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Monday, July 27, 2009

SNEAK PREVIEW

Here's a sneak preview of our next upcoming short film, "Cheating Bastards." A spin-off from the hit popular TV show, Cheaters, but with a Bastard & Friends comical sense of humor. Numerous adjustments and editing are still underway and should be completed very shortly. This will just give you an idea of the storyline behind it. Stay tune for the final product in the next coming weeks!

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Jonathan (Bastard & Friends)

Friday, July 17, 2009

WHAT HAVE WE HERE

I promise, this will be the last fan/supporter blog this week. ;) Meet Hido hailing from Tempe, AZ. As you recall we met a lot of down-to-earth folks over at the Anime Expo in LA that we exhibited at a few weeks back. And, Hido was one of those gnarly dudes that we came across. Hido ended up copping a few of our items at the show. As it turns out, him and his team are talented 3D modelers/animators. We exchanged information at the show and ever since we've been discussing an awesome future project that should be surfacing at the end of this year/early next. What's even more amazing is that Hido and his team have put together some cool pictures just for us. This is what I love most about our supporters! Without even asking him to put together these pictures, the dude simply took the time and effort to create them. How awesome is that!? Just for being such a cool fella, I put some of these pics on our home/splash page, if you haven't already seen them. Must I remind you that we have the best supporters in the world! You guys are F*#KIN AWESOME!







Pictures courtesy of: Hido

Jonathan (Bastard & Friends)

Thursday, July 16, 2009

YOU DOWN WITH B&F...YEAH YOU KNOW ME

OK, so I know the title of this blog is corny. Yeah I know. For some strange reason the old school track, "O.P.P." from Naughty by Nature came up in my little head as I was starting to write. Anyways, we just received some awesome pictures from one of our loyal fans/customer, Richard. Richard took a trip out to scenic Japan just a few weeks ago. And, while he was hanging out, he was rockin' some of his B&F gear. Cool stuff! Hopefully, sometime in the near future I'll be able to take a trip out there. And, I'll have to just bring Richard and the gang to show me around.

Both pics were taken in Tokyo, Japan:


Taken at the Owakudani Valley--which emits the smell of fizzing sulfur from miles away. Richard mentioned the place smells like rotten eggs, but it's a great tourist spot because it allows people to hop on a cable car back down to Lake Ashi. In the background, Mt. Fuji.


Todai-Ji temple located in Nara, Japan. Houses one of the largest bronze Buddhas in the world. As well as serves as the Japanese HQ of the Kegon school of Buddhism. Gnarly stuff!


For those of you seeking the items that Richard is wearing, unfortunately we are all sold out with the exception of the HAT that he's sporting. And, even this item is sold out in the smallest size -- which is 7 1/4. Sorry folks!

Photos courtesy of: Richard

Jonathan (Bastard & Friends)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

WHO WANNA BATTLE

Another Bay Area Bboy/Bgirl event will be underway next weekend, July 25th in San Jose. Ladies and gentlemen, this is an all ages jam session that will host a generous amount of well-talented individuals showcasing their breakdancing skills. Not to mention a handful of exhibitors will be on deck displaying some of their raw pieces of items ranging from apparel and accessories. Hosted by our partner Bobbie Vie from The HeadHunters Crew straight out of San Jose CA., this dude has been holding it down for the BBOY/BGIRL community for years and has put together workshops located in the San Jose area (Alum Rock Community Center). Much love and respect goes out to Bobbie for assembling this 8th annual event!

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Another sponsored event by the Bastard & Friends family, so "Don't be a Bastard!" Come out and enjoy another exciting and eventful night! We'll see you there!

Jonathan (Bastard & Friends)

Friday, July 10, 2009

A CLASSIC SUPPORTER

I have to admit, our customers/fans/supporters are some of the best people in the world! Some do weird and awkward things just to get our attention; some travel great lengths just to support and hang out with us at various locations; while others like Chris S. from Los Angeles come up with and illustrate what he thinks the next Bastard exposed should be. We met Chris and the gang down in LA at the Anime Expo just this past weekend. Him and his crew were one of the first groups to claim the scavenger hunt prize(s) -- Great Job! A few days later, Chris sends us this interesting comic strip of how he would interpret one of his pet peeve's..."The Gossip Bastard." Just like the Nosey Bastard that we just released (in hat form), the characteristics of the Gossip Bastard and the Nosey Bastard have distinct similarities. I'm assuming that Chris and his friends as well as the rest of us all have experienced this amusing and irritating person quite frequently in the past and possibly now. As a matter of fact, I'm sure this annoying person may even be in the same vicinity as you as you're dialed in and reading this blog.

As a side note, we love to have our followers engaged in the things we do. Therefore, be on the lookout for this Bastard to be put into a short film animation and or illustration in the near future along with some of the other Bastard suggestions we've been receiving from you all!

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Thanks for the illustration once again, Chris and for exposing a pet peeve of yours! See, don't we all have something in common!?

Jonathan (Bastard & Friends)

Thursday, July 9, 2009

SPOTTED...THE PARKING BASTARD

This is one of the reasons why Bastard & Friends surfaced in the first place. It's Bastards like this...Talk about taking up more than one parking stall. How did you get your license in the first place? I think another parking lesson is well deserved! What do you think?



Oh no, not the Parking Bastard!

Picture provided by: Miss Teeney

Jonathan (Bastard & Friends)

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

FINAL THOUGHTS ON ANIME

Sorry folks for the delay in posting the rest of the Anime pictures for days 3 & 4. Overall, the 4 day event went extremely well. Met a lot of great and interesting people! A vast majority came out in costumes. Some were really extravagant while others were plain and simple. The scavenger hunt with Fat Rabbit Farm was also on point. For the most part, all of the winners for the days the activity was going on ended before noon. The determined treasure hunters were on a rampage. A few came in teams to find the various items listed on both of our lists and were successful at it, too. Unfortunately, I couldn't get everyone's pictures that received their golden tickets and prizes. And, as far as the Twitter treasure hunt, some didn't claim their prizes so we ended up giving away the extra box of goodies to passionate customers along the way. There were way too many awesome moments that we all experienced at the show to write about, but here are a few I could recall:

* Awesome dude named "Saulo" visited us with the Bastard & Friends signature "X" hairline that he put together to show us love! (See pic below)
* A bunch of people from the our homeland, the Bay Area came down.
* A handful of folks came and danced in front of our booth to get some free stuff since they didn't have any money. Don't get any ideas from this.
* A 9 year old kid bought the "Bastard Boss" shirt because he thought the animation was funny so he begged his mom to buy the shirt.
* Awesome to see folks who bought our merchandise come back the next days rockin' their new gear joyfully!

Golden Ticket winners being passed back to Fat Rabbit Farm to find the remaining items

Wendy and Brenda minus the rest of the scavenger hunt gang. They were the 2nd group on Sat. to win

Saulo, showing love and support by styling his hair into the "X" hairline. You're awesome dude!

Hido, visiting us all the way from Tempe Arizona. Showing us some love rockin' the B&F logo hat and shirt

PDFLO interviewing Sharon. Keep on the lookout for this interview floating around on YouTube in the near future


Sharon and Sherida acting as themselves as always

Sharon getting attacked by Resident Evil

The most down people at our shows thus far. Walking around with a B&F box on their heads; putting stickers on their guitar; coming out with the B&F signature hairline and reppin' our company to the fullest! That's what you call some down folks for B&F! Much love goes out to you guys...seriously!

Jeff and his card trick partner. These dudes were showing us their talented card tricks throughout the event. In return, we gave them some belts


I hope everyone had a great time while participating in the hunts and are enjoying their items received by us as well as Fat Rabbit Farm. Next year, the hunt will be even bigger with more vendors participating -- which means more grand prizes that will be handed out!

You can check out the remaining Day 3 and 4 AX photos by clicking HERE.

Jonathan (Bastard & Friends)

Saturday, July 4, 2009

ANIME EXPO DAY 2

The crowd at AX

Scavenger Hunt winner #1: Tim

Scavenger Hunt winners #2: Rich, Carmen, and Lindsey








PDFLO Signing his DVD release, "Thai Smile" for his fans

PDFLO's biggest fan. This girl and her friend were waiting for hours just to see him

We even got a chance to sign the wall for Michael Jackson at the Staples center. Sizeable lines were developed throughout the day just to sign this piece of history

R.I.P MJ from B&F!


You can view the rest of the Anime Day 2 pics HERE.

I'll post the other scavenger hunt winners once I get them downloaded from another camera. Also, another scavenger hunt kicks off today. This time visit our booth (627) first to get the first set of clues.

Jonathan (Bastard & Friends)

Friday, July 3, 2009

Beat Freaks on Michael Jackson

Something to enjoy before Anime Day 2 blog is posted.

Lindsey B from the notorious B-girl ABDC group, The Beat Freaks rockin' our hat! You go girl!



Sharon (Bastard & Friends)

Thursday, July 2, 2009

ANIME EXPO DAY 1

The first day at Anime Expo was a lot better than what most of us had expected on the opening day. Especially, on a Thursday afternoon. They came out in droves...seriously! Anime and Manga fanatics all swarmed the convention before the doors even opened with their costumes, I might add. It was a great day! Not to mention, the Nosey Bastard Trucker hat was "definitely" a popular item of the day! Can't wait for the next 3 days to follow. Also, the 2 scavenger hunts kick off tomorrow!

Below are a few pics to enjoy!

The next two pics do absolutely no justice as to how big the turnout was!




Sherida and Sharon always doing a good job manning the booth

















This crazy Bastard sat front row watching the Bastard short films


Jonathan (Bastard & Friends)