available that I will post in the marketplace section.




 
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GROG
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Joined: Jun 21, 2006
Posts: 6910
From: Tujunga
Posted: 2011-03-28 5:33 pm   Permalink

Online Tiki Bob art show thread here in Tiki Marketplace:

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=39610&forum=12&start=last&1

Artists---You have until midnight Tuesday March 29th to post pics of your Tiki Bob artwork or to reserve a spot to post pics later.

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GROG
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From: Tujunga
Posted: 2011-03-28 7:56 pm   Permalink

If you bought Tiki Bob Salt and Pepper shakers from GROG at the art show, check the bottoms, GROG may have forgotten to put the stoppers in the bottom. PM GROG if you need the stoppers.
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zerostreet
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Joined: Feb 06, 2010
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Posted: 2011-03-29 10:59 am   Permalink

Looks like a great show! Hope to have time to contribute if there's another!

 
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GROG
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Joined: Jun 21, 2006
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From: Tujunga
Posted: 2011-03-29 11:49 am   Permalink

Zerostreet,

It was very successful, GROG very happy. There's the online show in the Tiki Marketplace:
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=39610&forum=12&start=last&1 If you want to bust something out and post it there, just go to that thread and post "coming soon" or something like that to reserve a space and once you have your piece done post 'er up. After midnight tonight that thread will be open for comments from the general public, so you have until midnight to reserve a space. Other artists (Like Krisdrama, Max, and Jake) post photos of your work there, even if you sold it, so we have it in the gallery.

Tonga Tom should have some photos from the art show he'll be posting. GROG have a friend from high school there that night that GROG was visiting with, so GROG only took a few photos.



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hodadhank
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Joined: Dec 28, 2005
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From: Mission Beach, CA
Posted: 2011-03-29 1:39 pm   Permalink

Gee this looked like an awful lot of fun. If I still had my "Tiki Bob Loves You" carving I would have offered it for the show. It's probably just being used as a keg stand over at McEvoy & Rodriguez's studio/vomitorium anyway. Sheesh...

Oh well here's my fabulously overdue virtual submission.



 
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Tonga Tom
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Joined: Sep 24, 2009
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From: 2 mi. south of the Hut
Posted: 2011-03-29 3:59 pm   Permalink

Here's some photos from the Tiki Bob show.
Some of the paintings are still hanging on the wall if you want to stop by and check 'em out.

Cool, the mugs must be over there...






"Happy Birthday Boris!"


Hey look, a coupla film makers




"Have you seen two other people around here wearing leopard print tops?"


"Were you talking about us?" The two on the right, not the guy with his ass hangin' out of his pants.


Who's the cutest couple?


The winners!


PolynesianPop should have coupled up with Sharon instead


"This guy at the corner of the bar keeps staring at me."


Hey ladies!




DROOLING BASTARDS!!!

I think Russ-Tiki and JOHN-O are holding hands behind my head.

BUNNY GROG




"I went to Tonga Hut on my birthday, and all I got was this Tiki Bob shaker."


"Hey Sherri, we found another leopard print top!"




Jeremy: "Hey, 'A frame' is here!"


Mr. Link is amused by the ladies funny faces


The Bearded Bastard is not as easily impressed


Finally, the mugs!


Holy crap! Where'd they go?


Don't be blue Sven


The Unholy Bob; by GROG for JOHN-O (none more metal)


JOHN-O's Bazooka Bob






Krisdrama's Tiki Bob that Kelly bought before she could set it down.



 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2011-03-29 5:19 pm   Permalink

Even though it does not look like it, I was very happy to have snagged the Blue Bob! I have now gathered most of my other Bob's around him:



He will be my "Mood Mug" from now on - whenever I am down, it will hold my cocktail of choice, like perhaps a Suffering Bastard.

And congrats to A-Frame, who got the "Tiki Bob pole IN Tiki Bob's entrance" display - way to go! Please Anders post some pics, that thing is so genius!


 
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JOHN-O
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Posted: 2011-03-29 5:21 pm   Permalink

Everyone assumes UNHOLY BOB is just a regular Tiki Bob sculpted upside down. It's much much more than that. If you poor water into the mug, it instantly becomes transformed into Lemon Hart 151. You might ask "Isn't that really a Holy event?" Well GROG had to sell his soul to Satan for that added feature, i.e. UNHOLY Bob.

I thought it was a fair trade.


 
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Trader Tom
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From: Hillsboro, OR
Posted: 2011-03-29 5:53 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-03-29 17:21, JOHN-O wrote:
Everyone assumes UNHOLY BOB is just a regular Tiki Bob sculpted upside down. It's much much more than that. If you poor water into the mug, it instantly becomes transformed into Lemon Hart 151. You might ask "Isn't that really a Holy event?" Well GROG had to sell his soul to Satan for that added feature, i.e. UNHOLY Bob.

I thought it was a fair trade.



Cavemen have no souls. Satan got screwed. Another win for Grog!


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2011-03-29 6:05 pm   Permalink

Tonga Tom, thank you big time for all the photos. I wish I could have been there it looks like a really fun night. Maybe Grog will do it again next year. Cheers, Wendy
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GROG
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From: Tujunga
Posted: 2011-03-30 12:02 am   Permalink

Here's what the mug display looked like towards the beginning of the night.



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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2011-03-30 7:39 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-03-28 21:44, tobunga wrote:
Bob Bryant drawings. (in the style of Alec Yuill Thornton) SOLD

Each 5x7, ink on paper.

Honoring the men who gave us Tiki Bob: owner Bob Bryant and illustrator Alec Yuill Thornton.
The images are based on pix posted here by Sven, so in a way, it's honoring BigBro too, because without all of his efforts, we wouldn't have the understanding of Tiki Bob that we do today!



Thank you so much for the kudos, Eric! I was so thrilled to see those renderings in your booth, I had to have them:

I just love it when classic Pop culture icons are intelligently picked up and expanded upon! I mean these are the illustrations we always wanted Alec Yuill Thornton to do! Here are some more of his Kitchen Kibitzer cartoons:



You really caught the spirit of Alec's style!



So I was inspired to try and dig up more info on him, but there doesn't seem to be much on the interweb, not even a photo of the man. I knew he got the job to illustrate Trader Vic's Kitchen Kibitzer in 1952...




...because he worked for Gardner Dailey's architecture firm...

http://www.ced.berkeley.edu/cedarchives/profiles/dailey.htm

...who built the San Francisco Trader Vic's:



I remember that in 1994, when-in the course of my BOT research- I got a tour of the already closed San Francisco location, they had the original Kitchen Kibitzer renderings framed up on the wall there, almost all of them - so the Trader must have really liked them!

And then, Yuill-Thornton must have liked Bob Bryant's mixology when Bob bartended at Trader Vic's, and Bob must have liked his cartoons and asked him to design the logo for his new bar.

I found no other illustration credit for him though, and only one other architecture job that credits Yuill-Thornton, at this mansion, owned by the Matson Line family:

http://www.filoli.org/explore-filoli/history/lurline-matson.html

"Pool and Pavilion
Constructed: 1946-1947
Architect: Alec Yuill-Thornton (from Gardner Dailey’s office), Modified in 1957 by Charles Porter and Robert Steinwedell."

It seems that Alec studied "classic" art later in his life, as described in this brief biography:

"Born in Manila, PI on April 29, 1917. About 1933 Alec Yuill-Thornton moved to the San Diego, CA to attend the Army & Navy Academy. He then studied architecture at San Mateo Jr. College and UC Berkeley. Following a few years in Boulder City, NV, he returned to San Francisco and worked as an architect for Gardner Dailey and others. In the 1960s he took up etching, which he studied at the San Francisco Art Institute, as well as metal smithing, calligraphy, and jewelry making. His watercolors include scenes of Yosemite, the Mother Lode country, and San Francisco. He died in San Francisco on Nov. 14, 1986."

Well, I was thrilled to find out that he and I had attended the same art school, even if 20 years apart :


(Young Sven, fresh off the boat)

Thanks again for these genius little drawings!





..and one more Alec Yuill-Thornton original:


...yours are spot on, even down to your signature mimicking his "Alec"!




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bigtikidude
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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
Posts: 8929
From: Anaheim,Ca.
Posted: 2011-03-30 7:49 pm   Permalink

I REALLY like the Zombie Bob's by Ocea-Otica,
But I'm trying to figure out the pastel colored ones?
Upper left hand corner,


well its close to Easter,
and Easter is the celebration of one of the most Famous Zombies.


Jeff(btd)



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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11197
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2011-03-31 12:12 am   Permalink

I forgot: One more (unpublished) rendering by Alec Y.Thornton:

From the BACK of the Tiki Bob menu:


 
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