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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Work for work when I'm working.

In my heart, I'm a painter. That's all I want to do. I have, however, been designing toys for a living for almost ten years now, and that's pretty exciting too. I feel fortunate to have fallen into the industry, and it's been a ride.

So here's the kind of stuff I could be working on any given day. Gettin' mad moniez for drawing stuffed cats is really kind of unfair, I think. For others, I mean. For me it's great... even when it's maddening.

So, here's a tour.


Barbie. I do love her so, even though she's so cruel to me. These are some Barbie projects for assorted clients.

I actually only did this for in-house promotion of our ability to develop characters, stories and product/doll bases to develop from a merchandising point of view. Jolene's got a journal and she writes about her life in it every show - can't you just see the show already?

Knex Men packaging concepts.

The "Stuft" cat was totally my concept, and I took it to prototype for my design co. to take to partner, possibly. [Parties that may or may not be a large toy company in the US] are considering a whole line based around it.

Sigh... yes, it's Hannah Montana. Gotz ta pay the bills.

So those are some things. I've got a lot more, but I'll save them for another post. Good night in Toy Land, kiddies.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Joker's Wild.

The Autumn Society has put together a show called "Joker's Wild" - all about, yes, the Joker. The reception is this Friday night (First Friday!). Show's up at Brave New Worlds, 45 North 2nd St (Philly).

The show's full of good stuff. Can't wait. Here's my piece.