Posts Tagged ‘sculpture’

Rare Comics Used to Create Paper Mache Sculpture!

July 18th, 2013
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It’s Comic Con Week in southern CA (San Diego) and what a fun, freaky frenzy of a show it is with all of the passionate comic related people out in full force!

Films, Comic Books, Games …. There is definitely something for everyone as new comic-related ideas are showcased and new bonds and relationships are formed.  The stories coming out of the adventure are what keep us interested. [That, and the fact that many animated film makers and wargamers tell us they use lots of our super glue to do their creative thing!!]  Here’s a great one for ya’:

One creative sculptor decided to get in on the spirit of Comic Con by creating a Paper Mache Sculpture … Notice how colorful and festive the creation made out of chicken wire, paper mache and comic books is ….

rare-comic-sculpture-1-243x300[Photo Credit:  Geekologie Blog]

There’s just one slight problem, according to Geekologie Blog, the comic books that sculptor Andrew Vickers used for his sculpture were RARE comic books!!!  Yes, RARE, as in “$30,000 worth of vintage comic books”!!  According to the blog, “Having found them in a dumpster, Andrew just assumed they weren’t worth anything … on discovering the valuable  comics glued to the chicken wire frame comic book store owner, Steve Eyre, said: ‘First of all I thought Fantastic, as visually, it is a beautiful thing, but then I walked round it … certainly on the inside right leg, there was a cover of Avengers number one … that is worth well over 10,000 pounds!’ … ”  Upon further inspection Steve Eyre found other valuable, rare comic books glued onto the sculpture totalling over $30,000! 

The sculptor, true to his art, did not find the news disheartening … The money didn’t matter … He liked his sculpture … However, the comic book store owner had a different feeling about it … According to the blog, he said people should “make paper mache sculptures out of the funny pages the way God intended”!  Perhaps a lesson learned or not!  🙂

Which would you prefer … the rare comic book staying in its original form or being transformed into art through this sculpture?? 

Send us your thoughts and you may win some free super glue!  Reference:  Comic Book Original or Art – My Thoughts!

Art in Miniature

September 9th, 2010
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[Photo Credit: Jacqui M.]

The picture on the top left looks like a photo of a life size fishing boat tied to the dock, but the second photo includes a ruler to prove it is actually a scale-size replica.  Aren’t they amazing??

Miniature Art is fascinating. It can be held in the palm of your hand.  Paintings, sculptures and scale-model furniture are just some examples of how this art form is presented, but the process always involves acute attention to detail regardless of its form.

Nothing makes us happier than having satisfied consumers write in to tell us about how Super Glue Corporation’s products are working for them.  We use this information in our product research and development process.  Here is what talented miniature artist (of the fishing scene pictured above), Jacqui M., from Hawaii, recently shared:

I am a miniaturist working in 1:48″ scale and I work with fragile scale pieces that cannot be clamped. I need glues that I can hold together by hand until it sets up and often I need to glue surfaces that are dirty or have had other glue that failed. Future Glue and ProSeal are my very favorite all purpose adhesives as they work for most of the things I need to do. One project entailed gluing a small building frame together and then gluing small strips of weathered wood to that. I also built a skiff that was planked and the pieces needed to be curved around the frame but couldn’t be clamped. ProSeal worked like a charm! I am currently working on a building scene from Sweeney Todd where the barber chair tilts back and required leather to be glued to wood and metal. The entire chair is glued to a “plank” which will drop a “body” into a chute to the lower level. There is no other glue I have tried that would allow me to accomplish these things. I had difficulty soldering copper to make an oven and hopper for a meat grinder and SuperGlue Gel came to the rescue!