Spiki’s Java Adventure 2014 (Day 5) – Popcon Day 3

This is the third day of Popcon Asia.  Thank you to all my friends who came to see me and show their support.

My biggest challenge was getting the 20-inch munny custom, finished.  Normally, it would take me 2 weeks to complete it but doing the custom live, I was on a time crunch.

Thank you to Joe for translating this family’s questions for while I was working on the custom.

Time for some sketches and meeting new friends.

Finally, the 2o-inch thunder Mickey is done!  Thank you to Dewi and friends who helped me finish up this work.

Dewi is the first person to ever learn my paint style.  Without her, I may not have been able to finish this job in 3 days. Now I have some free time to see my friends and chat with them.

Here I am with Budi.  He is so cool and like my brother, always taking care of me when I visit Indonesia.  Much love to him and his family.

Here I am with Alin, one of the most talented artists I had the pleasure of meeting on this trip.  Thanks for the cool customs!  Be sure to check out his work on his IG @aallliinn.

This is Hoki.  He stopped by to visit me and gave me batiks for my first Indonesian gift.  He is truly an awesome dude.

It was such an honor to have met Mr.KumKum.  He even made a cool Spiki sketch for me!

Meeting more new friends.

Thanks Nadya for coming to meet with me for her personal blog.

Thanks to Agung Lu, who took a long train ride to Jakarta to meet me.

I also had the chance to meet local brand owner, LEKKA.  Lekka is a local skate brand.  It was an honor to meet him.  He gave me a special edition shoe design by Addy.  So awesome!

This gentleman was security and we were able to chat a bit.  He told me that he worked in Taiwan for a few years.  What a cool and friendly dude.

My friend, Kong Andri, came with his son!

Happy Birthday to Joshua!  We surprised him with a cake.

At the end of the day, we were able to take a photo, all together.

The Spiki Crew!  This wouldn’t have been nearly as fun without them.


The artists’s jam painting was the most valued piece at this event.

It was hard to say goodbye.  The 3-day event was fun and I will always have great memories of meeting many awesome people.

Now it’s time for dinner — fish chips!  We checked out this place called PIK!

It had amazing BBQ!

I will never forget my first trip to Indonesia.  There is so much to be learned from traveling.  My dream is to see as much of the world as I can.

Photo By: Budi Tandiono


Edited by Larnna Thompson