Work Dog : Your Desktop Companion
Welcome to the newest Kickstarter from Vincent Scala (me). This will be the third Kickstarter I have ran. Previously I have successfully funded the following 2 Kickstarters.
I am an artist/illustrator/animator/toy maker ! The great success and kickstarter community has skyrocketed the popularity of my artwork and has helped me send my art/toys to over 100 Countries Worldwide, which even typing that is mind blowing! If you are not familiar with my work please give it a look at:
I have been a professional illustrator for the past 14 years. I have worked for Nickelodeon, Disney, Atlantic Records and Fisher Price. I have also animated and directed music videos, which have had over 2 million viewers as well as shown in galleries throughout the NYC area. I also have a pilot of my own show called "Dia De Los Tacos" on Nickelodeon.
I've had the pleasure and honor of having my toys sold in some pretty big toy/gift stores worldwide and have successfully sold out my first run of Mickey Monsters. The designer toy community has welcomed me with open arms and I have made friendships and connections that will last a lifetime. The most important part of all of this is that the world is responding to my toys. I have been following the goal that if they keep selling, I will keep creating them! Enough of me and let's get to the good stuff. The toy !!! Meet Work Dog !!!
Work Dog started as a simple comic strip that I kept going back to create more of. As a professional designer, my road has not been a glorious box of crayons and unicorns. I have had to put up with piles of corporate bull$!@# as well as office politics and nonsense. I not only created Work Dog, I have lived it, as I am sure many of you out there have as well ! As an artist, I did the best thing I could and that was find a funny way to show these situations. They were not only therapeutic for myself but as I posted more on my Instagram (vincentscala), I realized that there are alot of people who have felt the same way and could relate to Work Dog. He is anyone that has either had a tough boss, or a tough job in general. Like "Elf on a Shelf", Let's help spread the "Dog on a desk".
At 6" tall this forcibly smiling dog can be there to make you laugh when you just want to cry or throw some paper. There are 3 points of articulation. Both arms as well as the head. One of his arms is bent for typing/holding a post it, holding a pen, or just reaching out to touch you ! His forced smile is perfect in every way. This amazing 3D model was created by a good friend and very talented artist Vin Diresta (vdiresta13) - give him a follow !!!!
The sculpt is as close to my original drawing as I would have liked. It's simple yet detailed where it needs to be.
Here are some great pics of the prototype!
Bagged with Original Header Art For Each Colorway.
But that's not all !!! As well as the figure I will be making some extras because why not !! Making stuff is fun !!!
Since I cannot stop drawing these comics and they are a ton of fun to share with co-workers, family and friends I want to put these comics into a small book collection. I will be also making a 6x6 book/zine of all the Work Dog comics you have seen on my Instagram as well as some new extras !
But wait !!!!! There's more !!!!! Also an Enamel Pin !! These pins have been a big hit and I'd be crazy to not include them with your order !!!!
I want to try and keep the rewards simple. We know what your here for. The toy ! There are always fun extras that I like to add to make it fun and interesting but I want to keep it simple.
Toy, Book, Pin & Stickers for Everyone !!! I will give you all the option of getting them separately or together !
If I can hit the $7500 Goal l will be creating an App/Game where you can play as Work Dog and swipe papers and smash computers in your own glory !
Risks and challenges
Unfortunately creating a toy is not so easy, and the cost of the mold is very pricey. I wanted to create a high quality toy that I know you will all love ! Having a large community of people purchase it early not only gets them a great deal, it helps the work get shared. Not only would I be getting to have one of my characters created as a vinyl toy, but also I would be able to share it with the world.
Risks and challenges
There are always risks and challenges when creating a product. I have done this a few times and am very confident in my factory as well as my design. I am confident that if this is funded, everyone will be pleasantly surprised with these products.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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