Tic Toc: What can we expect from your booth at this years Oz Comic Con?
Sekure D: A whole range of things. Unlike last year there is for the first time prints as well as custom sneakers and vinyl toys plus some original art. I have tried to represent a variety of the things I do as well as have price points accessible to everyone who attends.
Tic Toc: Prints are a new concept for you, is this something you've wanted to do prior?
Sekure D: Absolutely, I am disappointed in myself that I did not do it sooner. After OzComicCon last year I said to myself that I needed more accessible items on my table than just original sneakers and toys which can alienate people due to the price point. Everyone can get involved and pick up a print and then maybe later down the track something a bit bigger. It’s just about spreading the word and trying something new really.
Tic Toc: What inspired you to create the prints you have produced?
Sekure D: A big part of what I am doing at the moment is putting my ‘Codename Unknown’ spin onto existing characters and that was the main focus with the prints that will be available at the con. There is some variety in the characters, mainly to assess how they would be received and help me refine the artwork for next year. My favourite piece is definitely the Simpsons sprawl canvas which is more my genuine style, it was a tonne of fun and if all things go well I will do a follow up with a Moes Tavern theme as well as another with secondary characters.
Tic Toc: What's influencing your creativity with your new custom pieces especially KidCoral?
Secure D: This is a hard one as I am never really sure, I am trying to push what I do with colors as well as take my existing patterns to a new level at the moment, which really is the focus.
Tic Toc: Will you be doing any live customs or signings at Oz Comic Con?
Sekure D: With 1 trestle table of space and so much to display and exhibit I do not think I will be able to do any live painting this year, if this con goes as well as I hope it will then I will probably get two spaces next year and use one exclusively for painting live.
Tic Toc: What's your thoughts on the designer toy & sneaker industry in Australia.
Sekure D: It is confusing to me, there is a core of passionate collectors which I have met over the years but what I think we need to work on and foster is the sense of community. This is what helps establish the scene and push it to the next level. I know we have some galleries and stores which already display and or sell custom pieces but I hope it will soon go to the next level and become similar to the great sneaker and in general art scene here. I am very much looking forward to that day myself.
Don't forget you catch Sekure D July 6 -7 at Oz Comic Con in Melbourne. Sekure D will also have a few giveaways that he'll release information on via his Instagram and Facebook Page in coming days.