Most of the Broken Toyland characters came to life in the late 90′s and early 00′s. A lot of it started with my series, Weeds. The visuals have to do with my love of the past… vintage toys, cartoons and such. Then came the rag dolls, patchwork bunnies and others. Broken Toyland is comprised of many endearing characters. It’s base is in behavior, emotion, situation and imperfection. While Bunny very often has a smoke or a drink (or both) in hand, this is not what’s being promoted. There’s much more going on than what might be first assumed at first glance. The anesthetics symbolize something else.
The name, Broken Toys, was inspired by the book, The Velveteen Rabbit. Read it if you haven’t. It’s beautifully touching.
I read the book every so often. And in early 2000, inspired the Broken Toys Series. The sketches started and evolved to many characters. Some of which haven’t even be introduced yet.
Valery Milovic has a beautiful mind and it is truly displayed in her work.
Broken Toy Land Website