Graphic Novel & Custom Toy Show
Toddlerpillar Apocalpyse Graphic Novel
The Toddlerpillars have escaped their diabolic caretakers to bring about the dawning of a New Age! However, will the corruption of the Lonely ‘Pillar spell Doom for humanity? Join the High Priest and his Acolytes as they hasten to save the world from a Surreal Nightmare of Kaiju-sized proportions! Watch reality itself break down, as pocket dimensions open up like inconvenient manholes into even stranger realities.
Ectoplasmic visions, Sentient fungi, evangelical madmen, catatonic killers and psycho-active gland juice abounds in this Psychedelic and Alchemical adventure from the minced brains of artists Christopher Ulrich, Tim Molloy & Jon Beinart.
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Custom Vinyl Toys & Group Exhibitions
Our Toddlerpillar toys are available for artists to customise (sculpt & paint) for two group shows in Melbourne, Australia in late 2023. The larger show at Beinart Gallery (Oct) will feature both world-renowned and extraordinary emerging artists from all over the world, including Australia, and the second show at This is Not a Toy Store (Nov) will exhibit stand-out locals from the custom toy scene.
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Deadline for submissions: Send photos of your customised Toddlerpillars to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 1st if you wish to be considered for the exhibitions. A curated selection of submitted works will be included in both group shows.
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Toddlerpillars & Chimerapillars
Through a ragged hole in reality crawled 9,999 Toddlerpillars, generated from 888 mind-bending traits. These ectoplasmic demigods have turned our reality inside out, but fear not! The Chimerapillars have been summoned to save humanity from the Toddlerpillar apocalypse!
Toddlerpillar & Chimerapillar holders join an inter-dimensional art collective with access to exclusive airdrops from the Toddlerpillar Apocalypse graphic novel with hi-res files & commercial rights, Toddlerpillar vinyl toys, custom toy art shows, metaverse exhibitions & much more!
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Chimerapillars Are Minting Now!
Mint Chimerapillars and try our new Merge & Burn utility! Holders can select their favourite traits from 2 Chimerapillars and merge them into 1 while reducing the supply with a burn mechanism. Play the rarity game by merging ultra-rare traits together and creating the ultimate Chimerapillar! With 888 traits, the options are almost unlimited!
20 year history of the Toddlerpillars
This project evolved from Jon Beinart’s infamous insectoid doll sculptures, the Toddlerpillars, which were originally birthed in 2002. These sculptures were published widely in art books and popular magazines and they frequently went viral, reaching all corners of the internet. They were also exhibited in a number of galleries and museums.
In 2011 Jon moved on from this series of sculptures to focus on his oil paintings. In 2016 he opened Beinart Gallery in Melbourne Australia.
This project marks Jon’s return to one of his earliest artistic creations, the Toddlerpillars, in a partnership with the incredible illustrator, Tim Molloy.
Jon Beinart is known for his strange intricate drawings and paintings as well as his Toddlerpillar doll sculptures (2003 – 2011). Jon’s role at Beinart Gallery is the culmination of a lifetime spent supporting artists and creating his own art. Starting out as an artist with a simple website showcasing his art, Jon grew that website into an artistic community, gaining a respectable global following. He built on this by publishing art books and curating group exhibitions in the United States before reassessing his pursuits and founding the Beinart Gallery in Melbourne, Australia.
The Toddlerpillar project marks Jon’s return to one of his earliest artistic creations with the mass-birthing of their digital descendants on the Ethereum blockchain, a graphic novel and blank vinyl Toddlerpillar toys & exhibitions.
Tim Molloy makes ridiculous apocalyptic psychedelic art mostly in the form of surrealist comic books, paintings and sculpture.
“My work is an ever expanding and interconnected web of dreamlike and nightmarish storylines soaked heavily in delusion, confusion and a general sense of unease. I draw heavily on surrealist techniques, symbolist ideas, synchronicity and dreams to construct my stories. Recurring themes include (but are not exclusive to) death, rebirth, the nature and expansion of consciousness, self-destruction and discovery… There is a kind of pre-apocalyptic tension throughout, balanced (I hope) with a sense of humor that stops it all from getting too serious…”