How sculptor Jonathan Matthews brings Batman, Superman and Harley Quinn to life
The worlds of Batman and Superman collide with wax and ZBrush
I am, and most likely you too, are a huge collector and admirer of action figures and statues of characters I love - one of my most beloved pieces is the DC Direct Mike Mignola Batman Black and White statue released in 2006 and I thought it would be great to chat to sculptor Jonathan Matthews that sculpted it and has sculpted a ton of the best DC Direct action figures and statues over the past 15 years to discuss how he made that statue and how he works to sculpt our favorite superheroes and supervillains into 3 dimensions.
Find out how the worlds of Batman, Superman and the Harley Quinn collide with the worlds of wax, silicone and ZBrush with Sculptor Supreme Jonathan Matthews inside The Hyper Room.
And yes DC Direct is dead - but they will seemingly release the last batch of solicited projects before turning out the lights for good.
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3. Cyberpunk 2077
After a week breaking sales records (8mm pre-sold) now everyone finds out the game wasn’t ready to release and all kinds of bugs and crap have been found. My PS5 version seems fine except for some small graphics issues but for some it’s so bad they have issued refunds! I doubt you care, because if you did you already bought it and are playing it bugs and all like the rest of us samurais!
2. Todd McFarlane wins 2020
The Spawnfather released ALL THESE FIGURES during a pandemic and he’s shipping his $3.4mm Kickstarter this week as well. A crazy year for Todd to get back into toys and keeping us filled with incredible DC action figures - my favorite was the Azrael figure and the Warhammer ones were also amazing! What is he going to do OUT of a pandemic?
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