Sunday, August 14, 2005

Con Swag Part 1

Con Swag Part 1 Originally uploaded by Gelatomettista2.
[jimlee]

Been meaning to put this photo up for ages. It's from our very own Jeremy Sorrell, a talented artist and sculptor in his own right, who presented me with this handmade, handcrafted bust of Batman at last year's Wizard World Chicago. Still have it as it serves double duty as a nice paperweight and looks cool.

Didn't use to get a lot of awesome swag back in the day when cons were almost always about comics. Nowadays, with all the video game companies, toy and card companies and movie studios at the largest cons, I get a cool freebie here and there. It's awesome as I rarely have time these days to walk the floor and shop like I used to. This doesn't just happen at cons anymore. I rarely hit actual brick and mortar stores anymore these days. Amazon.com is where I buy nearly everything I need these days. That and the apple store.

Anyway, it's nice to have a cool memento of shows gone by. So thanks again, Jeremy--I know you put a lot of time and love into creating this piece; was good to see you again at this year's con, if only briefly. Those pics of yer new sculpts looked fantastic.

7 comments:

Jack Smith said...

jim lee = apple user?

no wonder you're big pimpin'

patman said...

i still remember jeremy planning on giving that to you. it is great to see that you do keep gifts from fans (but, with something this great, why wouldn't you?).

i also see the cyclops visor lying around. btw, what's the trophy behind the batman

Press Oblivion said...

That bust is pretty hot!

I wish that I could get sweet freebies like that.

jrsorrell said...

WOW!!! I really don't know what to say other than thanks! Jim, you've always been a huge inspiration to me and it was definitely my pleasure to give you this Batman mini-bust at WWChi 2004. I feel sort of famous now since you posted my sculpt...I think my heart actually skipped a beat when I saw that you posted this!! I'll definitely make a copy of the new and improved Batman mini-bust to give to you next year in Chicago if you're there. I'm still working on it.

Man, thanks again for the kind words and always being such a cool guy. It was awesome to talk to you again this year and hopefully some day I’ll make it into the biz so we can work together (ok…I know that’s me dreaming.)

Take care and God Bless,
Jeremy

Antonio Martins Jr said...
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Antonio Martins Jr said...

Hello Jim and guys. Hey Jeremy, great work, congratulations. ;)

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icemanx62 said...

Great sculpt Jeremy!