BLACK & GOLD BAT BEAR BY MIGHTY JAXX
On November 26th, Mighty Jaxx are releasing the 2nd color variant of my "Bat Bear" bust. Black & Gold is a classic variant that I've employed with most of my productions. Limited to 100 pieces.
Here's what "Bat Bear" means to me:
"Though "Bat Bear" was originally created for a Batman themed art show, I'm not really a Batman fan. I guess this is why I chose to not replicate Batman as we know him from comic books, but rather, I created a costumed "hero" rooted in the world I exist in.
If a costumed vigilante existed in the real world, the impression he'd most likely make would be that of an insane person. This feeling would be reinforced by the fact that his costume would probably be an amalgam of random bits and pieces. The mask the Bat Bear wears is actually inspired by a similar bondage/fetish mask Enid from Daniel Clowes' "Ghost World" wears. At the same time, he has a blanket wrapped around his neck (as opposed to a super heroe style cape) the same way a child would wrap their bed sheet around themselves why screaming "I'm Batman!"
I guess what I'm saying is, "Bat Bear" is a subtle critique of the fantasy world we read in comics, contrasted with my understanding of the real world, and illustrated in a cartoon / pop-art style."
- Luke Chueh
Incase you didn't try clicking on the images, here's a link to the store where you can buy the Bat Bear
Also, if you missed the first one, I'll have a couple of the originals avialable for sale in December.
Feel free to email me if you're interested in this.