Northlake library in Northlake Illinois has embarked on a lofty goal of raising $30,000 to purchase a 9 foot tall Hulk statue (Studio Oxmox), new graphic novels, and technology equipment for the library patrons. The statue is the signature item for this fund raising campaign for the library who calls the Hulk one of the largest literary figures of all time. The library plans to use the Hulk statue to bring people into the library to promote their growing collection of graphic novels.
I really hope the campaign is successful and not just for the Hulk statue. The library also plans to use the funds raised to purchase software and hardware to help people learn how to create art digitally, including a 3D printer which will allow you to design and print 3D statues, action figures, etc. I know I would take advantage of something this cool if my local library had such offerings. Click here for the full article and donation options. I hope to be able to provide an update in a few months that include pictures of the library with their new statue.
Even Ron Marz says that every library should have a Hulk. I agree!
Posted in Miscellaneous Hulk stuff, Sculpted Hulk: Statues, busts, etc.
Tagged graphic novel, Hulk, Library, Marvel, Northlake illinois, ron marz, statue, studio oxmox
Posted in Hulk artwork, Hulk in comics, Our Pal Sal Buscema, Vintage Hulk
Tagged Al Milgrom, Art, comic, Dale Keown, Ernie Chan, faces, Gil Kane, Herb Trimpe, Hulk, Jack Kirby, Jeff Purves, John Byrne, Marie Severin, Marvel, Mike Mignola, Rich Buckler, Sal Buscema, Steve Ditko, Todd McFarlane
I previously posted that Frank Cho’s Savage Wolverine comic would have a guest appearance from the Hulk in issue 5. As such, I recently picked up the issues leading up to next month’s issue 5 to read the story before the Hulk enters. Well, the story is still in issue 5, but Hulk makes a full page appearance in the last page of issue 4. Here is preview of what is to come next month. I am looking forward to reading these issues once the 5th issue shows up and hoping for an epic battle between Wolvie and Jade Jaws!
Can you name the artists that drew these Hulk faces? Honor system on this one gammabros … no cheating. I have blanked out the artist list so that you can test your Hulk artist knowledge. The grey Hulks are the easiest and about half of the green versions are obvious but there are a few sure to test your knowledge unless you are already familiar with this classic page. I will leave this up for a week and then I will post the unaltered page to see how many you get right. Post your guesses here and don’t go searching for the page as a cheat because you will likely find it. Good luck!
Posted in Hulk artwork, Hulk on screen: Movies/TV/DVDs, Vintage Hulk
Tagged 1976, Art, comic, commercial, Herb Trimpe, Honeycomb cereal, honeycomb commercial, honeycomb hideout, Hulk, Marvel
According to the recent Kotobukiya catalog (click right thumbnail for full catalog) from February, there will be a new “Avengers ARTFX+” line of statues released next year (2014). The series will include Hulk, Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Black Widow, and Hawkeye from the current comic series.
The image below is a conceptual depiction of what the statues will look like when displayed together. The series will be sculpted in 1/10 scale and will likely be produced with the lighter vinyl material. The series will be developed under the art direction of Adi Granov which is very promising. The concept art looks great to me!
This series follows the initial ARTFX+ Justice League of America series (pictured below) released by Koto already. That series came out really nice and followed the concept art very closely so I am very optimistic about the Avengers line. There isn’t any other news yet so I am not sure of the price point, who will do the sculpting, or any other details. I will post more as it becomes available.
Posted in Sculpted Hulk: Statues, busts, etc.
Tagged Adi Granov, artfx+, Avengers, Avengers Assemble, Hulk, JLA Koto, Justice League of America Kotobukiya, koto, Kotobukiya, Marvel, statue