I while back I created a custom for SIZZA and I called it GRIZZA.
Why I never posted about it on my blog (well I didn’t like the photos I took of it 😉 ), I don’t know… But I did mention it on
Nice Paper Toys so you can find some photo’s and comments there.
I created a promotional poster for Grizza:
And few days back Nick posted a download link for GRIZZA, and today he send me an update: 100+ downloads! 🙂 Which seems to be a lot in a short time.
Perhaps it helps that papercraftparadise also wrote about it…
For all the people who wants to download GRIZZA visit the blog of Nick Knite the home of SIZZA
Do you want to know more about SIZZA or Nick Knite, read my post or visit Nick’s site.
Update #1 (Monday 9 June 2008 ): I can’t help myself: I know this is not a contest, but I have beaten Dino-Sizza and Artdenka-design in number of downloads…. Next one in line is NiceBunny (181 downloads)
Update #2 (Wednesday 11 June 2008 ): 😉 I know: I’m a sad little man, NiceBunny is passed and Lil’ SIZZA is next (209 downloads). But way think small (it just another 3 downloads) so next one in line is SIZZA – Project Detonate Custom (currently 276) ….. 🙂 Nick mentioned that the numbers of visitors have increased! Thx for downloading this custom!
Update #3 (Monday 16 June 2008 ): Currently Grizza is downloaded 309 times 😀 …. I have passed SIZZA – Project Detonate Custom. And now it’s time for the big guns: GHOST SIZZA from Matt Hawkins (325 download) and SIZZA – Marshall Alexander custom (416 download). I guess that it will difficult to beat 400+ series, but time will tell. Thx once again for downloading this custom this much!
Update #4 (Monday 7 July 2008 ): Currently Grizza is downloaded 511 times 😀 …. I asked Nick if there is something to beat any more… It’s the design made by Team Steven (568 downloads) which is more then 1 year online and the original SIZZA.
I have written a post about Jerom
I have written about the paperToys book from Matt Hawkins before: it’s a book about the most talented paperToy designers in the world!
(and I’m part of that group 😉 )
Because the list is so impressive I should write about these people…..
And I already did that: a lot of these paperToy designers are part of my Urban papercraft series
But there are some where I will not write about: not because they are not talented, but they don’t meet the requirements for my definition of Urban Papercraft. So I hope I don’t offend someone, but this group of designers will be striked out (
- Shin Tanaka — 🙂 read my posts yes, wrote about him more then once…
- 3eyed Bear — 🙂 read my post
- Speaker Dog — 🙂 read my post
- Toypaper — 🙂 read my post I love papercraft/Flash
- Sjors Trimbach — 🙂 read my post one of the first paperToy designers a wrote about.
- Ken Munk — 🙂 read my post I really like the idea of hunting trophies
Carlo Giovani — 🙁 very talented though
- E440 — 🙂 read my post
- Illectronics — 🙂 read my post
- Jonny Chiba — 🙂 read my post
- PHILL — 🙂 read my post
- Marshall Alexander
- Nice Bunny — 🙂 read my post very recently
- SIZZA — 🙂 read my post
- P.P. Bear 100% loading
- Big Chief
- Bryan Rollins
- Christopher Bonnette — 🙂 Update #2: read my post
- Grumm — nice dude! 😉
- Jerom — 🙂 Update #1: read my post
Rommy very, very, very cute, but no blank template
Cubotoy — very beautyfull, can’t find blank template, pitty 🙁
- Matt Hawkins
I see I have my work cut out for me….
Why have I never written about Nice Bunny?
Probably because of the controversy around his first designs. The first time I saw a design of Nice Bunny was the “Nice Bunny Paper Toys” (Tagger, DJ, Samurai, etc.)
I wanted to write about him immediately, but I read somewhere that this series was base upon BrickBoy from Sjors Trimbach and he was not happy about that.
This all has been cleared up, and you can see that the series is now with a little footnote:
The NiceBunny Paper toys are Brian Castleforte, inspired by & built on the BrickBoy template Sjors Trimbach, with permission.
(read about this story here, where Nice Bunny explains the whole story)
After all this was blown over I was to lazy to add Nice Bunny to the urban papercraft series.
And Nice Bunny exploded: he got a new site, started an online shop, started Nice Paper Toy (read my previous post), and started the Hedkase Artist series Paper Toys
And with an impressive lineup:
Ben the Illustrator
Nick Knite (SIZZA)
and the list goes on and on (check it out)
What can I say…. I’m sorry 😉
You can get the template here with an explanation how it works
or use this direct link to the blank hedkase .PDF template
On the image you see the first half of the papertoys:
Just visit flickr and see the notes on the picture, so you see who made what….
My toy is the one with the gun: I call it Son of a Grumm.
When I have my own pictures of it, I will post it here