Sunday, January 18, 2009

Need toy sculptors

Hey folks. I'm making some toys again and will need some good cartoony sculptors. Preferably in the LA area.





This is the kind of style. If you are into this cartoony stuff and want some work doing really fun toys, let me know in the comments. Put a link to your samples if you have them on a site.
I'm working with a couple of good sculptors now, but we are expanding and will need more.


Cindy, Jim or anyone else who has already done sculpts for me and if you need some work, let me know.

51 comments:

Cartoon Creators said...

Hey John, you should contact Jason Peltz he is an amazing sculptor (www.peltzproductions.com). He has done two sculptures of designs that Jessica Borutski did and the work was great. He also did some work for Jerry Beck. He really knows how to sculpt cartoony stuff, and I think he would do great things with your designs! I'm glad to hear your getting back into toys, it seem like merchandise is the only way to make $ in this biz.

Weirdo said...

Are you going to make toys out of Tenacious D from the video "Classico"? That would be so awesome. Would you recommend aspiring cartoonists to take a sculpture, in order for them to get a better feeling for creating things in three dimensions?

David Gale said...

George is a lucky guy.

Taco Wiz said...

I'm glad to see that you're back to work, John! I love your toys and cartoons! I'm twelve years old, and your hilarity has inspired me to try learning how to draw for the first time in my life! I'm hoping that with practice I'll become as good as you by the time I go to college. Anyway, could you make some more George Liquor and Jimmy the Idiot Boy toys? They rule!

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Tyler C. Hendrix said...

Holy shoe, those sculpts of JB and KG look awesome.

Gunbu said...

That's great you're going to make toys again! You should contact hotbutteredelves.com. They are very talented sculptors and nice people too! Ask for Dan.

Samuel said...

I know this might sound sacrilegious to some, but I'd be interested to know if this sort of work can be done in 3d using zbrush or mudbox?

murrayb said...

I think this guy is pretty great:
http://www.electrictiki.com/

murrayb said...

http://maskedavengerstudios.blogspot.com

the sculptor's Ruben Procopio's blog.He's in Burbank.

Timefishblue said...

HOT

Matt Hawkins said...

I would love to help out with package design! I do a lot of dimensional paper stuff (like Jimmy's rocket)
my flickr has the most up to date stuff http://www.flickr.com/photos/custompapertoys/
and a blog
www.custompapertoys.com

Taber said...

Awesome opportunity! I just finished my advanced sculpture class so I'll tell my buddies in case they want to try. We're near LA anyway and most of us love cartoony stuff.

Bitter Animator said...

She's pretty...

Daniel Og said...

you should do those girls from the violently happy video. i would like to have them.
cheers to my idol (even hard to not seem retarded with emotion writing here...)
http://danielog.worpress.com

Faso said...

Ironically I'm working on a Stimpy sculpt right now and should be finished in a couple days. Is there a way I could e-mail some pics to you as soon as I'm done? This would definitely be a fun opportunity:)

Ben Forbes said...

Wow, what's that Sody sculpt for? I dont think you've ever posted anything about it.

I know a good NYC sculptor Alena Wooten. She's pretty good.

Roo said...

i would have loved that jimmy of the future toy if i was a kid where can these be purchased?

steve pugh said...

oh, i want a sody, i been in love with her for years!(since i found her flash movie bikini easter egg!)

Hryma said...

Hi John,
Here is a link to my sculpting work -
http://picasaweb.google.com/Hryma1

My blogspot and myspace also has some work -
http://www.hryma.blogspot.com/
www.myspace.com/hryma

Any chance of sending progress photos then airmailing the final/s?
Because I live in Australia I know this will give me a slim/nil chance, but any comments and the opportunity to discuss my styles and techniques would be very much appreciated.

Regards,
Anth

Joshua C. Foreman said...

Well if you get really desperate, drop me a line. I've never done toys and I live in Seattle, but hey, ya never know!

http://www.myspace.com/joshthesculptor

Joshua C. Foreman said...

If you get desperate, drop me a line. I've never done toys and I live in Seattle, but I have done some sculpts that border on your style.

http://www.myspace.com/joshthesculptor

Ken said...

Maybe check out some of my stuff? I've been doing commisions for comic characters.

www.myspace.com/tastydemon

pappy d said...

Have you heard of Kent Melton? he lives in Omaha now, but he's great. You get 360 degrees of nice silhouette.

Raffaello Vecchione is really good, too (& local).

Jon, Garaizar. superstar said...

JB and KG look great.

giantcop said...

hey john,
my name is paige moore. for the last several years i have sculpted toys for marvel legends, lord of the rings, spidey and friends, marvel manga, corpse bride, death junior, etc. i can work in any style and size...i don't have a website but i can e-mail samples of my work. let me know where to send them...thanks.

giantcop said...

hey john,
my name is paige moore. for the past several years i have sculpted toys for marvel legends, lord of the rings, spidey and friends, marvel manga, corpse bride, death junior, etc. i can work in any style and size...i don't have a website but i can e-mail samples of my work. thanks

JohnK said...

Hi Paige

email me at cartoonmister@aol.com and send me some jpgs

thanks!

John Hill said...

John,

I'm a bit of an amateur and I unfortunately no longer live in the L.A. area, but I figure it never hurts to try:

Here are some pics of some sculptures I have made:

http://www.walkonboy.com/images/maquette001.jpg

http://www.walkonboy.com/images/maquette002.jpg

http://www.walkonboy.com/images/sally001.jpg

http://www.walkonboy.com/images/sally002.jpg

http://www.walkonboy.com/images/sally003.jpg

http://www.walkonboy.com/images/sally004.jpg

Good luck with the new toys.

JohnK said...

Thanks everyone!

I'll try to respond to each of the sculptors that offered to help me out. Some of you haven't left contact info, though..

Your pal,

John

Faso said...

My E-mail is titaniumwings@aol.com. I'm just putting the final touches on Stimpy now, so if you dont e-mail before then I'll just post a link to my blog or something. Thanks:)
John Faso

John Hill said...

Oh yeah, you can email me at john.t.hill@gmail.com. I assumed that since my gmail account was linked to my blogger account, you could get it by clicking my name, but apparently I thought wrong. Sorry.

Hryma said...

Hi John,
I had the same thought as John Hill. My email is hryma@netconnect.com.au
All the best,
Anth

Ben Forbes said...

Can we do a test sculpt? I want to try sculpting the bunny from the Classico music video. Do you have any more sketches of the character that aren't on the blog?

shell said...

Hi, a client sent me this link. I'm a toy prototype sculptor/ painter in Burbank. Still need help?? I'd be happy to send pics of my work. (Disney Marvel Bratz) mikeandshell@earthlink.net Thanks

karl said...

still need a sculptor?...I'd love to help.
Take a look here and see if there's anything you like...
www.ultrakarl.com
I've done some of this kind of work...and I'm here in LA....(culver city)...hope to communicate further
-Ultrakarl

Brannon Wright said...

Greetings John,

I'm an LA toy sculptor.
I'm sure you don't remember, but I worked with you via Jim McPhearson a million years ago.
You can see some of my work on my website.
www.brannonwright.com
Here's a toy I did a little while ago:
www.whaleboytoy.com
Drop me an email and I can send you pix of my Ren & Stimpy.

Cheers,
Brannon

hausen said...

Hello, if you need any more Los Angeles toy sculptors I was here in the begining "since I was 17yrs old from He man to ninja turtles" old school wax toy sculpture still goin stong drop me a line I can send Pics....K.

blake said...

I to need someone to sculpt 3 3/4 inch action figures. The jobs for 6 bodies and 12 heads in wax. Tight detail and experience doing figures required. contact me Blake Nichols Corporate Design Director at bnichols@ca.lanard.com and checkout the link to the figures brand www.thecorpshq.com

pierre said...

Would really like the opportunity to work with you sometime, John!
www.pinkjazzstudio.com/theartofpierrerouzier

Let me know if I can help
_pierre
info(at)pinkjazz.com

Nathaniel K. Lewis said...

Hey,
I teach figurative sculpture at ASU and have a background in comics and such. I know you posted this a while back, but here's some of my stuff. Be sure to look through all the pages.
Best,
Nathan

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2099701&id=23100568&l=2e789018c2

Nathanielklewis@gmail.com

david said...

I DID work on the old ninja turtles toys .The Giant Mosquito and Killer Bee were designed and sculpted by me.I also did alot of the classic little buddies and weirder characters. Earthworm Jim , Toxic Crusader,Skeleton Warriors ..tons of the old classic happymeals.I work in clay or wax and mold, cast and paint.
Please consider me !

David Arshawsky

turtlemilk.com

arshawsky@verizon.net

Ariadne orozco said...

I might be abel to help you. I'd love to work with you on this. You can check my work here:

www.ariadneescultura.blogspot.com

Looking forward to hear from you!.

Nancy said...

I have 25 years experience with toy sculpting- 8 on staff at Kenner Toys. Check out my portfolio at http://www.yourtoysculptor.com

Nancy Flanigan

adrianmorelos84 said...

i can help u guys out. Im a hard dedicated worker, team player and talented in the field of sculpting. You can see my work on my facebook: adrianmorelos84@yahoo.com. Im always ready to rock and roll. Looking foward to joining the family.Thanx
Adrian

Checharring.com said...

Hi, im from Guatemala, im a creative director of an advertising agency but my dream always was to work in character design, sculpt, etc. i want to know what do u think about my work & if some day if i take your advices, can have th chance to work in the industry. u can c my work at checharring.com

Chris Elizardo said...

Hi,

I'm a sculptor, unfortunately I don't live in LA. I live in Texas but I'm always on the look out to make new friends and new companies to work with. I have a web site at www.sculptorforhire.com if you'd like to swing by.

Thanks!
Chris Elizardo
Sculptor
www.sculptorforhire.com

Chris Elizardo said...

Hi,

I'm a sculptor, unfortunately I don't live in LA. I live in Texas but I'm always on the look out to make new friends and new companies to work with. I have a web site at www.sculptorforhire.com if you'd like to swing by.

Thanks!
Chris Elizardo
Sculptor
www.sculptorforhire.com

Chris Elizardo said...

Hi,

I'm a sculptor, unfortunately I don't live in LA. I live in Texas but I'm always on the look out to make new friends and new companies to work with. I have a web site at www.sculptorforhire.com if you'd like to swing by.

Thanks!
Chris Elizardo
Sculptor
www.sculptorforhire.com

Chris Elizardo said...

Hi,

I'm a sculptor, unfortunately I don't live in LA. I live in Texas but I'm always on the look out to make new friends and new companies to work with. I have a web site at www.sculptorforhire.com if you'd like to swing by.

Thanks!
Chris Elizardo
Sculptor
www.sculptorforhire.com

Ashe G. said...

Hey John! Always been a big fan of your work. I don't know if you are still looking for a sculptor or not... but I'd love to show you some of my work if your interested. Hope to hear from you soon!

Ashe:lizardkingsculptures@yahoo.com