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Brucey Parker - Artist, Collector and Anthology Fan

We take a departure from the cute and colorful to something a little edgier with our new Artist Series pins from artist, Brucey!

Read on to learn about Bruce “Brucey” Parker and how he got started with his art, his recommendations for spooky shows to watch, and his love for Marvel’s Vision.

Artwork by Bruce “Brucey” Parker

I really love that Pinfinity allowed me to do my own original character pins, rather than producing a pop culture pin.
Also AR animated pins are just so damn cool! I’m so happy with how they came out.

Tell us about your brand and the types of artwork you create.

I mainly work with acrylic paint and ink on wood or mdf shapes that I cut out myself using a scroll saw. Most of my pieces are character driven, with characters spanning a spectrum of cute, sexy, heroic, strange, ugly, bizarre and beyond.

Artwork by Bruce “Brucey” Parker

Your artwork frequently features mash-ups of various characters and franchises. How did this start? Do you recall the first piece you created?

It was the summer of 2011, Ryan Reynolds’ Green Lantern was flopping at the box office, the Game of Thrones had just begun, Lady Gaga was on ‘the edge of glory’ and I was doing lots of monochrome drawings featuring seemingly unconnected pop culture references. Gradually these drawings transitioned from strange, random montages featuring a lobotomised He Man dressed as Fred Flintstone (for example) to more focused mash ups like DeVito’s Penguin and Schwarzenegger’s Mr. Freeze, together to conjure up memories of 1988 classic ‘Twins’. From then on finding pop culture puns and connections became one of my favourite past times.

Artwork by Bruce “Brucey” Parker

Do you have a favorite fandom or specific item you collect?

I’ve always been a collector of all sorts: action figures, bobble heads, happy meal toys, trading cards, stickers, free gifts in cereal boxes, anything collectible really. Most recently my main 3 collections are anything to do with Marvel’s Vision (toys and comics mainly) I just like Vision a little too much.

Rick and Morty merch, because you know, Rick and Morty is just the best! And I’m always a sucker for 2D cartoon characters as toys so I have acquired a lot of Batman The Animated Series/The New Batman Adventures collectibles figures over the past couple of years or so.

Brucey's Figure Collection

Since most of us are spending lots of time inside these days, do you have recommendations for favorite spooky films or series we should check out?

Dark on Netflix is great! Although I feel like it’s been labelled underrated so much, that maybe underrated no longer applies to it.
I also love anthology shows like Twilight Zone, Inside no.9, Black Mirror etc.
Pretty much any movie with Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee or Vincent Price. I could watch their movies over and over anytime.

Artwork by Bruce “Brucey” Parker

What was it about Pinfinity pins that got you excited to collaborate?

I really love that Pinfinity allowed me to do my own original characters on their pins, rather than producing a pop culture pin. I adore pop culture stuff of course, but it’s great to be given the freedom to show my own creations. Also AR animated pins are just so damn cool! I’m so happy with how they came out.

Where can we find you on the Internet?

My website and Instagram is my most active social media account for all my latest paintings, doodles, inspirations and updates.

Thanks for sharing your answers with us Brucey! Both Brucey pins, Burnie and The Ruler, are limited to just 500 pieces each so if you haven’t already, head over to our shop to add these Pinfinity pins to your collection!

We want to hear from you! Have ideas for Pinfinity collaborations? Let us know your favorite fandoms or artists that you want to see pins from in the comments.

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