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Today at noon (PST) pre-orders for Zog toys should go live at StrangeKiss for the regular purple edition for $79.95 and the Kozik bloody colorway for $99.95. If you are attending SDCC this year, we have a small shipment that we flew in and we’ll be raffling off 5 per day so make sure to come by to pick up a ticket for your chance to purchase one. The web pre-orders should start coming in within a few weeks since they’re being shipped by boat from the factory.
The production line is in full force and the first toy shipments of Zog and the Murder Zog variant by Kozik are on their way here for a late July release during SDCC. I’ll have more specific details as it gets closer, but you can get some more specs and information at Strangekiss where they will be available for purchase online in a few weeks.
I’ll be speaking at the upcoming ICON5 Illustration Conference in New York over July 4th Weekend. I’ll be joining Gedeon Maheux and Von Glitschka to talk about √Ę‚ā¨ŇďThe Art and Science of
Icon Illustration√Ę‚ā¨¬Ě. If you’re going to be at the conference, definitely stop and say hello!
Things are getting close now, it looks like we are on schedule and just hit the wax mold stage of production.
The wax model will be used to produce the production molds that the vinyl will be injected into. √ā¬†So we’re getting very close to having a final product!
I wasn’t entirely sure how translating my drawings into a vinyl toy would work out, but I knew it would be fun. At the same time, I didn’t want to get my hopes up too much just in case.
Now I can definitely say that I haven’t been this excited since Christmas morning when I was little. I could barely sit down for a few hours after I saw how the sculpting was coming along! They hit it spot on and I doubt there will be too many tweaks needed at all, although it’s still a bit weird to see something you’ve made cross from 2d to 3d.
You may be familiar with one of my characters named Zog, if not by name, then definitely by sight. He’s the big purple guy from the first Somatic icons, and he can often be spotted sleeping on a grassy hill, or hunting marshmallows.
Thanks to the insanely huge help of Strangekiss, Zog has started his journey to become more than just a drawing. In not too long, you’ll be able to hold his rotocast vinyl body in your hands and chase your own marshmallows around the floor. So, to celebrate this great news, I’ve put together a sneak peek of concepts and production art to share.
October 27th will be an exciting day for me! First off I will be getting married to my fianc√É¬©e Kim who I’ve known since first grade. Also I will be having a drawing in the Pink Ghost group show “Purgatory: Soul’s Lounge”. My drawing is called Ice Cream Social.
I was asked some questions on a range of topics, mostly centered around icons and design on the mac, by the great guys at MacThemes.net. Check it out here.