About Me

I am a professional graphic designer and right now I am moon lighting as a toy customizer. Every waking minute outside of work I commit to painting and sculpting custom toys.

Friday, April 26, 2013


My friend John is gonna be able to order the shirts through a secondary company that does whole sale stuff so the Wolverine shirt is live for 10 bucks less as the shirts will still cost me 10. Go to the Jerk Store if you're interested.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Upcoming Stuff

What's up guys. Just wanted to let you know that I will be revisiting an Xmen tshirt design that I finished like last year at some point and I will finally get around to printing it....because I had a revelation the other day while poking around and I am now 100% confident that I will be able to register the different colors to near perfection. And it was so easy. I'll let you in on the secret since you're so kind to visit. The problem I've always had in the past has been once I print the first color on the shirt and I lift up the screen the shirt and the screen tend to stick together a bit and it stretches it out of sync with any future layers. No matter how hard I tried I could NEVER get the damn thing back in the right spot. And I'm not sure how I didn't come upon this sooner BUT the answer is..........you need to use a spray adhesive made especially for textiles and basically GLUE THE SHIRT TO THE BOARD. I had already heat proofed my boards as they are made of gator board by coating them with aluminum foil so I wouldn't need to remove the shirts between prints, but now, I spray on some of the heat resistant non transferring adhesive to the board and wallah, shirt doesn't stretch.

So in light of my new found information I am going to be doing a small run of the Xmen Wolverine Shirt. Like 5 plus my own.

I just looked at the date on the file and this design is over a year old and it's about time that it comes to life. These are going to be 4 color prints on yellow shirts: Blue, Red, White and Black. I am giving you the choice of 1 of the 3 yellows that American Apparel offers and I know their shirts are a bit pricey but they really are great and there are 2 stores here so I can run down and grab the shirts without having to wait. Gold, Sunshine or Lemon.

Because of the price of the shirt these are gonna have to be $45 plus shipping. You'll be able to choose your color and your size and hopefully I can figure that out in the store and if not then I will just have you email me your information. I'll be putting these up in my store in the next day or 2 so if you're interested be on the look out. As always, thanks for hanging out — Jared

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Final Pics

Here are some final pics of the 3 3" Dunny's that I just completed. I had been working on these guys for a while. I think they might have been like...uh, a year late...hahaha, Sorry Eric. But those of you who know me and have had a commission made know that I'm not just fucking around over here. I'm slowly crafting your custom into something special and that takes time. Hopefully you know what you got yourself into and are comfortable with the wait. That said, here are the 3 little guys:

Hellboy, Leonidas and Voldemort. Hellboy was the first figure that I used that back of the head as the front, Leonidas had all the frills you could imagine and had to make his arms slightly longer and change the angle of the grip so he could hold the weapons and not interfere too much with the helmet and cape. And Voldemort was the first figure I've ever made were both arms are totally static. And I think his drapery is more detailed in sculpt than anything else I've ever done. Couple pics that I posted no where else.

Kickstarter stuff is on hold for a while. I need to marinate on that still

I've got a whole set of Harry Potter Mini Munny's coming up at the end of the month so more HP on the way. 

Have recently got some new AWESOME commissions including my first Star Wars Dunny's, some more realistic portrait pieces that will also probably have some dynamic poses like Voldemort in Legends of Boxing, and other great stuff like the Rocketeer, Mad Max and a few other original design things that will hopefully turn out great. 

Right behind these guys are some other things that have been in queue for a long while:

Adventure Time is just waiting on boxes.
Desert Punk is close to being done — just needs a little sewing and a little more paint.
A young Bob Marley complete with sculpted dreads.
The 8" 4 armed Kraken sculpt is about done and can't wait to get to the paint.
The 2 Star Fox mini's are done but their weapons are super intricate and will hopefully be done soon.
Dragon King needs a little something else that I'm not sure about yet.
Perseus is done except the paint app on his sword and shield.
Medusa needs some more detailing.
The U-Boat 8" still needs most of it's inner structure done.
And the Chuckboy Mutation is still in the old noggen. Gotta sort out the concept behind him still.

And that doesn't even cover SDCC... Skerpent is looking dope, and I still need to start the sculpt for Raydun, a custom sculpt based on the Jumbo Machinder Raydeen. I need to put together a custom box and book for a good friend of ours that will be at comic con, I have 4 Doctor Who box heads to complete, AND there is a possibility that my friend Stephen is gonna get a HUGE 12 suit commission from a guy in Spain and if that happens I will probably be painting 6 complete suits and that'll solidify the "do whatever I want" mentality at comic con as a pretty sweet pay day.

So much to do, still 3 months to go, but there really is NEVER enough time.

oh yeah, not to mention the Headless Horseman campaign. I really want to get that done before SDCC too so I might have a talking point with the KR people. Who wants to intern for me for free for the next 3 months???

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


So BYOZ will be on the back burner while I explore other options. I really like the idea of the figure being modular and a friend of mine mentioned Glyos and I'm not sure why it didn't occur to me before he said that... that what I was talking about was very much like that. And I'm a big Glyos fan. Though with those figures you can assemble them in ANY configuration and with the Zombie it would ultimately build a humanoid figure each time.

My NEW idea is aptly titled BYOB — or Build Your Own Bot! I love robots and I think the idea could work in the same way but with perhaps MUCH more possibilities for builds. My initial thought would be to have certain sets of pieces for each appendage making the interface pieces only interchangeable with pieces from the same set but why limit it to just that? If all the pieces were interchangeable it would be exactly like Glyos and I'm not sure if that is good or bad. I would prefer the idea to stand alone as a distinct idea from Glyos so I need to give it some more thought.

Until then, a peek at a commission i just finished — 3" Dunny Hellboy.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

An Idea

I've been trying to find the time and the right idea to finally take advantage of Kickstarter and here is an idea that just hit me as I mulled it over this morning. First of all I will preface this by the fact that my office will be receiving our Makerbot Replicator 2 in about 3 weeks. The time table is irrelevant but the fact that we will have our own 3D printer is not. So regardless of the final idea I will be able to output whatever that may be at the leisure of practically my own personal 3D printer. My boss is incredibly supportive of anything creative and I basically have free reign over whatever I might be able to use here. Anyway, so here is the idea......a build your own Zombie. I want to make something that isn't just your run of the mill platform toy. I want it to be fun as well as unique and fulfill my affinity for making 1 of a kind pieces. So the idea is there would be 4 different parts in total: head, torso, arms and legs, and each part would come in 4 to 5 different stages of decomp, so essentially there would be 20 different parts to mix and match. You don't even need to choose 4 pieces. You want it to have 1 arm, done, no legs, done, if you want the head to be very human like and the rest bony as hell, done. So practically every one would be different and unique... AND, I could embellish each one by hand further to do any special custom stuff on top of that. You could order them to paint yourself or have me paint it for you. Whatever you want. The majority of the cost would be getting the 20 parts digitally rendered separately but after that each and every piece could be produced per order so there would be no waste and no inventory just sitting there doing nothing. I love Zombies and so do alot of people out there, not just toy collectors, and if you were so inclined you could have any army of different zombies. I'm thinking it would be about 6 inches tall in total and based on the estimate that I got for a single render it might cost 2 grand to get the 4 rendered plus maybe another grand for the materials for the makerbot so perhaps the Kickstarter goal would be $3,000. I'd have to see how much it would really cost for the renders but before that I need sketches. And before that, I need feedback.

Does this idea interest you? Or does it suck. In the end, each piece would have a flat price so you build your Zombie plus a commission fee... unless you're gonna paint it, in which case a blank figure would prob be less that 40 bucks.

Hit me up with any thoughts or just leave a comment.

Thanks and look forward to at least a few people telling me what they think.