If you've watched the Big Idea studio tour on the Jonah DVD bonus features, you probably saw snippets of the "strange food" collection of Bryan Ballinger. Bryan was a 3D designer in Big Idea's design studio for 4 or 5 years, and was truly one of the most unusually creative folks we ever hired. He spent most of his days quietly padding the halls of Big Idea in his pajama pants or sitting at his workstation playing his ukulele, surrounded by his necktie collection and his collection of the most bizarre packaged foods you could ever imagine (which he dubbed "Regrettable Edibles").
While at Big Idea, Bryan and his partner-in-crime Keith Lango penned and illustrated the children's book "The Great Cheese Squeeze: A Gruntly & Iggy Adventure" (which can still be bought from Amazon, though it is now out of print).
Well, Bryan is no longer at Big Idea, but you can now tour his collection of bizarro foods online at www.kookychow.com
Be sure to check it out. You can even buy a "kookychow" t-shirt. Check out Bryan's other sites as well…
You won't be sorry. Well, you might be sorry. But in a good way.
Christopher Bunn used to work in the Internet/Interactive Software team at Big Idea. He has recently published two books which are available on Amazon.com for the Kindle:
The Hawk And His Boy (The Tormay Trilogy)
The Model Universe And Other Stories
Check them out and rate them on Amazon.com!