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The very first version!

Mimi Wobbly DevilMimi Wobbly Devil
Mimi Wobbly Devil Sale price250,00 €

The very first version!

Mimi Wobbly DevilMimi Wobbly Devil
Mimi Wobbly Devil Sale price250,00 €
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MIMI WOBBLY

Discover all the seams of the lady!

The rubenesque, fluffy character of Mimi Wobbly first came about when Dave Cooper was commissioned to create an animated music video for theworld-renowned power trio Danko Jones!  

Genesis of

Mimi Wobbly

By Dave Cooper

Given that this was Dave’s first fully joyful and satisfying foray into the world of animation, the character became a meaningful touchstone for him. The video received a lot of praise and was screened at animation festivals around theworld. To this day, there’s a lot of enthusiasm and fondness for Mimi Wobbly and Friends, Dave is often stopped at appearances with grateful smiling faces.“It was such an effortless, exciting experience coming up with the storyboards for the video. When I first heard the song, there is a stabbing guitar partthat conjured a crystal clear image of a gorgeous, chubby woman stabbing lipstick onto her full lips. From there, the story of the video seemed to completely write itself!” So when the “lucky 13th” anniversary of the video’s release arrived, Dave created a brand-new commemorative print. This new illustration stirred up some renewed interest in the character and her friends. This interest spurred Dave to begin work on a pitch for a tv series. In the thirteen years since making the video, Dave had become an executive producer on two tvseries for children, based on his own work. At first it was hard to imaginecreating a world for Mimi and friends, as the video is so nonsensical andself-contained, but eventually the levee broke and a perfect environment andnarrative took shape. “Mimi Wobbly and Friends” is being pitched now. The timing of all this new movement was perfect! When Dave’s good friend and publisher, Rodolphe Lachat approached him to create a designer toy with him and the legendary Michael Rouah’s new designer toy company Golem, Dave knew exactlywhat to suggest. “The partners loved the idea and have been incredibly supportive and hard-working towards the toy’s release.” Seeing his drawings come to life in the hands of Golem’s master sculptors was a thrilling experience for the seasoned pro, “The very first pass on my sketches was masterful - nearly perfect, and quite quickly the sculpt became better than Ihad dared hope for. I’m so excited to share it with the world and to proudly place it above my own workstation, to keep me company and remind me of what is possible with my work.”

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