five questions with buff monster

The artist who’s bringing the world pink ice cream…

by Josh Madden

Five Questions with Buff Monster

In 2006 Buff Monster--yes that's the only name we have for him--decided to quit his job and make art full-time. The artist, who began drawing and painting as a kid, stopped through SoHo to kick it and give us a little insight to what he's been up to since then. He recently painted the wall on the second floor of our neighborhood Kid Robot store and a huge Dunny with fellow artist L' Amour Supreme. Stacks of Tee-shirts adorned with his art fill the store and next week he'll be releasing a bunch of new toys. As we talked about Bon Jovi and traveling the artist flipped through

pictures on his phone

, showing us walls he's been working on and various stages of progress. As a youngster growing up in Hawaii his father decided he wanted to take him to a different mainland state every summer, which fostered a love for exploration and first-hand experience. We also discovered the shared love one of Garbage Pail Kids as you can see on the

Buff Monster site

, he's crated his own line of products called 

The Melty Misfits

which pay homage to the iconic trading cards (we actually like his more). If you happen to be in San Diego for Comic Con next week you can catch up with him and get his new figures before they sell out, or follow him on Twitter 


to find out where he'll be next. Check out our five questions below and read more about this interesting dude at

. Trust us, we planned on hanging with him for a few minutes and it turned into an hour like that, he's rad!

What was your favorite cartoon/TV show as a kid?

Thunder Cats and Gummi Bears.

What was your favorite cereal?

We always had those multi-packs of mini-boxes, those were cool.

What was the first record you bought?

Bon Jovi

New Jersey

What was the first live show/concert you went to?

Bon Jovi...I was in 4th grade.

What posters were hanging on your bedroom wall in High School?

The Garbage Pail Kids 1st Series poster, Pioson, Bon Jovi and Guns N' Roses.