Gary Baseman

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Biography[edit]

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Born in Los Angeles in 1960, this first generation Polish-American artist has become one of the most recognized illustrative artists of our age. Gary received a degree in Communications from UCLA, and worked in NYC as a commercial illustrator for 10 years. His illustrations have been featured in such diverse publications as the New Yorker, Time, Esquire, Rolling Stone, the New York Times, Forbes, Blab, LA Magazine, Reader's Digest, Atlantic Monthly and Newsweek. He created the artwork for Cranium, voted "Game of the Year" two years in a row by the American Internation Toy Fair and worked as the illustrator for "I Don't Need to Have Children, I Date Them: 23 Child Psychology Techniques to Use on Boys of All Ages". He has also been featured in American Illustration, AIGA, Print, The Society of Illustrators, Humor and The 100 Show.

Although Gary has achieved reknown in many fields, he is probably most well known for his work as the creator and executive producer of "Teacher's Pet", a story based on his real-life dog, Hubcaps, which ran from 2000-2002, and was made into a full-length feature film in 2004.

Gary has received many awards throughout his career, including the Emmy for Best Daytime Animated Series, the BAFTA for Best International Children's Programme, the Outstanding Individual Achievement Emmy for Production Design and was voted "One of the 100 Most Creative People in Entertainment" by Entertainment Weekly.

His work is featured in the permanent collections of National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC and the MMA in Rome.

Designed Toy Releases[edit]

These are toys that have been designed by Gary.

Toy Series Participation[edit]

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These are toys that Gary has lent his design skills to.

  • Dunny - 3" Swatch Project, with matching Swatch watch, 2011
  • Dunny - 3" NYCC 2Tone Exclusive, 2010
  • Dunny - 3" Dunny 2Tone Series, 2010
  • Qee - 32" Hump Qee Dump Qee, 36 pieces, 2009
  • Qee - 36" Buckingham Forest Bear, 2008
  • Dunny - 3" Series 4, 2007
  • Thundermutt - 1.5, 100 pieces, 2007
  • Qee - 2.5" Hump Qee Dump Qee, Blue, 2007
  • Qee - 2.5" Hump Qee Dump Qee, Lavender, 2007
  • Qee - 2.5" Hump Qee Dump Qee, Orange, 2007
  • Qee - 2.5" Hump Qee Dump Qee, Silver, 2007
  • Qee - 2.5" Hump Qee Dump Qee, White, 2007
  • Qee - 2.5" Hump Qee Dump Qee, Red, 2007
  • Qee - 2.5" Hump Qee Dump Qee, Gold, 2007
  • Qee - 2.5" Hump Qee Dump Qee, Black, 2007
  • Qee - 8" Hump Qee Dump Qee, Black, 2007
  • Qee - 8" Buckingham Forest Green, 500 pieces, 2006
  • Qee - 8" Buckingham Forest Blue, 300 pieces, 2006
  • Qee - 2.5" Ox-Op Series 2a, M.O.D Cat, 2006
  • Qee - 2.5" Ox-Op Series 2b, M.O.D Bear, 2006
  • Dunny - 8" M.O.D. Red, 3000 pieces, 2006
  • Dunny - 8" M.O.D. Black, 700 pieces, 2006
  • Dunny - LA Series, Silver, 2006
  • Dunny - LA Series, Gold, 2006
  • Mini Circus Punks - 6" Baby Napper, 2005
  • Qee - 8" Hump Qee Dump Qee, Gold, SDCC, 2005
  • Qee - 8" Hump Qee Dump Qee, White, 100 pieces, 2005
  • Qee - 8" Black OX-OP Bear, 2005
  • Qee - 8" Qeedrophonic White Bear, 500 pieces, 2004
  • Circus Punk - 15" Nessie, 150 pieces, 2004
  • Neo Kaiju - Pupik, 2004
  • Neo Kaiju - Gefilte, 2004

Customs[edit]

These are one-off or very limited toys by Gary.

Images[edit]

Production Pieces[edit]

Customs[edit]

Other work[edit]

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