I am more than an illustrator. I am a storyteller. My tales are a rich mixture of precious childhood memories and fairy tales. I weave together lines to celebrate the beauty and elegance of nature and human form. And sprinkled within that tapestry are touches of whimsy that bring to mind the wonderment of childhood and play. It is my way of rekindling youth with a wink and infinite mirth.
An architect by training, I create works in pen and ink that are filled with intricate detail and influenced by stringent rules of design. The elements I choose often hold symbolic meaning, and I take care to piece them together like a jigsaw puzzle to tell an overall story.
I have drawn millions of lines as an artist and have told many stories, from my initial scenes of houses to the Yahoo! Purplescape campaign to more experimental pieces that have won international competitions and garnered gallery exhibitions. But I still feel that I have many more stories to tell and a million more lines to draw.
Designed Toy Releases
These are toys designed by Otto.
Toy Series Participation
These are toys that Otto has lent his design skills to.
- Dunny - 3" "Shah Mat Dunny Chess" series, 2016
- Dunny - 20" "Reyna", 2016
- Dunny - 3" "Mayari" Red, 2013
- Dunny - 3" "Mayari" Black, 2013
These are one-off, or very limited, pieces.
- Night King - custom for Bats in the Belfry, 2017
- Luna - custom for the Luna Custom Group Show, 2017
- Scavengers & Wandering Misfits - 6x customs, individually hand-painted, 2017
- Mega Munny - 20" "Hari" custom, commission, 2016
- Dunny - 5" custom for the NYCC DTA Dunny Show, 2016
- The Blank - custom for The Blank Show, 2016
- Bedtime Bunnies - custom for Le Reve Du Lapin, 2016
- "Can't get you off my head" Bear head for Bear in Mind, 2016
- Piece(s) for Reinvention, 2015
- Bedtime Bunnies - "Hansel & Gretel" customs for Bedtime Stories, 2015
- Dunny - 3" "Hold Your Breath" custom for the series with various artists including The Bots, 2015
- Munny - 7" custom with Jeremiah Ketner, 2015
- Munny - 7" Trikky custom with Jeremiah Ketner, 2015
- Junior - "Sunny and Charlie" custom for When Hell Freezes Over 2, 2015
- Piece(s) for Art Without Borders, 2013
- Billy - custom for Blamo 5th Annual Custom Show, 2013
- RAAR! - "Tyra Raar!" custom for The Custom Raaar! Show, 2013
- Mini Munny - "The Elixir" Foomi custom, for MunnyMunth, 2013
- Munny - 7" "Neeti", commission, 2013
- Fonzo - custom for Fonzo Loves California, 2013
- Fonzo - custom for Fonzo Loves the UK, 2013
- Dunny - 9" "Kwadro King", 2013
- Tequila - "Berdugo" custom, commission, 2012
- Custom(s) for Sneaky Snow Ball, 2012
- Dunny - 3" sets of 2, "Shah Mat Royalty", 10 sets, 2012
- Dunny - 9" "Shah Mat Royalty", 2 sets of 2, 2012
- Dunny - 8" "Lago" custom, 2012
- Dunny & Munny - 7" Munny & 3 3" Dunnys "Revenge of the Wolves" custom, 2012