"I love these guys and it just made sense to mash them up. Mickey represents all the cartoon characters that I worshiped as a kid - Bugs, Daffy, Chip & Dale and dozens of others. They made me want to draw and inspired me to one day become an animator. I also remember the first time I played Donkey Kong and how amazing it was that a video game could be more than just a spaceship shooting a pixel. Mario had personality and you could make him jump and run around. I knew at age 12 that I also wanted to create video games. So Akashi is in a sense a "thank you" to them and also a bit of a self portrait."
About Dave Bondi:
Dave Bondi’s varied artistic talents have led him on a meandering career path. He is a fifteen year veteran of the animation and video game industry having worked for such notable entertainment companies as Electronic Arts, Disney, Activision, Mattel and the television show “SouthPark”. His work spans a broad range of disciplines, ranging from traditional sculpture to highly technical media.
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