WOW- the holiday came with some major illnesses for Mr. 12 and me. There is finally a light at the end of the mucus tunnel and we can resume the gift-sending!
Once upon a time, comic books were funny.
The Inferior five was DC Comic’s shot at a funny superhero comic book. The five were the (inept) children of the superheroes of times past…
Unfortunately, that’s about all I know. I’ve never read the Inferior five, they have never been reprinted, and they’re not particularly accessible on the internet. All I know is that Paul had been given a previous gift figure of Dumb Bunny and that he wanted me to make the remaining four figures. I usually wouldn’t say yes to a project like this because a) there are so few (and inconsistent) costume reference pictures and b) I don’t like doing partial projects, but Paul has been a great guy for previous projects (I think I’ve made him the entire Fawcett comic line-up from the Forties) and this was a real challenge.
So, without further ado…
I had the most fun building these oddities and they were definitely challenging. Paul had asked for a Disney character’s head to be used for Merry Man, but it was too large. I had to use a size-reducing resin to get it to fit properly, and then make glasses out of clear plastic. The Blimp was a figure from a Pixar movie. Awkward Man’s facial expression of … confusion was a lot of effort on the eyes, balancing a realistic figure sculpt with a more cartoony head. In many cases, I took a “majority rules” approach to costumes. If the artist couldn’t figure it out, neither could I!
Catch up with our Christmas Count-down:
Day 12 is here.
Day 11 is here.
Day 10 is here.
Day 9 is here.