This is an art blog where I will be adding new drawings and paintings of Hula girls and Tiki Gods every week, sometimes more, along with related videos, Hawaiiana and tons of Tiki trivia. So crack open a cold one and enjoy the show.
Twenty years of living and creating art in Hawaii has driven me to reflect on the "Polynesian Pop Culture" also known as, "Tiki Culture". It first came to America in the 1930s, and it is a unique offshoot that is inspired in part by Tiki carvings and mythology of the Polynesian and South Pacific islands, though the connection is loose and stylistic. The Tiki rode a wave of popularity in the late 1950s and early 1960s marked by the entrance of Hawaii as the 50th state in 1959 and the introduction of Tiki hut bars and restaurants around the continental United States. Then the mid 1990s saw the beginning of a revival of the Tiki culture, and it's still going strong.
Keith Tucker, a veteran animation and comics art professional.
Best known for his storyboard work for cartoon shows of the eighties and nineties like Animaniacs, Pinky & The Brain, Tiny Toons, Baby Looney Toons, He-Man, She-Ra, Rescue Rangers, Duck Tales, Tailspin, Addams Family, Earthworm Jim, G.I. Joe, Transformers, Spiderman, Robotix, Ghostbusters, X-O Squad, Street Fighter, Jem & The Holograms, Conan the Adventurer, Tom and Jerry the movie and many others.
Kieth’s comic book work includes two years as a cover artist for Disney comics, penciling Roger Rabbit, Rescue Rangers, Goofy, Little Mermaid mag, Disney postage stamps, 101 Dalmatian Book, centerfolds for Tiny Toons Adventures and Looney Toons Magazine, Hero Comics, TSR’s 13 Assassin, Eclipse Comics, 3d ALien Terror and others.
His film credits included, John Carpenter’s The Thing, Robocop 3, Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Kahn, Conan the Barbarian, Hideaway, Addams Family Reunion, Casper: A Spirited Beginning, Casper Meets Wendy, Richie Rich Christmas.