(born May 19
in Newcastle upon Tyne
), better known as Huck Gee
, is a contemporary artist
, toy maker
, and designer
best known by toy enthusiasts for his iconic "Skullhead" character. He works and lives in San Francisco
Influenced by Japanese and Hong Kong pop art, Gee calls his style "Bastardized Asian Pop Culture". He produces illustrations and custom figures and has released production toys through Kidrobot
including figures for The Standard and DJ Qbert. In 2005, Huck Gee released the "Skullhead Project", a joint project between Kidrobot
and Barneys New York
in conjunction with five top fashion designers
: Marc Jacobs
, Jil Sander
, Dries Van Noten
, Rick Owens
, and Duckie Brown
. With this project, 12" figures of Huck's Skullhead character came immaculately dressed in the 2005 spring collections of each of the five fashion designers.
In October of 2007, Gee's second original figure, "Akuma Bomb" was released. In the winter of 2007, three Kidrobot toys were accepted into the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in NYC, including, "Hello My Name Is" 8” Dunny, designed by Gee with Paul Budnitz and Tristan Eaton.
He has also launched a line of jewelry with Random Nature and has his own clothing line.