Thursday, April 30, 2009

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How much bread does it take to build a bread house? No, that isn't a riddle. Peter is a member of the National Bread Builders Society (NBBS). It's a club to those who share a passion for bread. Their main event is to create huge structures of varying shapes and sizes entirely out of bread.
So, this year Peter intends to build a house, the largest one ever seen. He and his mother went to the grocery store and bought a whole lot of bread.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Mel Jones' I love Mulch Mug

When I first saw the film I noticed Mel Jones' mug sitting next to her laptop. It read "I [Heart] Mulch", which we see is the name of the shop where Mr. Jones brings the 'Garden Life Spring Catalog' binder. I assume it is the name of the buisness that Mr. and Mrs. Jones work for. I thought it would be neat to have a similar mug. It was only in a couple of scenes and really more of a background prop, but it's those kinds of things and that kind of detail that I really enjoy. I looked through my fonts (just the ones I had on my computer) for one that was close enough, and found a clipart heart and made a *.bmp image and got the mug made.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Full Size Coraline Prop Bobinsky's Medal

Whoo Hoo! Another little trinket to add to my Coraline collection. Apparently Mr. Bobinsky was awarded the medal for Service at the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster on April 26, 1986. The medal reads "Participant in the clean-up campaign". The "4A3C" is the No. for the "Chernobilskaya Nuclear Power Plant." I think that the real medal is much smaller in person than the scale chosen in the movie, but I am sure that decision was made so it could be clearly seen on screen. Once I found the identity of the medal I picked one up. I'm stoked!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Breadsmasher Natural Habitat

Original Drawing of Peter and his Mom driving out to the Breadsmasher Natural Habitat. The first edition of the book, this image wasn't complete. For the second edition, this is the final drawing. I like to keep the drawings in Black and White for now. Should be fun creating the set for this shot.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Coraline Press Kit & Keys

The Coraline Press kit came with a CD containing some production photos, a Low Res Trailer and Production Notes. The CD was attached to a cardboard lithograph. It is now been added to my Coraline collection. Mary-Frances and I attended the Emerald City Comic-Con and got to meet Chris Turnham, one of the production illustrators for Coraline to sign it.
I also acquired one of the production Keys that where spread around town to help promote the movie and website. I wasn't fortunate enough to find one, but eBay is a good place to find them now. The second key, is my first key of 50, from the Mystery Box's. I believe this key matches Mystery Box No. 29

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Wybie Gloves Prop Full Size

So I decided that an easy costume for me would be Wybie from the movie Coraline. I did a quick search for skeleton riding gloves and found these. They are perfect. So this is my first full scale prop/replica from the movie. I am in the process of getting more. I just loved this movie. I have already seen it three times (twice in 3D and once in 2D), and I cannot wait to see it again. I also got a welders helmet that I am going to mod for this costume and I am going to have to make the firefighters turnout coat so it appears to be too large for me. I'll post pics as it goes.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Peter, our hero

My main character from sitting in his chair at school, waiting for the time to pass. Once school is out he will rush home to continue the search for the Breadsmasher!

Thursday, April 2, 2009


I first found Rustboy while I was searching the CafePress website back in 2004. I saw the character and was like "oooo, this looks interesting. Very 'Tim Burton-ish'. So I went to Brian's website and was instantely hooked. He was offering a signed book of images at the time and I regret now not getting one while it was still available. I was able to manage to obtain the vinyl figure from Android 8. It is pretty sweet, a little on the pricy side, but worth it. His eyes are a little loose so he always looks like he is looking two different directions at once. Mary-Frances later got me the Mug and T-Shirt.

I drafted up some blueprints of Rustboy that I hope to make into a puppet someday. Once I get my CNC machine, or a Laser Cutter, that is. But at least I have the dream.

On an interesting Note, if you are a Fan of Lost, watch the speacial features on, I think, the first Season, you will see J.J. Abrams wearing a Rustboy T-Shirt that he got from the Cafepress store.