Hell yeah: Art Baltazar, Skelton Crew team up for itty bitty bust!
LITCHFIELD, Maine — Skelton Crew Studio and Art Baltazar are excited to announce a little bit of awesome: a new limited edition itty bitty Hellboy mini-bust.
“We’ve been a fan of Art’s work since getting our mitts on ‘Patrick the Wolfboy’ in the ‘90s,” said Skelton Crew Studio head Israel Skelton. “We’ve also had the honor of working with ‘Hellboy’ creator Mike Mignola on our prop replica line for several years now. We’re so psyched to be able to work with Art and Hellboy and see everything coming together.”
Itty bitty Hellboy will stand about six inches tall on a base of his beloved pancakes, a fork at the ready, capturing Art’s super cute style.
Look for the very limited resin mini-bust to debut in late winter 2016.
“This is awesome. I’ve been a fan of Hellboy since his first appearance! It’s an honor to make comics of him and his itty bitty friends! AW YEAH! I’m looking forward to putting Itty Bitty Hellboy on display next to his Eisner Award! AW YEAH HELLBOY”! -Art Baltazar, famous cartoonist.
Itty bitty Hellboy will join the studio’s rapidly growing line of mini-busts, which includes the previously announced Em Cypress from Tim Seeley and Mike Norton’s “Revival,” Huck from Mark Millar and Rafael Albuquerque’s “Huck” and Mason Savoy from John Layman and Rob Guillory’s “CHEW,” which is being released next month.
Check out www.skeltoncrewstudio.com for work-in-progress shots and release details as they become available.
About Art Baltazar
Famous Cartoonist, ART BALTAZAR is the creative force behind The New York Times Best Selling, Eisner Award Winning DC Comics’ TINY TITANS, SUPER PETS, SUPERMAN FAMILY ADVENTURES, SUPER POWERS and Itty Bitty HELLBOY! Art is one of the founders of AW YEAH COMICS comic shop and the ongoing comic series! Aw Yeah living the dream! He stays home and draws comics and never has to leave the house! He lives with his lovely wife, Rose, sons Sonny and Gordon, and daughter Audrey! AW YEAH MAN! www.artbaltazar.com
-#8 on the New York Times best Seller March 2009 for Tiny Titans vol. 1 Trade Paperback!
-Eisner Award 2009 Best Publication for Kids!
-Eisner Award 2011 Best Publication for Kids
-Eisner Award 2014 Best Publication for Kids
-Harvey Award 2011 Best Original Graphic Publication for Younger Readers
-Columbia College Chicago 2012 Alumnus of the year Award
-AW YEAH COMICS 2013 Skokie Merchant of the Year
About Skelton Crew Studio
Based in the wilds of Maine, Skelton Crew has the exclusive license to create 1:1 prop replicas, plush, statues and vinyl from some of the hottest reads in indie comics like “Locke & Key,” “CHEW,” “Hellboy,” “Mouse Guard,” “The Stuff of Legend” and “Killogy.” The studio, founded in 2008 by artist Israel Skelton, has created a name for itself by working closely with creators to produce high-quality, limited edition collectibles.
Israel makes his home in rural Maine with his wife Kathryn, two sons and one loafing corgi. When he’s not sculpting, he enjoys amassing hardcover graphic novels, collecting original comic art and bare knuckle brawling.
For more: www.skeltoncrewstudio.com