Monday, August 16, 2010


I've held this key and it really looks and feels like an ancient key from hundreds of years ago. The detail is just amazing.

I really don't see how he carved all of the excruciatingly tiny details into this without going blind!

Izzy even created "The Ghost Door" as a surprise birthday gift for Joe last year. I want this to be the door of my office!

Trust me, you would NOT want to get hit with this - that ain't no foam hammer!

My good friend, Israel Skelton of Skelton Crew Studios has just acquired the exclusive rights to manufacture props based on Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez's award-winning IDW comic series; Locke & Key!

I've been lucky enough to visit Izzy's home and have seen his life-size props up close, and I can honestly say that he is the best at what he does! Not only does he possess the skill of perfectly taking something out of the 2-d world and making it real down to the tiniest detail, but the quality and sturdiness of the prop is felt as soon as you pick it up. Thor's hammer is really heavy, you could really go surfing with his version of the Silver Surfer's board and Hellboy's gun... well, let's just say that I wouldn't walk into a bank with it! Unlike most mass-production prop makers out there who create flimsy pieces of garbage that will break if you breathe on them too hard, Izzy's commitment to quality is second to none! If you are in the area, Izzy will be at The BangPop! Comics and Pop Culture Convention in Bangor, Maine on Sunday, September 19.

I know Izzy and his wonderful wife Kathryn have been working really hard at this for a very long time, and I couldn't be happier for them and wish them both the best of luck!

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