The Gotham Adventures run of comics has some great stories and characters in it. It’s really an undervalued resource. Issue 8 introduced a Timm-verse version of the Hunchback of Notre Dame. I’ve been wanting to make this guy for a very long time.
From time to time, this project would percolate to the top of mind. Most recently, I experienced an epiphany when I realized how reasonably close the Mattel Kalibak figure was to the Hunchback. Inspiration struck, and there was little to hold me back. Kalibak’s details were removed, and his legs extended. I swapped the gloved hands for copies of Mongul’s three-fingered fists (thanks, Stew!). The head is an original sculpt.
The Violist made the great cloak. We went through several versions, searching for the right shape. Thank you for your patience, my love!
I’m really pleased with the result, especially after so long waiting to figure how to make it. It’s a real centerpiece. Now I need to make his Parisian Inspector partner.
Created July 2014