NYCC holds a special place in my heart. Back in early 2015 I had just quit my full time job as a 911 dispatcher. I purchased a booth for Designer Con occuring later that year. And I had only made two designer toys ever in my life. But I knew that was what I wanted to do. And I was willing to take the risk of pursuing it. No matter how crazy it sounded 🙂
So as I began to create pieces for DCon, I noticed a toy company post searching for new artists. I contacted them and next thing you know, I’m being asked to send some of my work for their booth at NYCC. It was just the confidence boost I needed to believe I could really do this. (If you look in the archives for October 2015 you can see pictures from the trip and read more about that amazing experience).
Here I am only a few years later, living my dream. And contributing once more a piece for the company that gave me a shot.
Using the platform by artist Bowobaghaskara, I came up with this piece titled “Schizophrenia”. If you follow my work already, you’ve no doubt noticed I do love bee’s and creating bee related artwork.
I saw a description of schizophrenia that read: “felt like quiet bees in my head”. And this piece came out of that. Wanting to capture that busy but yet controlled mess inside ones head. A feeling I could relate to more than I’d like to admit.
“Schizophrenia” will be in the Martian Toys booth at New York Comic con for their custom toy show Not Another Skull. For purchase inquiries, please contact them through their website. Or via their Instagram @martiantoys.