My first custom made action figure debuted at Designer Con 2017. I worked all year with my good friend and Rad Retro Power teammate, Nerdy Chavez. We wanted to create our own 80s/90s style action figure that captured the essence of our favorite toys we grew up with but also wanted it to have a mainstream quality to it.
Both of us being fans of Michael Jackson wanted to pay tribute to the King of Pop and also throw in some fun, creative 80s tidbits that spawned from our imaginations. We imagined a universe where Michael was this big, buff bodied hero similar to He-Man or Lion-O but also possessed items unique to the 80s era. So we gave him a Nintendo Power Glove we call his, "Power Gauntlet." We also wanted him to have a futuristic weapon he would carry so we designed a space blaster similar to the Laser Tag guns we played with as kids. Lastly we had to give him his iconic white glove.
The figure was sculpted by my pal, the amazing, May Thamtarana.
Hand painting each figure and helping us complete everything was done by our good friend, Lando Wilkins aka Uncle Skro.
In the end I couldn't be more excited with the outcome and feedback of Rad Retro Michael. We made a limited run of 10 figures which all sold out within the first hour once the Con opened! I am looking forward to what my friends and I can create next! Stay tuned!
See more behind the scenes photos on my Instagram page - @miguelwilson
Digital Illustration created originally for the SITH HAPPENS Art Show in Downtown Anaheim at Popzilla Gallery.
Variant illustration made for the Bank Sale in Downtown L.A. at The Reef.
Exclusive widescreen poster created for CAPCOM.
I had so much fun stylizing all my favorite Street Fighter characters and being able to meet fans at San Diego Comic Con in 2016.
50 x 13.5" on 100lb high gloss paper
Available only at CAPCOM's online store
Digital Illustration created for the, "Eat My Shorts 3 Simpsons Art Show," in Fresno, Ca.
1/1 signed original digital print (SOLD)
EPSON Premium Presentation Matte paper
Jo Jo's Bizarre Adventure sketches.
I was recommended this show from my buddy Lando Wilkins. I have been watching it non-stop and reading the manga as well. I love it!
Traditional illustration created for the, "When You Wish Upon A Show," Disney Tribute Art Show put on by Wyse Fools in Fresno, Ca.
11x17" matte illustration board
pencil, inks, copic markers
I excitedly threw down this sketch the day before checking out the LOGAN movie in theaters. One of my favorite movies now for sure.
Collaboration piece with Michael Pasquale
11x14 print. Limited run of 15.
Released at Designercon in Pasadena on 11/19/16
Digital illustration created for the Outta Time Art Show in Downtown LA. Auctioned off with all proceeds donated to the Michael J. Fox Organization.
16x20 digital print on canvas. 1/1 - SOLD
Digital illustration created for Fandango website to celebrate Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's movie marathon
Released at Designer Con 2015 in Pasadena on 11/21/15
Four digital illustrations from the Back to the Future Cute Enemy Series.
Art piece created for Tony Bui's Cute Enemies Art Show at Leanna Lin's Wonderland Boutique.
Digital Illustration featuring Casey Jones. Released for the TMNT tribute art show in Rosemead.
Fun sketches of Danny Trejo.
Released at Bait's The Loyal Subjects G.I. Joe Art Show.
Released at Bait x The Loyal Subjects G.I. Joe Art Show.
Inspired by a group of 4th grade students I used to tutor working for an after school program.
They were all fans of Marvel superheroes and Hello Kitty.
Sketches of one of my favorite movie characters, The Mask!
Created for Bait's VOLTRON 30th Anniversary ART SHOW on Melrose Street in Los Angeles.
Digital sketch to remember Gene Wilder.
Had to crank out this sketch after finishing the first season of The Get Down. Awesome show!
Street Fighter Sakura cover commission piece.