Possibly the most influential graphic artist of his generation, Gary Panter is the creator of Jimbo, a post-nuclear cartoon character whose adventures were first chronicled as a comic strip in the '70s LA hardcore-punk paper Slash and later in RAW magazine. Panter was among the artists honored in the 2006-2007 exhibition "Masters of American Comics."
This is the first-ever officially licensed figure of Jimbo. Working directly with Gary Panter, Yoe! Studio has crafted a very detailed (in every sense even anatomically!) rendition of this iconic character.
But that's not all! Each figure is packaged in a double-sided window box festooned with full-color Gary Panter art created especially for this figure. Why two-sided? So you can see the cover of the outstandingly weird and superbly-designed 32 page book chronicling the history of the work-in-progress that resulted in our Jimbo. From Panter's many design and concept sketches to photos of the sculpture as it progressed, this unique publication is only available with the toy. Personally-selected Jimbo strips are also included. A lush "kraft-tint" paper completes the details.
There is a sticker on the box that states the edition size, which is limited to a mere 750 pieces for worldwide distribution. A rare item for the discriminating collector of modern comics, modern art or designer vinyl.
If Picasso made action figures, Jimbo would kick his butt!
Jimbo is being transported straight from Dal Tokyo to you.
"Bart Simpson was based on Gary's character Jimbo, so I will forever be grateful [...] and I owe you a lot of money." - Matt Groening, October 11, 2006