“Tokka .. Regardless of what he calls himself you know him as an
intensely gifted and thoroughly focused artist. Raw, realized, passionate, political, his work screams at you on levels both in your face and abstractly, both Day-Glo and nuanced, bold and sublime. His mediums are many: he puts the bang back into Pop, pours power across a page, tears pixels into tomorrow, gives action figures a second coming. He rocks, he raves, he saves. He wakes us up from ourselves.”
– Steve Murphy :: Former creative director of Mirage Studios Inc.;
Puma Blues, Umbra, TMNT Adventures, Tales of the TMNT
” [ Tokka ] .. the creme da la creme of TMNT fans!! ”
– Ryan Brown :: TMNT Legend and Artist alumni, Wild West C.O.W. Boys of Moo Mesa
Lambasted by the industry that motivated him; lauded ,endorsed & cheered by the creators that inspired him.
Tokka’s work has singed the eyeballs of the likes of Lucasfilm Licensing, Midway Games, Sega, Microsoft, Disney Comics, Wizards of the Coast, Hasbro, Playmates Toys, Nickelodeon, Nintendo, Heavy Metal Magazine, Mirage Studios, Dark Horse Comics, and Viz Communications just to name a scant few. ( Barf-bags were provided as a courtesy to said company representatives ).
His global & unique cult-following has embraced his schizophrenic renderings & twisted visions of pop-culture iconography & recycled heroes as much as those who’ve shunned him.
It’s also landed him in the sights of the acclaimed international 80s animation magazine ; “CerealGeek”.
And then there’s that crazy “Turtle” thing he does with so much $#%^@#* heart !
Schizophrenic Pop-artist ; tOkKa ..:: Beloved by few,shunn-'ED' by some,Lauded by masses, Misunderstood by high percentages.. a cult following has developed by the guy that just doesn't seem to fit into any single category::
Designer,cartoonist,fine artist ,sculptor,painter,comic artist,puppeteer, freek of nature and natural causes.. ?? !! ?! ..
labels,labels,names names names. At one point in a fit of inspiration and petting a pup ..tOkKa took up the mantle of "POP" and has been a hot-potato for the industry ever since. Alotta people get excited about his work .. and not a single one o' them wants anything to do with him. He gets tossed around more than Sonic the Hedgehog on crack. O well ..tryin' to make the most of misunderstood pricklies ain' easy. Being hated so much makes it even harder. Still the snapper remains #2 ..so he tries harder.
What makes him so controversial even tOkKa doesn't know.. and leaves him scratchin' holes in his beaky brain in confusion.
Nevermind his 'Foot Fetish' .. !!
(( You look confused, yeh i get that allot . ))
Current Residence: a cage south of Denver
deviantWEAR sizing preference: SM
Print preference: PUZZLE
Favourite genre of music: to many to remember at the moment..
Favourite photographer: Brad Flora
Favourite style of art: ..2 many
Operating System: Bi-Mactual,Homo-linux,PC..don't ask ..don't tell me..
MP3 player of choice: "..don' be a second player hater .."
Shell of choice: prickley pikey,generally spikey
Wallpaper of choice: - polka dancing polka dots
Skin of choice: - scalie
Favourite cartoon character: 2 many .. Tetsuo, Tokka, Rahzar, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit
Personal Quote: "..which one's the ugly one ? ! " -- Michelangalo