For the last few years I’ve been running what I call the Chibi Series (previously known as the Mini Series), it is a bunch of miniature characters from all sorts of genres. The idea was to create multiple characters out of basic geometry starting with an oval. I completed Freddy Krueger and then moved on to Jason Voorhees. It progressed and more and more people enjoyed the series.
Then, the unfortunate thing happened, it ended up being referenced as South Park. Even though that was not the intent, and they are quite different, but the fact that South Park is also basic geometry, it got branded as such and was never able to overcome that since that cartoon is too popular. Because of this, I have decided to end my Chibi Series and move on to new things. I can understand where people are coming from with this so instead of fighting a battle that can’t be won, I have decided to end the Chibi Series. I’m sure I will start another type of cartoon line as I really enjoy them.
Back in late 2013 I decided to create a fun Freddy Krueger cartoon for halloween, this was completely different from my usual style which is much darker, you can see it at www.adammiconi.com, he was very cute and cartoony. As October continued, I made more and more of these grumpy little characters and tried to hit many of the classic movies characters: Jason, Carrie, Leatherface, etc. Then as time went on, I started hitting more holidays, Christmas, Easter, etc.
Now we are further into the series I’ve even branched out into Silent Hill, my wife’s request, and Dragon Ball Z, my favorite anime I grew up with. I planned on continuing the series in between my other projects. Many websites have picked this up and covered my series in an article which is an incredible honor.
Chibi Series Collection
So far my Chibi Series has grown dramatically to feature these characters:
- Goku – Dragon Ball Z
- Vegeta – Dragon Ball Z
- Frieza – Dragon Ball Z
- Darth Vader
- Pyramid Head (The Red Pyramid)
- Easter Bunny
- Freddy Kruger
- Jason Vorhees
- Carrie White
- Mike Myers
- Edward Scissorhands
- Native American
- Christmas Elf
- Frosty the Snowman
- Gingerbread Man
- Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
- Santa Clause
Now that the series has ended, it’s time to move on and try a new style, I’ve been going back to traditional oils lately and just completed my first illustration in oil. I’ll continue this while I begin another cartoon line. You can see the oil painting here if interested. http://adammiconi.com