AFinterview – The Life and Work of Tim Bruckner Part 1
February 4, 2016

I’ve been friends with master sculptor Tim Bruckner for over 10 years and a fan of his work for even longer.  I had the great privilege to sit down with him last week and do an exclusive in depth interview with him as he is looking at semi-retiring from sculpting, putting together a career retrospective of his personal work, we talk about his life, his process, what he does in his downtime, his advice for new sculptors entering the industry and much, much more!

 

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If you are anywhere near the Pacific Northwest I would really encourage you to head up to Seattle to the Krab Jab Studio and see this exhibit Well Played: The Art of Tim Bruckner before it closes on Feb 6th.

Illustrator. Sculptor. Toy Maker. Writer. Comedian. Whatever hat Tim puts on,it’s with skill, dedication, and glorious humor. With new, one-of-a-kind works in this show, we are celebrating his 40+ years of creative endeavors and the legacy he has left for the next generation. They are quite the (clown) shoes to fill!

 

Tim wrote an essay about this week about what it was like to put together a career retrospective of his work that you can read here at MuddyColors.com.

 

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You can find out more about Krab Jab Studios here on their official Facebook page.

Tim’s other art show of comic book at toy work going on right now is Framed: Inside the World of Comics at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

You can find Tim’s Facebook page here.

Here is Tim’s official website www.TimBruckner.com

 

 

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Listen to part one of the interview with Tim Bruckner here ⇓

 

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Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Time.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, CNN.com, AssociatedPress.com Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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1 Comment »

  • danny says:

    what a delightful interview! i’m a big fan of tim’s work on the dc direct action figures from back in the day and didn’t realize what a cool, interesting character he is.

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