kobico is a papertoy brand created by me, Christopher Kho and a name to refer to my papertoy collections designed by me myself. kobico collection mostly covered fanart/tribute to famous artworks, animation, comic books, console games, movies or even original characters, which also designed by me.
It was all started when I stumbled upon a this blog, Paperkraft.net which regularly posts papertoy design around the web. I rediscovered my love for this paper-folding activity I used to have when I was a little. However, it was not until I discovered BoxPunx, a collection of papertoy designed by Jason Harlan or more commonly known as Harlancore in the paper-folding community. His designs greatly inspired me to do the same thing as him; which is to create beautiful things out of an A4 paper to make people happy.
After a few amateurish customization of BoxPunx blank templates, I started to design my own templates and named it kobico, derived from the word “cube” & my last name “kho”; which also an abbreviation of 3 earlier kobico mascots. The very first kobico collection to be made is based on a Japanese anime/manga/game One Piece created by Eichiiro Oda. From there, the collection of kobico expanded into series which not only based on fanarts/tributes to famous commercial series, but also an original collection.