“Hooks” is the story of Clifford, a children’s show host and puppeteer in the adolescent years of television. His star is on the rise until he loses his arms in an accident. With prosthetic limbs, he’s left to watch his children’s show empire fall into the hands of his sidekick, a drunken clown named Hugo. Clifford has to fight to maintain his grip on reality as he loses everything he valued and finds no one willing to fight for him.
Issue one is done. We shopped it around got a lot of rejections, no responses, and one offer. We are now in the midst of re-tooling this into a graphic novel format. Once it is done we will shop it around to publishers once again. The next step after that would be to self publish.
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I’ve been told this has appeared on a TV crime procedural show. The quirky computer nerd at headquarters uses it.
It’s a strange process. Think of a thing you think someone might need or use. Design, size, color, packaging. Sculpting, paint and packaging sourced to China. It goes on a shipping container, then a team of salespeople try to get it into stores. Hopefully your idea doesn’t get ripped off along the way.
SantaBot cookie jar
His eyes light up!
UFO cookie jar
The eyes on the 3 eyed alien light up!
Shriner cookie jar
He has glass in his glasses, the Fez is flocked and has a tassle!
Tiny lunchboxes the size of a sandwich.
This item got ripped off a few times. I saw a copy in the $1.00 area at Target. I suppose I should take it as a compliment.
Ant salt & pepper shaker
Magnetic at the thorax
This went through a lot of design changes. It was just too creepy.
BBQ salt & pepper shaker
Magnetic at the lid.
I was sure this product would enable me to buy a 25 foot speedboat.
So this product is for the cheese ball you put out at your Easter celebration every year. The carrot stems pull out to reveal little cheese spreader knives. I use mine to hold spare change.
Once modeled by Jimmy Fallon.
Sculpture. Toy … modifications? Some found objects, sculpt, epoxy clay & paint.
Moldy dough boy
He’s been in the breadbox too long and now he wants revenge.
Vintage vinyl promo that I added a few bits to.
Resin cast head & hands. wire & fabric body.
Shrunken head sculpted over a cruddy blow mold halloween skull. Epoxy clay, doll hair, twine.
Cast resin body, super sculpt head, plastic eyes from Amazon. Legos, acrrylic paint.
I always wanted a set of Roc’ em Soc’ em Robots as a kid. When I finally got a vintage set I realized it’s not that fun of a toy. I just thought the robots were really cool. Their poses were always too stiff so I chopped one up, made molds for the parts, and re-posed it into a fighters stance. I put some sponsorship stickers on it to, for that NASCAR vibe.
Resin, wire, acrylic paint.
This sculpt is in a private collection. He had an actual Praying Mantis. Quite rare in Minnesota. It inspired me to make this for him.