Oct 14, 2014

It's October!


Octo 10 - Nov 9th
Stranger Factory's annual Halloween exhibition takes place in Albuquerque, NM . I was invited to submit some sculptures this year, below are my 4 contributions:

Top: Silence, Top Left: Corvus, Bottom Left: Sweet Tooth, Right: The Return
 Check out http://strangerfactory.com/exhibitions-current to see the show and to purchase pieces from the exhibition

NYCC 2014

I have been in NYC since the con started last week. It was crazy busy this year. I have 2 releases that are now open for online purchase!

Clutter Magazine Exclusive: Greasebat, a collaboration with Jeff Lamm

Limited edition (of 5) Handmade plush. 11" tall by 12"wide
Contact info@cluttermagazine.com
coming soon to https://shop.cluttermagazine.com

Lana Crooks x MPH

Rattus volatilis - handmade wool Pigeon skulls (under 4" glass dome) making their debut at the Myplasticheart booth. Bone and moss editions - soon available online. Contact sales@myplasticheart.com

The Designer Toy Awards

Hermees Plush wins Best Plush!!! This year I came away a winner in one of the 4 catagories I was nominated in with Gary Ham. Very excited to be awarded this honor…. now to get back to work!

Aug 20, 2014

2014 Designer Toy Awards

Hermees is a finalist!!! I'm kind of shocked and very humbled to see this news. Hermees, my collab with Gary Ham, is up for Best Plush, Best Collaboration and Toy of the Year (AND Fan Favorite… whaaaaaa?!).

Thank you so much to all who nominated us, not to mention everyone that adopted one of the Hermees pieces! Voting for fan categories is open now at designertoyawards.com one vote per person per catagory. Show your favorites some love, even if it isnt this piece! Lots of luck to everyone!!

Voting for fan categories is open now at www.designertoyawards.com! One vote per person, per catagory. Show your favorites some love, even if it isnt this piece! Lots of luck to everyone!! Hope to see you at the Award Ceremony at NYCC!

Aug 14, 2014

The Internets!

I just wanted to boldly state that, after this weekend, there WILL be an awesomely updated and moderatly rehauled website called www.lanacrooks.com
This is all.
Thank you. :)

Jul 22, 2014

Lana Crooks x Gary Ham: Sylvan SDCC 2014

Gary Ham and Lana Crooks continue their ongoing collaborative series — the Ham & Crooks Collection — wherein Gary's iconic characters are transformed by Lana into cute soft sculptural forms. The newest member of the Collection's family is Sylvan, an adorable 19" x 14" satyr that has been completely handmade out of wool and fleece with embroidered signature. Wearing a laser etched numbered wood tag, Sylvan will be made in an edition of 10 pieces with only 5 being available at San Diego Comic Con Booth #5139 for $285 apiece. - See more at: http://www.cluttermagazine.com/news/2014/07/ham-crooks-collection-continues%E2%80%A6%C2%A0meet-sylvan-san-diego#sthash.peQcQT0D.dpuf

Lana Crooks x Scott Tolleson SDCC 2014: Old Beetaronomy

Scott Tolleson's "Deadbeet" design has received the plush makeover — again — from soft sculptural artist Lana Crooks. This new version, a wizened wizard named "Old Beetaronomy," is a 19-inch tall plush piece made out of various textiles that have been hand dyed and finished with signature embroidery. Able to stand on his own with the help of his trusty wood cane, this figure has posable limbs and leaves. Limited to an edition of 5 pieces, each with their own 'digitally' signed & numbered wood tag, the initial three handmade versions will be available at San Diego Comic-Con Booth #5139 for $300 apiece… and they come with a surprise bonus! 
See more at: http://www.cluttermagazine.com/news/2014/07/lana-crooks-x-scott-tollesons-old-beetaronomy-plush-deadbeet-sdcc#sthash.MTDamljj.dpuf

Jul 18, 2014

Lana Crooks x Jungle Boy Productions - Kitsune SDCC '14

Walter Gatus's Jungle Boy Productions paired up with Lana Crooks to make an adorably cute character in plush for them: a critter named Kitsune. Sharing its name with the Japanese word for 'fox' (狐), it should come as no surprise that this pudgy 12-inch tall fellow is indeed a stylized fox itself. Completely handmade from various textiles and wearing an etched, numbered wooden tag, Kitsune is closed release with a maximum of 30 pieces being produced, the first 5 will be making their debut at Jungle Boy's San Diego Comic-Con Booth #1417 for $180 apiece. 
- Clutter Magazine

May 31, 2014

Sunday Sunday Sunday!!
A Super Summer Sale will occur this Sunday!

I have uncovered a few remaining small run plush pieces, drawings, gallery work and various items from my studio in a massive deep clean. I would love to rehome these items (and make way for new work) via my shop, Etsy and Ebay in an effort to raise funds for 2 events:

* First 30% of every sale will go to PAWS Chicago and I will be running their charity 8k on June 21st! There will not be a coupon code, everything will already be marked on sale.
* Second, 70% of each sale will also go towards the funding of my jaw surgery in 6 months. 
Every little bit helps so stay tuned for direct links and details!