Tuesday, November 02, 2010

And Now For Something Completely Different...



Every now and then a job comes along that you would never imagine yourself doing. Not to say that it's not a fun job, just totally unexpected. The Discovery channel came to me (okay, strictly speaking, they came to my agent) and asked if I would like to do designs for the MythBusters bobbleheads. Yup, bobbleheads! I'm actually a big fan of the show, so of course I jumped at the opportunity. The red and white checkered pattern on the rocket that Adam is tied to is a nod to my favorite Herge Tintin story when I was a kid, Destination Moon! Unfortunately, they changed the colors on the final painted sculpture to yellow and black, probably to save money on paint. Oh well!

Also, the logistics of sculpting the clear glasses on Jamie turned out to be too problematic, so we changed them to his mountain climbing sunglasses. All in all, a very fun job! Hope Jamie and Adam like 'em! If you need more toys in your life and are so inclined, you can buy a set for yourself here...

1 comment:

the butcher said...

Great work! I'm a big fan!