Sunday, July 29, 2007

Aloha from Comic-con?






Every now and then, you get to work on a project that comes together just the way you hope it would. No road blocks, no rejections, and barely any headaches. This rarely happens, and when it does, it kind of gives you hope that for a split-second you somehow knew what you were doing. It also takes working with creative folks who have a ton of enthusiasm and are open to new ideas. For comic-con this year, I got to work with Chris Sanders, of Lilo and Stich fame, on his very first vinyl figurine based on one of his hula girls. My job was to create the packaging for it. I submitted 3 ideas - a tiki hut, a pineapple crate, and a pinapple can (she sits on gigantic pineapple). The last option had a metal pop top and bottom just like a real food can, and a die-cut window for the vinyl. This was the 'anything goes' idea I like to throw in that usually is the priciest and most difficult to make. It's also the one that never gets picked. Guess my surprise when Chris said he wanted to go with it. The vinyl is amazing and I hope the packaging compliments her. It's definitely one of the coolest projects I've had the opportunity to work on. If only every gig was this easy! Hopefully there are more down the road. Be sure to check out Chris' site for updates. This is the final version of the comic-con limited vinyl and its packaging.

20 comments:

nic said...

You did such an amazing job, Tan. I have a present for you at home, dunno if Rich brought it for you or not. But I think you'd like it.

(Btw, would you mind if we used these pics on the site? I think they're great.)

Tanner said...

Thanks Nic! Feel free to use the pics. Just took 'em really quick, but if they work go for it!

flatelephant said...

man, that is nice eric.

I can't believe i missed these. we were at the con all week, but some how missed seeing these.

awesome.


same some of your giclee prints up, really cool in person.

sposabe.... said...

damn eric, that packaing is better than tato skins with bacons and cheeses... with ranch!

Jenny said...

Great, great job!

Doktor Viktor Von Kreep said...

Hey! I'm a big fan of your work
and I'm really digging this figure!

Do you have an email address?

Bobby Pontillas said...

AWE-SOME~!

Stitch fan_82 said...

Hay I found chris’s site and then found this.
Is there any were to contact chris I am a big Stitch fan and i have been trying to fined him for a long time.

Nic said...

If you can put a chick on a pineapple you surely make a jersey.

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