Friday, October 28, 2011

Lily the Zombie Girl Scout

Her cookies sales were the best,

Till one bad cookie led to death.

Placed 6 feet under, laid to rest.

The cause of death had other plans,

A zombie virus meant for man.

The living dead is what remained,

She left the grave in search of braaaains.

To us, Lily represents much more than just another customized toy. She represents our growth as artists not only as individuals, but as a team. She was truly a group effort from beginning to end and pushed Jenn's sculpting skills and my storytelling abilities to a whole new level. Lily is the whole package in terms of creative effort as she comes with a story, supporting graphics, and photographs that bring her to life. Lily is also our first custom vinyl toy to travel to another country. And not only is she traveling across the Atlantic to London, but she's going to the mecca of all toy stores: Kidrobot. She'll be surrounded by dozens of other pieces created by people so talented it's impossible to put into words.

From the minute Sneaky Raccoon asked us to be in her show, this piece changed the way we creatively approach our customs. We really wanted to push ourselves and ultimately feel that our process, as artists, has completely changed because of it. It was an amazing experience from start to finish and with the sculpting complete, we felt that the only way to photograph this piece properly was to take her to our local cemetery. Amidst 100 year old graves, creeping vines, mausoleums, and the autumn leaves, Lily really came to life.

Ultimately, we couldn't be more proud of our work and our ability to perform as a team. We're so excited to be part of Sneaky's show and even more than that, we're thankful for this opportunity.

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Jenn and Tony Bot

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