Thursday, September 25, 2014

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

"Keep the Cape On" Photos

It was great seeing people's hysterical reactions to this guy at New York Comic Con. I can't wait to get a bunch finished so I can offer them up to everyone. In the meantime, here's a few more shots of this guy. He's about 5" tall to ear-tip (in scale with the other F.A.G.S.) with a 5.5" wingspan. Available soon!

New York Comic Con Coverage

Lots of thanks to Doomkick for doing a write up and posting photos of my booth at NYCC here.

Also, I had a chance to talk with The Gay Comic Geek at NYCC, you can see a portion of that conversation in his video here (around the 1:35 mark):

Saturday, October 12, 2013

"Keep The Cape On"

Just revealed at New York Comic Con is the 5th F.A.G. Sculpt - "Keep the Cape On"!

A limited number of these will be available for purchase online soon.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

NYCC 2013

F.A.G.S. will be at New York Comic Con October 10-13 at the After Midnight Studios booth #225! Stop by, meet the artist behind these things, check out the sculpts in person, get a sketch, etc etc. And, check out a brand new sculpt that will be debuting at the Con (teased below)!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

"Feeling Cocky" - Original Sketches

A little "behind the scenes" peak of the original sketches I did for what would become the "Feeling Cocky" figure (in his early days I was calling him "Hold Tight").
If I have a solid idea for a sculpt in my head, I generally don't spend a lot of time sketching it out, I'd rather spend that time working on the actual sculpt/final piece. So these sketches are pretty loose, really just visual notes jotted down to highlight pose, expression, proportions, and style. All of which would get fine tuned as I worked on the sculpt and saw how things looked in the wax.

The belt was added during sculpting, I loved the irony of it, and it let me do the almost phallic little strap sticking out (although that and the undercut of the hat gave the most problems when casting).
The sideburns were an important element I worked out in the sketches. I didn't want him looking too young, but wanted to do the sculpt very smooth and in cartoony proportions with a larger head. The sideburns, somewhat developed chest, and face angles helped combat the pre-pubescent look.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Balls. No Balls.

CHEERS that they had the balls to do this version of this character.

JEERS that they didn't have the balls to actually give the figure balls.  From Entertainment Earth's pre-order page:

"Removable black tape covers his nudity (don't worry - there is no "junk" behind the tape)."

Why? It's already an adults-only item (there's an "18+" right there on the package.) They had to tool up a new pelvis piece anyway (the previous figures of Brock have pants details clearly sculpted in). I think the tape is great for in-package, but once opened I fear it will feel flimsy and cheap. And I for one would have displayed my naked bloody Brock proudly without tape for all to see, but will have to think twice about that now if all there is is some sort of smooth neutered-ness.

Total cop out. Wonder if he has an ass?