Category Archives: Cartoons
My poor neglected Ideas blog! Sorry for the lack of activity lately. It’s not much but I made a fun printable for your work: A ‘Danger Zone’ sign for Archer fans. Danger Zone!
There are two versions because ‘Authorized’ is spelled with an ‘s’ outside of North America. Those wacky Brits and Aussies should conform to what we do in the Americas, tut-tut.
It is sized to fit a standard 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of paper with a bit of breathing room (ignore your printer’s image crop warnings). Apologies if it murders all your ink.
- Geeky Lunch Bags (just added Krusty Burger a few days ago)
- Rabbit Season/Duck Season posters
Last week I posted a design for this Dr. Claw-inspired ring. I am pleased to announce you can now grab this at Shapeways for purchase (commission-free). Click here or the image to head to the listing. Available in US sizes 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11. Available in numerous materials as well.
Now you can give the gift that says I will get you next time, Gadget! NEXT TIME!
Started watching Adventure Time this past month, and it’s safe to say I’m a big fan. It’s a whimsical, carefree show which makes for a nice chaser for something like Breaking Bad.
I made this design very simple because I am often told my concepts are too expensive to execute. It is a cardboard sleeve with an insert that holds several Blu-Ray cases. It is based on BMO (Beemo), a character fashioned after an old Game Boy.
Beemo comes with a detachable arms (not unlike Mr. Potatohead’s). The legs are connected in a horseshoe shape, perfect for a stand the case can sit on. The feet can swivel for some pose-ability, but mostly to allow for all the accessories to be stored in the case (for shipping and display).
The best feature of this design is an interchangeable face, made possible by a square hole punched into the main sleeve, and numerous expressions placed on all the Blu-Ray cases. Each case can have up to 4 expressions. You then place the case in the front of the box in the correct orientation to display the expression you want.
Here is what a case design would look like:
Again this is the “frugal” design. I feel the limbs are optional too:
You can also go in the opposite direction with a fancy plastic case featuring molded buttons and a few controllers as well. I just thought I’d demonstrate a design that was feasible for release.
Argh. Nobody makes this. Not even those sketchy people on Etsy! This should be like, the top-selling ring in the whole world (for people 28 and older).
The main reason I am disappointed by this discovery: my henchmen have been really goofing around lately. I feel that if I wielded this ring, I can slam my fist down repeatedly and they’d pay attention and shake in their boots. I’m sure you can relate.
In all seriousness I am surprised this doesn’t exist. Even if Dr. Claw didn’t wear this ring, the ‘MAD’ brand is quite recognizable. Note to self: design a MAD hockey jersey. EDIT: I did.
UPDATE: This might be a reality one day, thanks to an intrepid reader with a 3D printer and a knowledge of making casts for jewelry. Keep your fingers crossed!