Wednesday, April 11, 2007

.... Mars .... Needs .... Toys....


Hey!!!! Anybody out there!!!!!??????? Nope???? ....didn't think so.....


Well if there is anybody out there, let me briefly explain my absence from blogland.....


After 9 years of animating cereal commercials, I've moved on to a new job .....


!!!! ^.^ Toy Design ^.^ !!!!


For the past three months I've been learning a whole new career as a toy designer, for a place which creates toys for a major fast food chain throughout the world. I won't be specific ... but think golden arches and green shakes on St. Patrick's day. While I've been soaking in all the new info, I've neglected my personal doodles ....


.... So here's a little scribble for a toy that you will most definitely not be seeing anytime soon ;)

25 comments:

Catherine Satrun said...

Wow! It's so crazy, I love it!!

Sarah Satrun said...

Funny!:P Great seeing you again!

Animal Qwacker said...

Darryl now gets payed in hamburgers, like Wimpy! :)

Federico said...

Toy design???wow! Seems a cool job!

Good luck, and show us some cool design! I'll start eating Happy Meal again!XD

Joe M said...

cool

Chris Battle said...

NICE! Congrats on the new career! My wife works in the toy biz, too. Make sure you go to the NY ToyFair while they still have it (It might already be a thing of the past) now that you're "industry"...

Kevin Barber said...

So happy for your new path.( I myself am in the sex toy business.Same concepts though, make something that won't poke someone's eye out and do it at a low price point. )This rat fink esque car would make an awesome toy.

Goobeetsablog said...

congratulations.

Dave Pryor said...

Cool Darryl. All the best on your new career! Keep me posted as to when I can find your work in my food.

Greg Scherrer said...

Congrats Darryl! Hope the new job is lots of fun.

Mukpuddy said...

Nice one dude, congrats on the new job!! Will you be allowed to post stuff you'll be working on?

Alina Chau said...

WICKED!!

dintoons said...

hahaha! this is a slick one!
great to hear that you're into toy design...wow!! what better way to spend each day than playing with toys..!!!
wishing you lots of creative fun and joy!! :)

Howard Shum said...

Congratulations on the new gig!

Nice drawing too!

DW said...

I love it! :) wishing you all the best with your new job...

Cedric said...

Congrats on the new job! Sounds super fun. Looks like I'll be ordering more Happy Meals from now on.

Will you be able to post some of your toy designs?

bruno werneck said...

congratulations Darryl!
should I save some space on the booth table to sell some toys ? :)

Maz said...

Darryl,

Hi. My name is Mazen Hasan (Maz like Jazz) and I'm an Independent Artist/Writer/Sculptor working out of the North Side of Chicago.

I'm looking to share some table space at the San Diego Comic-Con. I just finished my first graphic novel: PLAIN JANE: BOOK ONE and I want to spread the word on the West Coast. Check out my website:
www.revengecomics.com.

If you and your friends would consider fitting me in contact me @ revengecomics@gmail.com.

peace.
maz

ken said...

very cool drawing, lots of energy!

.:CHAOSBOY:. said...

Grrreat blog, I like your crazy characters!!

Jav said...

D-RAG!
CONGRATS ON THE KIDDIES!
Greatest thing on Earth right!? well, dont worry the sleepless nights wont start until at least a few weeks...
Miss ya man! Here comes the CON DAWG!
J...

Darryl Young said...

An incredibly late !! Thank You !! for all your kind words everybody!

Unfortunately, I really can't post work sketches up here without risk of getting in hot water.

....However, I can post toys that've been produced that I've worked on once they're out.

....However, we work ahead, so that'll be some time next April or May #__#

Carysse said...

Wow.. incredible drawing.. I like it!!

Constitutional Chris said...

I'd like to see how a pregnant rollerskate would look like in your minds eye. Your stuff looks like it came straight out of the seventys. Still... it's great pencil work. Cudos dude

Apsu said...

woow it's wery beatiful. please draving WINX characters