Thursday, October 30, 2008

Men of Mystery!

Come one come all to the Men of Mystery this Saturday Nov. 1st...  you don't know what it is you say? well click on the link above to find out!  I'll be there to sign and draw Zorro pics in the new anthology book published by Moonstone Books called Tales of Zorro! Also on hand will be Jeanne Schanberger and Jeff Mariotte two of the writers and Editor Richard Dean Starr, all of us ready and willing to make the  Mark of the "Z" in your new book!  Sporting a handsome cover by good buddy Doug Klauba with interior illos by yours truly... Look forward to seeing you there!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Back from the TIki Con!!!

What a wonderful time was had... thank you to our gracious hosts Peter and Dawn Smith for a wonderful show and hospitality.  Congratulations to them for putting on the first ever Screaming Tiki Con in Niles, Ohio!  Here you'll find a collection of images from this past weekend which includes  Adam West with the Adam West Busts!  The Batmobile!  My dear friends Scott and Vickie Sebring (Batman and Wonder Woman!) and Alex as Robin! Great Bat Buddies Chris as the Mad Hatter and Ivan as Batman! Dear friends Andrew Goodwin and his wonderful family came all the way from Canada!  The incomparable Lee Meriweather... My dear friend Don the Duckman from the Walt Disney Classics Collection Duckman website.  Billy the King Tut!  More West... More Scott and Vickie, this time as the Catwoman! and last but not least The Batcopter!


Friday, October 17, 2008


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Tiki Con Screams Into Ohio!

If you happen to be in or around Niles, Ohio (near Youngstown) this weekend, join me at the SCREAMING TIKI CON.  It's the hottest Comic and Pop Culture Convention going!
Highlights will include a display of the upcoming Really Retro(TM) Adam West Busts (Note: Checkered jacket all sold out!), as well as the man himself, Adam West in person! Good friend and creative consultant Scott Sebring and agent extraordinaire Fred Wostbrock will be there as well!  

We'll also be announcing the highly anticipated next upcoming bust in the Really Retro(TM) line of Masked Avenger Studios products!  

Along with Adam, several other actors from the 1966 Batman series will be there, and there are special events including an Adam West dinner, the Batmobile, Batcycle and the Batcopter!  Don't miss the charity auction and the Eastwood Mall Art Gallery, where I have several statues and some original art for sale.  So come one, come all, to Screaming Tiki!  
Special thanks to artist and convention organizer Peter Smith, and Dawn, for making this possible! 

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Sunday, October 12, 2008

New WDCC releases!

Just newly released through Enesco's Walt Disney Classics Collection Orville and Shere Khan! Above are pics of the original sculpt of each.  Get all the details and info of each on our good friend Don the Duckman's Website!  
Here are the concept sketches of some of the recently released pieces including Shere Khan. You'll notice that the Queen and Raven are quick sketches to get the idea across.
This is not the first time I sculpted Orville or Bernard and Bianca for that matter, above you'll see pics of the original maquette I sculpted of them for the Animated Film "Rescuers Down Under."  You'll see two sets of Bernard and Biancas, one in the sardine can and another just standing... Mike Gabriel the Co-Director thought it would be a good idea for us to see the size relationship between them, so I added the standing pose a well.  A funny anecdote; we started out the film with Orville but then it was decided instead to use his brother Wilbur.  The only thing that changed was his hat so I ended up resculpting a bust.  If you look closely since his hat was a baseball cap, I threw in the movie logo on the front since it reflected the baseball caps we all got during that production.  It took about 20 years to tell that little bit of inside trivia but I hope  you all find it well worth the wait.  Enjoy!

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Disneyland Signing!

I'll be doing a signing along with other artists at Disneyland this Saturday Oct.4th from 9am to 11am at the Disneyana Shop and Main Street Cinema in celebration of the 15th Anniversary of the movie The Nightmare Before Christmas.  I will be signing one of my latest sculpt for the Walt Disney Classics Collection titles All Hail the Pumpkin King featuring Jack as the Pumpkin King and Behemoth!  With a Limited Edition run of 500 and although already SOLD OUT, there will be plenty on hand for sale at this event and I look forward to signing the piece and meeting all the collectors and guests.  The above shots were taken of the paint master beautifully painted by the very talented Kat Sapene Click above for details and come join all the fun... hope to see you there!