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Kevin Gosselin
Attended Ringling School of Art and Design
Lives in Seattle, WA
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Chainsaw Panda by @Pausedesigns is Back
Well, kinda.  I had made five more pandas a while back so that Pause could experiment with a new colorway.  Well, he's painted them up and will be selling them on his site this Friday.  Each on of these were sculpted by me just like the original limited edi...
Kevin Gosselin is a custom toy designer and illustrator influenced by sci-fi and fantasy art, comic books, anime, the masters and too many contemporary artist to fully list. Kevin is exploring the designer toy scene. It mixes his love of sculpture, illustration and fine art and is the perfect output for his passions.
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Black Friday Sale: 50% Off Everything
Hi shoppers.  I've put everything on sale in my store including my AP Kozik Busts.  Everything is 50% so if you wanted a Kozik bust but could not afford this is going to be your best bet.   There are also t-shirts, stickers and a few older toys that are at ...
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White Dead Kozik Bust Now Available
Kevin Gosselin is a custom toy designer and illustrator influenced by sci-fi and fantasy art, comic books, anime, the masters and too many contemporary artist to fully list. Kevin is exploring the designer toy scene. It mixes his love of sculpture, illustration and fine art and is the perfect output for his passions.
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Stone Kozik bust with Mickey ears
The first custom bust I did for the kickstarter rewards earlier in the year.  I was waiting to post this because it's not quite done yet.  The client is an artist as well and we decided to make it a collaboration.  So in a few places I left the piece bare t...
Kevin Gosselin is a custom toy designer and illustrator influenced by sci-fi and fantasy art, comic books, anime, the masters and too many contemporary artist to fully list. Kevin is exploring the designer toy scene. It mixes his love of sculpture, illustration and fine art and is the perfect output for his passions.
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Delftware Dead Kozik Bust
Here's another Kozik bust I finished a little while ago.  Originally I had intended to just use a crackle medium to get an aged look for this piece but the medium just didn't work the way I wanted so instead I spent the next few weeks painting lines until I...
Kevin Gosselin is a custom toy designer and illustrator influenced by sci-fi and fantasy art, comic books, anime, the masters and too many contemporary artist to fully list. Kevin is exploring the designer toy scene. It mixes his love of sculpture, illustration and fine art and is the perfect output for his passions.
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Kevin Gosselin is a custom toy designer and illustrator influenced by sci-fi and fantasy art, comic books, anime, the masters and too many contemporary artist to fully list. Kevin is exploring the designer toy scene. It mixes his love of sculpture, illustration and fine art and is the perfect output for his passions.
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The Woodcarver: Custom Horselington
Here's my latest custom. The Woodcarver has worked diligently to create his own private fishing boat.  Not quite there yet for this first timer and he may have overestimated the scale of his plans but he'll make due cause he's got visions of pike fishing in...
Kevin Gosselin is a custom toy designer and illustrator influenced by sci-fi and fantasy art, comic books, anime, the masters and too many contemporary artist to fully list. Kevin is exploring the designer toy scene. It mixes his love of sculpture, illustration and fine art and is the perfect output for his passions.
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The Man Inside, Custom Kozik Bust
And the final custom Kozik bust for my kickstarter backers.  I kept this one for last as it was really the most fun bust to do.  I enjoyed them all, but this one was a blast, and only made me feel slightly creepy and stalker-ish as I stared for days at pict...
Kevin Gosselin is a custom toy designer and illustrator influenced by sci-fi and fantasy art, comic books, anime, the masters and too many contemporary artist to fully list. Kevin is exploring the designer toy scene. It mixes his love of sculpture, illustration and fine art and is the perfect output for his passions.
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Now available in a limited white edition of 50 pieces Distributed by DKE TOYS and available at fine designer toys stores
Kevin Gosselin is a custom toy designer and illustrator influenced by sci-fi and fantasy art, comic books, anime, the masters and too many contemporary artist to fully list. Kevin is exploring the designer toy scene. It mixes his love of sculpture, illustration and fine art and is the perfect output for his passions.
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Rat Fink Custom Kozik bust
Here's another custom kozik bust for the kickstarter rewards.  This was a fun piece to work on and more than a little creepy at times.  Still, my 4 year old daughter loved him.
Kevin Gosselin is a custom toy designer and illustrator influenced by sci-fi and fantasy art, comic books, anime, the masters and too many contemporary artist to fully list. Kevin is exploring the designer toy scene. It mixes his love of sculpture, illustration and fine art and is the perfect output for his passions.
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Dead Kozik Artists Proofs and Summer Sale
OK, it's time for me to get rid of a few things if I can.  I have some older pieces sitting around taking up space and some newer items taking up much much more.  I'd like to make some space in my office and house. First and foremost are my artist proofs of...
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Dead Kozik Tshirts
Missed your chance to get a t-shirt or sticker pack last year?  I just posted t-shirts and stickers to my online shop . Head on over to get yours now.
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Seattle, WA
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Northwood, NH - Sarasota, FL - Bradenton, FL - Tampa, FL - Brandon, FL - Fresno, CA - Sammamish, WA
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Kevin Gosselin is influenced by sci-fi and fantasy art, comic books, anime, the masters and too many contemporary artist to fully list. Amongst the most influencial are Remington, Frazetta, Darrel K. Sweet, Thomas Eakins, Norman Rockwell and J.W. Waterhouse. Kevin has always been inspired by realism but has grown fond of the low brow illustration style fine art scene. Coming to the realization that most every traditional art (figure sculpture, still life and landscapes) has in some way already been done, Kevin has now leaned his art toward the fantastic. It is only by digging in to his own mind that he can possibly create something that has yet to be seen. For this reason Kevin is exploring the designer toy scene. It mixes his love of sculpture, illustration and fine art and is the perfect output for his passions.

Kevin Gosselin grew up in the tiny New England town of Northwood, New Hampshire. Although heavily influenced by many genres and artists, Kevin owes his career in the arts to two major influences. The art of Iron Maiden cover artist Derrek Riggs and his twin brother Keith who always knew he wanted to be an artist. It was only by following the career choices of his brother that Kevin decided to go to art school to develop his skills. Both brothers attended an Honors Art program at The Boston Museum School of Fine Art their senior year of high school and then moved to Sarasota, Florida to attend Ringling School of Art & Design. 
After earning his Bachelors in Fine Art and Illustration Kevin got what he considers his real art education while working for the great Robert Antovel at Art & Frame of Sarasota, the best art supplies store in town. After picking up the framing trade Kevin moved on to what would be his masters program. Kevin was hired as a painter by Hagen-Wallace, a props shop for Feld Entertainment. Here Kevin learned how to paint faux finishes and would eventually find himself in the sculpting department where he would discover his true passion.

Again with the help of his brother Keith, Kevin advanced into another career. After college his brother taught himself web design and he passed along the knowledge to Kevin and they both were hired by Hydrogen Media. At the height of the dot.com era, HMI was a powerhouse collection of talent. But all things must pass and Kevin was part of massive layoffs. After a year of freelancing web design Kevin accepted what would be his last job. For seven years Kevin acted as the production end of a small Marketing Firm in Tampa Bay Florida. It would be here that Kevin would develop his web and graphic design skills but also his strong desire to remove himself as far as possible from the world of corporate advertising. Finally realizing where his passions lay, Kevin decided to redirect his efforts to his true passion for the arts.

Kevin lives with his super cool, beautiful wife, daughter and two dogs in Seattle, WA. Up until his decision to pursue fine art Kevin was, and intends to still be, an avid ultra trail runner. He spent many hours running through the mountains of Washington and completed ten marathons, three 50ks and one 50 mile ultramarathon. Kevin has blogged extensively about his passion for running which can be found here.
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  • Ringling School of Art and Design
    Illustration, 91 - 95
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