Grizza – a SIZZA custom

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 πŸ˜‰ ), 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:
Grizza a SIZZA custom by Matthijs C. Kamstra aka [mck]

And few days back Nick posted a download link for GRIZZA, and today he send me an update: 100+ downloads! πŸ™‚ 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 ): πŸ˜‰ 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) ….. πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ˜€ …. 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 πŸ˜€ …. 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.

Urban papercraft: PaperToys book Artists

Update #1: I have written a post about Jerom
Update #2: Read about Macula

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 πŸ˜‰ )

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 (like this)

  1. Shin Tanaka — πŸ™‚ read my posts yes, wrote about him more then once…
  2. 3eyed Bear — πŸ™‚ read my post
  3. Speaker Dog — πŸ™‚ read my post
  4. Toypaper — πŸ™‚ read my post I love papercraft/Flash
  5. Sjors Trimbach — πŸ™‚ read my post one of the first paperToy designers a wrote about.
  6. Ken Munk — πŸ™‚ read my post I really like the idea of hunting trophies
  7. Carlo Giovani — πŸ™ very talented though
  8. E440 — πŸ™‚ read my post
  9. Illectronics — πŸ™‚ read my post
  10. Jonny Chiba — πŸ™‚ read my post
  11. PHILL — πŸ™‚ read my post
  12. Marshall Alexander
  13. Nice Bunny — πŸ™‚ read my post very recently
  14. SIZZA — πŸ™‚ read my post
  15. P.P. Bear 100% loading
  16. Big Chief
  17. Lou Lou
  18. Bryan Rollins
  19. Christopher Bonnette — πŸ™‚ Update #2: read my post
  20. Grumm — nice dude! πŸ˜‰
  21. Jerom — πŸ™‚ Update #1: read my post
  22. Burlabox
  23. Rommy very, very, very cute, but no blank template
  24. Cubotoy — very beautyfull, can’t find blank template, pitty πŸ™
  25. Matt Hawkins

I see I have my work cut out for me….

Urban papercraft: Nice Bunny

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.)
NiceBunny Paper Toys
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
Hedkase Artist Series Paper Toys
And with an impressive lineup:
Ben the Illustrator
Ben the Illustrator
PHIL
PHIL
Nick Knite (SIZZA)
Nick Knite
Matt Hawkins
Matt Hawkins
and the list goes on and on (check it out)

What can I say…. I’m sorry πŸ˜‰

You can get the template here with an explanation how it works
hedkase Template
or use this direct link to the blank hedkase .PDF template

Paper Toy Book preview

Update #1: I got the complete list of paper toy designers from Matt Hawkins


Paper Toy Book preview, originally uploaded by Custom Paper Toys.

Last year I was invited to joint a group of 24 of the most talented paper toy designers in the world. Matt Hawkins (you know him from his site Custom Paper Toys or his contributions to Paperforest) started a book which will be publish early 2009.

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