In his column for The Robot’s Voice, my friend Jim Dandeneau posted a link to GALACTUS IS COMING, the Stan Lee/ Jack Chick mashup that Ed Conley wrote and I drew nine years (!) ago. Still one of my happiest, most satisfying collaborations, you can read the while thing here.
My friend Watson the cat has developed severe kidney problems and is staying at the animal hospital. His treatment and stay are expected to be pretty expensive, so I’m trying to raise some money for him (and any donations in any amount are gratefully accepted).
To help him out, I’m doing $60 mini-bust commissions, just like the ones I did recently at Boston Comic Con (you can see examples here and below). Any character you’d like in any style you’d like.
Here’s how it works
- Contact me here, email me at jfsculptsemail01 (at) gmail.com, or tweet me @jfsculpts and let me know character/style you would like
- Once I’ve contacted you to confirm, donate $60 to Watson’s GoFundMe page
- Send me your shipping info (U.S. only at this time) and in 1-3 weeks you will receive your sculpture
Watson and I thank you!
OCTOBER 23rd, 2015 UPDATE:
Watson is doing much better now! While he has and will likely have some kidney-related issues for some time, and needs to put some more weight back on, he is back at home and doing just great.
Watson will never know just how many people reached out to help him when he needed it. Thanks for all the support!
Here are my 2015 Boston Comic Con commissions! People made requests and I did my best to sculpt them on the fly. I got a great bunch this year (click to enlarge):
- Black Manta
- Raptor with comic books
- She-Hulk 1
- Captain America
- Sailor V
- She-Hulk 2
Plus I made few other pre-prepared pieces (click to embiggen):
Squirrel Girl (and Tippy Toe!), Spider-Gwen, Ms. Marvel, and Batman reliefs.
Thanks to everyone who visited!
I’ll be at the BOSTON COMIC CON FRIDAY – SUNDAY JULY 31 – AUGUST 2, 2015, and I’ll be taking commissions for and producing mini-busts and reliefs right there at the con. Mini-busts are approximately 1/6th scale (about 3″ in height), made of durable gray polymer clay and epoxy. You pick the character and I’ll make them, and can take it home with you bubble-wrapped and boxed.
This year I’ll also be offering sculpted reliefs. Reliefs will come mounted on ready-to-hang wooden plaques, and will approximately the same size and height as the mini-busts.
Relief sculptures are $50, but preorder and they’re only $40! And they come with read-to-hang wooded plaques.
Reliefs (pictured here mostly without plaques):
Reliefs look like this from the side:
PLUS (hold onto your butts!) I will have three NEW, PRE-PAINTED MINI-BUSTS of some favorite characters for sale for the con-special price of $75 (normally $100).
I’m sharing a table once again with my friend and frequent collaborator Sean Downey.
See you at the con!
Marvel’s Mutant fremenies mini-busts for my friend Kait’s birthday. These were made with Sculpey Firm and Apoxie over an aluminum armature, finished with black matte spray primer and silver and metallic red leaf. The X emblem in the stand was hand-carved, stained, and polyurethaned. Each bust is about 3″ high.
Professor Charles Xavier and Magneto were created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.
THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL a.k.a. Doreen Green, is Marvel Comics’ heroine who possesses all the powers of squirrel and girl, seen here charging into action, with her best friend Tippy Toe at the ready.
Designed by my friend Erica Henderson, current artist of USB, whom I pestered for this design as soon as she was announced as the artist. (Erica and I have collaborated before.) It was designed to be in-scale with the Batgirl Black & White sculpture I did, and is about 7″ high by 11″ long (Tippy Toe is about the tiniest thing I’ve ever sculpted and I had to bust out the magnifying lamp to work on her). It was sculpted with Sculpey Firm, Apoxie Sculpt, and the finished piece was cast using Smooth On Mold Star 30 and Smooth Cast 305.
Erica, writer Ryan North, and colorist Rico Renzi are creating some of the most fun, exciting, and fresh superhero comics in years. A collected edition of the first story will be on sale August 19th at your finer comic book shops!
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl was created by Will Murray and the legendary Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko.
Very, very quick Hermione Granger for Wizarding Wednesday.