Sunday, February 28, 2010

Kudos to Chris Ware

I want to take a moment to thank my lucky stars, and comic artist/genius Chris Ware for allowing me to use the template he created (with minor modifications) as the basis for the models on the GASP website. For those who aren't familiar with Mr. Ware, he is a multi-talented comic artist with multiple Eisner, Harvey and National Cartoonist Society Awards to his credit. You can read a bit about him at Wikipedia, and check out his on-line directory The ACME Novelty Archive. For a real treat, pick up a copy of his excellent graphic novel Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth. You can also find his original Bat-Man model bundled with Chip Kidd's book, Batman Collected. Once again, thank you Mr. Ware.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Beware the HANGMAN!

Here's the new post I promised. A charming character from the folks at MLJ Comics -The Hangman! A hero born in vengeance and bathed in blood! Unlike his modern-day counterparts, the Hangman had no issue with terminating evildoers, often in rather grisly ways. This figure is a BETA, so if you build him, please let me know of any glitches you find, and send pix for the Gallery. It could be worth a few bonus models :) Enjoy!

Thursday, February 25, 2010


Keep your eyes open this weekend for a new post. I won't give away exactly who'll be showing up...but here's a hint. He's the younger brother of another non-JSA Golden Age hero, and he has an ominous moniker. Any guesses?

Monday, February 22, 2010

How Do I Follow Myself?!

For some reason, Blogger won't let me send messages to Followers unless I become one myself. This places me in a rather existential quandary...If I am following myself, who's leading? Hmmmm.... (sound of one hand clapping in the distance, as a tree falls in the empty woods...)

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Budding New Comic Artists?

J.P. Cote's graphic design students recently completed a project designing new superheroes using the Ware template. Here's one student's excellent design: Oxide! Head over to the G.A.S.P. Gallery to see more...

Special Deal for Subscribers!

Many of you have expressed dismay when you miss a model. Yes, I do repost, but only once per month, which means you could wait up to a year for the model you want. But here's my Special Deal. If you subscribe to this blog, I will send you the closed model of your choice PLUS a special unreleased model! How cool is that? So, what are you waiting for? The button is right over there --->

UPDATE 2/25: For some reason I don't always receive email notification when you subscribe, so your best bet is to send me an email announcing your subscription and I will reply back with the models :)

....or you can become a Follower and I'll be notified automatically when your icon appears. However, an email is still helpful in case I don't notice your icon right away.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Valentine Vixens

If you missed the recent offering on the G.A.S.P. website, FEAR NOT! You can still download the fantastik Femmes Fatales 4-Pack by clicking HERE. This quartet of diabolical dames is the brainchild of Paper Empire designer extraordinaire J.P. Cote and includes ingenious "accordion cube" packaging. I'll leave this link up for at least a few months for new subscribers to discover. Enjoy!

Up, Up and Away!

And a bold new experiment begins! Today marks a milestone in my digital life as I enter the notorious blogosphere! I will still maintain my old school html website at , but I will use this blog to announce new projects and developments coming from G.A.S.P. and Paper Empire Toys.