In 2013, my wife and I started making illustrated mix-and-match blocks under the moniker "One Dill Pickle". This is the first of my designs. I call them "Blockhats." Source art above, and completed product below. Each set of three blocks contains all six character designs. We've got more designs in the works!
I've been a huge fan of They Might be Giants since I first saw the video for "Don't Let's Start" on MTV back in the mid-80s. I was thrilled to learn that they were signed by Disney to do the theme song to the TV show that I was working on, Higglytown Heroes. Just as a fan, I modeled the two Johns (Linnell and Flansburgh) in the style of the show's characters (Russian nesting dolls) and created this poster. When I later found out that my studio was going to be working on a music video featuring the band, I immediately let the producer know that I had already created these models of the characters, and they ended up being used for the music video!
Here are some posters that I designed and illustrated as background elements for my friend's stop motion animated short film Time and Time Again.
The design of 2-XL's soul patch was recycled from a piece from the Micronauts Battle Cruiser, another toy sold by MEGO that I had at the time. The crossover has always puzzled and tickled me.
Retro-Sci-Fi! Fully rigged puppet, ready for animating in After Effects.