Back in October of 2012 I participated in a tribute show for artist Frank Kozik. After wracking my brains for hours upon end I consulted my brother. He and I brainstormed for a while until finally he said, "I don't know man, but I hope someone does a dead frank bust." I don't think he was suggesting I do it, but as soon as I heard the words I knew that was it. His concept was to make a life-like Kozik bust but I had a very limited window to create the piece so I said, it's gotta be a skull bust like Che.
I was happy with my piece and apparently so was the art community. Kozik ended up seeing it and tweeted something along the lines of, "that's f-ing awesome, how much to buy one?" So I tweeted back that I had actually made a mold of it just in case and he said he was cool with it. I could have just made them myself but I thought it would be awesome to make this exactly like Kozik made all his other busts. So after a little discussion with DKE Toys about logistics and getting feedback from the art community I decided to make a production of it. Same factory, same materials and to top it off, Frank said he'd be willing to make the art for the boxes. So here I am, all set to move forward, I just need your help to make it happen. Do you want to have a Dead Frank sitting next to all your Frank Kozik busts? If so, please help me make that possible.
I just want to add a little about myself. Back in 2009 I left the safe world of graphic design to pursue fine art. I told myself I'd take a few years to see if I could make something out of myself. I've been very fortunate to have some success with things and I've been slowly building this dream into a real career. With your help this will be my first production toy and a big milestone in that career. Thanks to all those that have helped get me to this point. Thanks for your support.
Wall Of Thanks
Get your name added to the Wall of Thanks that I'll post on my website. It's not much to you but means the world to me. Prefer to remain anonymous? Just let me know and I'll refrain from posting your name and thank you by email alone.
Dead Kozik Sticker Pack. Various stickers of the one and only Dead Kozik.
Dead Kozik T-Shirt
Just let me know what your size is: S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL or 4XL
Click here for sizing chart
- Hanes Tagless T-shirt
- 6.1 oz. 100% pre-shrunk cotton
- Coverstitched collar for comfort
- Double-needle stitched for durability
Pre-order 1 Dead Kozik 13" Vinyl Bust/Red, GID(Glow in the Dark) or BOTH
The Red and Glow in the Dark Kickstarter Exclusive Colorways pre-ordered here will not be available anywhere else. EVER
- Rotocast Vinyl
- Original Box Art created by Frank Kozik
- US Shipping Included
Custom Dead Kozik created by me, Kevin Gosselin
Want your very own one-of-a-kind Dead Frank? Been wanting to commission a custom from me? Kill two birds with one stone. I'll work with you to create a unique custom that will set yours apart from the rest.
Artist Proof Complete Collection
I'll be making 10 colorways of the Dead Kozik Vinyl Bust and you can have an Artist Proof of each one. Why wait for the release of each and pay full retail. Purchase them now and you'll get them at a 25% discount. Did I mention these are APs?
The Original Hand Made Dead Kozik Bust
There's only 1 original and it can be yours. This is the original artwork created for the 2012 Tribute Show for Frank Kozik. Made of Resin and mixed media. Don't want to miss out on the vinyl bust? You'll get one of those to sit next to your original. Colorway of your choice.
Risks and challenges
This may be my first production toy but I plan on producing it using the same factory Kozik has used for his busts so you can be sure that the quality will be top notch. After they're produced they'll be shipped to LA where Toy distributor DKE Toys will warehouse the product and get them into stores. I'll be handling your Kickstarter exclusives and ship them out to you promptly. The art is already created, it just needs to be placed in the hands of the true pros so they can make one for everyone.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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