Blockheads: Outside-the-box. This is a character that I have always related to. I have always felt that I never fit in. I am a square peg when the world filled with only round wholes. A blockhead like Charlie Brown. That was always why I thought that this was a strong character. I am in the process of making an animation of my Blockheads: Outside-the-Box character.
Picture this. A child has this box that he always plays with. He has stored his marble and little toys in. Its his favorite toy and was always very useful to him. When he grows a little older, he finds other things to play with (balls, toys, story books, marbles and toy soldiers. He forgets about the box that he used to play with so much. The box is put in the closet where it collects dust and spiderwebs around it and all the other discarded playthings. The box is sad and dreams of the days that he played with the boy. As memory fades and the boy grows up, the sad box feels worthless. He has lost his purpose. He has lost the thing that he looked forward to everyday. The boy who once cherished him.
One day, Blockhead saw the boy coming towards him. Could it be. Could the boy be walking towards him. Yes. The boy picked up Blockhead. He carried Blockhead to the kitchen and laid Blockhead down by the foot of the refrigerator. The boy then placed one foot on Blockhead, then another. He busted himself up to reach the top of the frig. There it was. The boys quest. On the top of the refrigerator was a cookie jar. He reached the cookie jar and took out of it what his mom was trying so hard to keep out of the boys reach. A cookie. The boy took the cookie and the box and in Blockheads surprise, he sat down with the box. He ate the cookie, placed some of his favorite marbles and his little stuffed bear inside the box and the boy and Blockhead became the best of friends again.
Here are some of paintings that I created. You will see that Blockhead is a reoccurring character that I am very proud of and feel a connection with. Carl Lozada Paintings Check out Wandering Minstrals for the reoccurring Blockheads character. Here are some of the shirts you may want to check out: Blimpboy Good Day