Wow. I haven't posted on here since last spring. I apologize for not sharing through the ol' blog, but I doubt anyone is really tore up about my absence. I joined the world of Instagram last Christmas and have mostly been hanging out there. I don't mean to neglect my blog, but it's just so damn easier to take a pic with my phone and write a small caption to share what I've been up to, rather than sit in front of my laptop cutting and pasting and attempting to write something clever. I swear I've been writing this post for a half hour now. If you're interested in seeing my latest custom figures and art pieces, or if you're just wanting to know what Harley Poe is doing, check it out in pictures here: instagram.com/joe_whiteford Maybe I'll get back to all of this later.
As always, thank you so much for your interest and support.
Saturday, May 24, 2014
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Here are some recent figures I've painted:
And here is a custom Pugnacious by original designer Bill MacKay. This little guy originally sculpted by George Gaspar has gotten an awesome make-over resembling the alien from John Carpenter's The Thing. I'm envious of the job Bill did with this fella. Awesome work! I absolutely love this guy. Thanks Bill!
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
This is Grizzle. He is a member of the Evil Head group. He is also one of three or four (possibly five) non articulated resin figures I'll be releasing in my spare time. I'm not one to bootleg or use parts that were sculpted by other artists, but this series is an exception due to the title I've chosen for these guys. This guy is a parody of the He-Man series I used to watch as a child, but he's also a love letter to the He-Man figures and to many other toys and movies that influenced me as a child, so I wanted to use parts from the actual toys. Imagine a Mad Scientist throwing together a creation made from the parts of Madballs or Weird Balls, He-Man action figures, and happy trolls, all while watching California Raisin commercials and an unhealthy amount of zombie movies and other horror films such as John Carpenter's The Thing, Gremlins, and films like Don Dohler's The Alien Factor. This should give you an idea as to where I'm coming from.
Grizzle was sculpted (with the exception of the Grizzlor parts), molded, cast, and painted by me and will be in my store for $75 and he'll come with some 2-D artwork by yours truly. Thanks for taking the time to look.