Robots and Donuts: The Art of Eric Joyner

Posted by Michael Pinto on May 16, 2008 in Hobbies and Collections |

Robots and Donuts: The Art of Eric Joyner

Dark Horse will be publishing a collection of the works of Eric Joyner in early October. Joyner who is an illustrator and a fine artist takes his favorite objects like Japanese tin toys and yummy donuts and places them into whimsical painterly scenes of surrealistic bliss:

Robots and Donuts

“In the years following World War II the major export from Japan wasn’t electronic equipment, but toys, specifically tin toys. Crafted in the shapes of submarines, planes, trains, cars, and horses, one of the most popular motifs was toy robots. Constructed in virtually every shape imaginable from the 1940s throughout the 1960s, they ranged in appearance from horror to science fiction characters. Capturing this period in history became a passion for painter Eric Joyner and in Robots and Donuts he celebrates this forgotten era with images marrying the metal creations with images plucked from his imagination. And, almost always, with donuts.”

…and here’s a gallery of his work:

Eric Joyner - Distressed (2007)

Distressed (2007)

Eric Joyner - Malfunction (2007)

Malfunction (2007)

Eric Joyner - Unsheduled Maintenance (2007)

Unsheduled Maintenance (2007)

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