Those who know comic author Mark Millar best for aggressive titles like Wanted, Kick-Ass, or The Secret Service may have been thrown for a loop when he created one of the most heartwarming characters of 2015 in Huck, the story of a small-town superhero doing one good deed a day in exchange for anonymity.
Set in Maine, the hero shares a home state with replica prop studio Skelton Crew Studio. That fact has not gone unnoticed by Skelton, who have recently teamed up with Millarword to announce that the do-good star of Millar and Rafael Albuquerque’s comic series will be available as a limited edition mini-bust this winter.
“I’ve been a fan of Mark’s work for years and, honestly, as soon as we’d heard about a comic set in Maine, we knew we had to check it out,” said Skelton Crew Studio head Israel Skelton. “The book is gorgeous and moving, and we’re just amazingly excited to be working with Mark and Rafa.”
The mini-bust will stand about 8 inches tall, featuring Huck holding his book of good deeds while perched upon an antique gas pump.
“We love the premise of the comic and incorporating his good book was a must,” Skelton said. “I can’t say enough about Rafa’s art and how he captures subtle emotion and we’re hoping to do it justice.”
For his part, Mark Millar is equally as excited about bringing Huck into the real world.
“I couldn’t be more excited about this,” said Millar. “Huck is maybe my favourite work of my entire career and Rafa and I have been really heartened by the way people just seemed to immediately respond to it. Seeing it as a trade, getting made into a movie and now having him in 3D on my bookshelves just seems crazy when he was just a doodle a couple of years back. Israel and Kathryn’s products are all world-class and it’s just been a pleasure working with them. I’m looking forward to owning this more than anyone.”
Check out www.skeltoncrewstudio.com for work-in-progress shots and release details as they become available.