BFCDAW #14: Gumix the Gum Monster.

10:30 AM: I’m at work. So of course I’m mapping out ways to turn gum into a hideous monster.

That’s the formula, as I see it.

I will create Gumix as soon as I get home. Check Dino Drac later tonight, because this is going to be HOT.

4 PM UPDATE: I got the gum!

I was hoping for Bubblicious or Bubble Tape, but the newsstand had neither. Pink Trident will have to do.

As much as I’d love to make Gumix now, there’s no way I can chew that much gum in the office without drawing attention. (Even if I could, I’d still need to build Gumix’s eyes, mouth and legs. Yeah, this will have to wait until tonight.)

Further updates will be posted as they become available.

8 PM UPDATE: There. Gumix. My stomach hurts, but this was so worth it.

I admit that Gumix looked more impressive as a drawing, but there’s something to be said for making a plan and sticking to it. I feel accomplished. Accomplished, and so, so stupid.


33 Responses to BFCDAW #14: Gumix the Gum Monster.

  1. Relative of Krang?

  2. Everything I create is derivative of Krang.

  3. Hmmmm… Big League Chew or Bubble Tape… that is the question. I mean you’re going to need one or the other to make something that impressive.

  4. I’m clearing my schedule this evening just so I can be ready for the premiere of Gumix, so it better be good. Although truthfully I had nothing going on really except watching old reruns of “Charles In Charge” and cracking open a 10 year old bottle of Pepsi Twist.

  5. Everything worth creating is a derivative of Krang.

  6. Could use pipe cleaners and those googly eyes, you probably have that stuff lying around. I think Gumix could use something else like a horn(s), wings or mandibles.

  7. At some point it becomes a question of scale. In my mind he takes 4 pieces of Original BubbleYum to make.

  8. i feel like its either one piece and hes in minature or its a mouthful of gum and hes huge sloppy and wet

  9. Looking forward to seeing Gumix.
    The Newstand looks so odd. It looks like a warmer display case for soft pretzels.

  10. Based on visual cues in the newstand photo, I am going to declare that we were ships that passed in the afternoon today, as I was right the hell there. Next time I am in that area, I am keeping my eyes peeled for weird pink shoes.

  11. Will you auction him off? BTW I’m selling sealed Hostess Flash Cakes & Green Lantern Globalls on ebay right now.

  12. Hmmm, seven legs. Still a good job man.

  13. Yet another masterpiece. It’s amazing the things you’ll do to avoid doing actual ,real work. lol

  14. Nice. If you want a bigger character, Big league chew will do the trick. I’m going to make a bigger one if you don’t. A big pink Jabba the Hut. At work. And set it on the big boss’s desk while it’s still fresh.

  15. wooohoo! shellack him, and he can be a brother to shrunken apple head!

  16. Gumix is glorious Matt, I daresay he turned out even better than the illustration could ever suggest.

  17. It’s beautiful. I feel like making one of my own and sticking it on the underside of a public table where he can rule the lesser wads of gum.

  18. Nice work. There’s a mall in Lawton about 70 miles south or so from my town, and one of the things there is a big cart with several quarter machines on it. All full of gum. I bet if Matt had a set up like that within reach, there would be a entire community of gum critters taking over his home right now.

  19. Gumix looks great, he should be kept and rolled out every year like shrunken apple head. Did you use both packs of Trident for him?

  20. Eww that’s gross.

  21. “I’m going to make a bigger one if you don’t. A big pink Jabba the Hut. At work. And set it on the big boss’s desk while it’s still fresh.” -Nikki

    I don’t know who you work for, Nikki, but Rev. is the ONLY big boss. And if you put that on her desk, it might be the last thing you ever do. You might think motherhood would mellow her out and you might be right, but she’s still deadly.

    Also, I’m disturbed at the thought of so many people making these things. Mark my words, they will become sentient, rise up, and destroy us all.

  22. Surprise snowstorm! Guess I’m stuck at home today! Again! And to add insult to injury, even if we could go out in the snow to see the movie we were supposed to go see, my husband who went to work at 6:30 this morning might have to go back to work tonight at 11PM. This day sucks. I need more gum monsters in my life.

  23. So far I’ve got two emulators working on my netbook, one for SNES and one for N64. Of course, the “9″ key is broken, so I’ll have to exchange it anyway. Maybe I can flash the whole thing onto an SD card and copy it that way.

  24. The Southern NJ/Philadelphia area supposedly has maybe 1-3 inches of snow coming. Everyone’s acting like we’re about to get the midwest’s massive snowstorms. (I feel for you, Annette.)

    I love how creative you get, Matt. That’s one nifty monster. I don’t like gum, so for my mind, that’s a better use for it.

  25. I love this. If my jaws didn’t kill me due to unpulled wisdom teeth, I might attempt this.

    Aw hell, I might do it anyway. My jaws don’t hurt THAT bad…

  26. @505mcasius
    Were you referring to the Rev auctioning off Matt? I might bid on that. If I won I’d turn him loose inside an old Toys R Us from around 1987. He could live there wild and free like he was meant to.

  27. Um, yes, I think that’s what was implied. Get your Matts at my super auction warehouse. Every Matt must go. We’ve lost our lease, etc. etc.

  28. I had a dream last night that Gumix chased me for miles and miles and when he finally cornered me he handed me a certificate for the Jelly of the Month Club.
    Also there were trains going in and out of tunnels a lot. I don’t know what it all means.

  29. I know i’m way late to the party, but I would suggest bending Gumix’s legs so they have a more spider-like “knee.”

    I applaud your creativity, perseverance and dedication to your craft.

    Now that I think about it, chewed gum would also be a really good way to make a Krang.

  30. You should start a product line of gum monsters and sell them on Etsy.

  31. So I’m finally catching up here. I haven’t commented at all in the past month or so, but spent the last couple of days going back and reading all the posts and comments. I had a really great Christmas, but work-wise, it kicked my ass. Had to work Christmas Eve and Day, as well as come in on one of my days off. I just hope the coming week will be a little slower.

    I had a massive 3 day long season full of a million dinners and loads of presents. Also went to an amazing party last night and caught up with some old friends. Then did a truly memorable edition of Dark Entries: Goth Radio. Jugendsehnsucht recorded it and and at the risk of being self-promoty, if you’ve ever wondered what it would sound like to hear me attempt to do a radio show while completely hammered and at times nearly incoherent, well, here you go.

    I’m bummed that I wasn’t reading and posting when Christmas went down, but I’m here now if that counts for something. I hope everyone’s Christmas went well, and I’m going to echo what a lot of people said already — man, I want some of that skull vodka. Also, THANK YOU, MATT for doing what you do and once again making our Christmas so much better than it would have been otherwise.

    For what it’s worth, here’s my PROBABLY-ON-THE WRONG-THREAD-CHRISTMAS-HAUL:

    Gift cards — Best Buy (a lot of them which I’m going to use to buy a new printer), Express and Amazon

    Clothes — 2 sweaters and a pair of jeans

    BOOKS:
    –11/22/63 — Stephen King
    –The Wind Through the Keyhole — Stephen King
    –Absolute Midnight (the 3rd book in the Abarat series) — Clive Barker
    –Hellbound Hearts — a collection of short stories set in the Hellraiser universe featuring Neil Gaiman, Steve Niles, Barbie Wilde (the actress who played the female Cenobite in Hellraiser 2), and a load of others

    Blu-Rays — Batman Begins and The Dark Knight

    Various records including Bing Crosby

    Some Star Wars vehicle which I don’t know the name of. I commented to my cousin that I liked the design of it when I saw it in his room and he gave it to me. It’s got 2 big wheels on the sides and a section in the middle that shoots loads of missles. It almost looks like the design was based off of a wheel chair, but like I said, I have no idea what it’s called. He was looking to get rid of it anyway, so he just gave me his.

    MODEL CARS:
    –The 1989 Batmobile from Tim Burton’s Batman
    –Elvira’s car from Elvira: Mistress of the Dark

    A load of comics and X-Men trading cards

    Some candy and also a giant, extendable brush for washing the car

  32. That is pretty neat, I applaud your creativity, many times.

  33. nice gummy creature

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